Seven habits for highly effective [tight] floods

OOIP grid block visualizationFlooding sub 1 mD rock: overrated or underrated?

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What patterns work? How does injectant behave in tight rock? Of what should you be aware before pushing water into your sub 1 mD rock? What are the differences from a regular flood?

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One operator has put a lot of study into water flooding sub 1 mD rock. She looked at analogs. Special unsteady-state water-oil relative permeability lab tests were included as simulation inputs. She tested several patterns.

Her final simulated pattern arrangement indicates a 65% sweep efficiency.

Since this flood was proposed several years ago, you can see the actual field results of her tight flood pilot.

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Flooding extremely tight rock: evolution or revolution?

Real flooding is far more advanced and complicated than you learned in the text books. And the homogeneous bounded circular reservoir is very different from a sub 1 mD formation.

These types of floods are described more by their edge traits, not their average matrix. Their success is defined by their heterogeneity, not their homogeneity.

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The seven habits for highly effective [tight] floods

The seven habits are a cross between Covey-esque self help algorithms and Proven's Optiflood process.

Habit 1. Plan for flood fluid success

Picking the injectant type and additives is very important. And ensure you source sufficient fluid.

Don't forget to check the fluid mobility.

Habit 2. Plan the patterns for heterogeneity

Ask yourself, which heterogeneity will control the injectant movement.

Which will control the reservoir fluid movement.

Habit 3. Balance the injection

Get the injectant to the right locations. Picking the injectant locations is only part of the puzzle. Foreseeing how the patterns work within a heterogeneous reservoir is tricky.

Getting the injectant to these locations is also very important.

Habit 4. Think like the reservoir

Try lying in the reservoir in your mind and visualizing how the potentials move you along.

Habit 5. Seek to understand the flood pressure performance

Ask yourself, where will the pressure increase? Which parts of the heterogeneous reservoir will be affected the most?

Habit 6. Add new ideas and strategies

After starting the flood, your job is far from over. The further along in the flood, you can become much smarter. Too many floods are abandoned without seeking to understand the reason for fluid break through -- without any remedial work.

Habit 7. Review and Improve

Manage the production water cuts carefully. Based on performance, where should infills be drilled? Where are new injectors needed?

Re-balance the injection -- move injection from watered out areas to high oil patterns.

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Tags: Tight, Flood

Granger Low   15 May 2017

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