Case study of estimating gas loss from a producing well blowout

Bieng-Zih Hsieh, Ta Lin Chen, Chi Chung Tseng, George V. Chilingar, Zsay Shing Lin

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to estimate gas loss from a production blowout of well K-140 in a gas field in Taiwan. Two approaches can be successfully used to estimate gas loss: (1) analysis of the p/z plot, based on the gas material balance equation, and (2) study of pressure history matching of reservoir simulation. In the analysis of the p/z plot, the gas loss from well K-140 is estimated by analyzing the differences between the pressure prior and subsequent to blowout in the p/z plot. In the reservoir simulation study, two stages of pressure history matching are separately conducted using pressure data before and after the blowout. The first stage history match is for tuning the numerical model; the second stage history match is for estimating gas loss from the production blowout of well K-140. The gas loss estimated from the history match is 1.45 * 1010 SCF (4.11 * 108 SCM) which is very close to the 1.358 * 1010 SCF (3.85 * 108 SCM) estimated from analysis of the p/z plot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-333
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Volume70
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 11

Fingerprint

blowout
History
Gases
gas
history
gas field
simulation
loss
Numerical models
Tuning
analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

Cite this

Hsieh, Bieng-Zih ; Chen, Ta Lin ; Tseng, Chi Chung ; Chilingar, George V. ; Lin, Zsay Shing. / Case study of estimating gas loss from a producing well blowout. In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 2010 ; Vol. 70, No. 3-4. pp. 327-333.
@article{34dbf84d30e849398168b2f84163ec6a,
title = "Case study of estimating gas loss from a producing well blowout",
abstract = "The purpose of this study is to estimate gas loss from a production blowout of well K-140 in a gas field in Taiwan. Two approaches can be successfully used to estimate gas loss: (1) analysis of the p/z plot, based on the gas material balance equation, and (2) study of pressure history matching of reservoir simulation. In the analysis of the p/z plot, the gas loss from well K-140 is estimated by analyzing the differences between the pressure prior and subsequent to blowout in the p/z plot. In the reservoir simulation study, two stages of pressure history matching are separately conducted using pressure data before and after the blowout. The first stage history match is for tuning the numerical model; the second stage history match is for estimating gas loss from the production blowout of well K-140. The gas loss estimated from the history match is 1.45 * 1010 SCF (4.11 * 108 SCM) which is very close to the 1.358 * 1010 SCF (3.85 * 108 SCM) estimated from analysis of the p/z plot.",
author = "Bieng-Zih Hsieh and Chen, {Ta Lin} and Tseng, {Chi Chung} and Chilingar, {George V.} and Lin, {Zsay Shing}",
year = "2010",
month = "1",
day = "11",
doi = "10.1016/j.petrol.2009.12.004",
language = "English",
volume = "70",
pages = "327--333",
journal = "Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering",
issn = "0920-4105",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "3-4",

}

Case study of estimating gas loss from a producing well blowout. / Hsieh, Bieng-Zih; Chen, Ta Lin; Tseng, Chi Chung; Chilingar, George V.; Lin, Zsay Shing.

In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 70, No. 3-4, 11.01.2010, p. 327-333.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Case study of estimating gas loss from a producing well blowout

AU - Hsieh, Bieng-Zih

AU - Chen, Ta Lin

AU - Tseng, Chi Chung

AU - Chilingar, George V.

AU - Lin, Zsay Shing

PY - 2010/1/11

Y1 - 2010/1/11

N2 - The purpose of this study is to estimate gas loss from a production blowout of well K-140 in a gas field in Taiwan. Two approaches can be successfully used to estimate gas loss: (1) analysis of the p/z plot, based on the gas material balance equation, and (2) study of pressure history matching of reservoir simulation. In the analysis of the p/z plot, the gas loss from well K-140 is estimated by analyzing the differences between the pressure prior and subsequent to blowout in the p/z plot. In the reservoir simulation study, two stages of pressure history matching are separately conducted using pressure data before and after the blowout. The first stage history match is for tuning the numerical model; the second stage history match is for estimating gas loss from the production blowout of well K-140. The gas loss estimated from the history match is 1.45 * 1010 SCF (4.11 * 108 SCM) which is very close to the 1.358 * 1010 SCF (3.85 * 108 SCM) estimated from analysis of the p/z plot.

AB - The purpose of this study is to estimate gas loss from a production blowout of well K-140 in a gas field in Taiwan. Two approaches can be successfully used to estimate gas loss: (1) analysis of the p/z plot, based on the gas material balance equation, and (2) study of pressure history matching of reservoir simulation. In the analysis of the p/z plot, the gas loss from well K-140 is estimated by analyzing the differences between the pressure prior and subsequent to blowout in the p/z plot. In the reservoir simulation study, two stages of pressure history matching are separately conducted using pressure data before and after the blowout. The first stage history match is for tuning the numerical model; the second stage history match is for estimating gas loss from the production blowout of well K-140. The gas loss estimated from the history match is 1.45 * 1010 SCF (4.11 * 108 SCM) which is very close to the 1.358 * 1010 SCF (3.85 * 108 SCM) estimated from analysis of the p/z plot.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=74349083631&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=74349083631&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.petrol.2009.12.004

DO - 10.1016/j.petrol.2009.12.004

M3 - Article

VL - 70

SP - 327

EP - 333

JO - Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

JF - Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

SN - 0920-4105

IS - 3-4

ER -