Azerbaijan International

Autumn 2000 (8.3)
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SOCAR Section
Reservoir Modeling Center

Left: The Reservoir Modeling Center opened in Baku in March 2000, offering reservoir optimization and field development planning.

The Reservoir Modeling Center (RMC) in Baku, opened in March 2000, is designed to be a world-class center for reservoir optimization and field development planning. The US $2.8 million project was funded by the World Bank. SOCAR's RMC staff was trained in Norway in modern evaluation techniques including seismic interpretation, petrophysical evaluation, reservoir characterization, geological modeling, reservoir simulation, reserves estimates and field performance monitoring.

They have already completed a rehabilitation study of the shallow water portion of the Gunashli oilfield, outlining alternative strategies that could increase its recoverable reserves. A unique production database for the Gunashli field has been established to allow production performance monitoring of the different reservoirs, fault blocks and individual wells. The structure of the database can be used as a model for similar projects in other fields.


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