Permanent Well Monitoring

Definition - What does Permanent Well Monitoring mean?

Permanent Well Monitoring is a situation whereby oil or gas wells and hydrocarbon reservoirs are monitored continuously with the help of permanent monitoring gauges. These monitoring instruments have sensors installed at various locations which provide real-time information to the engineer who is performing the task. This real-time data can be used to assess the downhole conditions of the well and help in making well and reservoir management decisions.

Petropedia explains Permanent Well Monitoring

The following are some of the benefits of Permanent Well Monitoring:

Productivity of wellWell Productivity maximization & minimizing formation damage.
  • Gas lift optimization
  • Sand management
  • Assistance in wax identification
  • Well downtime reduction
  • Maximize completion life
Reservoir OptimizationThe purpose of this function of Permanent Well Monitoring is to maximize hydrocarbon recovery, reserves and development of future fields.
  • Well reservoir life supervision
  • Improved longevity of reservoir
  • Decrease in decline rate & increase in hydrocarbon recovery
  • Better production predictions
  • Minimize work over operations
Appraisal of a wellThis function helps in real-time downhole analysis of well conditions.
  • Identification of problems associated with the wells.
  • Optimizing production or injection rates.
  • Frac breakthrough monitoring and frac simulation duration optimization.
  • Development of accurate flow profiles & validations of reservoir models.

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