Skhidno-Poltavske Field is a Ukrainian gas field producing mostly from commingled wells. These commingled wells have no information about the production split and the pressure data measured for each formation separately. This was one of the main challenges to study the field and understand the potential of each individual formation. Many wells were hydraulically fractured (HF) and showed a wide range of production and pressure performance after the stimulation.
Six of these HF wells showed atypical pressure and production behavior after the HF compared to the rest of the wells. The main challenge in the reservoir simulation study was to understand whether these HFs reached isolated lateral segments of the same producing zones or accessed other reservoir zones by/due to vertical propagation of the hydraulic fracture plane.
Understanding the pressure and production performance of these wells and comparing them to the other wells was the key to revealing their behavior. This was integrated with the petrophysical data to understand the potential formations and the uncertainty range of their properties. The geomodeling was the destination to translate these uncertainties into different realizations that were all dynamically tested to generate the most probable realization.
The integration between different domains resulted in unlocking an overlooked productive zone that was out of consideration. This increased the reserves of this field and extended its life. One of the study recommendations was to test and develop this formation through perforating the existing wells or drilling new wells targeting the overlooked productive zone.