Title: A novel interpretation approach for production logging

Authors: Ahmed M. Ali; Ahmed A. Gawish; Said K. Salem; Adel M. Salem; Ahmed A. Elgibaly

Addresses: District Engineering Department, Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company, Egypt ' Petroleum Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Suez University, Egypt ' Petroleum Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Suez University, Egypt ' Petroleum Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Suez University, Egypt ' Petroleum Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum and Mining Engineering, Suez University, Egypt

Abstract: Production logging (PL) is the industry standard method to evaluate wells and reservoir performance. This paper introduces guidelines for PL interpretation. The recommended interpretation strategy depends on an intensive study of hundreds of production logging cases covering the commonly encountered interpretation challenges in the Gulf of Suez. This study has three main objectives: the first is selecting the best water-oil slippage model; the second is finding an alternative for spinner to quantify flow rate; and the third is selecting the best liquid-gas slippage model. There are also other challenges that the study finds solutions to understand and solve all of them. The study finds that temperature and bubble counts are good alternatives for spinner data. In addition, ABB-deviated and Artep models are the best water-oil and liquid-gas slippage models. [Received: September 29, 2019; Accepted: February 12, 2020]

Keywords: challenge; multiphase flow; production logging; slippage; communication; bubble counts; temperature.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOGCT.2021.114857

International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 2021 Vol.27 No.1, pp.14 - 40

Received: 29 Sep 2019
Accepted: 12 Feb 2020

Published online: 30 Apr 2021 *

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