Interwell Connectivity and Diagnosis Using Correlation of Production and Injection Rate Data in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs

Jerry Jensen (Texas A&M University), Larry W. Lake (Larry_Lake@mail.utexas.edu)

Funding amount: $179,000 for the period of Sept. 2003 - Aug. 2006

This work aims to develop a new approach to evaluating the flow paths between injection and production wells. The procedure will use injection and production rates and target three different production scenarios: fields with wells shut in for extended periods; fields with non-uniform compressibility; and very heterogeneous reservoirs.