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Enhanced Oil Recovery in Shale and Tight Reservoirs

Enhanced Oil Recovery in Shale and Tight Reservoirs Book
Author : James J.Sheng
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2019-11-07
ISBN : 0128162716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Oil Recovery in Shale and Tight Reservoirs delivers a current, state-of-the-art resource for engineers trying to manage unconventional hydrocarbon resources. Going beyond the traditional EOR methods, this book helps readers solve key challenges on the proper methods, technologies and options available. Engineers and researchers will find a systematic list of methods and applications, including gas and water injection, methods to improve liquid recovery, as well as spontaneous and forced imbibition. Rounding out with additional methods, such as air foam drive and energized fluids, this book gives engineers the knowledge they need to tackle the most complex oil and gas assets. Helps readers understand the methods and mechanisms for enhanced oil recovery technology, specifically for shale and tight oil reservoirs Includes available EOR methods, along with recent practical case studies that cover topics like fracturing fluid flow back Teaches additional methods, such as soaking after fracturing, thermal recovery and microbial EOR

Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs

Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs Book
Author : Dheiaa Alfarge,Mingzhen Wei,Baojun Bai
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-09-18
ISBN : 0128183446
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs, Volume 67 provides important guidance on which EOR methods work in shale and tight oil reservoirs. This book helps readers learn the main fluid and rock properties of shale and tight reservoirs—which are the main target for EOR techniques—and understand the physical and chemical mechanisms for the injected EOR fluids to enhance oil recovery in shale and tight oil reservoirs. The book explains the effects of complex hydraulic fractures and natural fractures on the performance of each EOR technique. The book describes the parameters affecting obtained oil recovery by injecting different EOR methods in both the microscopic and macroscopic levels of ULR. This book also provides proxy models to associate the functionality of the improved oil recovery by injecting different EOR methods with different operating parameters, rock, and fluid properties. The book provides profesasionals working in the petroleum industry the know-how to conduct a successful project for different EOR methods in shale plays, while it also helps academics and students in understanding the basics and principles that make the performance of EOR methods so different in conventional reservoirs and unconventional formations. Provides a general workflow for how to conduct a successful project for different EOR methods in these shale plays Provides general guidelines for how to select the best EOR method according to the reservoir characteristics and wells stimulation criteria Explains the basics and principles that make the performance of EOR methods so different in conventional reservoirs versus unconventional formations

Shale Gas and Tight Oil Reservoir Simulation

Shale Gas and Tight Oil Reservoir Simulation Book
Author : Wei Yu,Kamy Sepehrnoori
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2018-08-10
ISBN : 0128138696
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shale Gas and Tight Oil Reservoir Simulation delivers the latest research and applications used to better manage and interpret simulating production from shale gas and tight oil reservoirs. Starting with basic fundamentals, the book then includes real field data that will not only generate reliable reserve estimation, but also predict the effective range of reservoir and fracture properties through multiple history matching solutions. Also included are new insights into the numerical modelling of CO2 injection for enhanced oil recovery in tight oil reservoirs. This information is critical for a better understanding of the impacts of key reservoir properties and complex fractures. Models the well performance of shale gas and tight oil reservoirs with complex fracture geometries Teaches how to perform sensitivity studies, history matching, production forecasts, and economic optimization for shale-gas and tight-oil reservoirs Helps readers investigate data mining techniques, including the introduction of nonparametric smoothing models

Low Salinity and Engineered Water Injection for Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs

Low Salinity and Engineered Water Injection for Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs Book
Author : Emad Walid Al Shalabi,Kamy Sepehrnoori
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2017-06-14
ISBN : 0128136057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Low Salinity and Engineered Water Injection for Sandstones and Carbonate Reservoirs provides a first of its kind review of the low salinity and engineered water injection (LSWI/EWI) techniques for today’s more complex enhanced oil recovery methods. Reservoir engineers today are challenged in the design and physical mechanisms behind low salinity injection projects, and to date, the research is currently only located in numerous journal locations. This reference helps readers overcome these challenging issues with explanations on models, experiments, mechanism analysis, and field applications involved in low salinity and engineered water. Covering significant laboratory, numerical, and field studies, lessons learned are also highlighted along with key areas for future research in this fast-growing area of the oil and gas industry. After an introduction to its techniques, the initial chapters review the main experimental findings and explore the mechanisms behind the impact of LSWI/EWI on oil recovery. The book then moves on to the critical area of modeling and simulation, discusses the geochemistry of LSWI/EWI processes, and applications of LSWI/EWI techniques in the field, including the authors’ own recommendations based on their extensive experience. It is an essential reference for professional reservoir and field engineers, researchers and students working on LSWI/EWI and seeking to apply these methods for increased oil recovery. Teaches users how to understand the various mechanisms contributing to incremental oil recovery using low salinity and engineering water injection (LSWI/EWI) in sandstones and carbonates Balances guidance between designing laboratory experiments, to applying the LSWI/EWI techniques at both pilot-scale and full-field-scale for real-world operations Presents state-of-the-art approaches to simulation and modeling of LSWI/EWI

Fabrication of Micro nanofluidic Models and Their Applications for Enhanced Oil Recovery Mechanism Study

Fabrication of Micro  nanofluidic Models and Their Applications for Enhanced Oil Recovery Mechanism Study Book
Author : Yandong Zhang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Micro-/nanofluidic model, as a potential powerful tool, has been used for decades for investigating fluid flow at pore-scale in energy field. It is still increasingly imperative nowadays to use different micromodels to direct observe pore-level fluid flow and analyze mechanisms of different enhanced oil recovery methods. In this work, three main tasks including three dimensional micromodels (1D,2D,3D) are proposed to fabricate and use for investigating different mechanisms of different enhanced oil recovery methods. For 1D capillary tube micromodel, we fabricate and use it to investigate the dynamics of a trapped oil droplet under seismic vibration. Seismic stimulation is a promising technology aimed to mobilize the entrapped non-wetting fluids in the subsurface. The applications include enhanced oil recovery or CO2 sequestration. For 2D micromodel, we fabricate to mimic unconventional dual-porosity shale-like tight porous media and investigate the fluid flow behavior under such conditions. Unconventional oil reservoirs have become significant sources of petroleum production and have even better potential in the future. Many shale oil systems consist of nanoscale pores and micro-scale fractures that are significantly smaller than those from conventional reservoirs. Therefore, it is increasingly important to investigate fluid flow behaviors in nanoscale channels. For 3D micromodel, we packed and sintered glass beads into quartz tubes to mimic 3D porous media. Because of difficulties for direct visualization, almost all the micromodels available are two-dimensional models which cannot represent real interconnected pore network of a real reservoir porous media. Thus, we build fully transparent 3D models to direct visualize and investigate the in-situ emulsification mechanism for nanogel flooding"--Abstract, page iv.

The Future Supply of Nature Made Petroleum and Gas

The Future Supply of Nature Made Petroleum and Gas Book
Author : R. F. Meyer
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 1483181979
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Future Supply of Nature-made Petroleum and Gas Technical Reports is a collection of papers that covers various issues and concerns in the world petroleum supply. The materials in the book are organized thematically into sections. The text first covers the world perspectives of conventional petroleum, and then proceeds to discussing the classification of petroleum resources. Section III deals with the conventional oil and gas deposits, while Section IV talks about enhanced oil recovery. Next, the selection deals with gases in tight formations, along with tar sand, heavy oil, and oil shale deposits. The eighth section tackles gases in geopressured reservoirs, while the ninth section details other unconventional petroleum and gas deposits. The last section deals with concerns in technology transfer of petroleum and gas technology. The book will be of great use to researchers and practitioners in disciplines involved in the petroleum industry.

Assisted History Matching for Unconventional Reservoirs

Assisted History Matching for Unconventional Reservoirs Book
Author : Sutthaporn Tripoppoom,Wei Yu,Kamy Sepehrnoori,Jijun Miao
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2021-08-11
ISBN : 0128222433
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As unconventional reservoir activity grows in demand, reservoir engineers relying on history matching are challenged with this time-consuming task in order to characterize hydraulic fracture and reservoir properties, which are expensive and difficult to obtain. Assisted History Matching for Unconventional Reservoirs delivers a critical tool for today’s engineers proposing an Assisted History Matching (AHM) workflow. The AHM workflow has benefits of quantifying uncertainty without bias or being trapped in any local minima and this reference helps the engineer integrate an efficient and non-intrusive model for fractures that work with any commercial simulator. Additional benefits include various applications of field case studies such as the Marcellus shale play and visuals on the advantages and disadvantages of alternative models. Rounding out with additional references for deeper learning, Assisted History Matching for Unconventional Reservoirs gives reservoir engineers a holistic view on how to model today’s fractures and unconventional reservoirs. Provides understanding on simulations for hydraulic fractures, natural fractures, and shale reservoirs using embedded discrete fracture model (EDFM) Reviews automatic and assisted history matching algorithms including visuals on advantages and limitations of each model Captures data on uncertainties of fractures and reservoir properties for better probabilistic production forecasting and well placement

Embedded Discrete Fracture Modeling and Application in Reservoir Simulation

Embedded Discrete Fracture Modeling and Application in Reservoir Simulation Book
Author : Kamy Sepehrnoori,Yifei Xu,Wei Yu
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-08-27
ISBN : 0128196882
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The development of naturally fractured reservoirs, especially shale gas and tight oil reservoirs, exploded in recent years due to advanced drilling and fracturing techniques. However, complex fracture geometries such as irregular fracture networks and non-planar fractures are often generated, especially in the presence of natural fractures. Accurate modelling of production from reservoirs with such geometries is challenging. Therefore, Embedded Discrete Fracture Modeling and Application in Reservoir Simulation demonstrates how production from reservoirs with complex fracture geometries can be modelled efficiently and effectively. This volume presents a conventional numerical model to handle simple and complex fractures using local grid refinement (LGR) and unstructured gridding. Moreover, it introduces an Embedded Discrete Fracture Model (EDFM) to efficiently deal with complex fractures by dividing the fractures into segments using matrix cell boundaries and creating non-neighboring connections (NNCs). A basic EDFM approach using Cartesian grids and advanced EDFM approach using Corner point and unstructured grids will be covered. Embedded Discrete Fracture Modeling and Application in Reservoir Simulation is an essential reference for anyone interested in performing reservoir simulation of conventional and unconventional fractured reservoirs. Highlights the current state-of-the-art in reservoir simulation of unconventional reservoirs Offers understanding of the impacts of key reservoir properties and complex fractures on well performance Provides case studies to show how to use the EDFM method for different needs

Development of a Multi mechanistic Triple porosity Triple permeability Compositional Model for Unconventional Reservoirs

Development of a Multi mechanistic Triple porosity  Triple permeability Compositional Model for Unconventional Reservoirs Book
Author : Nithiwat Siripatrachai
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Most existing compositional reservoir simulators often model fractures using local grid refinement, unstructured-grid, or fine-grid models. Modeling different scales of fractures requires a large number of grid blocks to capture the heterogeneity of the formation. Using a large number of grid blocks presents computational challenges, even with todays powerful processors. An enhanced matrix permeability on the grid block that hosts short-scale fractures is commonly used to eliminate natural fractures and simplify the model. Additionally, several existing multi-porosity models may not be able to capture heterogeneity and flow behavior in different porosity domains. Sequential flow assumption is frequently made in their models. Flows between different porosity types are not fully coupled, and in some model, a simplified inter-porosity transmissibility function is used for any porosity pairs. The oil and gas reserves and flow of reservoir fluids are strongly dependent on phase behavior. Large capillary pressure values are encountered in tight formations such as tight-rocks and shales. The tiny pore throats in these formations result in large capillary pressure. The effect of capillary pressure in tight formations can significantly impact the fluid phase behaviors in the reservoir during production and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. Not incorporating this effect into the simulation can result in an inaccurate estimation of ultimate recovery as well as inefficient design and implementation of EOR techniques. In spite of this, the effect of capillary pressure on phase behavior in tight reservoirs has not been well studied using compositional simulation, especially for hydraulically fractured reservoirs.In this research, a fully implicit, multi-mechanistic, fully coupled, triple-porosity, triple-permeability compositional model has been developed for unconventional reservoirs. The hydraulically fractured tight rock and shale reservoir is treated as a triple-porosity system consisting of matrix blocks, natural fractures (micro fractures), and hydraulic fractures (macro fractures). Small-scale fractures are handled by a dual-continuum model. An embedded discrete fracture model is used to effectively and efficiently capture the flow dynamics of hydraulic fractures at any orientations, honoring the complexity and heterogeneity of the fracture networks. The triple-porosity model enables us to assign reservoir properties corresponding to the porosity type. The flows in three porosity types are fully coupled without making the assumption of sequential flow. The inter-porosity fluid transfer honors the geometry of the intersecting porosity pair. The development of the proposed numerical model incorporates the effect of capillary pressure on phase behavior. The transport of hydrocarbon follows a multi-mechanistic flow mechanism that is driven by pressure and concentration fields. The simulator has been validated with analytical solutions and a commercial reservoir simulator for a single-porosity model and a dual-porosity, dual-permeability model, both with and without grid refinement. With the proposed model, we can accurately capture major physics of transport phenomena that have been done to date and have the most realistic modeling of fluid flow in hydraulically fractured tight rock and shale reservoirs. The simulator is used in parametric studies to investigate the production performance from hydraulically fractured reservoirs under different modeling techniques and the effect of capillary pressure on phase behavior on reserves and ultimate recovery. The simulator is used to study the impact of inter-porosity transport on the recovery and fluid transport and phase behavior in hydraulically fractured tight rocks and shale formations under high capillary pressure. The outcomes of this project are an improved understanding of phase behavior and fluid flow in hydraulically fractured shale and tight rocks and an increased accuracy of the production prediction and ultimate recovery.

Proceedings of the International Field Exploration and Development Conference 2020

Proceedings of the International Field Exploration and Development Conference 2020 Book
Author : Jia'en Lin
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-06-17
ISBN : 9811607613
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a compilation of selected papers from the 10th International Field Exploration and Development Conference (IFEDC 2020). The proceedings focuses on Reservoir Surveillance and Management, Reservoir Evaluation and Dynamic Description, Reservoir Production Stimulation and EOR, Ultra-Tight Reservoir, Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Technology, Oil and Gas Well Production Testing, Geomechanics. The conference not only provides a platform to exchanges experience, but also promotes the development of scientific research in oil & gas exploration and production. The main audience for the work includes reservoir engineer, geological engineer, enterprise managers senior engineers as well as professional students.

Flow and Transport Properties of Unconventional Reservoirs 2018

Flow and Transport Properties of Unconventional Reservoirs 2018 Book
Author : Jianchao Cai,Zhien Zhang,Qinjun Kang,Harpreet Singh
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-07-23
ISBN : 3039211161
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Unconventional reservoirs are usually complex and highly heterogeneous, such as shale, coal, and tight sandstone reservoirs. The strong physical and chemical interactions between fluids and pore surfaces lead to the inapplicability of conventional approaches for characterizing fluid flow in these low-porosity and ultralow-permeability reservoir systems. Therefore, new theories and techniques are urgently needed to characterize petrophysical properties, fluid transport, and their relationships at multiple scales for improving production efficiency from unconventional reservoirs. This book presents fundamental innovations gathered from 21 recent works on novel applications of new techniques and theories in unconventional reservoirs, covering the fields of petrophysical characterization, hydraulic fracturing, fluid transport physics, enhanced oil recovery, and geothermal energy. Clearly, the research covered in this book is helpful to understand and master the latest techniques and theories for unconventional reservoirs, which have important practical significance for the economic and effective development of unconventional oil and gas resources.

Fluid Phase Behavior for Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Fluid Phase Behavior for Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs Book
Author : Alireza Bahadori
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2016-11-24
ISBN : 0128034467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fluid Phase Behavior for Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs delivers information on the role of PVT (pressure-volume-temperature) tests/data in various aspects, in particular reserve estimation, reservoir modeling, flow assurance, and enhanced oil recovery for both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. This must-have reference also prepares engineers on the importance of PVT tests, how to evaluate the data, develop an effective management plan for flow assurance, and gain perspective of flow characterization, with a particular focus on shale oil, shale gas, gas hydrates, and tight oil making. This book is a critical resource for today’s reservoir engineer, helping them effectively manage and maximize a company’s oil and gas reservoir assets. Provides tactics on reservoir phase behavior and dynamics with new information on shale oil and gas hydrates Helps readers Improve on the effect of salt concentration and application to C02-Acid Gas Disposal with content on water-hydrocarbon systems Provides practical experience with PVT and tuning of EOS with additional online excel spreadsheet examples

Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery from Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery from Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs Book
Author : Alireza Bahadori
Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
Release : 2018-08-18
ISBN : 0128130288
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery from Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs delivers the proper foundation on all types of currently utilized and upcoming enhanced oil recovery, including methods used in emerging unconventional reservoirs. Going beyond traditional secondary methods, this reference includes advanced water-based EOR methods which are becoming more popular due to CO2 injection methods used in EOR and methods specific to target shale oil and gas activity. Rounding out with a chapter devoted to optimizing the application and economy of EOR methods, the book brings reservoir and petroleum engineers up-to-speed on the latest studies to apply. Enhanced oil recovery continues to grow in technology, and with ongoing unconventional reservoir activity underway, enhanced oil recovery methods of many kinds will continue to gain in studies and scientific advancements. Reservoir engineers currently have multiple outlets to gain knowledge and are in need of one product go-to reference. Explains enhanced oil recovery methods, focusing specifically on those used for unconventional reservoirs Includes real-world case studies and examples to further illustrate points Creates a practical and theoretical foundation with multiple contributors from various backgrounds Includes a full range of the latest and future methods for enhanced oil recovery, including chemical, waterflooding, CO2 injection and thermal

Fundamentals of Petrophysics

Fundamentals of Petrophysics Book
Author : Shenglai Yang
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-08-09
ISBN : 3662550296
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, the fundamental knowledge involved in petroleum & gas development engineering, such as physical and chemical phenomena, physical processes and the relationship between physical factors is covered. It is arranged into 3 Sections. Section 1 including chapter 1-4 is to introduce the properties of fluids (gases, hydrocarbon liquids, and aqueous solutions). Section II including Chapter 5-7 is to introduce the porous rock properties of reservoir rocks. Section III including Chapter 8-10 is to introduce the mechanism of multiphase fluid flow in porous medium. The book is written primarily to serve professionals working in the petroleum engineering field. It can also be used as reference book for postgraduate and undergraduate students as well for the related oil fields in petroleum geology, oil production engineering, reservoir engineering and enhancing oil recovery.

Improved Reservoir Models and Production Forecasting Techniques for Multi Stage Fractured Hydrocarbon Wells

Improved Reservoir Models and Production Forecasting Techniques for Multi Stage Fractured Hydrocarbon Wells Book
Author : Ruud Weijermars,Wei Yu,Aadi Khanal
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-12-12
ISBN : 3039218921
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The massive increase in energy demand and the related rapid development of unconventional reservoirs has opened up exciting new energy supply opportunities along with new, seemingly intractable engineering and research challenges. The energy industry has primarily depended on a heuristic approach—rather than a systematic approach—to optimize and tackle the various challenges when developing new and improving the performance of existing unconventional reservoirs. Industry needs accurate estimations of well production performance and of the cumulative estimated ultimate reserves, accounting for uncertainty. This Special Issue presents 10 original and high-quality research articles related to the modeling of unconventional reservoirs, which showcase advanced methods for fractured reservoir simulation, and improved production forecasting techniques.

Assisted History Matching for Unconventional Reservoirs

Assisted History Matching for Unconventional Reservoirs Book
Author : Sutthaporn Tripoppoom,Wei Yu,Kamy Sepehrnoori,Jijun Miao
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-08-25
ISBN : 0128222425
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As unconventional reservoir activity grows in demand, reservoir engineers relying on history matching are challenged with this time-consuming task in order to characterize hydraulic fracture and reservoir properties, which are expensive and difficult to obtain. Assisted History Matching for Unconventional Reservoirs delivers a critical tool for today's engineers proposing an Assisted History Matching (AHM) workflow. The AHM workflow has benefits of quantifying uncertainty without bias or being trapped in any local minima and this reference helps the engineer integrate an efficient and non-intrusive model for fractures that work with any commercial simulator. Additional benefits include various applications of field case studies such as the Marcellus shale play and visuals on the advantages and disadvantages of alternative models. Rounding out with additional references for deeper learning, Assisted History Matching for Unconventional Reservoirs gives reservoir engineers a holistic view on how to model today's fractures and unconventional reservoirs. Provides understanding on simulations for hydraulic fractures, natural fractures, and shale reservoirs using embedded discrete fracture model (EDFM) Reviews automatic and assisted history matching algorithms including visuals on advantages and limitations of each model Captures data on uncertainties of fractures and reservoir properties for better probabilistic production forecasting and well placement

Chemical Nanofluids in Enhanced Oil Recovery

Chemical Nanofluids in Enhanced Oil Recovery Book
Author : Rahul Saha,Pankaj Tiwari,Ramgopal V.S. Uppaluri
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-09-22
ISBN : 1000433579
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable world economy requires a steady supply of crude oil without any production constraints. Thus, the ever-increasing energy demand of the entire world can be mostly met through the enhanced production from crude oil from existing reservoirs. With the fact that newer reservoirs with large quantities of crude oil could not be explored at a faster pace, it will be inevitable to produce the crude oil from matured reservoirs at an affordable cost. Among alternate technologies, the chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technique has promising potential to recover residual oil from matured reservoirs being subjected to primary and secondary water flooding operations. Due to pertinent complex phenomena that often have a combinatorial role and influence, the implementation of chemical EOR schemes such as alkali/surfactant/polymer flooding and their combinations necessitates upon a fundamental understanding of the potential mechanisms and their influences upon one another and desired response variables. Addressing these issues, the book attempts to provide useful screening criteria, guidelines, and rules of thumb for the identification of process parametric sets (including reservoir characteristics) and response characteristics (such as IFT, adsorption etc.,) that favor alternate chemical EOR systems. Finally, the book highlights the relevance of nanofluid/nanoparticle for conventional and unconventional reservoirs and serves as a needful resource to understand the emerging oil recovery technology. Overall, the volume will be of greater relevance for practicing engineers and consultants that wish to accelerate on field applications of chemical and nano-fluid EOR systems. Further, to those budding engineers that wish to improvise upon their technical know-how, the book will serve as a much-needed repository.

Decline Curve Analysis and Enhanced Shale Oil Recovery Based on Eagle Ford Shale Data

Decline Curve Analysis and Enhanced Shale Oil Recovery Based on Eagle Ford Shale Data Book
Author : Dieudonne K. Delaihdem,University of Alaska Fairbanks. Department of Petroleum Engineering
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transient and fracture dominated flow regimes in tight permeability shale reservoirs with hydraulically fractured horizontal wells impose many unconventional challenges. These include execution of appropriate shale decline curve analysis and the optimization of hydrocarbons recovery. Additionally, short production profiles available are inadequate for accurate production decline analysis. This research assessed the effectiveness of Arps' decline curve analysis and recently established methods--power law exponential analysis, logistic growth analysis, Duong's method and the author's approach--to predict future production of horizontal wells in the Eagle Ford Shale. Simulation models investigated history matching, enhanced shale oil recovery, and drainage area beyond stimulated reservoir volume. Traditional Arps' hyperbolic method sufficiently analyzed past production rates, but inaccurately forecasted cumulative productions. The recent decline models show slight variations in their past performance evaluations and forecasting future production trends. The technique proposed and used in this work enhanced the successful application of Arps' hyperbolic decline from 32.5% to 80%. Simulation results indicate 4.0% primary oil recovery factor and 5.8% enhanced shale oil recovery factor using CO2 miscible injection. Based on pressure observed outside of the stimulated reservoir volume, limited to the range of data used in this study, drainage area outside stimulated reservoir volume is not significant.

Finite Conductivity Horizontal Well Fractures

Finite Conductivity Horizontal Well Fractures Book
Author : Mohammed Al-Kobaisi,Erdal Ozkan
Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Release : 2010-09
ISBN : 9783838375519
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Horizontal wells are preferred in the oil and gas fields because of their effectiveness in heterogeneous reservoirs, potential in enhanced oil recovery, ability to reduce coning, and advantages in environmentally sensitive areas. For tight formations, the productivity of a horizontal well can be further increased by hydraulic fracturing. Recently, interest in improved models and understanding of fractured horizontal wells has been elevated due to their success in exploiting unconventional reservoirs, such as shale gas. This book presents a research on the transient pressure responses and modeling of horizontal wells with transverse vertical fractures. A hybrid numerical-analytical model is developed where the fracture flow is numerically simulated and dynamically coupled with an analytical solution for the reservoir flow. The hybrid model reduces the computational work while providing for incorporating the details of the fracture flow and different fractured horizontal well geometries. The book is intended for researchers as well as the practicing engineers in the areas of petroleum production and reservoir engineering, well completions, and stimulations.