Among the achievements is the Manara production and reservoir management system, jointly developed by the SDCR team with Saudi Aramco. “Manara is an Arabic word, and one of its meanings is ‘lighthouse.’ In the case of our technology, the Manara system acts like a lighthouse by illuminating how we drain reservoirs and improve sweep recovery. The name is also an analogy for the ability of these control points to access parts of the reservoir that we previously could not reach,” says Wells Production Systems Domain Head Stephen Dyer.
“With the additional control and monitoring capabilities, engineers can see how the reservoir is developing dynamically over time and then respond efficiently to it—significantly reducing previously time-consuming workflows for delivering wells.”
In another research project, the SDCR team conducted extensive testing that contributed to the development of the OpenPath Reach extended-contact stimulation service, which improves production in carbonates with engineered acid stimulation designs that penetrate deep into the reservoir. It combines slow-reacting fluid systems with reservoir-specific pumping schedules to maximize reservoir contact and ensure open pathways for hydrocarbon flow, delivering improved stimulation performance.