Oil extraction optimization case: Horizontal permeability heterogeneity evaluation and application

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Abstract

Permeability is a parameter influenced by a direction and measurement scale that defines permeability as an anisotropic property. This parameter is very important, as it influences a fluid flow direction and velocities in the subsurface, which in turn causes problems with an uneven and unwanted water front, high early water production, losses of production and many other problems, if not addressed properly. Unfortunately, anisotropy becomes evident only when those unwanted symptoms occur. The knowledge of a magnitude and direction of anisotropy can be very important in production planning and management. Well pattern orientation, spacing, perforation program can all be optimized in the very early stages of development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
Volume24
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventScientific and Technical Challenges in the Well Drilling Progress - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 24 Nov 201427 Nov 2014

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OtherScientific and Technical Challenges in the Well Drilling Progress
CountryRussian Federation
CityTomsk
Period24.11.1427.11.14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Korovin, M. O., Merkulov, V. P., & Gojkovic, S. Z. (2015). Oil extraction optimization case: Horizontal permeability heterogeneity evaluation and application. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (1 ed., Vol. 24). [012043] Institute of Physics Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/24/1/012043