%0 Journal Article
%T Optimal developmental and complementary well placement in one of the southwest Iranian oil fields using geostatistical methods and applying objective function
%J Advanced Applied Geology
%I Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
%Z 2251-7057
%A Karimi, Masumeh
%A Mohammad Torab, Farhad
%A Hosein Morshedy, Amin
%D 2021
%\ 07/23/2021
%V 11
%N 2
%P 268-281
%! Optimal developmental and complementary well placement in one of the southwest Iranian oil fields using geostatistical methods and applying objective function
%K Optimal drilling location
%K Geostatistics
%K Petrophysical parameters
%K Developmental wells
%K Complementary wells
%R 10.22055/aag.2020.32055.2068
%X Considering the necessity of recognizing subsurface targets and productive zones and the high cost of drilling operations, especially exploratory drilling and the high risk of exploration for hydrocarbon reservoirs, determining the optimal drilling location of oil and gas wells is important that can have a significant impact on the economics of oil projects. The purpose of this study was to optimally design a suitable site for drilling oil and gas wells in one of the southwestern Iranian hydrocarbon reservoirs using geostatistical methods for detailed exploration and increasing of efficiency. For this purpose, firstly, geostatistical estimation of kriging was used to estimate the petrophysical parameters of this reservoir and the porosity, water saturation and kriging variance of these parameters were calculated in the designed block model. By defining an objective function, modifications of this function were considered to result in maximization of porosity, hydrocarbon saturation and their kriging variance in the blocks located in a vertical direction. Therefore, the optimum drilling point is suggested in the coordinate which maximizes the objective function in this orthogonal direction. For this purpose, considering two different approaches, 5 optimal drilling locations for developmental wells and 5 optimal drilling locations for complementary wells were proposed in order of drilling priority. Estimates have shown that drilling of developmental wells can increase in-situ hydrocarbon reserve by 26.3% and drilling of complementary wells can reduce the variance and estimation error of porosity by 10% and 10.4%, respectively and those of water saturation by 8.3% and 2.9%, respectively.
%U https://aag.scu.ac.ir/article_15862_10572067694f46fd30f11043f8baa43a.pdf