REAL-TIME TRACER MONITORING OF RESERVOIR STIMULATION PROCEDURES Metadata

Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.

Title

  • Main Title REAL-TIME TRACER MONITORING OF RESERVOIR STIMULATION PROCEDURES

Creator

  • Author: III, George Scott
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States
    Contributor Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: Real-Time Zone (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States

Date

  • Creation: 2002-08-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Ongoing Phase 2 work comprises the development and field-testing of a real-time reservoir stimulation diagnostic system. Phase 3 work commenced in June 2001, and involved conducting research, development and field-testing of real-time enhanced dual-fluid stimulation processes. Experimental field-testing to date includes three well tests. Application of these real-time stimulation processes and diagnostic technologies has been technically successful with commercial production from the ''marginal'' reservoirs in the first two well tests. The third well test proved downhole-mixing is an efficient process for acid stimulation of a carbonate reservoir that produced oil and gas with 2200 psi bottomhole reservoir pressure, however, subsequent shut-in pressure testing indicated the reservoir was characterized by low-permeability. Realtimezone continues to seek patent protection in foreign markets to the benefit of both RTZ and NETL. Realtimezone and the NETL have licensed the United States patented to Halliburton Energy Services (HES). Ongoing Phase 2 and Phase 3 field-testing continues to confirm applications of both real-time technologies, from well testing conducted over the last 12-month work period and including well test scheduled for year-end of 2002. Technical data transfer to industry is ongoing via Internet tech-transfer, public presentations and industry publications. Final Phase 3 test work will be focused on further field-testing the innovational process of blending stimulation fluids downhole. This system provides a number of advantages in comparison to older industry fracturing techniques and allows the operator to control reservoir fracture propagation and concentrations of proppant placed in the reservoir, in real-time. Another observed advantage is that lower friction pressures result, which results in lower pump treating pressures and safer reservoir hydraulic fracturing jobs.
  • Physical Description: 15 pages

Subject

  • Keyword: Oil Wells
  • Keyword: Associated Gas
  • STI Subject Categories: 02 Petroleum
  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Real Time Systems
  • Keyword: Geologic Fractures
  • Keyword: Well Stimulation
  • Keyword: Reservoir Pressure
  • Keyword: Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Keyword: Field Tests

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Aug 2002

Collection

  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: NONE
  • Grant Number: FC26-99FT40129
  • DOI: 10.2172/825547
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 825547
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc776982

Note

  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00825547