Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Handbook

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Screening, Formulation, and Implementation


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Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Handbook: Screening, Formulation, and Implementation offers engineers a platform to discover the latest strategies and technologies for maximizing the ultimate recovery factor from operating fields.

This comprehensive handbook, based on years of field experience, provides engineers with the methods, tools, and techniques needed to successfully plan, evaluate, manage, and complete an enhanced oil recovery project. The book features a clear and rigorous exposition of theory, sections concerning real-world applications, and a password protected website.

The handbook illustrates the EOR decision-making workflow using field case examples from several countries. Assets evaluated include reservoir types ranging from oil sands to condensate reservoirs. Different stages of development and information availability are discussed. Results show the advantage of a flexible decision-making workflow.

This approach combines geologic and engineering data, minimizing experts' bias, and also combines technical and financial figures. The proposed methodology has proved useful to evaluating projects and properties very rapidly to identify when upside potential exists.

Other topics covered include: chemical injection, gas injection, ultrasonic stimulation equipment and process, microbial injection, thermal recovery, and carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery. Each topic is accompanied by a description of the equipment and processes, case studies, and modeling methods.

Key Features

  • Features the latest case studies from Asia, Canada, Mexico, South America, and the United States
  • Evaluates assets including reservoir types ranging from oil sands to condensate reservoirs
  • Discusses different stages of development and information availability
  • Provides preliminary analytical simulations to estimate oil recovery potential
  • Includes step-by-step modeling techniques for each method


Reservoir Engineer, Production Engineer, Operations Engineer, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer, and Project Reservoir Engineer

Table of Contents

Introduction: Equations and Calculations
Part One: Enhanced Oil Recovery Strategies: 101 before embarking on projects
Part Two: Conformance
Part Three: Field Screening and Data-Driven Methods
Part Four: Laboratory Screening Fundamentals
Part Five: Reservoir Characterization
Part Six: Economic Costs Evaluation Considerations
Part Seven: Going to the Field: Flooding Implementation
Part Eight: Reservoir Monitoring
Part Nine: Environmental Safety and Health Considerations


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