Issran field is located 200 km east of Cairo-Egypt, producing from fractured dolomite reservoir 8-12 API oil gravity. The reservoir depth ranges from 1000-2000 ft, with BHP 300-500 psi and BHT of 120-200 F. The heavy oil viscosity is 4000 cp at standard conditions and the reservoir rock is oil wet with high H2S content. The high viscosity and low mobility of the Issran field heavy oil in contrast with the strong mobility and low viscosity of the formation water had extended the problem to a severe decline in hydro carbon production.

In an attempt to enhance the production, Steam injection had been deployed in the field to reduce the oil viscosity and hence enhance the mobility of the extra heavy oil. Enhancement in production has dramatically increased after implementing a new technique combining the Steam Injection with the Matrix Stimulation Engineering Utilizing the Fiber Optics Telemetry Enabled Coiled Tubing.

As the first time in the East Africa and East Mediterranean countries, the new technology deployed (Fiber Optics Telemetry Enabled Coiled Tubing) has provided a new dimension to the heavy oil thermal recovery by supplying a full Distributed Temperature Survey (DTS). Real time interpretation of the DTS data enabled the real time decision making during the Matrix stimulation treatment based on the actual downhole parameters. It also provided valuable data regarding mapping of the downhole steam injection utilizing coiled Tubing.

This paper assesses the effect of using the new technology in Coiled Tubing services utilizing the DTS Measurements during Matrix Stimulation Treatment in different wells. It analyses the Successful production enhancement that provided a new dimension to the extra heavy oil enhanced recovery efficiency. It also quantifies the economical added value resulting from the usage of DTS data in respect to conventional matrix stimulation with conventional Coiled Tubing.

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