Analysis of reserves enhancement in petroleum reservoirs with horizontal and multi-lateral wells

Stephen R. Dittoe, Albertus Retnanto, Michael J. Economides

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Abstract

Horizontal and multi-lateral wells have emerged as a new means, alternative to vertical wells, for optimal reservoir exploitation. The selection of the proper well configuration is essential for maximizing well productivity. The vertical-to-horizontal permeability anisotropy is a crucial variable in deciding which configuration can provide the best performance. This paper presents an economic assessment of horizontal and multi-lateral wells in permeability-anisotropic reservoirs. Using a semi-analytical simulation model, this work investigates the incremental changes in probable reserves and the incremental net present values for horizontal and multilateral wells, in comparison to vertical wells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfit Through Synergy
Editors Anon
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Pages115-123
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 2nd International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology - Calgary, Alberta, Can
Duration: 18 Nov 199620 Nov 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 2nd International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology
CityCalgary, Alberta, Can
Period18/11/9620/11/96

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Petroleum reservoirs
Anisotropy
Productivity
Economics

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  • Engineering(all)

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Dittoe, S. R., Retnanto, A., & Economides, M. J. (1996). Analysis of reserves enhancement in petroleum reservoirs with horizontal and multi-lateral wells. In Anon (Ed.), Profit Through Synergy (pp. 115-123). Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Analysis of reserves enhancement in petroleum reservoirs with horizontal and multi-lateral wells. / Dittoe, Stephen R.; Retnanto, Albertus; Economides, Michael J.

Profit Through Synergy. ed. / Anon. Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), 1996. p. 115-123.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dittoe, SR, Retnanto, A & Economides, MJ 1996, Analysis of reserves enhancement in petroleum reservoirs with horizontal and multi-lateral wells. in Anon (ed.), Profit Through Synergy. Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), pp. 115-123, Proceedings of the 1996 2nd International Conference on Horizontal Well Technology, Calgary, Alberta, Can, 18/11/96.
Dittoe SR, Retnanto A, Economides MJ. Analysis of reserves enhancement in petroleum reservoirs with horizontal and multi-lateral wells. In Anon, editor, Profit Through Synergy. Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). 1996. p. 115-123
Dittoe, Stephen R. ; Retnanto, Albertus ; Economides, Michael J. / Analysis of reserves enhancement in petroleum reservoirs with horizontal and multi-lateral wells. Profit Through Synergy. editor / Anon. Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), 1996. pp. 115-123
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