October 2013
Features

Intelligent tracers quantify in-flow characteristics in multi-zone horizontal wells

Crude oil producers are responding to the reservoir management challenges of multi-zone horizontal wells with intelligent tracers that quantify inflow distribution on a zone-by-zone basis. The inflow distribution analysis from a recent well, equipped with RESMAN RES-OIL intelligent tracers, shows that about half of the total inflow came from only two segments (7 and 8) of a 9-zone well, Fig. 1. RESMAN data also identified two low-producing zones (4 and 5), accounting for only 3% of total inflow. The operator was expecting a more even inflow distribution, and used this knowledge to reassess the reservoir drainage properties and adjust drilling and completion strategy for future wells in the field.

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