The performance of complex-structure fractured reservoirs considering natural and induced matrix block size, shape, and distribution


Al-Rbeawi S.

JOURNAL OF NATURAL GAS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, vol.81, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103400
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NATURAL GAS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • Keywords: Unconventional resources, Fractured reservoirs, Reservoir modeling and simulation, Reservoir performance, PRESSURE TRANSIENT ANALYSIS, FLOW REGIMES, PERMEABILITY, WELLS

Abstract

This paper introduces an analytical approach for the performance of the fractured reservoir considering the impact of the matrix block size, shape, and distribution. The objective is better understanding the roles of the variable interporosity flow systems, fracture flowing systems, and reservoir matrix heterogeneity in the responses of the wellbore pressure drop, flow rate, cumulative production, and productivity index. This understanding could help to eliminate the uncertainties and increase the accuracy in characterizing the conventional and unconventional reservoirs where very complex structures of a significant disorder in the matrix block size, shape and distribution could be existed in the porous media.