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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193650-MS
... Figure 2 General diagnostics process for reservoir performance. Figure 3 Illustration of automated decline curve analysis using event detection and quantile regression. The Production (reservoir) Performance section (shown in Figure 2 ) should include: Performance...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193643-MS
... producing carbonate reservoir can be enhanced using EM measurements either in a surface to borehole logging setup ( M. Wilt and R. P. Ranganayaki, 1990 , B. Kriegshäuser and A. Tripp, 1997 ) or by permanently installed sensors in production wells (F. O. Alpak, et. al, 2004). Colombo and McNeice (2013...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193646-MS
... affected by temperature, pressure, viscosity and injected chemicals such as permeability modifiers as well as content of saturates, aromatics and resin in the reservoir. Specifically, resin has an important role on steadiness, movability and solubility of asphaltane by their noncovalent interactions...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193653-MS
... Abstract A steam flood pilot in unconsolidated sandstone reservoir is being performed for the first time in Kuwait with inverted 5 spot configuration and pattern areas of 5 and 10 acres and a total of 26 wells. Prior to the steam flood, two cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) cycles were applied in...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193649-MS
... Component Na + +K + Ca 2+ Mg 2+ Cl - SO 4 2- HCO 3 - Total salinity mg/L 65,758 7,081 894 115,918 706 87 190,444 Abstract The Lukeqin Triassic reservoir in Xinjiang, China, is a heavy oil reservoir with high temperature and high salinity. The formation conditions are...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193666-MS
... injection pressure to be injected. To understand the interaction between injected fluid, brine, rock and oil at reservoir condition (high pressure and temperature). To carry out sensitivity of different chemical concentration & injection rate and uncertainty range of key rock and fluid properties...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193690-MS
... from noise. Finally, at the bottom we show the inversion results using smoothness constrained inversion, and the 3D rendering of the interpretation. Figure 7 Processing workflow for EM data. Abstract A new microseismic-electromagnetic (EM) acquisition system for reservoir monitoring...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193712-MS
...) sandstones with well-sorted and medium-graded grains (see Fig. 2 ). The upper bedding is represented by weakly connected high permeable channels. The middle part has better areal connectivity. The lower bedding is massive reservoir, mostly water saturated. There are no indications of continuous sealing...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193657-MS
... Abstract Key challenges to seismic imaging of shallow heavy oil recovery in North Kuwait include how to acquire high quality seismic data, and how to carry out seismic inversion and quantitative interpretation (QI) for reservoir characterization. Kuwait Oil Company acquired a high resolution...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193693-MS
... Oil Recovery (EOR). This requires drilling and completion of large number of wells. Implementing Well, Reservoir and Facilities Management (WRFM) and Smart Field approach will be a key requirement for operation excellence in these fields. Currently both fields have some wells in production, mostly as...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193694-MS
... manage the cones for sustained oil production. The shallow-depth reservoir belongs to Middle Miocene. The sealing shale at the top trapped the oil, which had undergone bio-degradation. As shown in Fig.2 , there are two main pay zones, sand S1 and S2, which are further sub-divided in to sub-layers...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193706-MS
... Now, reservoir management needs to establish an inception imaging technology necessary to exploit vast unconventional resources in Kuwait and the world. There is scarcity of knowledge-definition in regards to incepted concepts such as, Wettability and contact angle. From imaging technology...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193669-MS
... Abstract The performance of Pressure Transient Analysis (PTA) in heavy oil and low transmissivity formations is different from the conventional reservoirs, so the main objective of this work is to describe the pressure transient behavior in these low mobility-low transmissivity systems...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193700-MS
... Abstract Heavy oil reservoirs often require thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes to improve the mobility of the highly viscous oil. When working with steam flooding operations, finding the optimal steam injection rates is very important given the high cost of steam generation and the...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193696-MS
... measurement NMR Upstream Oil & Gas relaxation mechanism mineralogy Cauvery basin reservoir density porosity carbon relaxation time spectroscopy measurement porosity sequence heavy oil Exploration activity started long time back in Cauvery Basin. The prospect of this basin was enhanced...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193708-MS
... The field of interest is located in a geological area called the Oman Southern Central Salt basin, see figure 1 . It is producing from a sandstone reservoir with average porosity and permeability ranging between 26-28% and 100-5000mD, respectively. The reservoir contains a heavy oil of 21° API...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193676-MS
... on how to enhance the final recovery of heavy oil with the method of CSS. Abstract D block is a heavy oil reservoir that was first developed in 1997 with the method of Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS). After nearly 20 years’ development, several technical challenges have shown: the reservoir...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193701-MS
... thermal development in North Kuwait comprises production from shallow Miocene reservoirs covering an area of roughly 30 square kilometers, by two or three cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) process followed by steam flooding (SF) process. Main reservoirs are the shallow Tertiary un-consolidated sandstone...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193663-MS
... way to maximize recovery efficiency with in low-permeability heavy oil reservoirs. It also has important strategic significance for development and exploration promotion of these unconventional reservoirs. proppant oil reservoir fracturing fluid Efficiency viscosity reducer viscosity...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, December 10–12, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-193714-MS
... Figure 4 A conceptual model of the depositional setting The reservoir section is dominated by sands, which range from coarse to very fine and with a range of sorting. Larger clasts include granules, often scattered in poorly sorted sand, and larger clasts of both intraformational mud...

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