Well Flow and Reservoir Modeling

Boots & Coots can perform well-flow simulations that yield a number of beneficial parameters for well-control analysis

For thorough well-control analysis, Boots & Coots can provide accurate, integrated modeling capabilities using Landmark’s Nexus® suite, a comprehensive set of applications that can simulate flow from a single reservoir or from a complex multi-reservoir field, to accurately and efficiently assess deliverability of hydrocarbons.

The suite’s fast, robust, and scalable simulation workflows include sensitivity, uncertainty, and optimization studies, to better evaluate plans, refine strategies, and accurately forecast production. Among the many Nexus modeling capabilities are:

  • complex reservoir structures;
  • multiple reservoirs with different fluid properties;
  • flow rates from each reservoir section;
  • probable and worst-case discharge flow rates (e.g., P10, P50, P90);
  • discharge rates as functions of time and reservoir depletion;
  • reservoir pressures and hydrocarbon-flow rates during relief-well interception;
  • fluid velocities and composition during wellhead capping;
  • Monte Carlo simulation to understand risk and uncertainty;
  • wellbore pressure at the sandface of each reservoir section;
  • complete wellbore pressure profile; and
  • critical data for contingency planning and response to oil spills and well control.

Well flow reservoir modeling graphs

For critical operations, when an accurate model is essential, Nexus simulation service provides more realistic conditions for dynamic kill analysis to determine minimum needs for capping stack deployment or other well-control measures.

Nexus also provides flexibility in modelling out-flow conditions such as:

  • out-flow fully open to ambient conditions;
  • partially closed blowout preventer or wellhead;
  • tubular in the wellbore; or
  • flow to a collection facility (as in a cap-and-flow scenario).