Oil Well Testing Using Production Logging Tool in Khurmala field in Kurdistan Region-Iraq
Production logging tools (PLTs) in oil and gas industries are used for obtaining fluid types and measuring fluid rates in the borehole for both production and injection wells and to better understand the well productivity or the well injectivity of the interest zones. Additionally, it can be used to detect well problems, such as early water or gas breakthrough, channeling behind casing or tubing, and water or gas coning. The Khurmala field is a big oil field in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. PLTs have been acquired in many of the Khurmala oil wells, and the log records took into consideration the production technique decisions. In this study, results of the PLT log will be discussed in one of the Khurmala oil wells. Owing to the long history of production of oil or gas wells, many problems have been seen, such as coning either water or gas, formation damage, casing corrosion, and well obstruct. This research will evaluate the production profile across the slotted liner interval of (W1) well in the Khurmala oil field in the Iraq-Kurdistan region and detect possible water entry points, verify the distribution and nature of fluids, and estimate fluid segregation after the shut-in period. This was done by applying PLTs and interpreting the data by using Emeraude software.
The performance of each choke size was studied and assessed. It was found that a choke size of 48/64̎gives the best favorable production gas, oil ratio, and profile. Results from the PL survey showed that no water entry was detected across the logged interval. All the water was coming from below a depth of 990 m; most of the hydrocarbons were coming from the slotted interval across 981.8-982.9 m, and the flowing pressure across the logged interval using maximum choke was less than the saturation pressure.
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