(searched for: Comparative Study of Oil Recovery Factor Determination for Edge and Bottom Water Drive Mechanism Using Water Influx Models)
Published: 2 July 2021
European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research, Volume 6, pp 1-9; doi:10.24018/ejers.2021.6.5.2493
The purpose of this research work is to comparatively study the oil recovery factor from two major aquifer geometry (Bottom and Edge water aquifer) using water aquifer model owing to the fact that most if not every reservoir is bounded by a water aquifer with relative size content (Most Large). These aquifers are pivotal in oil recovery factor (percent%), Cumulative oil produced (MMSTB) as well as overall reservoir performance the methodology utilized in this study involves; Identification of appropriate influx models were utilized for aquifer characterization. The characterizes of the Niger Delta reservoir aquifer considered include aquifer permeability, aquifer porosity etc. Estimation of aquifer properties is achieved by using regressed method in Material Balance Software (MBAL). This approach involves History Matching of average reservoir pressure with computed pressure of the reservoir utilizing production data and PVT data. The computed pressure from model is history matched by regressing most uncertain parameters in aquifer such as aquifer size, permeability, and porosity. Historic production data was imputed into the MBAL Tank Model, the production data was matched with the model simulation by regressing on rock and fluid parameters with high uncertainty. The match parameters were recorded as the base parameter and other sensitivity on aquifer parameters using the Fetkovich model for the bottom and edge water drive. The average percentage increase in oil cumulative volume was 0.40% in fovour of bottom water drive. Further sensitivity on cumulative oil recovered showed the increase in reservoir size with increasing aquifer volumes increases oil production exponentially in bottom water drive whereas edge water drive increased linearly. Aquifer volume, aquifer permeability showed linear relationship with bottom and edge water drive.