The Flow Units Study Based on Reservoir Architecture
In the case of Fourth Member of Quantou Formation (K1q4) in Well X5-16 of Fuyu Oilfield, it integrates the theory of reservoir architecture and methodology for flow-unit analysis to characterize the architectural units and their permeable features in reservoirs. As the research found, point bars are very developed in low-sinuosity meandering distributary channels. Therefore, parameter modeling for reservoirs, confined by reservoir architecture is firstly constructed from empirical formulas and integrating the data from closely-spaced wells in dense pattern area. At this basis, clustering analysis with optimized reservoir parameters help demarcate the classification of flow units and further the Kriging interpolation method is introduced for interwell flow unit prediction. Besides, the study also illustrates the relationship between the lateral accretion and the flow unit. Finally, the research achievements were confirmed by successfully matching the production data, so as to predict how the remaining oil distributes, or to adjust the development plan, as well as enhance the oil recovery.
Qunjie Xu, Honghua Ge and Junxi Zhang
C. J. Feng et al., "The Flow Units Study Based on Reservoir Architecture", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 361-363, pp. 66-69, 2012