Volume 10 (01), January 2024
MINIMIZATION OF UNWANTED WATER PRODUCTION IN HETEROGENEOUS RESERVOIRS USING INTELLIGENT WELL TECHNOLOGY
Ateh Armstrong Akoteh, Guy Richard Kol, Sifeu Takougang Kingni and Emmanuel Atangana Eloundou
In this paper, the use of intelligent well completion (IWC) to minimize water production is evaluated in heterogeneous reservoirs having many wells (producers and injectors). To model the intelligent well, the reservoir simulator, Schlumberger ECLIPSE-100 Simulator is used. A case study simulation is applied on a modified Eclipse benchmark model, which served as a base case. The use of IWC technology combination resulted to a minimal water production (a drastic reduction of about 41 percent in water production) and an optimal oil recovery by accelerating the production time and improving the net present value (NPV) of the field’s production. This clearly shows the benefits of adopting IWC technology in solving water production problems in heterogeneous reservoir.