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Water Management Manual

Water Management Manual

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Published by: winston on Oct 13, 2009
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identification and treatmentof water-control problemsfor improved reservoir recovery efficiency
What Is ConformanceTechnology?
Conformance Technology
is theapplication of processes to reservoirsand boreholes to reduce waterproduction, enhance recovery effi-ciency, or satisfy a broad range of reservoir management and environ-mental objectives. Although the use of conformance processes may not resultin increased production, such pro-cesses can often improve anoperator’s profitability as a result of the following benefits:longer productive well lifereduced lifting costsreduced environmentalconcerns and costsminimized treatment anddisposal of waterreduced well maintenance costsIdeally, conformance control shouldbe performed before a condition canresult in serious damage. As withpersonal health, treating potentialproblems before they become seriousis considerably less costly thanallowing a condition to deteriorateuntil drastic actions must be taken.For example, just as changing lifestylehabits can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease, treating a well’spotential coning problem may preventit from “bottoming out” in the future.
The ConformanceControl Process
The first step in effective conform-ance control is understandingpotential conformance problems.
Chapter 1
of this book reviews thecharacteristics of correct reservoirbehavior and identifies both near-wellbore and reservoir-relatedconformance problems.Historically, operators assessed theproduction of unwanted fluids basedon individual wells. Recent experi-ence, however, suggests that reservoirdescriptions and reservoir evaluationscan often provide valuable informa-tion that may result in more effectiveconformance control.
Chapter 2
explains the principles of reservoirdescription and reservoir evaluationand provides information regardingstatic and dynamic reservoir proper-ties and how these properties canaffect the design of typical conform-ance treatments.Before an effective conformancetreatment can be designed, theconformance problem must bethoroughly examined.
Chapter 3
provides information regarding theproduction logs, cement logs,reservoir monitoring tools,downhole video equipment, andtracer surveys used for problemprediction, problem identification,and treatment evaluation.

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