Using time-based analytics to examine production and injection cycles on a target well with surrounding offset wells can lead to improved production and reduced costs.
When determining how to increase oil well production, analysts must consider the ways in which production can be improved through reservoir analytics. By analyzing surface and subsurface data, potential roadblocks—such as sediment clogging, condensate blocks, and reservoir compartmentalization—that stymie production can be reduced or even eliminated.
Integrating Data for Sand Control
Sand has a tendency to clog vital equipment during operations; this issue can be resolved with the proper sand control strategies. To implement effective strategies, surface and subsurface data should be merged together for a complete view of reservoir conditions. The integration of these datasets allows users to:
- craft a sand control method based on surface and subsurface conditions
- implement proper operating procedures that mitigate sand production
- determine the economic consequences of sand control techniques and the impact on the campaign
Enhanced Secondary Recovery Strategies
One problem that can prevent wells from producing at full potential is pressure instability, especially pressure fluctuations that don’t coincide with predictive models. If talking about a water injection problem in an offshore oilfield, for instance, a team can pinpoint discrepancies between reservoir simulation models and seismic responses when subsurface data are combined seamlessly, particularly the assimilation of reservoir simulation data and time-lapse geophysical data. With the convergence of subsurface data, analysts could leverage data visualization software to provide:
- instant snapshots of the field using a temporal animation sequence
- subsurface datasets that include a succession of seismic surveys
- integration of time-lapse seismic responses and temporal visualization
Decisive Tertiary Recovery
Reservoir engineers know that they can extract a higher percentage of the recoverable reserves during the final phase—especially in mature fields that may harbor bypassed reserves—but many fail to realize that clear visualization schemes and a straightforward data consolidation plan are a vital part of the process. Data visualization software can help users make a proper decision on the best tertiary recovery technique, such as gas injection, chemical injection, or thermal steam flooding. Users can also improve tertiary measures with a system that utilizes the following:
- Seismic Data: viewed in a 2D, 3D, or 4D capacity, including depth and time analysis
- Geologic Models: a view of property models, geocellular models, or structural models
- Reservoir Simulation Models: static and temporal data, in addition to seismic history matches that enhance the analytical process
Data visualization software can help users make a proper decision on the best tertiary recovery technique, such as gas injection, chemical injection, or thermal steam flooding.
How to Increase Oil Well Production with CoViz 4D
CoViz 4D, a data visualization analytics software from Dynamic Graphics, Inc., provides multidisciplinary data functionality using advanced analytics and augmented visuals. It can help analysts navigate scenarios that could stall operations, helping them create accurate prediction models that can mitigate risk and streamline campaigns from beginning to end. Contact our team today to learn how you can optimize oil well production.