Challenges of Long-Term Reservoir Monitoring and a Brief Overview of Pulsed-Neutron Technologies Past, Present, And Future
08 August 2018 – A technical presentation was given by Chris McIlroy, Integrated Cased Hole Advisor –Halliburton, the talk entitled “Challenges of Long-Term Reservoir Monitoring and a Brief Overview of Pulsed-Neutron Technologies Past, Present, And Future”. The presentation covered the importance of the long-term monitoring of the formations and reservoir to maximizing hydrocarbon recovery, and minimizing water production. The different faced challenges were highlighted, including the ones from formation (lithology/porosity), completion structure, borehole fluids, changes in the formation fluids and reservoir properties, and static and dynamic well conditions. These Complexities were discussed along with how pulsed-neutron plays a part in overcoming these challenges to long-term reservoir monitoring. In addition to that, conventional sigma and carbon-oxygen saturation methods were discussed along with more recent multi-detector applications advantages for Gas saturation methods. Some case-studies were presented along with additional unique applications of existing pulsed-neutron measurements. The event was well attended.