Using interwell chemical tracers and the coherence cube to understand reservoir communication

05/17/2004
Interwell chemical tracers are used as a tool to help understand a reservoir in a quantitative way.An interwell tracer program provides the direction of fluid movement from a particular injector to an offset producer and its rate of movement. This information supplements the traditional studies including geophysics, well logging, and well testing used to define reservoirs and their heterogeneities.The comparative higher costs of enhanced oil recovery processes put greater emphasis on the need for a detailed description of the reservoir to be exploited and hence the need for tracer programs.Though useful, tracers do not furnish detail on the actual pathways followed by the fluid. This info...
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