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Influence of the pore space structure and wettability on residual gas saturation

R.S. Khisamov, V.G. Bazarevskaya, N.A. Skibitskaya, I.O. Burkhanova, V.A. Kuzmin, M.N. Bolshakov, O.O. Marutyan

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DOI https://doi.org/10.18599/grs.2020.2.2-7

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A significant part of hydrocarbon deposits in Russia is in the late stage of development. The distribution of residual oil and gas reserves is determined by the properties of the holding rocks. Estimating of deposits’ residual gas saturation is an important scientific task. The allocation of zones with the maximum undeveloped gas reserves will allow to select areas in long-developed fields for the intensification of production in the most efficient way. To search for such “sweet” zones, it is necessary to determine the factors that provide the value of the residual gas saturation. 

The reliance of the value of trapped in pores, residual gas saturation on such rock properties as pore space structure and wettability is studied in this article. The influence of formation pressure value and behaviour on making up of residual gas saturation during field development is not accounted in this work.

The study of a wide collection of core sampled from productive deposits of the Orenburg oil and gas condensate field, the Vuktylskoe oil and gas condensate field, oil and gas field of Orenburg region, and also three areas in the East Caucasian petroleum province confirmed that the value of structure-trapped oil and gas saturation of carbonate and terrigenous rocks is directly proportional to the ratio of pore diameters and channels connecting them. Herewith the angular coefficient of the regression equation for this relationship for carbonate rocks directly depends on the quantitative characteristics of the predominant (relative) wettability.

The obtained relationships make it possible to predict the value of residual gas saturation based on knowledge about the pore space structure and the surface properties of rocks.
 

residual gas saturation, trapped gas saturation, structure-trapped gas saturation, pore space structure, selective wettability, relative wettability, predominant wettability

 

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Rais S. Khisamov
Tatneft PJSC
75, Lenin st., 75, Almetyevsk, 423400, Russian Federation

Venera G. Bazarevskaya
Institute TatNIPIneft Tatneft PJSC
40, M.Djalil st., Bugulma, 423326, Russian Federation

Natalia A. Skibitskaya
Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
3, Gubkin st., Moscow, 119333, Russian Federation
E-mail:  skibitchka@mail.ru

Irina O. Burkhanova
Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
3, Gubkin st., Moscow, 119333, Russian Federation

Vladimir A. Kuzmin
Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
3, Gubkin st., Moscow, 119333, Russian Federation

Mikhail N. Bolshakov
Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
3, Gubkin st., Moscow, 119333, Russian Federation

Oleg O. Marutyan
Oil and Gas Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
3, Gubkin st., Moscow, 119333, Russian Federation

 

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Khisamov R.S., Bazarevskaya V.G., Skibitskaya N.A., Burhanova I.O., Kuzmin V.A., Bolshakov M.N., Marutyan O.O. (2020). Influence of the pore space structure and wettability on residual gas saturation. Georesursy = Georesources, 22(2), pp. 2-7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18599/grs.2020.2.2-7