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7. Well testing

Geothermal Well testing involve an array measurement aimed at gathering information on well characteristic, production potential and reservoir properties. Stimulation of well for the purpose of enhancing their output also falls within this category.

In general, Geothermal Well testing conducted after finish completion survey test and temperature reservoir survey. Currently at PT Supreme Energy Muara Labuh is on going process to well test at Well pad F2. Temperature at Well pad F2 is 232 C. Well Head Pressure is 480 Psi and always fluctuation.

At Well pad F2 with opened FCV (Flow Control Valve) around 15%. Total Mass flow rate is 97 kg/s. General well testing tasks

  • - Completion test Completion test is a testing which conducted after finish drilling of a new well while rig is still there. Objective of completion test is to obtain baseline data of a new well and surrounding formation. Completion test is conducted by utilize rig pump and perform downhole measurement (logging) at each depth along the wellbore. By doing completion test we will know how good the permeability around the wellbore and where the feedzone are distributed.

  • - Production test Production test is a testing which conducted by flow the geothermal fluid from the reservoir to the surface through the atmospheric separator. Objective of production is to know well deliverability which describe flowing well head pressure, mass flow rate, flowing enthalpy, and also to know the fluid chemistry. Production test is monitored 24 hours and duration of production test can be vary from several weeks to several month.

  • - Parameter which monitored at well testing are:

    • Well Head pressure

    • Temperature Casing

    • Chasing head flange

    • Level brine in weirbox

    • Mass flow rate

  • - Injection Management Injection Management is activity to inject fluid into reservoir through injection well. At well pad F2, brine injected to well pad E.

  • Equipment for well testing:

    • - Well head, consist of: Master Valve, 2 wing valve, crown valve, casing, flow T, and cellar.

    • - Tubing line

    • - FCV (Flow Control Valve)

    • - James tube

    • - AFT (Atmospheric Flash Tank)

    • - Weirbox

    • - Mud pond

    Well Testing risk:

    Some of major well testing risk:

    • - Poisoning by high concentration H2S gas

    • - Noise

    • - High pressure and high temperature

    Well Testing risk: Some of major well testing risk: - Poisoning by high concentration H2S gas
    Well Testing risk: Some of major well testing risk: - Poisoning by high concentration H2S gas

    Fig. 7.1 Well testing equipment