Enhanced oil & gas recovery requires a better reservoir description for optimizing the production. In this context, IFP Energies nouvelles makes its knowledge and know-how in the field of enhanced recovery available to its customers, in particular for the study of certain reservoirs where characterization and monitoring are especially complex.
Thanks to the data gathered on these fields, the partner operator enjoys privileged access to IFPEN's latest results, before they are made available on the market.
FracaFlow™ is the new generation software for fracture modeling. Based on OpenFlow platform, it enables geologists and reservoir engineers to predict the distribution of networks of fractures and take them into account in the dynamic model of a reservoir. It is used in particular to determine the fracture equivalent permeability from analysis and modelling of the network of fractures.
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PumaFlow™ is IFPEN's new generation reservoir simulator featuring rigorous physical formulations, high performance computing, brand-new user-oriented interface and work environment. Based on OpenFlow platform, it can be used for optimizing production and improving recovery of oil and gas fields and includes advanced physics for EOR processes for both sandstone and fractured carbonate reservoirs (double media option).
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In addition to state-of-the-art Uncertainties Management solution, CougarFlow™ offers a unique solution to speed up the history matching process and improve the quality of production forecasts. CougarFlow™ brings great added value when incomes to preparing and understanding reservoir simulation models before performing Assisted History Matching. Qualitative and quantitative Sensitivity Analysis for the entire life-cycle of the reservoir can be performed so that geologists and engineers better understand the encountered geology and physics at any stage of the field development. Once the history match has been achieved, CougarFlow™ can be used to identify influential parameters on Production Forecasts. Risk analysis can be performed through Monte Carlo sampling of the response surface.
CougarFlow™ ensures great flexibility in the choice of uncertain parameters that can be selected in any step of the geology, fluid flow simulation and economic workflow, such as:
• Geological/engineering parameters
• Field development parameters
• Economic and financial variables.
In order to determine probabilistic distribution of production forecasts.
Moreover CougarFlow methodologies and tools are continuously improved through the results of different R&D projects.
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CobraFlow™ is dedicated to the static property modeling and upscaling. It offers both new and experienced geologists solutions to define the best static reservoir model. Working under Windows and Linux operating systems, all the modeling is done through the very user friendly interface of the OpenFlowSuite Platform. An integrated approach is made possible by linking CobraFlow to PumaFlow, CougarFlow, enabling you to test the sensibility of the geological uncertainties.
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Darcylog is a tool that measures the permeability of the cuttings recovered at the well-head. Darcylog is marketed by CYDAREX.
Radiagreen® is a line of chemicals developed in partnership with the chemical company. These products, derived from biomass, are naturally nontoxic and rapidly biodegradable. They are used in drilling and production to minimize damage to reservoirs and allow the rapid bringing in of a well by injection. Radiagreen® is marketed by Oleon.
Stargel is a line of microgels developed in partnership with SEPPIC, a chemical company. These products are dedicated to water shut off, sand control and conformance control applications with excellent tolerance to high temperature, salinity and environmental constraints. The technology has been validated through the Stargel JIP sponsored by GDF, NEXEN, STATOIL-HYDRO and TOTAL and is currently marketed by SEPPIC and LIPESA.
The Chemical EOR Alliance: IFPEN / SOLVAY / Beicip Franlab joined offer
Solvay, Beicip Franlab and IFPEN launch a joint services and consulting offer targeting chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery activities for the petroleum industry. The objective is to offer oil companies solutions adapted to different operating conditions so as to maximize the oil production from reservoirs. For a large number of oil fields, this innovative approach could increase average oil extraction rates by 20%, currently estimated at 35%.
This new service range will help operators' efficiency in the development of their Enhanced Oil Recovery activities through a series of flexible solutions in different phases:
* Analysis of historical reservoir production data and proposing solutions;
* Laboratory development of chemical formulations optimized to meet oil field conditions;
* Development and optimization of demonstration pilots and implementation on field scale via simulation and monitoring tools;
* Assistance for pilot implementation and development through the operational phase;
* Large-scale supply of the chemical solutions defined.
For further information:
>> Brochure: "Integrated chemical EOR solutions delivered from the lab to the field" (PDF - 1.7 Mo)
>> Chemical EOR Alliance website: http://ceor-alliance.com
IFPEN organizes and coordinates collaborative research projects bringing together several industrial partners who jointly fund a program designed to solve a given problem. This formula means that the financial risks can be shared upstream and the research results downstream.
CATS 2 - Cellular Automata for Turbidite Systems.
PDF - 1.0 Mo)
PASICAM - Petroacoustic Signature of Carbonate Rocks Microstructure.
PDF - 760 Ko)
MC3 - Advanced methods for integrated reservoir studies.
PDF - 850 Ko)
FRACA-HM - Calibration of Faulted and Fractured Reservoir Models.
PDF - 675 Ko)
COUGAR IV - Characterization of uncertainty in geoscience and reservoir modeling.
PDF - 1.5 Mo)
DOLPHIN - Impact of Chemical EOR on Water Management.
PDF - 1.9 Mo)
MAGIC - Multi-Angle Inversion and Geomechanical Interpretation of Converted Waves.
PDF - 1.9 Mo)
The final reports of completed JIP projects are still available.
PDF - 320 Ko)