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August 2019 Joint SPE - EA Technical Luncheon

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Event Date 22nd Aug 2019
Time 12.00pm for 12.30pm start
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes
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Closing Date 21st Aug 2019
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August 2019 Joint SPE-EA Technical Luncheon invitation

This paper investigates the use of integrated production models to apply a consistent and repeatable approach to assess petroleum production network efficiency and aid production system optimisation. Assessing network efficiency in the manner detailed in this paper allows petroleum professionals to define a maximum network production through the analysis of the pressure drop within a network. This is achieved by comparing the system base production to a simulation of theoretical wellhead water separation (for all inflows), larger diameters of all surface pipelines (double the diameter is used as a maximum case) and a combination of the two using integrated production modelling (IPM). The combination of water separation and larger diameter of all the pipelines represented the maximum network production possible for tangible projects. This allowed the definition of network efficiency value of a petroleum production system on a scale of 0% to 100%. At a screening level, the lower the Network Efficiency Metric (NEM) the greater the likelihood of an optimisation opportunity, prompting additional assessment of special cases. This method was applied to a network of 40 wells using IPM, and NEM values of 95.9% (water separation), 94.6% (double pipeline diameter) and 83.5% (combined) were obtained. These values of network efficiency also corresponded to incremental reserve difference of 4.3, 5.8 and 20.1 Bscf, respectively. The NEM was a crucial component of the screening process and demonstrated an alternative and efficient method for the identification of optimisation projects, which increased production and reserves.

David Marques is a Petroleum Engineer and graduated from the Universidad Central de Venezuela with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Australia. He has worked for Santos Ltd for seven years as the Nodal Analysis Competency Lead. Currently, as a Staff Network Modeller, Marques is responsible for network and surface production optimisation in the Cooper Basin. During his time in Santos, Marques also took the lead in developing the production network models for all the areas. He currently provides network modelling training/support within the company. Before joining Santos, David worked for different companies as a consultant for production optimisation in various countries: Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Australia, among others. David is also an author of the SPE paper ‘Best Practice and Lessons Learned for the Development and Calibration of Integrated Production Models for the Cooper Basin Australia’. Member: SPE.

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