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IHS Markit Engineering Software – What’s New

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July 30, 2019

Harmony Enterprise 2019.2 Released

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New Features:

  • Enhancements for Multi-well models
    • Multiple layers for unconventional model: model several layers with unique reservoir properties per layer: net pay, saturations, porosity, and matrix permeability. Layers may communicate through fractures and stimulated reservoir volumes (SRVs) of the wells and/or through the matrix.
    • Simulate gas condensate: for conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
    • Saturation distribution map: display saturations in a convenient weighted-color scheme (red = gas, green = oil, blue = water).
    • Improved initialization of group properties: property correlations and the gas type are initialized for a group based on the values you have specified for its constituent wells.

    Performance improvements:

    The time to perform these tasks was reduced to increase productivity:

    • Load / toggle between entities in the Analysis tab.
    • Load / toggle between Decline / Typewell / Consolidation worksheets.
    • View several Typewell operations: append forecast, color by attribute, daily resolution, and rate per attribute.
    • View the Editors tab.
    • Display production in the Diagnostics tab.
    • View and edit large amounts of Attribute data.
    • Create / modify a well filter.
    • Delete wells.
    • Delete custom datasets.
    • Promote scenarios.
    • Import *.harmony files that include custom datasets.

March 19,

Harmony Enterprise 2019.1 Released

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Highlight of new features and enhancements:

  • Monitoring: identify forecasts deviating from production and compare actual production with forecasted production for a batch of wells to quickly identify wells requiring attention.
  • Well Security: restrict which wells are accessible by active-directory group or user.
  • Several Enhancements to the Unconventional Multi-well Model including:
    • Variable Landing Depths: simulate staggered wells by landing them at different depths. In addition, fractures and stimulated reservoir volume (SRV) for each well do not have to extend through the entire net pay, allowing a portion of the net pay to be drained.
    • Overlapping SRVs and Fractures: simulate communication between wells through overlapping SRVs and fractures, including scenarios where the child well is drilled within the SRV of the parent well. Various types of parent-child interactions can now be simulated.
  • Interoperability with WellTest 2012v3 and later:
    • Create an export file for use in WellTest 2012v3 or later.
    • Initialize or append wells in Harmony Enterprise by importing WellTest files.
  • Oil Material Balance: Analyze static pressure data for oil wells or groups to interpret original gas in place.

October 22, 2018

Harmony Enterprise 2018.3 Released

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Highlight of new features and enhancements:

  • Scenarios: Create alternate scenarios on wells using different well properties, wellbores, and calculated sandface pressures.
  • Unconventional Multi-well model (beta): History-match and forecast a group of wells with Horizontal Multifrac completions.
  • Enhancements to the Conventional Multi-well model: Clipboard functionality, position lines (to indicate simulation progress and view results), and the ability to exclude wells.
  • Interoperability with Piper 2018.1 or later:
    • Export data for model calibration, or analytical models for field forecasting in Piper.
    • Import forecasts from Piper for wells originating from Harmony Enterprise.
  • Importing Numerical models from Harmony: migrate Numerical models from Harmony as Hybrid models
  • Gauge Depth correction
  • Decline and Multi-Segment Decline enhancements
  • Enerdeq Import | New Completion and Production fields
  • Gas Lift in DB Connection

July 3, 2018

Harmony Enterprise 2018.2 Released

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Highlight of new features and enhancements:

  • Multi-well Model Enhancements: With the Multi-well model, you can history-match and forecast groups of wells while accounting for interference between wells. This release features the following enhancements:
    • Horizontal completions: any well within a multi-well model can now have a vertical or horizontal completion type.
    • Aquifer support: you can now model additional pressure support by connecting an aquifer to the reservoir. You can model an edge aquifer (connected to the reservoir boundary or a part of it) or a bottom aquifer (connected to the reservoir bottom or a part of it).
    • Water and gas injection: the multi-well model supports injection. You can specify water and gas injection rates in the Production editor for individual wells to model injection during the history. You can also set up a forecast to model injection.
    • Display shapefile: shapefiles that are available in the GIS tab can now be displayed on the schematic of the multi-well model. (This enables you to use a shapefile as a reference when creating or editing the reservoir boundary.)
    • Display Lat / Long: the latitude and longitude of the current position of the mouse pointer are displayed in a model schematic and can be copied to the clipboard. (This functionality can be used to add a new infill well at the location you want).
    • Copy a Multi-well model: use defaults manager to copy all the parameters of the existing multi-well model to a new one.
  • Project Economics: Perform project economics on traditional or rate transient analysis (RTA) forecasts, and compare cash flows and key performance indicators (KPIs) (e.g., net present value, internal rate of return, etc.).
  • Import PowerTools Projects: Import well attributes and production data, along with the analyses associated with them, which includes declines, volumetrics and material balance analyses.

February 19, 2018

Harmony Enterprise 2018.1 Released

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Highlight of new features and enhancements:

  • Bulk Reporting: Create report sets to print one or multiple worksheets for a batch of wells. The report format is selected for each worksheet when printing, instead of upfront when the worksheet is created.
  • Bulk Delete Analyses/Worksheets: View and delete analyses and worksheets for a selection of entities.
  • Bulk Export Production: Create text exports for production history.
  • Multiphase URM and FMB: Now incorporates multiphase pseudo-pressure to account for simultaneous flow of oil / gas / water. The FMB can be used to model flowing pressure, rate, and average reservoir pressure. Additionally, the Productivity Index is available for oil.
  • Group FMB and Typecurves: Analyze total group production using FMB and Typecurves available on Hierarchy and Custom groups, and account for both production and injection.
  • Vertical Multi-well Model: With the new Multi-well model, you can history-match and forecast groups of vertical wells. This model accounts for interference between wells, while the wells have individual reservoir and completion properties in each well region.
  • Gas Static Material Balance: Estimate original gas-in-place (OGIP) for gas depletion drive and storage reservoirs using shut-in pressure data in a modified p/Z technique (p/Z**). This technique enhances the conventional gas material balance method to include water drive, connected reservoir concept (composite permeability or layered), and geo-mechanical-effected reservoirs by modifying Z to a Z** formulations. This formulation is based on SPE paper 139428, “Advanced Gas Material Balance in a Simplified Format” by Moghadam, Jeje, and Mattar, first published in the January 2011 edition of the JCPT.

Multi-Well Modeling – Quick Start Guide (Unconventional Wells)

Harmony Enterprise has all the "Multi's." Multi-phase, Multi-well, Multi-layer. But how do you use them for your unconventional wells? In this presentation, we’ll help you get up and running to build the following models yourself, in just minutes, using Harmony Enterprise V2019.2:

  • Single Well Numerical Model
  • Multi-Well Numerical Model
  • Disable wells for well-spacing scenarios
  • Schedule future wells for future on-steam dates
  • “Shotgun” style completions with wells at different landing depths
  • Layers of gas, oil, and water, and how they will interact

A Sneak Peek at Harmony Enterprise 2019.2

View this webinar for an overview of what's new in Harmony Enterprise 2019.2!

We cover:

Enhancements for Multi-Well Numerical Models:

  • Multiple layers for unconventional model: model several layers with unique reservoir properties per layer (e.g. saturations). Layers may communicate through fractures and SRVs of the wells and/or through the matrix.
  • Model Gas Condensate: for conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
  • Saturation distribution map: display saturations in a convenient weighted color scheme (Red = Gas, Green = Oil, Blue = Water)

We also look at some key performance improvements that have been implemented, as well as some user requested enhancements included in the release.

Going Beyond ESP Design with SubPUMP

Do you use Electric Submersible Pumps to lift your wells? Have you ever wondered if your well’s current ESP design is the most efficient one? Can you optimize your current ESP performance by changing operational settings? What about future installs, should you keep an equivalent design or try some new settings for your well? If you've ever had these questions before when working with wells with ESPs then this webinar may be for you!

Please join us for a complimentary session to talk about using analytical tools to:

  • Validate ESP design currently installed in the well and understand its operational limits
  • Diagnosis and optimization of current ESP install
  • Scenarios for ESP performance improvements for extreme operational conditions (gassy wells, high viscosity, high temperature, etc)
  • Vendor benchmarking for future equipment selection
  • And more

Decline Curve Analysis: Solving Reservoir Engineering Tasks in a More Efficient Way

The purpose of a Decline analysis is to generate a forecast of future production rates and to determine the expected ultimate recoverable (EUR) reserves in wells. Many times, performing this type of work can be time consuming.

Join us as we discuss how to solve these reservoir engineering tasks in a more efficient way, using Harmony Enterprise.

In this presentation, we will review a typical asset team project that will include completing some of the following actions:

  • Performing Decline Curve Analysis in all the wells in a given area.
  • Exporting the decline parameters to other reserves software.
  • Plotting a cumulative distribution function of the EUR’s and estimate the P50.
  • Cross plotting EUR's with the peak rate, looking for a trend.
  • Bubble mapping the results on a GIS map.
  • Consolidating forecasts and rolling them up to a field level.
  • Automating workflows to allow multiple decline curve analysis interpretations.
  • Bulk editing and removal of declines curves.
  • Monitoring wells to find out how they have performed against the forecast in the last 30 days of their production.

Case Study: Improve Your RTA Results – Integrate PTA for Reduced Uncertainty

Due to the complexity of Multi-Stage Horizontal Well completions, flow characteristics are difficult to quantify, and multiple solutions are normally obtained. These wells require significant “clean-up” periods before a reliable analysis can be obtained. Incorporating the analysis of buildups is vital to help understand the system dynamics and provide additional confidence in the solution. Establishing the initial pressure and estimate of permeability from pre-frac tests such as DFIT’s, is essential to reduce uncertainty in the analysis.

Information gained from other activities, such as microseismic surveys, can also provide valuable insight to help narrow the range of solutions.

In this presentation, we use actual data obtained from a Horn River gas completion to demonstrate a clear and logical workflow to navigate through the entire process using two IHS Markit software applications; Harmony Enterprise and WellTest. The process is also applicable for liquid rich systems.

Type Wells – A More Efficient & Reliable Approach

See a practical evaluation on how to develop more reliable type wells in this 466 well and 3 operator field case in just a few minutes. How? By using our new type well development features within Harmony Enterprise. This presentation will demonstrate taking your type well development work to the next level. We will review a typical asset team project that will include completing some of the following actions:

  • Query creation using Enerdeq
  • Development of P90-P50-P10 Type Wells
  • Benchmarking operator well performance
  • Solution to the survivor bias problem
  • PUD creation and economics evaluation
  • Use of cumulative distribution function and cross plots
  • Impact of completed lateral length on type wells

Produce More – Connect Your RTA Reservoir Models to Optimize Your Surface Facilities

See a 60 well case study of an RTA Reservoir customer who decided to plan their surface facility capacity to accommodate their infill plans and reach their production targets. How? By connecting their RTA Reservoir models with their wellbore and surface hydraulics. This presentation will demonstrate taking your RTA Reservoir work to the next level to plan and optimize your own surface hydraulics. We will discuss the following benefits:

  • Get more value from your RTA Reservoir work
  • Connect multiple engineering disciplines at your office
  • Quickly understand the current and future state of your gathering system
  • Meet production targets
  • Quantify gas back-out with pressure increases
  • Size compression and pipelines with greater confidence
Weekly Tips Videos

Solve Survivor Bian in Your Type Wells

Performing RTA on Gas Lift Wells

Link Annotations through your RTA Analysis

Create B Value from a Reservoir Model

Scenarios in Harmony Enterprise

Filter Out Liquid Loaded Data for RTA

Cross Plots and CFD Plots

The Next Well – Numerical Model & Monte Carlo

Forecasting from a WOR Analysis

Predict Pressure Support from Water Injection

Forecast 1,000 Wells in 9 Minutes

Refracture a well – Predict and Characterize

Get Results - Combine Volumetrics, Static Material Balance, and Decline Analysis

Your forecast is wrong - but when and how much

Comparing Correlations - Calculating Bottom Hole Flowing Pressure

How does Adsorption impact our EUR

Use your PVT data in Harmony

Well Spacing and Field Development Planning (Conventional)

Benchmark your Fracture Conductivity with RTA

Comparison Plots

Is your well in Boundary Dominated Flow

A Better Type Well with Well Count

Create Custom Calculated Attributes

Export your Harmony Forecasts to Aries, ValNav, PHDWin, and Mosaic

Roll up your forecasts

Fast and Reliable Analysis for Gas Lifted Wells

Gas lift is a traditional artificial lift system that helps oil and gas wells lift fluids from the bottom of the well to the surface when there is not enough energy to do this in a natural manner.

In this post we discuss how to evaluate these wells in a quick and easy manner.

Ranking Well Performance – Does Flowing Pressure Matter?

The main measurement of a well’s value is its Net Present Value (NPV). The revenue portion of NPV is directly related to discounted production over the life of the well — its discounted production to Expected Ultimate Recovery (discounted EUR). A correct ranking of well production performance is a ranking based on discounted EUR. Does this match up with how wells are commonly ranked?

A Study of Rate Transient Analysis: Are You Making the Most of Your Data?

As engineers, we are currently in an age where we have more data than ever before. However in these times where data is king and we are surrounded by terabytes of data, are we making the best use of what we have available and especially that of flowing pressure data?

Two Questions and Three Equations on Distance of Investigation

The distance of investigation concept is often used to answer two different types of questions:

  • How far have we investigated into the reservoir?
  • What is the distance to the boundary?

Traditionally, these two questions have been answered using the same equation, namely, the radius of investigation equation and this approach has worked well for many years. However with the appearance of unconventional reservoir systems, other distance of investigation equations are being used. Read this post to learn more.

Understanding the Basics of Liquid Loading

In gas wells, liquid loading takes place when the gas rate is not high enough to lift liquids (e.g. water and/or condensate) to the surface. Engineers are often tasked to identify and correct this type of production problem through operational changes (e.g. reducing wellhead pressure).

Read this post to learn more about how to evaluate these wells.

IPRs and Unconventional Reservoirs

The industry has changed dramatically since the advent of the shale revolution in North America, enabled by the application of horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing to allow commercial production of hydrocarbon from ultra-low permeability reservoirs in resource plays.

In this post, IHS Markit will discuss how this situation affected the way we analyze, evaluate, characterize and quantify the reservoir performance as people make decisions to sustain and optimize hydrocarbon production.

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