2008 Ultra-Deepwater

Early Reservoir Appraisal Utilizing a Well Testing System

Subcontractor: Nautilus International, LLC

Principal Investigator: Keith Millheim
Project Number Project Status
08121-2501-02 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: James Pappas
Knowledge Reservoir, LLC; Expro International Group Ltd.; General Marine Contractors LLC; INTECSEA WorleyParsons Group; Louisiana State University; The University of Tulsa; Texas A&M University; GE Oil & Gas; Tidewater Marine, LLC; Huisman
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
October 20, 2009 March 31, 2011
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,048,550.00 $809,750.00 $228,629.00
Project Objectives

This project will define appropriate cost-effective systems for testing deepwater reservoirs to avoid the use of expensive production and storage facilities or Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs). It  will build a database on deepwater GOM reservoirs, the tests to be conducted, equipment for testing, and provide software written specifically to assess alternative equipment and estimate costs for conducting specific tests. The project team will review eight alternative approaches, determine their Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), identify technology gaps, and prepare a conceptual design for a practical, effective, low cost system. The team will also evaluate the various GOM deepwater reservoirs to identify well testing facilities capabilities required to achieve a successful reservoir tests.

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File Type Date
Early Reservoir Appraisal Utilizing a Well Testing System ( 2.1 MB ) Final Report 05/11
Technology Readiness Workshop ( 1.1 MB ) Task 6.3 Report 03/11