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Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology

Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7463

+44 7480022449

James McLean Somerville

Research Centre and Themes Energy Academy, UK

Publications
  • Research Article   
    Predicting Performance Of High Deliverability Horizontal Gas Wells And Control Of Water Cresting In Tertiary Sands East Africa
    Author(s): John Michael Tesha, Ferney Moreno, James McLean Somerville* and Saood Qaseem

    The field-A1 is an offshore gas field located about 56 km from the coast of East Africa with the water depth of 1153 m. The permeability distribution varies across different layers with an overall permeability of 680 m and porosity distribution for the reservoir field-A1 varies 0.21-023. The reservoir thickness also varies up to 50 m thick. This research work identifies parameters that will contribute to the impact of water coning. Simulation sensitivities are run to observe the effect of water coning/cresting in horizontal gas wells and predicting the performance of these wells using Petrel simulator. Results have shown that put horizontal well in East-west will have early water breakthrough and not recommended due to the impact of edge aquifer due to less recovery compared to north-south and original wells orientation (northwest-southeast). The varying height of perforation and stan.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2157-7463.19.10.394

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