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Application of large computers for predicting the oil field production

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Abstract

The flank injection drive plays a dominant role in the exploitation of the BEB-oil fields. Therefore, 2-phase flow computer models were built up, adapted to a predominance of a single flow direction and combining a high accuracy of prediction with a low job time. Any case study starts with the partitioning of the reservoir into blocks. Then the statistics of the time-independent reservoir properties are analyzed by means of an IBM 360/25 unit. Using these results and the past production of oil, water and gas, a Fortran-program running on a CDC-3300 computer yields oil recoveries and the ratios of the relative permeabilities as a function of the local oil saturation for all blocks penetrated by mobile water. In order to assign kDwU/KDoU-functions to blocks not yet reached by the advancing water-front, correlation analysis is used to relate reservoir properties to kDwU/KDoU-functions. All these results are used as input into a CDC-660 Fortran program, allowing short-, medium-, and long-term forecasts as well as the handling of special problems.
Publication Date:
Oct 01, 1971
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-81-108630
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Erdoel Kohle, Erdgas, Petrochem.; (Germany, Federal Republic of); Journal Volume: 24:10
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; OIL FIELDS; PRODUCTION; COMPUTERS; FLUID FLOW; FORECASTING; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MIXTURES; NATURAL GAS FIELDS; OIL SATURATION; OIL WELLS; PERMEABILITY; PETROLEUM; RESERVOIR ENGINEERING; RESERVOIR PRESSURE; WATERFLOODING; DISPERSIONS; ENERGY SOURCES; ENGINEERING; FLUID INJECTION; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; RESOURCES; SATURATION; WELLS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production
OSTI ID:
6178258
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
German
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: EKEPA
Submitting Site:
TUL
Size:
Pages: 617-620
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Citation Formats

Philipp, W, Gunkel, W, and Marsal, D. Application of large computers for predicting the oil field production. Germany: N. p., 1971. Web.
Philipp, W, Gunkel, W, & Marsal, D. Application of large computers for predicting the oil field production. Germany.
Philipp, W, Gunkel, W, and Marsal, D. 1971. "Application of large computers for predicting the oil field production." Germany.
@misc{etde_6178258,
title = {Application of large computers for predicting the oil field production}
author = {Philipp, W, Gunkel, W, and Marsal, D}
abstractNote = {The flank injection drive plays a dominant role in the exploitation of the BEB-oil fields. Therefore, 2-phase flow computer models were built up, adapted to a predominance of a single flow direction and combining a high accuracy of prediction with a low job time. Any case study starts with the partitioning of the reservoir into blocks. Then the statistics of the time-independent reservoir properties are analyzed by means of an IBM 360/25 unit. Using these results and the past production of oil, water and gas, a Fortran-program running on a CDC-3300 computer yields oil recoveries and the ratios of the relative permeabilities as a function of the local oil saturation for all blocks penetrated by mobile water. In order to assign kDwU/KDoU-functions to blocks not yet reached by the advancing water-front, correlation analysis is used to relate reservoir properties to kDwU/KDoU-functions. All these results are used as input into a CDC-660 Fortran program, allowing short-, medium-, and long-term forecasts as well as the handling of special problems.}
journal = {Erdoel Kohle, Erdgas, Petrochem.; (Germany, Federal Republic of)}
volume = {24:10}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {1971}
month = {Oct}
}