Finite Element Simulation of Wireline Formation Tester Applied in Fractured Reservoir
Di Dejia*, Tao Guo, Wang Hua , Zhang Kuo
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
First Page: 138
Last Page: 145
Publisher Id: TOPEJ-5-138
Article History:Received Date: 9/7/2012
Revision Received Date: 23/8/2012
Acceptance Date: 16/10/2012
Electronic publication date: 28/12/2012
Collection year: 2012
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This paper used finite element method to simulate the pressure response of wireline formation tester applied in fractured reservoir. At first, the interval pressure transient tests (IPTT) are used to test the pressure response for both crossing well bore and non-crossing fractures in low permeability formation. The simulation results indicate that the fractures crossing the well bore can have dramatic effect on pressure response depending on fractures conductivity, but non-crossing fractures in the vicinity of the well bore have negligible effect. Then the paper used numerical simulation to analyze the feasibility that evaluates the fractures non-crossed well bore with the method of harmonic pulse testing, the results indicate both harmonic amplitude and phase shift are sensitive to the conductivity of fractures in the vicinity of well bore and certify the method can be used to evaluate the fractures efficiently.