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Title: Numerical simulation results in the Carthage Cotton Valley field

Abstract

By coordinating three-dimensional reservoir simulations with pressure-transient tests, core analyses, open-hole and production logs, evaluations of tracer data during hydraulic fracturing, and geologic mapping, Champlin Petroleum obtained better predictions of the reserves and the long-term deliverability of the very tight (less than 0.1-md) Cotton Valley gas reservoir in east Texas. The simulation model that was developed proved capable of optimizing the well spacing and the fracture length. The final history match with the simulator indicated that the formation permeability of the very tight producing zones is substantially lower than suggested by conventional core analysis, 640-acre well spacing will not drain this reservoir efficiently in a reasonable time, and reserves are higher than presimulation estimates. Other results showed that even very long-term pressure buildups in this multilayer reservoir may not reach the straight line required in the conventional Horner pressure-transient analysis, type curves reflecting finite fracture flow capacity can be very useful, and pressure-drawdown analyses from well flow rates and flowing tubing pressure can provide good initial estimates of reservoir and fracture properties for detailed reservoir simulation without requiring expensive, long-term shut-ins of the well.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Champlin Petroleum Co., Forth Worth, TX
OSTI Identifier:
6337272
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Pet. Technol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 34
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS; RESERVES; NATURAL GAS WELLS; WELL SPACING; TEXAS; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; GEOLOGY; SIMULATION; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION VI; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; USA; WELLS; 030100* - Natural Gas- Reserves- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Meehan, D N, and Pennington, B F. Numerical simulation results in the Carthage Cotton Valley field. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2118/9838-PA.
Meehan, D N, & Pennington, B F. Numerical simulation results in the Carthage Cotton Valley field. United States. https://doi.org/10.2118/9838-PA
Meehan, D N, and Pennington, B F. 1982. "Numerical simulation results in the Carthage Cotton Valley field". United States. https://doi.org/10.2118/9838-PA.
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title = {Numerical simulation results in the Carthage Cotton Valley field},
author = {Meehan, D N and Pennington, B F},
abstractNote = {By coordinating three-dimensional reservoir simulations with pressure-transient tests, core analyses, open-hole and production logs, evaluations of tracer data during hydraulic fracturing, and geologic mapping, Champlin Petroleum obtained better predictions of the reserves and the long-term deliverability of the very tight (less than 0.1-md) Cotton Valley gas reservoir in east Texas. The simulation model that was developed proved capable of optimizing the well spacing and the fracture length. The final history match with the simulator indicated that the formation permeability of the very tight producing zones is substantially lower than suggested by conventional core analysis, 640-acre well spacing will not drain this reservoir efficiently in a reasonable time, and reserves are higher than presimulation estimates. Other results showed that even very long-term pressure buildups in this multilayer reservoir may not reach the straight line required in the conventional Horner pressure-transient analysis, type curves reflecting finite fracture flow capacity can be very useful, and pressure-drawdown analyses from well flow rates and flowing tubing pressure can provide good initial estimates of reservoir and fracture properties for detailed reservoir simulation without requiring expensive, long-term shut-ins of the well.},
doi = {10.2118/9838-PA},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6337272}, journal = {J. Pet. Technol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 34,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
}