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Oil Field Manager

Well and reservoir analysis software


For large onshore gas fields the challenge is to minimize downtime with
increasing number of wells it is critical to quickly identify underperformance
and take action I will be showing how you can use the oath them well in
reservoir announce for surveillance workflows in well performance
management I will focus on four key analyses for identifying liquid loading
First identifying underperformance
Second using casing and tubing pressure information
Third analyzing gas in the quick production profile trends and finally using the
critical gas three criteria I will also show how once liquid learning is identified
logic routines can be implemented in the or them software to suggest artificial
lift remedy to identify underperforming wells a benchmark or target
performance
Rate: is needed as a point of comparison in the awesome software target
performance is user-defined when did is limited a simple moving average last
seven days production can be used as more data become available you can
use other methods such as tight curves an arts decline or even unconventional
methods such as strong for this example I have a simple arts decline I fit a
forecast to the last three months data this gives me an approximation the most
current well behavior after over establish this benchamark work target I use
kind of rangers to filter and categorize performance and real overview show
specific problem areas and wells here I can see that the bottom parte the
fielder the lower part the field is underperforming this is just one example
abusing benchamarking routines in the autumn software to identify
underperformance I can also use other target rate information including total
analysis to identify causes underperformance you can use or them filtering to
identify wells that need attention for paxil its completion trend showing
increase in KC and tubing differential pressures can indicate the onset liquid
loading since liquid loading is a transient phenomenon that might take hours
days months early detection is key to preventing the wealth going down I can
plot casing and tubing pressures along with the calculated differential curve for
this particular well the increasing pressure differential is apparent however for
trends that are more difficult to identify you can automate the screening
process a program calculation in the awesome saw for produces a set fit line
through recent production data that enables you to scan quickly through
hundreds of wells for current operating conditions you can use fit lines through
any time interval depending on the frequency and quality available data when
a fit blinds is set a change in slope flags wells that need immediate attention
the awesome software filters this list underperforming wells and I can drill

down further to the wells that are also showing indications liquid loading if I
open category a2 and select possible loading I can look at three wells 123, 124,
125 now the identify wells that may have liquid loading I need to investigate
this further but looking at gas in water production trends unsteady decrease in
gas production along with decreasing water production are further indications
have liquid loading in the autumn software, you can use multiple plots to verify
the wells with increasing casing tubing differential trans are also showing
decreasing production profile trends filters help prioritize the wells so you can
focus on the highest impact worlds first here I can see that these high
production wells are not meeting their production forecasts and are giving a
strong indication up liquid loading
A classic method for identifying well liquid loading is the critical gas rate
calculated using turners equation this equation assumes for decal well
geometry with annular flow if a well falls below the critical gas raid this may
indicate the onset liquid loading the of them software enables a quick
comparison between actual to the critical gas so that you can identify problem
wells and manage the field by exception that the turner question does not work
with wells with different geometry is such unconventional horizontal wells or
wells another flow regimes it is best model these wells using the pipes and
steady-state flow simulator which accounts for all the multi-phase flow effects
using filters within the awesome software I can identify the wells that may have
the onset of liquid loading this well is indeed approaching the critical rate
finally a full field summary report ranks the wells from high as producer to
those that are not beating forecast production to those that are showing signs
have liquid loading now that 1c which need immediate attention I can take
actions to optimize the wells in the autumn software recommended actions are
based on user logic routines these proteins may include rules of thumb from
literature or company specific parameters are guidelines this artificial truf
workflow uses variables calculated and software to recommend an articial lift
method and compare it to the current producing method for underperforming
wells using logic is implemented in the filters here parameters such as gas
liquid ratio gasol ratio, water cut, liquid production are part of the calculated
variables used to recommend artificial lift method. Finally the autumn software
compares actual to suggested artificial lift this routine helps a special screening
hundreds of wells here so well is still free-flowing the recommendation might
be to install artificial lift or if the well already has artificial lift the
recommendation might be to look at a different type artificial I have taking you
through various surveillance workflows for well performance management and
show you how the ot them software can be used in field surveillance by
applying user logic and filters to screen for underperforming wells to identify
liquid loading as probable cause and finally to suggest possible artificial lift
solutions the robust away from calculations filtering and analyses apply to any
kind or size field including those with different surveillance criteria customizing

the all with them well in reservoir now software to your production environment
enables you to turn production data and decisions that maximize field potential