Petroleum Engineering, Modeling & Related Services

Petroleum engineering studies are fundamental to profitable operations. At SCA, petroleum engineering validates the geologic interpretation and focuses on the remaining potential of the field. Our petroleum engineers combine volumetric and performance evaluation results to determine the exploration, exploitation, and remaining potential reserves and resources of all properties.

SCA’s engineering and related services include:

PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

  • Third party reserve reports
  • Reservoir management and planning
  • Estimation of proven, probable, and potential reserves
  • Volumetric oil and gas reserves and resource calculations
  • Decline curve analysis to estimate remaining reserves from performance
  • Volumetric and performance reserve estimate reconciliation to determine the most likely remaining reserves
  • Monitoring drilling programs
  • Analysis of the production history of individual wells
  • Evaluation of reservoir pressure performance
  • Depletion planning
  • Preparation of complete development plans
  • Enhanced recovery studies.
  • P/Z plots to determine the original gas potential and ultimate reserves
  • Material balance calculations to calculate the original oil and gas potential and reserves
  • Production and performance database creation for use in production evaluation and analysis
  • Evaluation of drill stem tests
  • Design of perforation plans to achieve the most effective flow rate (system analysis)
  • Evaluation of the efficiency of completions (system analysis)
  • Evaluation of gas lift systems
  • Projection of oil and gas production rates for wells
  • Determination of reservoir drive mechanism
  • Projection of reservoir performance
  • Estimation of recovery factors for individual reservoirs
  • Formation damage analysis for existing completions
  • Pressure transient analysis
  • Horizontal well performance analysis
  • Vertical well performance analysis
  • Water-coning analysis
  • Gas-coning analysis

PROPERTY EVALUATION

  • Reserves reports
  • Determination of remaining proven oil and gas reserves from performance
  • Determination of reserves and resources using volumetrics
  • Production decline analysis using multiple methods to determine the best fit with performance
  • Creation of production databases for all producing and produced completions for performance analysis
  • Verification of maps utilizing quick look techniques
  • Update of the geologic interpretation for the property
  • Determination of behind pipe and undeveloped reserves
  • Determination of counting and prospective resources
  • Forecast rate of oil and gas production from producing well performance
  • Calculation of cash flow from projected production flow stream
  • Determination of bid range for a producing property
  • Calculation of return on investment

PROPERTY APPRAISALS

  • Evaluation of acquisition candidates
  • Development of plans for the production of proven and undeveloped reserves to maximize cash flow potential
  • Complete property appraisal sale or purchase for successions, tax purposes and litigations
  • Representation of owner at state and federal boards and commissions
  • Work with investors to high grade and identify attractive field acquisition opportunities
  • Determination of fair market value for a property or group of properties
  • Complete property appraisals and economic forecasts
  • Profitability and feasibility studies of existing fields and facilities
  • Organization and operation of field sales packages and data rooms
  • Economic evaluations for reserve sales or purchase
  • Investment screening for oil companies, investment companies, banks and government agencies
  • Complete property appraisal for equity, arbitration, license round or litigation purposes

PETROPHYSICS – CLASTIC & CARBONATE ROCKS

  • Database creation
  • Environmental correlation applications for logs
  • Normalization of curves
  • Determination of general field parameters – V clay, rw, sw parameters – a, m, n, etc.
  • Determination of specific models to be employed – Dual water, shaley sand, multi-mineral
  • Multi-curve presentation of results and plots – tabular listings, answer log formats
  • Preparation of final petrophysical report
  • Formation evaluation of low resistive pay
  • E log evaluation
  • Well site log analysis

RESERVOIR SIMULATION

  • Reservoir modeling
  • Complex field modeling
  • Performance evaluation and projection
  • Evaluation of infill drilling/workover programs
  • Compositional modeling
  • Waterflood design and projection
  • Waterflood performance evaluation
  • Gas injection design and projection
  • Gas injection performance evaluation
  • CO2 flooding design and projection
  • CO2 flooding performance evaluation
  • Gas cycling design and projection
  • Gas cycling performance evaluation

DRILLING AND PRODUCTION SERVICES

  • Specialization in over-pressured and complex drilling program
  • Provision of turnkey drilling services and consulting
  • Plan, design and supervise drilling projects
  • Supervision of drilling projects
  • Cost estimates to drill and/or complete wells
  • Preparation of AFE’s for single well to multi-well programs
  • Materials management for drilling, completion, workover, construction and production operations
  • Design and engineering of drilling fluid programs
  • Planning and design of well completion and workover projects
  • Supervision of completion and workover projects
  • Evaluation of completion and workover projects
  • Design and engineering of completion and/or workover fluid programs
  • Cost estimates to recomplete and/or workover wells
  • Construction management of platform, process facilities and pipelines
  • Evaluation, management and supervision of field operations and production
  • Planning and design of platform, process facilities and pipelines

For further information on SCA’s Petroleum Engineering Consulting Services, contact us today.