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Development of a fuzzy system model for candidate-well selection for hydraulic fracturing in a carbonate reservoir

Zoveidavianpoor, Mansoor and Samsuri, Ariffin and Shadizadeh, Seyed Reza (2012) Development of a fuzzy system model for candidate-well selection for hydraulic fracturing in a carbonate reservoir. Society Of Petroleum Engineers - Spe Oil And Gas India Conference And Exhibition 2012, Ogic - Further, Deeper, Tougher: The Quest Continues... . pp. 148-172.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.2118/153200-MS

Abstract

With current technology, it is only possible to extract 20% to 25% of the original oil in place from Iranian carbonate reservoirs, 10% less than the world average. In addition, formation damage is a serious problem in those reservoirs, which mainly caused by asphaltene precipitation, sand production, and ineffective stimulation method. The majority of mature carbonate reservoirs in Iran have low permeability and high skin values. Therefore, such reservoirs are capable of producing at commercial rates only if they are hydraulically fractured. Acid fracturing is usually reported as a standard method for fracturing in carbonate reservoirs. Hydraulic Fracturing (HF) technology, which was originally applied to overcome near wellbore damage, is a proper replacement stimulation method. It is evident that to adopt this technology, considerable efforts have to be strenuous in candidate-well selection. As asserted in the literature, even though a common practice, candidate-well selection is not a straightforward process and up to now, there has not been a well-defined approach to address this process.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Petroleum engineers
Subjects:T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions:Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering
ID Code:46806
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 13:56
Last Modified:20 Sep 2017 12:09

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