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Production Optimization by Nodal Analysis

Ali Altam, Rami Ali (2015) Production Optimization by Nodal Analysis. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Submitted)

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As gas field development is a costly business, it is important to ensure that each component in the production system (from the dwonhole completion all the way to the separator) is functioning to its best utilization. The goal of field optimization is to establish the ranges of operating parameters that will ensure then and help achieving the operator’s objective, such as maximizing the production rate of the entire field. This rate is sustainable for the conditions established by the system components (tubing, pipeline, choke, etc.), reservoir pressure, and separator pressure. Nodal Analysis provides a sound method to aid the decision making process for optimization. This project presents the results of a study conducted on the ‘X’ gas field which is producing with two wells. First step was optimizing tubing size for each well. Then a field wide network model was constructed to include the wells and surface facilities. Predictive simulation was run at the network, considering three cases. There are: i) base case, ii) installing surface compressor, iii) drilling a new well. The comparative analysis shows that case 3 is the optimum production strategy for the ‘X’ gas field which provide an increment by around 14% in gas recovery, compared to the base case.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Petroleum Geosciences - Petrophysics - Petrophysical data acquisition
Subject: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 09:06
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:35
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/16846

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