Jan 29, 2016

Top 5 Support Questions and Answers – Round II

Welcome to the second set of the 5 most commonly asked support questions for oil and gas production planning. Here at 3esi-Enersight, providing the best cloud-based support is a top priority, and we take pride in the quality of solutions provided. With that being said, let’s look at some of the most common support tickets and their solutions.
1. “My wells are not producing.
My wells have decline information in them but when I calculate the project, I don’t see any production.”
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There are couple of things that can be looked into. First, make sure that there is no delay in the production forecast.   Second, verify that the Active set is the correct production set. In the screenshot above, although the “Default” decline set is selected, the active set is “New Decline Set. “Selecting the “New Decline Set” shows that there is no production profile, hence no production.
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2. “My production is getting cut off / choppy due to some wells or facilities getting turned off. There is no downtime being applied in the scenario.”
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You’ve probably already checked “All” Downtime and no downtime exists.
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Even under the scenario tab, downtime is unchecked, however your production forecast is still off.
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Turning Downtime off at the scenario level or at the asset level does not eliminate downtime caused by shut-ins due to proximity restrictions.
To eliminate proximity restrictions that may cause wells to shut in, take a look at your drilling steps and make sure the setting “shut in production at these wells” is not activated.
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3. “My resource is not drilling/completing/fracing any wells or I don’t see my resource on the Gantt chart.”
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First, check if the drilling step has a Required Work Type. It shouldn’t be set to “Default” or “None.”
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If the wells are using a resource specified in the well list, check the Scenario Well List to make sure that you have specified that resource.
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4. “I don’t see all the operating cost categories that I want.”
If you have created a new project and are not seeing the Opcost categories you’d expect, it means you are not using the right Opcost definition or have not selected the right Economic Model.
In the Opcosts below, I am missing transportation costs.
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To access the economic model and see what Opcost definitions are being used, click on the project name:
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Click on the Economic model dropdown on the right to make sure you have the right one selected:
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If you click on the blue hyperlink “EconomicModel” it should open up another dialog box that shows you the Opcost definitions used. In the example below, “U.S. Standard (v3.0) (Global),” is using U.S (V3.0) (Global) Opcost definition.
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Hit “Update” and close and you should be able to see the additional Opcost Categories.
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You can also view the Opcost definitions under “Administrator” -> “Opcost Definitions.”
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5. “Is there a way to make a group of assets a sales point in one step?”
You can utilize the import from CSV feature to convert bulk assets to Sales points.
Assume the following network:
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We can utilize import form CSV to bulk convert wells and facilities at the same time.
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Once validated, a confirmation message will show up.
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Going back to the network tab will yield that the assets were converted to sales points (indicated by the $ sign).
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Once converted to a Sales Point you might want to enter price differentials. You can enter the price differentials by clicking on the asset and choosing “Add Price”.
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You can have price differentials at multiple wells. The base price record won’t change, but the adjustments might. In this case, you would then want to bulk import price differentials at multiple wells. This gives you only one price set to manage at a single Sales Point.
For bulk importing you can go to “Tools” -> “Import from CSV”
Setup the price differentials based on the products as below and hit “Validate.” You would want to refresh the tab (switch to a different tab and come back to the network tab) to see the changes.
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After application of price differentials you can click on the asset and view them by clicking on image22.
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As we start the New Year filled with goals and ambitions, it’s important to have a solid understanding of enersight and its capabilities to help you and your organization excel. Our goal as petroleum consultants is to ensure that your questions are met with the answers needed to help you fully utilize enersight to create detailed full-life field development models of one or more of your assets. If your question doesn’t appear on this list, please check out the Help System or email us at *protected email*.

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