Integrated reservoir study of the Monument Northwest field: a waterflood performance evaluation
An integrated full-field study was conducted on the Monument Northwest field
located in Kansas. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility and
profitability of a waterflood using numerical simulation. Outlined in this thesis is a
methodology for a deterministic approach. The data history of the wells in the field
beginning from spud date were gathered and analyzed into information necessary for
building an upscaled reservoir model of the field. Means of increasing production and
recovery from the field via a waterflood was implemented.
Usually, at the time of such a redevelopment plan or scheme to improve field
performance, a tangible amount of information about the reservoir is already known.
Therefore it is very useful incorporating knowledge about the field in predicting future
behavior of the field under certain conditions. The need for an integrated reservoir study
cannot be over-emphasized. Information known about the reservoir from different
segments of the field exploration and production are coupled and harnessed into
developing a representative 3D reservoir model of the field.
An integrated approach is used in developing a 3D reservoir model of the
Monument Northwest field and a waterflood is evaluated and analyzed by a simulation of the reservoir model. From the results of the reservoir simulation it was concluded that
the waterflood project for the Monument Northwest field is a viable and economic
Advisor:Schechter, David S.; Wattenbarger, Robert; Wayne, Ahr
School:Texas A&M University
School Location:USA - Texas
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:integrated reservoir modeling
Date of Publication:12/01/2007