Huff 'n puff to revaporize liquid dropout in an Omani gas field

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Abstract

In this study, Huff 'n Puff technique is used as a production mechanism to revaporize liquid dropout in the Saih Rawl retrograde condensate gas field, Oman. During the huff cycle, a number of wells were shut in to achieve revaporization. The same wells were put on stream, during the puff cycle. Liquid dropout induced a mechanical skin around the wellbore and hampered gas production capabilities but has been revaporized through pressurization. The pressure buildup in the rich-gas condensate reservoir was due to a cross flow originating from a deeper highly pressurized lean-gas bearing formation. The pressure communication was taken place through the wellbore during shut-in cycles. A compositional simulation model was used to confirm the theory of condensate revaporization. Simulation results indicated that Huff 'n Puff is a viable production technique. The technique improved gas deliverability and enhanced gas-liquid production by minimizing the skin caused by gas-liquid dropout.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Volume55
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Huff 'n puff
  • Oman
  • Revaporization
  • Saih Rawl field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Fuel Technology

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