AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO QUANTIFIED FLUID LOSS FROM THE SUBSURFACE TO WELLHEAD TO LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT - HOW IT ALL COMES TOGETHER
Seminar Date: Jan 01 1970
Registration Opens: Jan 01 1970 - Jan 01 1970
Time: 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM (US CDT)
Admission/Registration Link: None
Meeting/Webinar Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3437776353777850895
Contact: Bernd Ruehlicke (President, SPWLA Houston Chapter)
For Student: $10
For Member: $15
For Non-member: $15
Subsurface scientists are often focused on the understanding and modelling of quantitative solutions derived from laboratory-based measurements that are then utilized to constrain the in-situ rock and fluid properties. From these constraints to then predict the hydrocarbon production performance for a given stratigraphic play opportunity. Making the leap between the laboratory-based measurements to the subsurface and wellhead requires quantification of fluids lost from the bulk volume to better represent accurate fluid-filled storage volumes. In a Delaware basin case study, geochemical, geological, petrophysical and engineering-based tools are implemented in a combined workflow to present an integrated approach to volumetric assessment. Through a defined combination of rock and fluid property measurements, we share a workflow that allows the link between laboratory-based properties to be better understood and integrated with wellhead fluid property results. Therefore, allowing us to physically correct the bulk volume water and hydrocarbon results and demonstrate the impact to a wireline calibrated model. The workflow also allows the identification of the fluid phase loss across the environments to better understand the inherent mobility or lack of mobility of a given rock sample with the fluid contained within it. Expanding our ability, through the integrated rock and fluid approach, to measure, understand, correct, and adjust our perspective and interpretation of the water versus hydrocarbon filled volumetrics leads to impact in business decisions across the exploration to production lifecycle. The workflow is applicable in both the unconventional and conventional applications of play type definitions and allows the link amongst the geoscientific disciplines to be demonstrated in the case study example.
Stephanie Perry is originally from upstate New York. She completed a dual BSc in Geology and Psychology in 2004 at Union College, Schenectady, New York; an MSc in Earth Sciences at SUNY Albany, New York, in 2006; and PhD in Geology at Syracuse University in 2014. Stephanie has worked in the oil and gas industry for >11 years in exploration, development, and production. She has worked onshore and offshore opportunities spanning roles from a geologist to a geophysicist to specialization in petrophysics. She formerly worked with operators including ExxonMobil and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. She currently works for GeoMark Research Inc. as the chief petrophysical advisor.