Hydrodynamic techniques have been used to aid exploration and development for decades. Primarily applied to conventional plays, we have historically pointed their application to reservoirs that could roughly be termed as dynamic (active fluid flow) or static (sluggish to very little fluid flow) and employed somewhat different techniques to further our understanding. In both cases, the techniques required some degree of reservoir permeability and hence pressure continuity. With the focus today on Unconventional (tight to very tight) reservoirs, the basic premise of these techniques no longer apply. Pressure continuity, what’s that?
We use several case studies from the Montney Formation to exemplify how the application of hydrodynamics has evolved as exploration focus moved from Conventional to Deep Basin and Transitional hydrodynamic systems.
Session: Skill Fundamentals 101 and Case Studies Part II, Telus Room 104-105
Presenter(s): Kaush Rakhit
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 4:10pm - 4:35pm