PREDICTION STUDY OF NIGER-DELTA BROWN FIELDS USING SIMULATION HORIZONTAL WELLS TECHNOLOGY

S. I. Onwukwe, N. C. Izuwa, E. E. Ileaboya, K. K. Ihekoronye

Abstract


Developing brown fields by horizontal drilling is one of the most valuable technologies employed nowadays since it can maximize matured field's benefits. Using re-entry horizontal wells in brown oil fields is essential for potential successful high oil recovery. The re-entry horizontal in this research was represented by a virtual horizontal well to study the potentials of producing from brown field reservoir. The simulation paradigm studied was Black oil with light oil type variation (32 ° API). This scenario was proposed to reproduce a possible real field situation, where more oil and less water was produced. This paper compared the anticipated cumulative recoveries of the existing vertical wells to that of re-entry horizontals well in brown fields and provide a simulation prediction results for the next 4 years (2018-2022). Based on the result of this study, oil recovery can be optimized using re-entry horizontal wells.


Keywords


Brown fields, Reservoir simulation, Horizontal wells

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/11390

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