Application of Reservoir Simulation Techniques Using an Actual Case Study of a Mature Oil Field



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The aim of this study is to apply reservoir simulation techniques, namely streamline simulation and black oil simulation to an actual oil field undergoing primary recovery. These techniques were used to propose a future development strategy for the oil field. Various steps involved in this study are model initialization, history matching and future predictions including a base case and three proposed infill wells. Prediction scenarios were run using black oil simulation method as it was observed to produce a better history match compared to streamline simulation method. It was observed that the reservoir under study has a strong aquifer support and does not require water-flooding in the near future. Hence, infill drilling will contribute to the majority of the field development. Three infill locations have been proposed and evaluated for future performance. Based on the location of these wells, new well locations can be determined in the future.



Reservoir simulation