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Three-Dimensional Modeling Techniques in the Analysis of a Mature Steam Drive

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Ramsay A. Barrett
Ramsay A. Barrett
Mobil New Exploration Ventures Company Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
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Jeffery Bailey
Jeffery Bailey
Mobil Exploration & Producing U.S. Inc. Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
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Published:
January 01, 1992

Abstract

The analysis of a mature steamflood in the South Belridge field was made possible due to an infill drilling program that provided detailed data from the reservoir. Conventional well log and temperature log data were used to build 3-D models of the sand-shale geometries and temperature structure over the entire reservoir thickness, and oil saturation maps for 14 sands within the reservoir. Graphic visualization of these models allowed insight as to the sand-shale geometry, thermal architecture, and steam-chest development in this steamflood. Volume analysis matched historical production data. Changes in operating policy based on the results of this analysis improved ultimate recovery along with operating efficiency.

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Computer Applications

Computer Modeling of Geologic Surfaces and Volumes

David E. Hamilton
David E. Hamilton
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Thomas A. Jones
Thomas A. Jones
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
1
ISBN electronic:
9781629811055
Publication date:
January 01, 1992

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