Fluid Communication

Calsep conducts analyses of how the fluid composition varies with depth and horizontal position. The analysis takes not only gravity segregation, but also the effect of temperature gradients into consideration. Using this type of analyses, it is possible to distinguish fluids in communication from fluids separated by faults or other geological barriers.

A Common EoS model can be developed for fluids in communication and the depth gradient model can be tuned up to match an observed gas-oil contact.



References

Pedersen, K.S. and Hjermstad, H.P., “Modeling of Compositional Variation with Depth for Five North Sea Reservoirs”, SPE 175085-MS, SPE ATCE Houston, Tx, September 28-30, 2015.

Pedersen, K.S., Hjermstad, H.P., “Modeling of Large Hydrocarbon Compositional Gradient”, SPE 101275, Abu Dhabi International Petro- leum Exhibition and Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 5-8, 2006.

Gibson, A., Sørensen, H., Abdou, M., Sener, I., “New Method for the Non-Equilibrium Initiali- sation of Reservoir Models with Lateral and Vertical Variation in the Initial Fluid Composi- tion”, SPE 101247, Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 5-8, 2006.