Reservoir: SPE 2010-11 Distinguished Lecturer Hani Elshahawi - Real-Time Monitoring and Control in Formation Testing Applications

Modern wireline formation testers are capable of providing a wide range of downhole rock and fluid properties at in-situ reservoir conditions and can help identify subtleties such as compartmentalization and compositional grading. Increasingly more massive and complex strings are being run to obtain a wealth of information under ever more challenging conditions. Even in developed reservoirs, unexpected circumstances arise, requiring immediate response and modifications to the pre-planned job procedures.  Unexpectedly low or high mobilities, probe plugging, unanticipated fluid types, presence of multiple phases, and excessive fluid contamination are but a few examples of such circumstances that would require real-time decision making and procedural modifications. Real-time decisions may include acquiring more pressure data points, extending sampling depths to several zones, extending or shortening sampling times, repeating micro-hydraulic fracture re-opening/closure cycles, real-time permeability interpretation, and determination of optimum flow/buildup durations.
This lecture includes several examples to illustrate the power of real time monitoring and interpretation. By the end of the lecture, the audience will walk away convinced that real-time monitoring and control is required to ensure that the critical formation testing objectives are met on any exploration, appraisal, or otherwise high profile project.

Location: Courtyard on St James
1885 Saint James Pl
Houston , Texas 77056

Date: Jan. 27, 2011, 11:30 a.m. - Jan. 27, 2011, 1 p.m.