Decision making with uncertainty while developing multiple gas/condensate reservoirs: Well count and pipeline optimization

C. Shah Kabir, Sheldon Gorell, Maria E. Portillo, A. Stun Cullick

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Abstract

Well-developed methodology exists for handling uncertainty for a single reservoir. However, development of multiple fields presents a significant challenge when uncertainty in a large number of variables, such as gas in place and liquid yield, occur in each reservoir. Some of the challenges stem from our need to forecast the system behavior involving a coupled reservoir/wellbore/surface (CRWS) network for the entire spectrum of variables so that facilities can be designed for the range of fluid composition and throughput. Of course, assessing well count and sequencing well drills are some of the important objectives. This paper describes probabilistic production forecasting with a compositional CRWS network model for nine reservoirs involved in delivering gas supply to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Nigeria. Our main objective was to use an economic indicator to select the optimal design of two main pipelines, each transporting 200 and 300 MMscf/D from the two production platf
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-259
JournalSPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

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