Dynamic Material Balance Study of Gas Reservoir Using Production Data: A Case Study of New Gas Sand of Kailashtila Gas Field
International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages: 38-44
Received: Jun. 20, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 18, 2016; Published: Aug. 6, 2016
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Authors
Istiak Hussain, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh
A. T. M. Shahidul Huqe Muzemder, Department of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Hasan Mahmud, Planning and Development Division, Sylhet Gas Fields Limited, Sylhet, Bangladesh
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Abstract
The material balance is one of the fundamental practice in reservoir engineering and is considered as a reliable estimation of hydrocarbons-in-place. A good knowledge of average reservoir pressure is essential to determine original gas-in-place. To have such reservoir pressure, the well needs to be shut-in for few days to months, resulting in loss of production. In the current economic environment, this production loss is often unexpected. In a previous study, Matter and McNeil showed that material balance calculation could be done without shut-in well, which uses flowing well pressure instead of static pressure and constant flow rates. However, a constant production rate for an extended period of time is very challenging production criterion for the majority gas fields. The dynamic material balance is an extension of the flowing material balance that allows either constant or variable flow rate. This study describes the practical application of a method known as Dynamic Material Balance for average reservoir pressure determination using flowing pressures and variable production rates and thus to estimate the original gas-in-place of new gas sand of Kailashtila Gas Field. The main purpose of this study is to apply the method in field cases and to make a comparison with other standard methods of reserve estimation such as volumetric, type curve analysis to see the result and validate the efficiency of its application. These comparisons show a fairly good agreement in gas in place obtained from the dynamic material balance method and that of type curve analysis in this field.
Keywords
Dynamic Material Balance, Flowing Pressure, Average Reservoir Pressure, Original Gas-in-Place, Kailashtila Gas Field
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Istiak Hussain, A. T. M. Shahidul Huqe Muzemder, Hasan Mahmud, Dynamic Material Balance Study of Gas Reservoir Using Production Data: A Case Study of New Gas Sand of Kailashtila Gas Field, International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp. 38-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ogce.20160404.11
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