Production from shale formations can differ in composition, even in a local area, based on the geology of the field. Composition and production will also vary over time as well production declines and as a field is developed. Fluctuations can impact facility optimisation and design. To anticipate the effect of fluctuations, the changes seen in the field and available in data systems need to be captured.
To track production changes and manage the associated quantity of data VMG-F.A.C.T.S. is designed to integrate with data management systems to update with the latest available field information and to distribute key performance indicators. Engineering design and process optimisation will benefit from leveraging existing data systems, VMG-F.A.C.T.S. can analyse the effect of composition and production scenarios from real data and explore the ability of the facilities to handle production variation.
VMGSim’s comprehensive process simulation framework provides the ability to predict the distribution and effect of minor components such as sulfur compounds. For example, H2S may be tracked through liquid streams where measurement points are unlikely. The short term change in composition during well completions can be analysed in VMG-F.A.C.T.S. The system wide effect of the new well can be simulated to help determine the best time to tie the well into the gathering system.
Phase change in transport lines depends on composition. The PIONA composition matrix allows an understanding of the potential for liquid dropout and unwanted multiphase behavior as the gas and liquids in the system change.
VMG-F.A.C.T.S. captures measured changes from the field through integration with data management systems. The field wide effect of production changes, operating points or hypothetical scenarios can be evaluated maximising the value of existing data.
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