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Saudi Aramco: Launching new application for improved reservoir management

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Developing and managing reservoirs is a complex and challenging process. A new tool, named Reservoir Engineering Integrated Environment (REOnline), is designed to help engineer better plan, develop and manage fields and reservoirs.

“Saudi Aramco has always been at the forefront of development and deployment of state-of-the-art technologies,” said Sami A. Al-Neaim, manager of the company’s Petroleum Engineering Application Services Department (PEASD), at the official launch of REOnline.

The single platform, developed over a period of two years, provides smart analytics and advanced tracking capabilities to identify business improvement opportunities, maximise recovery, and ultimately reduce the overall development costs of wells and reservoirs.

Al-Neaim encouraged attendees to capitalise on this new platform to gain more efficiency and better manage Saudi Aramco wells, reservoirs, and fields. He considers REOnline to be a potential paradigm shift in the way our customers will do their business,” he said. “We truly hope they embrace this new platform and become a part of its continuous evolution and improvement.”

Smart analytics and advanced tracking

REOnline capitalises on the power of integration to help optimise the portfolio of applications by eliminating redundancy and fragmented data and solutions. Moreover, one of the strongest features of REOnline is in its analytical pillar. REOnline leverages advanced analytical capabilities that help engineers digest more data and gain further insight to make the best business decisions. Some of these technologies include visualisation, predictive analytics, big data, and data mining.

At the launch event a live demonstration was conducted to highlight how REOnline can create and customise individual profiles and dashboards, perform advanced searches for wells with certain behaviours (such as high water-cut or gas oil ratio), perform analysis on GIS maps (such animated bubble maps, interactive IPR calculation, and plotting isobaric reservoir pressure maps), create alerts by capitalising on smart agents, and track delivery of any well while identifying bottlenecks at any well delivery stage.

Aramco plans to extend the capabilities of REOnline further to integrate additional reservoir engineering processes and expand on the visualisation and business intelligence capabilities. This is in addition to providing more advanced analytical solutions, such as water breakthrough detection, injection efficiency, decline curve analysis, and stimulation candidate identification.

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