Real-time Reservoir Management from Data Acquisition through Implementation: Closed-Loop Approach

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The recent increase in deployment of intelligent field technologies is a clear sign of industry confidence in the ability of this new technology to deliver on its promises. Real-time enabling technologies, collaborative thinking and decision-making processes are three essential elements for real-time field management environment. This environment ensures that information from various sources is integrated, leading to outcomes that meet business objectives. With emphasis on Real-time Reservoir Management (RTRM), the petroleum industry is seeking more efficient management and production processes to improve the asset value throughout its various stages. RTRM can be described as continuously improving an objective function(s) that is dependent on the concept of a closed loop model. In the lecture, examples of various real-time optimization loops from Saudi Aramco fields will be presented to illustrate the above. These optimization loops have different cycle times depending on the process being optimized. To illustrate the concept, actual examples from different fields will be demonstrated.

The one idea that I would like members to take away from the lecture would be the unique definition of Real-time Reservoir Management and RTRM closed loops supported by actual field cases.

For Additional information see technical paper SPE-111717

Saeed M. Al-Mubarak

Saeed M. Al-Mubarak is a supervisor on Haradh oilfield in the Southern part of Ghawar in Saudi Arabia, and a specialist in real-time reservoir management (RTRM), intelligent fields, and advanced completions. He has been involved in the development, the design, and implementation of intelligent fields and various advanced well completion systems. He has more than 15 years\' petroleum industry experience, and has written or co-written several technical internal and international publications. He led many technical discussions, and gave several presentations and keynote speeches in events around the world. In 2009, he received the Middle East Regional Service Award for Management and Information. He has been lately nominated as a finalist in the 2009 World Oil award in the "Innovator Thinkers" category.  Al-Mubarak received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

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