E3S Web Conf.
Volume 290, 20212021 3rd International Conference on Geoscience and Environmental Chemistry (ICGEC 2021)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Environmental Energy Protection and Energy-Saving Sustainability|
|Published online||14 July 2021|
A New Method to Determine the Lower Limit of Reservoir Physical Properties—Corrected Minimum Flow Pore-throat Radius Method
1 State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and Prospecting, China University of Petroleum Beijing, Beijing, China
2 School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum Beijing, Beijing, China
* Corresponding author e-mail: email@example.com
The lower limit of reservoir physical properties is an important parameter for identifying reservoirs and determining effective thickness in reserves evaluation, and is also an important basis for selecting perforated test intervals in oilfield exploration and development. There are many methods to determine the lower limit of reservoir physical properties, and the minimum flow pore throat radius method is one of the commonly used methods. The method uses 0.1μm as the minimum flow pore-throat radius, and uses this to calibrate the lower limit of reservoir physical properties. However, according to the water film theory, the minimum radius of the reservoir's flowing pore throat is not a definite value, but varies with the displacement dynamics. Therefore, there is no exact basis for using 0.1μm as the minimum flow pore-throat radius, so it needs to be corrected. To this end, a new method for determining the lower limit of reservoir physical properties—the corrected minimum flow pore-throat radius method is proposed. The correction method comprehensively considers the factors of oil and gas accumulation dynamics, and determines the lower limit of reservoir physical properties by obtaining the minimum flow pore-throat radius value suitable for oil and gas accumulation dynamics. A case study of Chang 63 reservoir in A Oilfield shows that the minimum flow pore radius of oil and gas determined by the correction method is 0.08 μm, and the lower limit of reservoir physical properties (porosity 9.1%, permeability 0.117 × 10-3 μm2). The traditional method has a minimum flow pore-throat radius of 0.1 μm and a lower limit of reservoir physical properties (porosity of 9.8% and permeability of 0.133 × 10-3 μm2). Due to full consideration of the impact of oil and gas accumulation dynamics, the minimum flow pore-throat radius determined by the correction method is more reliable than the traditional method, and the lower limit of the reservoir physical property calibrated by it has practical significance.
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