UK, NL Work on Reservoir Recovery
UK upstream regulator Oil & Gas Authority (OGA) and Dutch state producer EBN are jointly soliciting applications from science undergraduates keen to examine oil and gas reservoir performance, they said January 21. The aim is to find a way to predict recovery rates better.
The selected pair will use regression analysis to examine existing OGA and EBN data sets from reservoirs in the Southern North Sea area of the Netherlands and create easily-updatable benchmarking that will allow a quick assessment of fields’ ultimate recovery factor without using reservoir modelling and simulation.
Benchmarking asset performance data, including field recovery factor, is one of the four core elements of the OGA’s Asset Stewardship Strategy, and this work will build on previous recovery factor benchmarking studies from both OGA and EBN.
It is estimated that the study should be completed in around three months and it will be peer reviewed by OGA and EBN senior reservoir engineers and lecturers from the students’ respective universities.