Print Email Facebook Twitter A case study of the history matching of a sector of the Norne field using the ensemble Kalman filter Title A case study of the history matching of a sector of the Norne field using the ensemble Kalman filter Author Szklarz, S.P. Hanea, R.G. Peters, E. Publication year 2011 Abstract In the history matching process reservoir parameters are estimated so they can be further used in a simulator to reproduce the past behaviour of the reservoir. During the last two decades the methodology evolved from manual methods to computer assisted procedures which can handle larger amounts of data. Now, when the computational power has increased enough, it is possible to perform more complicated computations and use more advance methods and at the same time choose more realistic simulation models. In spite of that, the field cases which are chosen to history match, even if more realistic they often are still synthetic. Therefore, the history matching procedure has been applied as a real case study based on Norne Field located near the Norwegian coastline. The preliminary results and the experience of handling realistic dataset are shared in this paper. The Ensemble Kalman Filter, which is recently a very popular method, has been chosen to match the well production rates and bottom-hole pressures to the real observations acquired in the segment of the field. Within the numerical experiment, permeability and porosity were estimated. Obtained results are a basis for continuation and the further improvement of the history matching process of the Norne Field. In addition, the issues encountered during the study are discussed i.e. the treatment of the flow conditions on the segment boundary and construction of initial ensemble. Subject Earth / EnvironmentalPG - Petroleum GeosciencesEELS - Earth, Environmental and Life SciencesGeological Survey NetherlandsGeosciencesEnergy / Geological Survey Netherlands To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:cf112701-fae5-4e10-b2ff-18b60fe17142 TNO identifier 522353 Source This paper was prepared for presentation at the SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition held in Vienna, Austria, 23–26 May 2011, 1-10 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.