Optimizing oil and gas production by intelligent technology

D. Zhu, Kenji Furui

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Abstract

Intelligent completion technology, namely permanent downhole monitoring and flow control devices that allow continuous monitoring and control of well flowing system, has become more and more popular today in oil and gas wells to assist well and reservoir performance management. The applications of intelligent well today are much beyond the original vision of the technology that measurement and control become possible without intervention and their associated costs by installing permanent downhole monitoring and flow control devices connected to the surface. In addition to these advantages, the technology has been used to optimize gas lift and ESP systems, sand control, formation damage control, water breakthrough, gas coning problems, and crossflow eliminations. This paper summarizes the current available intelligent technology, describes the production optimization workflow process from data acquisition to optimization and control, and focuses on a discussion of the effective approach of deploying the technology for different types of well completions and drainage volume characteristics. The majority of previous publications on intelligent completion technology have been in two areas: (1) identification of well production problems; and (2) control of the well flowing system to meet operational constraints and limits and/or improve existing well performance to higher levels. Many field examples showed that the monitoring function and the control function of intelligent completions have been applied independently. The efficiency of the integrated system could be greatly improved if monitoring and control systems are interactively integrated. Monitoring can directly guide control schemes and validate the results of their executions. The examples in the paper show that with simple interpretation of monitored data, control of well operation can be less time consuming and more effective. Likewise, downhole monitoring needs to be used with control systems so that the problems identified by monitoring systems can be treated accordingly. The approaches presented in the paper will help to maximize the value of intelligent completion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Pages984-988
Number of pages5
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2006 Sep 242006 Sep 27

Other

OtherSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period06/9/2406/9/27

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gas production
oil production
monitoring
Monitoring
Gases
flow control
monitoring system
control system
Flow control
well
well completion
oil well
gas well
gas
data acquisition
Gas lifts
Control systems
Oils
Well completion
drainage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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Zhu, D., & Furui, K. (2006). Optimizing oil and gas production by intelligent technology. In Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (Vol. 2, pp. 984-988)

Optimizing oil and gas production by intelligent technology. / Zhu, D.; Furui, Kenji.

Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Vol. 2 2006. p. 984-988.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhu, D & Furui, K 2006, Optimizing oil and gas production by intelligent technology. in Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. vol. 2, pp. 984-988, SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2006: Focus on the Future, San Antonio, TX, United States, 06/9/24.
Zhu D, Furui K. Optimizing oil and gas production by intelligent technology. In Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Vol. 2. 2006. p. 984-988
Zhu, D. ; Furui, Kenji. / Optimizing oil and gas production by intelligent technology. Proceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Vol. 2 2006. pp. 984-988
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