Field/project development

Surveillance Optimizes Development Plan for a Deepwater Reservoir

This paper describes how a surveillance, analysis, and optimization plan was used to resolve subsurface uncertainties and optimize a reservoir development plan and provides lessons learned and best practices.

Wells and current faulting in the area of interest.
Fig. 1—Wells and current faulting in the area of interest.

A three-phase strategy was adopted for a deepwater reservoir development as a result of large uncertainties associated with fault compartmentalization and aquifer support. The first phase began with primary production from several wells, while water injection was implemented a few years later as a second phase. The third and final phase involved infills. Data collected during drilling were used to improve reservoir characterization.

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