Abstract

In this work, we assess the historical well performance for a mature gas condensate field in Oman (the field name is designated as "BHA," where "BHA" is a pseudonym). The reservoirs of the BHA field are complex and have low permeabilities which results in substantial uncertainty in reserves estimation, which in turn has resulted in regular modifications of the booked volumes. To confine these booked volumes, we employed two techniques: "time-rate" analysis (or Decline Curve Analysis (DCA)) and "time-rate-pressure" analysis (or Rate Transient Analysis (RTA)).

To perform the decline curve analysis work we used Microsoft Excel to match data using both the Modified Hyperbolic (MH) and Power-Law Exponential (PLE) DCA relations. We also used the Kappa Engineering product "Topaze" to conduct the Rate Transient Analysis (or RTA) by first estimating reservoir parameters and then performing a simulation history match of both the rate and pressure data. The DCA and RTA models were both used to construct a 30-year forecast and 30-year EUR values were obtained using these forecasts. Finally, we created parametric correlations using estimated reservoir properties from RTA and the matched parameters obtained using the MH and PLE relations for DCA.

The core purpose of this work was to provide assurance in the booked reserves volumes for these low permeability reservoirs and to obtain correlations of reserves and reservoir property estimates for fields like the BHA field.

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