Production management in mature fields is a very challenging task which involves a multidisciplinary technical approach to minimize the decline rate and extend the life of the asset/field. Most of the time Integrated Asset Modeling (IAM) techniques are applied to green fields with main objectives of identifying the “bottlenecks” or to forecast production with different development cases. In the case of mature fields it is mostly considered as an optional study with less analytical value due to low operating surface pressures, already existing facilities, known well performance and studied reservoir geology. Nevertheless the processing of the reservoir, production and operational data in mature assets through one integrated workflow facilitates field management overall, thereby helping in the estimation of the remaining reserves and indicating real opportunities for optimization not seen by initial engineering scenarios. Additionally, IAM should be incorporated before getting to EOR studies.

This paper describes the applied reservoir engineering workflow and integrated production model for the TSP fields (Teak, Samaan and Poui) located in the South East of Trinidad. TSP fields are jointly owned by by Repsol (70%), Petrotrin (15%) and NGC (15%) and are operated by Repsol. Current production of TSP is 13, 500 bopd. The oil produced from these fields is generally light oil, with an average range of 25-40 API and a solution GOR 200-1400scf/stb. Gas lift is the artificial lift system used in 95% of the wells. Average water cut is around 85%.

Interaction of Production Engineering, Subsurface, Drilling, HSE, Facilities, and Maintenance departments is the key aspect to sustain the efficient operability of the TSP fields and operate at peak performance in spite of ageing installations, flow assurance problems and depleted reservoirs. The implementation of Operated Asset Structure in TSP in 2013 reinforced the cooperation between departments to achieve the main goals: minimum production deferrals, production optimization, screening of new opportunities and reserves, process improvement, facilities maintenance and effective logistics. Additionally, the Integrated Asset Modeling has been incorporated as part of the engineering surveillance which includes 3 fields, 100 wells, gas lift injection network, gas compressors, water treatment plant, etc.

Real data from different sources and platforms, such as pressure temperature sensors, daily measured well parameters, reported operational figures, monthly welltests and screened remaining reserves are jointly transferred to the integrated model, built in commercial software (GAP/RESOLVE), bringing the field data processing and production management to the state-of-the-art level. Gas lift volume availability and system pressure, performed rigless intervention jobs (including recompletion of new zones), change of the fluid composition in certain wells, reconfiguration of facilities are timely reflected in the TSP integrated model. Based on the sensitivity runs and output results immediate actions are taken to comply with the production target.

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