Optimal field development planning of well locations with reservoir uncertainty

A. S. Cullick, K. Narayanan, S. Gorell

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Abstract

The paper presents a process for determining optimal subsurface locations for producing and injecting wells in a field to improve reservoir performance and value. The process is illustrated by optimizing well locations in an initial development planning context. The process involves planning a set of wells on a static reservoir model using an automated well planner. These locations are then optimized with dynamic flow simulation to achieve higher recovery or economic benefit. In this work, we present the framework for optimizing many well locations simultaneously, with reservoir simulation and economic analysis. This method is demonstrated byapplying it to a field-scale simulation model with water injection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3853-3864
Number of pages12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
EventSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2005 - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2005Oct 12 2005

Conference

ConferenceSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period10/9/0510/12/05

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