StatoilHydro, Schlumberger R&D reaches the reservoir

StatoilHydro and Schlumberger Information Solutions have released the results of a two-year joint research and development program to optimize production.

Offshore staff

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands --StatoilHydro and Schlumberger Information Solutions have released the results of a two-year joint research and development program to optimize production.

The due have developed and tested technologies and methods to optimize StatoilHydro's Water Alternating Gas (WAG) process. Integrating Schlumberger technology optimized the process with respect to reservoir and surface constraints and commercial objectives. The resulting process incorporated real-time data and third party technologies to give a WAG schedule that can optimize production, Schlumberger says.

"The technologies and workflows developed through our collaboration on this initial project have the potential to allow optimization beyond WAG processes to control and optimize a number of production management systems," said Astrid Jørgenvåg, vice president Research and Development, Increased Oil Recovery, StatoilHydro. "We are encouraged by work on the project thus far and look forward to promising results. Many of our fields use WAG processes to enhance recovery, and we expect material production increases from implementing similar work processes on other fields going forward."

"This success represents a key milestone in achieving the ambitions of our collaboration with StatoilHydro. The joint pilot project delivers a material solution towards the realization of the digital oil field," said Olivier Le Peuch, president, SIS. 02/27/2008

02/27/2008

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