water injection well design

Measuring the Impact of Proper Water Injection Well Design

One of the most common enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods is water injection to restore pressure and return an oilfield to producing worthwhile amounts of oil, or to help free oil from subsurface formations so that it can be extracted. Unlike hydraulic fracturing, or fracking—where high-pressure water is injected to break apart petroleum bearing formations…

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oil well performance analysis

Conducting Oil Well Performance Analysis to Forecast & Optimize Production

Oil well performance analysis delivers greater value when the calculations, simulations, modeling, and monitoring of production metrics can be evaluated in an environment that facilitates the sharing of all relevant information and collaborative analysis by engineering teams. Today, visualization and analysis software solutions are giving reservoir engineers greater ability to more efficiently develop forecast estimates…

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reservoir monitoring system

The Benefits of Leveraging a Reservoir Monitoring System

An accurate understanding of reservoir conditions and activities benefits every member of the reservoir management team throughout the entire lifecycle of a reservoir. That’s an obvious statement to make, but the reality is that achieving that level of understanding to proactively monitor a reservoir requires the ability to integrate, visualize, and analyze a wide range…

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microseismic monitoring

Microseismic Monitoring: Measuring the Effectiveness of Reservoir Stimulation

Microseismic monitoring is helping reservoir engineers plan and execute more effective stimulations to maximize recovery. Over the past two decades, innovations in surface array and downhole geophone technologies—combined with algorithms that filter “noise” from sources such as pumping and surface operations—have improved the accuracy of locating and characterizing microseismic events. As a result, reservoir engineers…

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well interference

Mitigating Well Interference via Microseismic Data Visualization

To maximize production from low-permeability reservoirs, well planners strive to locate wells without creating well interference that reduces pressure or production. It’s often a balancing act, but with modern well planning software providing a detailed, 3D model of reservoir geology and other subsurface features, well planners can determine well paths that minimize well interference.   However,…

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well and reservoir management

Improving Well and Reservoir Management Efforts with Data Visualization

Effective well and reservoir management depends upon timely access and analysis of relevant data associated with hydrocarbon assets. Volumes of diverse data are acquired throughout the life of a reservoir, from preliminary seismic analysis to daily production data indicating well performance. Taken individually, these data provide incomplete, but nonetheless valuable, insight regarding reservoir characteristics—geologic formations,…

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multilateral well drilling technology

Multilateral Well Drilling Technology: Reducing Risk & Improving Production

Multilateral well drilling technologies have evolved significantly since being pioneered in the Bashkiria fields in Russia in 1953. Today, the diversity of drill string and bottom hole assembly designs combined with the ever-increasing volumes of subsurface data allow operators to more accurately understand geological conditions, identify risks, and plan and drill multilateral wells to maximize…

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