Aramco optimizes reservoir management

Saudi Aramco has developed a new tool to assist planning, development, and management of the company’s fields and reservoirs.

Offshore staff

DHAHRAN, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Aramco has developed a new tool to assist planning, development, and management of the company’s fields and reservoirs.

Reservoir Engineering Integrated Environment (REOnline), developed over two years, provides smart analytics and advanced tracking capabilities to help maximize recovery and reduce development costs of wells and reservoirs.

REOnline is said to leverage advanced analytical capabilities that help Aramco’s engineers digest more data and derive further insight to improve their decision making. Technologies involved include visualization, predictive analytics, big data, and data mining.

At the recent launch eventAramco staged a live demonstration to highlight how the system can be used to create and customize individual profiles and dashboards; perform advanced searches for wells with certain behaviors (i.e. high water-cut or gas-oil ratio); perform analysis on GIS maps (animated bubble maps, interactive IPR calculation, and plotting isobaric reservoir pressure maps); create alerts by capitalizing on smart agents; and to track delivery of any well while identifying bottlenecks at any well delivery stage.

The company plans to extend the capabilities further to integrate additional reservoir engineering processes and expand on the visualization and business intelligence capabilities.

It also aims to provide more advanced analytical solutions, such as water breakthrough detection, injection efficiency, decline curve analysis, and stimulation candidate identification.

04/25/2017

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