Lost Hills Field Trial - Incorporating New Technology for Reservoir Management

J. L. Brink, Tadeusz Patzek, D. B. Silin, E. J. Fielding

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Abstract

This paper will discuss how Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a ChevronTexaco Company (ChevronTexaco), is implementing a field trial that will use research developed software integrated with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) on injection wells, in conjunction with satellite images to measure ground elevation changes, to perform real-time reservoir management in the Lost Hills Field. Implementation of a new software control model to restrict hydrofracture growth in water injection wells is being field tested. 1 Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferograms (InSAR) are being obtained on an approximately 60-day interval to determine subsidence rates and will be used as an input variable for pattern voidage calculations. Incorporating new and innovative technologies is helping ChevronTexaco produce a very unique and challenging diatomite reservoir.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages2645-2655
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Sep 29 2002Oct 2 2002

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2002 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period09/29/0210/2/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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