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Student: Victor Pugliese

R#: 11492336
Course: Reservoir Engineering (PETR 3306)
Homework #4

1. A pressure drawdown test was conducted on the discovery well in a new reservoir to estimate
the drainage volume of the reservoir. The well was flowed at a constant rate of 125 STB/day.
The bottom-hole pressure data, as well as other rock and fluid property data, follow. What
are the drainage volume of the well and the average permeability of the drainage volume?
And what is the skin factor? The initial reservoir pressure was 3900 psia.
= + + +
= 0.8(10 106 1 ) + 0.2(3 106 1 ) + 4 106 1 = 12.6 106 1
t_eia

The slope of the linear part of the plot can be estimated by,
@=10 @=1 3583 3639
= = = 56
log 10 log 1 1

The average permeability can be estimated with;



162.6 [ ] [] []

[] =

[ ] []

162.6 125 1.1 1
= = 18
56 22

Using @=1 for computing the skin factor, we have:


@=1
= 1.151 ( log + 3.23)
[] [ 1 ]2 []
First, we need to calculated the total compressibility factor.
= + + +
= 0.8(10 106 1 ) + 0.2(3 106 1 ) + 4 106 1 = 12.6 106 1
Then,
3639 3900 18
= 1.151 ( log + 3.23)
56 0.2 1 12.6 106 0.332

= 0.074

In order to find the well drainage area, we need to know when the wellbore production feel the
effect of the boundary.
For the plot above, = 30.

Now, we need to plot the pseudo-steady state in a Cartesian plot.


The slope of the plot above is = 0.38 .

The well drainage area is,



0.23396 [ ] [ ] 0.23396 125 1.1

[ 2 ] = =
12.6 106 22 (0.38)
[ 1 ][] [ ]

= 305398.914 2
2. The first oil well in a new reservoir was flowed at a constant flow rate of 195 STB/day until
a cumulative volume of 361 STB had been produced. After this production period, the well
was shut in and the bottom-hole pressure monitored for several hours. The flowing pressure
just as the well was being shut in was 1790 psia. For the data that follow, calculate the
formation permeability, skin factor and the initial reservoir pressure.

First, we need to know the total production time.


[] 361
= = = 1.85 = 44.43

[ ] 195

The equation that describes the build test is

162.6 [ ] [ ] [] +

= log
[][]
The slope of the red line can be estimated as:
3400 3320
= = 80
log 10 log 1
The average permeability is,

162.6 [ ] [ ] [] 162.6 195 2.15 1

[] = = = 37
[] 80 23
The skin factor can be approximated by the following equation,
@=1 @=0
= 1.151 ( log + 3.23)
[] [ 1 ]2 []
But first, we need the Pressure at = 1.
+
= 45.43 @=1 = 3280

Then,
3280 1790 37
= 1.151 ( log + 3.23)
80 0.115 1 1(105 ) 0.332
= 13.4
+
The initial reservoir pressure is obtain assuming that . The ratio 1. Extrapolating

the straight line, the initial reservoir pressure is approximated.


= 3400