IN A LARGE RESERVOIR BY INTEGRATING CONCEPTS IN PETROLEUM SYSTEMS, RESERVOIR
FLUID GEODYNAMICS AND STRUCTURAL GEODYNAMICS
There are two identical sessions:
Morning - Tuesday, August 27th, 8:00am – 8:40am US Central Time
Evening - Tuesday, August 27th, 5:00pm – 5:40pm US Central Time
Speaker Bio: Dr. Oliver C. Mullins is a Schlumberger Fellow and member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He led the inception and development of Downhole Fluid Analysis (DFA) in well logging. Dr. Mullins also leads an active research group in petroleum science leading to the Yen-Mullins model of asphaltenes and the FloryHuggins-Zuo Equation of State. He is leading a newly codified discipline, “reservoir fluid geodynamics” (RFG) utilizing DFA and asphaltene science for novel reservoir evaluation. RFG accounts for processes dictating fluid and tar distributions in oilfield reservoirs and is the subject of his latest book to be released in the fall, 2019. He has won several awards including the George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, the SPWLA Gold Medal for Technical Achievement and an SPE Regional Formation Evaluation Award. He has been Distinguished Lecturer 7 times for SPWLA and SPE (currently for SPE). He authored the award-winning book on DFA, coedited 3 books and coauthored 14 chapters on asphaltenes and related topics. He has coauthored 280 publications, ~½ on petroleum science, ~½ on oilfield applications, and has coinvented 127 allowed US patents. He has accumulated ~19,000 citations on Google Scholar to his work. He is Fellow of two professional societies and is Adjunct Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University.
Ivar Aasen reservoir on the continental shelf of Norway is laterally extensive
(>10km) and has major reservoir sections that are characterized by moderate
to poor net to gross. Reservoir connectivity had been one of the most important
reservoir risk factors. Different gas-oil contacts (GOC) in different sections
of the field exacerbated connectivity concerns. A systematic evaluation of all
fluid properties was carried out to address connectivity and other concerns.
This evaluation incorporated charge history, fluid equilibration processes,
biodegradation, and gas evolution with integration of thermodynamics and
geochemistry. These results were also linked with key structural geodynamic
processes confirming the petroleum system context of reservoir charge.
Different GOCs are a natural consequence of charge into a connected reservoir.
The key conclusion of good connectivity across almost the entire reservoir has
been confirmed in two years of production. This textbook reservoir case study
is relatively simple to understand and provides a systematic framework for
evaluation of any reservoir.
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