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UNDERSATURATED AND SOLUTION GAS DRIVE RESERVOIRS

Compaction Drive Reservoir, Recovery Efficiency

Property Value

N P  co So  cw S w  c f   Boi 
Co = 1.20E-05 psi-1
So = 0.75 fraction
Cw = 3.00E-06 psi-1     pi  p 
Sw = 0.25 fraction N So  Bo 
Boi = 1.30E+00 rb/stb
Pi = 4050 psia

Pabdmnt (psia) = 3000 2000 1000


Bo = 1.31638 1.33198 1.34758

Solution Requires Evaluating Equation for (Np/N) for Multiple Rock Compressibility Values
and for 3 Different Abandonment Pressures

Pabdmnt (psia) = 3000 2000 1000


Cf (psi-1) Cf *10**6 (psi-1) Recovery Efficiency (Fraction)
0.000003 3 0.018 0.034 0.050
0.000010 10 0.027 0.053 0.077
0.000015 15 0.034 0.066 0.097
0.000020 20 0.041 0.079 0.117
0.000030 30 0.055 0.106 0.156
0.000050 50 0.083 0.159 0.234
0.000100 100 0.152 0.293 0.431
0.000200 200 0.290 0.560 0.823

The Lesson from the exercise is that undersaturated oil reservoir performance normally results
in low recovery efficiencies. However, much higher recoveries will be recognized if the
rock compressibility value is large.

Compaction Drive Recovery Efficiency

0.900

0.800
Abandonment at 3000 psia
Abandonment at 2000 psia
0.700
Abandonment at 1000 psia
Recovery Efficiency (Fraction)

0.600

0.500

0.400

0.300

0.200

0.100

0.000
0 50 100 150 200

Rock Compressibility (psi-1*1E-6)