Evaluating Water Coning Control for Horizontal Well in Bottom-Water Sandstone Reservoirs by Numerical Method
Horizontal well is the main technology to develop bottom-water sandstone reservoirs. Water coning has a significant influence on development effect, and shut-in coning control is one of coning suppression methods. Based on the geological model of a given oilfield, this paper has made an evaluation of water coning control by numerical simulation. It can be concluded that the method of shut-in coning control is effective for low water cut wells. When shutting in, the lower the water cut is, the greater decline extent of water cut can be obtained and the higher cumulative oil production can be achieved after well reopening. The longer the close time is, the better water coning control effect can be acquired, however it will affect oil production undoubtly. When horizontal well enters into high water cut stage, shut-in coning control not only has almost no effect, but also has a negative impact on the normal oil production.
Jianguo Wu, Jie Yang, Nobukazu Nakagoshi, Xixi Lu and He Xu
R. Wang et al., "Evaluating Water Coning Control for Horizontal Well in Bottom-Water Sandstone Reservoirs by Numerical Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 524-527, pp. 292-296, 2012