E&P companies are increasingly making better investment decisions for field development by using reservoir simulation. These built-for-purpose models help you devise development or operational strategies to maximize recovery and profit.
Your objective may be to develop behind-pipe reserves, identify infill drilling opportunities, optimize a pressure maintenance program or determine efficient well spacing. Or you may have other goals, such as evaluating changes to processing facilities or improving gas-storage operations. Whatever the case, reviewing model runs leads to better decisions by helping predict complex reservoir behavior and field performance under various drilling and operating scenarios.
The Utility of the Simulation Tool
A reservoir simulation model is a tool that helps E&P companies make informed business decisions regarding oil and gas reserves estimates, reservoir management, reservoir performance, process design and strategic planning. Nearly every type of field-production scenario can be modeled. Ryder Scott constructs and executes models to predict the performance of straight, horizontal and directional wells, well patterns, sectors of fields, entire fields and wellbore tubulars linked to the surface. No other tool can capture the many facets of reservoir behavior affected by heterogeneity, well interference, material balance and wellbore dynamics.
Reservoir Simulations from Ryder Scott
Ryder Scott examines major field assets for proper deployment of numerical simulation techniques. Through scoping studies, the firm reviews portfolios to determine where simulation is essential for future development or divestiture. Ryder Scott also recommends and uses other evaluation techniques in cases where simulation may not be a logical, cost-efficient tool of choice. For existing or proposed projects, the firm conducts reviews to prioritize technical expenditures to ensure maximum benefit and return on assets.
Clients using Ryder Scott reservoir models avoid over-development and over-drilling. They put their projects on the fast track, capture more reserves per well, increase field efficiency, boost ultimate recoveries and improve overall economics.
- Single-well quick-look models
- Integrated full-field studies
- Black oil and compositional formulations
- Detailed geological models for complex fault systems
- Geostatistically derived petrophysical descriptions
- Simulation-driven reserves determination processes