Development options and justification of stimulation techniques for increased-viscosity oil reservoirs within Messoyakhskoye project in difficult conditions of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District

Authors: M.Yu. Klimov, A.S. Osipenko, S.E. Sutormin, A.G. Orlov, A.E. Bliznyuk, O.O. Lyamkina (Gazpromneft NTC LLC, RF, Saint-Petersburg)

Key words: increased-viscosity oil, heavy oil, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Pokur suite, stratum-analogue, area rating, horizontal wells, polymer injection.

High viscosity oil production is part of hard to recover reserves. However, despite the large high viscosity oil reserves, they are being developed slowly. One of the main problem is the absence of approach to the field development technology selection. Selection of the optimal development strategy of increased-viscosity oil reservoirs through the example of Messoyakhskoye project is shown in the article.

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Key words: increased-viscosity oil, heavy oil, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Pokur suite, stratum-analogue, area rating, horizontal wells, polymer injection.

High viscosity oil production is part of hard to recover reserves. However, despite the large high viscosity oil reserves, they are being developed slowly. One of the main problem is the absence of approach to the field development technology selection. Selection of the optimal development strategy of increased-viscosity oil reservoirs through the example of Messoyakhskoye project is shown in the article.

References

1. Lach J.R., Captain field reservoir development planning and horizontal well performance, SPE 8508-MS, Offshore Technology Conference, 5-8 May 1997, Houston, Texas.

2. Cohen D.J. et al., Development of a gas handling hydraulic submersible pump and planning a field trial, Captain Field, SPE 8511-MS, Offshore Technology Conference, 5-8 May 1997, Houston, Texas.

3. Rose P.T.S., Reservoir characterization in the Captain Field: integration of horizontal and vertical well data, Geological Society, Petroleum Geology Conference series, 1999, January 1, V. 5(0), pp. 1101 – 1113.

4. Nelson K., Kuparuk Anniversary: Two rigs drilling West Sak at 1J pad, Petroleum News, 2007, V. 12, no. 3.

5. Macguire P.L. et al., Viscosity Reduction WAG: An Effective EOR Process for North Slope Viscous Oils, SPE 93914-MS, SPE Western Regional Meeting, Mar 30 – Apr 01, 2005, Irvine, California.

6. Doraiah A., Gupta P., In-Situ combustion techique to enhance heavy oil recovery at Mehsana, ONGC – a success story, SPE 105248-MS, 15th SPE Middle East Oil&Gas Conference, Kindom of Bahrain, 11-14 March, 2007.

7. Suriname: The Upcoming Oil Province, State Oil Company of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname. 2009.

8. Kartoredjo H. et al., Heavy-oil field development and reservoir management challenges in producing onshore shallow reservoirs in Suriname, SPE 104068-MS-P, First International Oil Conference and Exhibition in Mexico, Cancun, Mexico, 31 August – 2 September, 2006.

9. Murzagaliev R.S., Geologicheskaya model' Karazhanbasskogo mestorozhdeniya vysokovyazkoy nefti i sovremennye geotekhnologii ee izvlecheniya (Geological model of the Karazhanbas field of heavy oil and its extraction advanced geotechnology): thesis of the candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences, Moscow, 2009.

10. Kuznetsov A.A., Neft'. Gaz. Novatsii, 2010, no. 7, pp. 74 – 78.

11. Beliveau D., Waterflooding viscous oil reservoirs, SPE 113132-MS-P, Indian Oil and Gas Technical Conference and Exhibition, Mumbai, India, 4 – 6 March 2008.

12. Du Y., Guan L., Field-scale polymer flooding: lessons learnt and experiences gained during past 40 years, SPE 91787, International Petroleum Conference in Mexico, 7-9 November, 2004.

13. Baker R.O., Bialowas S.A., Simulated production behavior of heavy oil pools with gas caps, Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology, 2004, V. 43, no. 8, pp. 56 – 65.

14. Lysenko V.D., Razrabotka neftyanykh mestorozhdeniy. Teoriya i praktika (Development of oil fields. Theory and practice), Moscow: Nedra Publ., 1996, 367 p.

15. Burger J., Sourieau P., Combarnous M., Recuperation assiste du petrole les methodes thermiques, Paris, 1984.


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