Forecasting changes of the wells productive coefficients for the Bashkirian-Serpukhovian deposits in the north of the Perm region

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Around a quarter of oil reserves of the north of Perm region are dedicated to Bashkirian-Serpukhovian carbonate sediments. In oil fields of that region there is a significant change in well flow rates over the time. The authors conducted a study to determine the main causes of flow rate change and well productivities. The paper describes the geological and physical characteristics for the Bashkirian-Serpukhovian deposits in the north of the Perm region. The results of the work of the oil wells are considered when the reservoirs are being depleted and bottom-hole pressure is reducing. With decrease of reservoir pressure of Unvinskoye oil field by 10% comparing to initial value there was a decrease in well oil rates almost twice. It is noted that as the bottom-hole pressure is lowered reaching the gas saturation pressure of the oil wells; the productivity coefficients are significantly reduced from the original values. The degree of the reduction of these coefficients in these conditions increases with the reservoir permeability. Based on this, an equation to predict changes in the oil well productivity index in the region above the gas oil saturation pressure was obtained. Then, we determined coefficients α1 to assess the loss of productivity coefficients below the saturation pressure in the equation of V.D. Lysenko, as well as α2 coefficients to assess the productivity coefficients growth with an increase in bottomhole pressure. The dependencies of the wells productive coefficients on the bottom-hole and reservoir pressures are obtained for the Bashkirian-Serpukhovian deposits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalNeftyanoe khozyaystvo - Oil Industry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

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Deposits
Productivity
Oil wells
Bottom hole pressure
Petroleum reservoirs
Oil fields
Flow rate
Gas oils
Carbonates
Sediments
Gases
Oils

Keywords

  • Bottom-hole pressure
  • Oil reservoir
  • Reservoir pressure
  • Strain
  • The well productivity coefficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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