Well and Inflow Performance Relationship for Heavy Oil Reservoir under Heating Treatment

Farizal Hakiki, A. Aditya, D. T. Ulitha, M. Shidqi, W. S. Adi, K. H. Wibowo, M. Barus

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Well and Inflow Performance Relationship, termed TPR and IPR, respectively have been the unfailing methods to predict well performance. It is further to determine the schemes on optimising production. The main intention of the study is to explore TPR and IPR under heating treatment for heavy oil well. Klamono is a mature field which mostly has depleted wells, it produces heavy oil within 18.5 °API (>0.95 g/cc oil density), and therefore, artificial lifting method is necessary. Sucker Road Pump (SRP) and Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) are the most deployed artificial lifting method in this reservoir. To boost the heavy oil production, the application of Electric Downhole Heater (EDH) in Well KLO-X1 is being studied. Whole Klamono's production is more than 100,000 blpd within 97-99% water cut. By installing EDH, oil viscosity is decreased hence oil mobility ratio will play a role to decrease water cut. EDH is installed together with the tubing joint to simplify its application in the wellbore. The study shows that EDH application can elevate fluid (mixed oil and brine) temperature. Oil viscosity confirms a reduction from 68 to 46 cP. The gross well production is up to 12.2 bopd due optimising its outflow performance and reducing 97.5 to 96.9% water cut. The field data gives an incremental of 4.9 bopd. The computational results only show an attainment of net oil production up to 8.3 bopd (2 bopd incremental). The EDH works to lessen both density and viscosity as we hypothesised for the mechanism of thermally induced oil production improvement. The evaluation study on its economics aspect exhibits good result that is 1.4 USD/bbl additional profit margin according to field data despite the challenging annual rig rent cost. Following the field data, the expected net income through analytical model revealed that this project is financially promising.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
StatePublished - Oct 17 2017

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: Appreciation is highly presented to Mrs. Emeline Chong at Petrofac Malaysia Ltd., acting as a SPE APOGCE Committee for reviewing this manuscript.


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