Radioactive Marker Technique (RMT), an in-situ method to measure reservoir rock compaction and to evaluate uniaxial compressibility coefficients is examined here. Recent field applications seems to confirm that RMT-derived match with sufficient precision with those calculated from land subsidence observed over the field by means of geodetic surveys, but are not always in good agreement with those derived from lab measurements. In particular, here is reported an application of RMT in the Italian Adriatic offshore, which highlights the discrepancies of measurements from lab and RMT. At present, these discrepancies aren’t thoroughly understood, so, from an applicative standpoint, it is still necessary to perform a critical comparison and integration between both set of data.
Measuring Reservoir Compaction Through Radioactive Marker Technique
Contributed by the Petroleum Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received by the Petroleum Division; Sept. 2001; revised manuscript received May 2002. Associate Editor: A. Wojtanowicz.
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Macini, P., and Mesini, E. (November 20, 2002). "Measuring Reservoir Compaction Through Radioactive Marker Technique ." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. December 2002; 124(4): 269–275. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1506700
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