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Title: Advanced reservoir management for independent oil and gas producers

Abstract

There are more than fifty-two hundred oil and gas producers operating in the United States today. Many of these companies have instituted improved oil recovery programs in some form, but very few have had access to state-of-the-art modeling technologies routinely used by major producers to manage these projects. Since independent operators are playing an increasingly important role in the production of hydrocarbons in the United States, it is important to promote state-of-the-art management practices, including the planning and monitoring of improved oil recovery projects, within this community. This is one of the goals of the Strategic Technologies Council, a special interest group of independent oil and gas producers. Reservoir management technologies have the potential to increase oil recovery while simultaneously reducing production costs. These technologies were pioneered by major producers and are routinely used by them. Independent producers confront two problems adopting this approach: the high cost of acquiring these technologies and the high cost of using them even if they were available. Effective use of reservoir management tools requires, in general, the services of a professional (geoscientist or engineer) who is already familiar with the details of setting up, running, and interpreting computer models.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
390641
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-96-2195; CONF-961003-3
ON: DE96012656; TRN: 96:005987
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 71. annual technical conference and exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Denver, CO (United States), 6-9 Oct 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; OIL WELLS; WATERFLOODING; PLANNING; PRODUCTIVITY; SIMULATION; RESERVOIR ROCK; RESERVOIR ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Sgro, A.G., Kendall, R.P., Kindel, J.M., Webster, R.B., and Whitney, E.M. Advanced reservoir management for independent oil and gas producers. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Sgro, A.G., Kendall, R.P., Kindel, J.M., Webster, R.B., & Whitney, E.M. Advanced reservoir management for independent oil and gas producers. United States.
Sgro, A.G., Kendall, R.P., Kindel, J.M., Webster, R.B., and Whitney, E.M. Fri . "Advanced reservoir management for independent oil and gas producers". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/390641.
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abstractNote = {There are more than fifty-two hundred oil and gas producers operating in the United States today. Many of these companies have instituted improved oil recovery programs in some form, but very few have had access to state-of-the-art modeling technologies routinely used by major producers to manage these projects. Since independent operators are playing an increasingly important role in the production of hydrocarbons in the United States, it is important to promote state-of-the-art management practices, including the planning and monitoring of improved oil recovery projects, within this community. This is one of the goals of the Strategic Technologies Council, a special interest group of independent oil and gas producers. Reservoir management technologies have the potential to increase oil recovery while simultaneously reducing production costs. These technologies were pioneered by major producers and are routinely used by them. Independent producers confront two problems adopting this approach: the high cost of acquiring these technologies and the high cost of using them even if they were available. Effective use of reservoir management tools requires, in general, the services of a professional (geoscientist or engineer) who is already familiar with the details of setting up, running, and interpreting computer models.},
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year = {Fri Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1996},
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