SuperEORTM Project Development Process
Development of a shale oil EOR project begins with the construction of an accurate compositional reservoir simulation model. The compositional reservoir simulation model incorporates as much geological, geophysical, petrophysical, reservoir fluids and well completion and production data as possible, in order to develop an accurate mathematical representation of the reservoir and wells.
The Computer Modeling Group GEM compositional reservoir simulation software is the most advanced and accurate in the oil industry. CMG software is used by more than 600 companies in 60 countries.
An accurate, detailed reservoir PVT analysis, collected from a representative well, is used to develop an Equation of State for use in the compositional reservoir simulation model. CMG Winprop software is used to tune the EOS from PVT data.
Once the compositional reservoir simulation model is developed, including the well completion, and historical production and pressure data, the simulation model is run on key model variables in order to obtain an accurate history match of production and pressure data.
The history match model is used to forecast oil production under a variety of SuperEOR operational scenarios, with a goal of determining the EOR operating conditions that will yield the greatest NPV.
Optimum EOR operating parameters are determined from simulation modeling, and an EOR field test or pilot project may be designed, in order to validate the model forecast.
The field test is then conducted, and the results compared to the simulation model forecast, with adjustments made to the model based on actual field results.
A multi-well EOR project is designed and implemented using the simulation model.