Reservoir Engineering Studies
ERCE’s reservoir engineering group combines a wide range of industry techniques and our team’s experience to maximise the use of available data during reservoir engineering studies. We endeavour to present our clients a clear understanding of their assets, while appreciating the limitations and uncertainties involved in the analysis.
Our reservoir engineering group is regularly called upon to complete the following tasks:
- Material Balance
- Multi-Phase Material Balance
- Flowing Material Balance (Rate Transient Analysis)
- Multi-Rate Gas Flow Analysis
- Wellbore Pressure Lift Curve Modelling
- VFP Optimisation (Gas Lift and Pump)
- Inflow Performance Modelling
- Well Flow Analysis
- Analytical Well Test Analysis (Pressure Transient Analysis)
- Decline Curve Analysis
- MDT/RFT & Excess Pressure Analysis
- Production Logging Analysis
- Exploration and volumetric support
- PVT and fluid characterisation
- Relative Permeability and Special Core Analysis
- Micro Sweep Efficiency and Buckley Leverett Modelling
- Saturation Height Modelling
- Advanced Reservoir Modelling
- Multi-Tank Material Balance
- Numerical Well Test Analysis
- Interference Well Test Analysis
- Equation of State and Compositional PVT Modelling
Integrated Model Design
ERCE has a specialised team for integrated oil and gas reservoir modelling and we begin with the end product in mind. We ensure that all key contributors, including geoscientists and petrophysicists, are actively involved throughout the model building process. We consider this essential input, as our modelling projects benefit at each stage from the inputs of different specialties.
3D seismic control of facies distribution is provided, where possible, by our seismic reservoir characterisation group, enabling as much deterministic constraint as possible to be brought to bear during modelling. Where appropriate, a multi-realisation probabilistic approach is adopted to capture the range in reservoir uncertainty. Integration of well test and production data is utilised to make certain that reservoir heterogeneity is modelled at the appropriate scale. By paying close attention to the modelling of the key elements affecting reservoir performance, we make sure that the geomodel allows subsequent dynamic simulation models to accurately reflect reservoir behaviour.
Oil and Gas Reservoir Simulation
ERCE’s reservoir simulation team has decades of experience in auditing and constructing dynamic simulation models. Besides the extensive hands on experience, the team includes PhD specialists with publications on numerical simulation, CO2 sequestration and fracture simulation modelling.
We commercially use several modelling platforms including ECLIPSE, tNavigator and CMG, in addition to a variety of pre and post processing software packages. The team also tests and develops numerous in-house add-ons for multi-realisation runs and live integration between the simulators and the surface network models or other commercial constraints.
ERCE uses the most comprehensive PVT modelling software packages available, with experienced staff in charge of interpreting and integrating the PVT lab experiments and taking the tuned equations all the way through the dynamic modelling.
Our team has successfully built simulations for FDP submissions and for ongoing field operations, in a variety of challenging reservoir types. Examples of our work include:
- Black Oil Simulation Modelling
- Compositional Simulation Modelling
- CO2 Sequestration Simulation Modelling
- Fracture Simulation Modelling
- Multi-Stacked Reservoir Modelling
- Enhanced Recovery Optimisation Modelling
- Multi-Realisation Assisted History Matching
Operational Petroleum Engineering Support
ERCE provides continuous support to clients for routine oil and gas operations. Our services extend to designing, monitoring and live interpretation. Examples of our routine work are:
- Well Test Design and Monitor
- MDT Planning and Live Analysis
- Design PVT Sampling and Lab Experiments
- Production Allocation
- Production Logging Analysis