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Cerro Dragon is a mature Area located in the ArgentineRepublic, 90 km to the West of Comodoro Rivadavia and 1,900 km to the South of Buenos Aires, with a surface of 3,480 km² and with 3,738 perforated wells.Since its discovery in1958, and after a long history of production, a change of strategy on 1999 resulted in animportant increase in Production and ReservesDecision making at every level, such as people health,environment care, and strategic, organizational, structural,operative and technological planning, was key for the rebirthof this field.The work is centered in how we handle the information, theentailment of the data bases and the use of systems we have built to contribute to maintain the production growth of theCerro Dragón Asset.Based on the field complexity we recognized that it wasnecessary to implement new tools that would allow us to make production and investments prognoses, integrating informationfrom different sources, as well as to detect improvementopportunities.The selected software tools allowed us to perform simulationsand dynamically survey the projects. The information used came from geological, geophysical, physical production,interventions, measurements, and automation databases,among others. Some of them were developed during the 2The selected software tools additionally let us integrate the projects into the Long Term Plan, and Budget, takingadvantage of the virtuous Circle of Plan-Do-Control-Learn.A project simulation is solved in a period substantially shorter than the one it demands a conventional simulator, which is of great advantage at the time of analyzing different scenarios inan area where the structural complexity and the meager petrophysical information are important barriers at the time of making a study.The control and daily pursuit of the Projects through thesesystems have favored substantially the fast decision making,the correct lease of resources and a better operative answer.To complete the description of our Optimization options other tools and practices are described.
Cerro Dragon fields are located at the Northern flank of theSan Jorge Gulf Basin, in the province of Chubut and SantaCruz, Argentina.
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SPE 107918Design and Surveillance of Development Projects Through Specific Software Tools:Importance of Data Management in Mature and Complex Fields in the Golfo San JorgeBasin, Argentina
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Dario R. Baldassa
American Energy LLC; Jorge Valle
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