Water management

The paper presents a system for separation of water in downhole horizontal wells in which the water produced from the well is not lifted to the surface but reinjected into the reservoir.
The machine-learning techniques applied aim to deliver a prediction model based on both simulation and real-time field data. The model tracks and monitors system key performance indicators.
Even though total produced volumes are projected to hit new record highs in the coming years, treated water is expected to be comparatively lower than in the past, despite water disposal practices increasing oilfield seismic activity, with earthquakes nearly doubling in West Texas alone in 2021.

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