Considerations on Pre-Production of Injection Wells

Tyumen State University Herald. Physical and Mathematical Modeling. Oil, Gas, Energy


2018, Vol. 4. №2

Considerations on Pre-Production of Injection Wells

For citation: Sokolov S. V. 2018. “Considerations on Pre-Production of Injection Wells”. Tyumen State University Herald. Physical and Mathematical Modeling. Oil, Gas, Energy, vol. 4, no 2, pp. 83-93. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7978-2018-4-2-83-93

About the author:

Sergey V. Sokolov, Cand. Sci. (Tech.), Senior Expert, Tyumen Petroleum Research Center;


One of the main drawbacks of a classical material balance model, applied in the analysis of oil reservoir development, is a single pressure in all elements of the reservoir system. This is especially important for reservoirs with bottom water, with active aquifer zones, as well for waterflooded reservoirs.

This article describes a mathematical model that includes three functional elements of a reservoir system (zone) with individual reservoir pressure maintained in each element. The model balance equations predict the behavior of a reservoir system for a given flow and reservoir properties; it can also solve an inverse problem.

The actual reservoir development parameters allows restoring the elastic capacity of the zones, as well as flow conductivities between these zones. The presented model predicts a reservoir’s engineering parameters for various producer-to-injector ratios. A retrospective analysis has shown a recommended development strategy for the reservoir development (from the very beginning).


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