Feb. 23, 2006


Description

The Forties field is the largest discovery in the UK North Sea.  It still ranks in the top ten in liquid hydrocarbons production and remaining liquid hydrocarbon reserves despite after having produced 2.5 billion barrels from its 5 billion barrels original oil in place.  Apache Corp acquired the field during early 2003 with anticipated 2003 gross production of about 46,000 barrels of oil per day.  Production rates have subsequently increased by about 50% and remaining reserves by over 20% during the past two years due to successful targeting of by-passed oil through integrated study. 

This presentation will discuss difficulties encountered in building an integrated multi-million cell streamline reservoir model for this geologically complex field, history matching challenges, and the coupling of streamline model results with seismic imaging to identify and rank infill target locations.  It will also highlight the integration of a coupled material balance and pipeline steady-state solution network results with a streamline predictive model to make first-order water flood optimization runs. 

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Richard Jones
Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer Apache Corporation Richard Jones has been a Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer with Apache Corporation since 2002.  Previously he held various reservoir and production operation engineering positions with Enron Global Exploration & Production, PGS Reservoir, INC., and Marathon Oil Company.  Jones received a master’s degree in petroleum …

Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer
Apache Corporation

Richard Jones has been a Senior Staff Reservoir Engineer with Apache Corporation since 2002.  Previously he held various reservoir and production operation engineering positions with Enron Global Exploration & Production, PGS Reservoir, INC., and Marathon Oil Company.  Jones received a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1983.  He is a registered Professional Engineer, and has served in various volunteer capacities with SPE, including two years as section treasurer and one year as a section chairman of the Big Horn Basin Section in Cody, Wyoming. 

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Organizer

Michael Sternesky


Date and Time

Thu, Feb. 23, 2006

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

The Courtyard on St. James Place

1885 St. James Place
Houston, Texas
USA