Reservoir: Listening to the Reservoir – Interpreting Data from Permanent Downhole Gauges

Speaker: Roland N. Horne
Speaker Roland N. Horne
Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences Stanford University Roland N. Horne is the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, and was the Chairman of Petroleum Engineering from 1995 to 2006.  He holds BE, PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, all ...

Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences
Stanford University





Roland N. Horne is the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, and was the Chairman of Petroleum Engineering from 1995 to 2006.  He holds BE, PhD and DSc degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, all in Engineering Science. Horne has been an SPE Distinguished Lecturer, and has been awarded the SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty, the Lester C. Uren Award, and the John Franklin Carl Award.  Horne is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and is also an SPE Honorary Member.


Full Description
The permanent downhole pressure gauge is a class of tool recently harnessed in the industry. These tools are installed during the well completion and provide a continuous record of pressure changes during production. Permanent downhole gauges have the potential to provide more information than the traditional well test, which is carried out for a relatively short duration. Permanent downhole gauges may provide useful information regarding changes in reservoir properties or well condition with time as reservoir is produced.
 
However interpretation of permanent downhole gauge data is a new problem. Firstly, unlike the traditional well test where “disturbances” in reservoir (i.e. rates) are created and pressure and rates are both known, in the record from the permanent downhole gauge the changes in rates may not be properly known. Moreover, the dynamic changes in the reservoir, along with changes in the flowing temperature or in the gauge itself, make the data more complicated to interpret.
 
Main Idea: Permanent downhole gauges are being applied widely now, yet there is still much to be done to capitalize fully on all the advantages they can offer.
Organizer Fady Chaban

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Thu, Feb. 24, 2011
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