PDO has implemented Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods including thermal, chemical and miscible gas injection projects in several fields. In the initial phase of these EOR projects, well and reservoir surveillance is key to increase the understanding of the effectiveness of the EOR processes in the various reservoirs. Well-planned and executed reservoir surveillance has proven in the past to add significantly to the production and ultimate recovery from reservoirs.

Because of progress in technology in areas of data acquisition, processing and modeling techniques, well and reservoir surveillance data are increasingly used to optimize EOR processes. However, the interpretation of all data and integration into well and reservoir management workflows is still challenging. This paper describes the ongoing development of workflows for the interpretation, modeling and integration of surveillance data in three EOR projects. The surveillance methods include geomechanical modeling, thermal reservoir modeling and monitoring through time-lapse seismic, surface deformation, microseismic, temperature, pressure and saturation logging.

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