Transient pressure analysis of 4D reservoir system response from permanent downhole gauges (PDG) for reservoir monitoring, testing, and management

Shi Y. Zheng, X. G. Li

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    Abstract

    One of the key objectives doing well testing is to derive effective reservoir properties, such as permeability, to provide input for reservoir simulation. Traditional approach in well test analysis is first, to separate transient pressure draw down and build ups' due to constant flowing rate, then analyze them by forcing a pre-selected model to derive effective reservoir permeability through an inversion process. However, the results obtained this way are not really dynamic or at most is "pseudo-dynamic", because these are based on the fact that a continuous signal was broken into discontinuous signals. Some information (more than a changed permeability value) of the reservoir system response may already lose, while uncertainties were increased or multiplied in the: process of data evaluation and analysis. This paper presents a new approach, which will allow for continuous reservoir system response analysis and interpretation. Therefore the information derived from such analysis can reflect the real time, dynamic changes of the reservoir. This has been proved more powerful in analyzing transient pressure, particularly for that from permanent down hole gauges (PDG). Numerical well testing procedures, assisted by neural network method, were used to analyze the data from simulated and field cases in a continuous, systematic fashion. First, the flowing rate history was recovered from the measured transient pressure. Transient pressure histories are then re-produced through simulations of both well test forward model and neural network black box model. A match between measured pressure response (PDG data) and re-produced transient pressure histories will then be made, to achieve the ultimate goal of well testing - real time reservoir monitoring, model calibration and reservoir management. This final matching process was named "guided (by neural network model) history matching". Copyright 2007, Society of Petroleum Engineers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2007 "Resources, Professionalism, Technology: Time to Deliver"
    Pages437-447
    Number of pages11
    Volume1
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventSPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition - Jakarta, Indonesia
    Duration: 30 Oct 20071 Nov 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceSPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition
    CountryIndonesia
    CityJakarta
    Period30/10/071/11/07

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    Zheng, S. Y., & Li, X. G. (2007). Transient pressure analysis of 4D reservoir system response from permanent downhole gauges (PDG) for reservoir monitoring, testing, and management. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition 2007 "Resources, Professionalism, Technology: Time to Deliver" (Vol. 1, pp. 437-447)