Enhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies

Enhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies

1st Edition - April 10, 2013

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  • Editor: James Sheng
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123865465
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123865458

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies bridges the gap between theory and practice in a range of real-world EOR settings. Areas covered include steam and polymer flooding, use of foam, in situ combustion, microorganisms, "smart water"-based EOR in carbonates and sandstones, and many more. Oil industry professionals know that the key to a successful enhanced oil recovery project lies in anticipating the differences between plans and the realities found in the field. This book aids that effort, providing valuable case studies from more than 250 EOR pilot and field applications in a variety of oil fields. The case studies cover practical problems, underlying theoretical and modeling methods, operational parameters, solutions and sensitivity studies, and performance optimization strategies, benefitting academicians and oil company practitioners alike.

Key Features

  • Strikes an ideal balance between theory and practice
  • Focuses on practical problems, underlying theoretical and modeling methods, and operational parameters
  • Designed for technical professionals, covering the fundamental as well as the advanced aspects of EOR


Reservoir Engineer, Production Engineer, Operations Engineer, Drilling Manager, Operations Manager, Project Production Engineer, Project Reservoir Engineer

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Gas Flooding

    Chapter 2 Enhanced Oil Recovery by Using CO2 Foams: Fundamentals and Field Applications

    Chapter 3 Polymer Flooding - Fundamentals and Field Cases

    Chapter 4 Polymer flooding Practice in Daqing

    Chapter 5 Surfactant-Polymer Flooding

    Chapter 6 Alkaline Flooding

    Chapter 7 Alkaline-Polymer Flooding

    Chapter 8 Alkaline-Surfactant Flooding

    Chapter 9 ASP Fundamentals and Field Cases outside China

    Chapter 10 ASP Process and Field Results

    Chapter 11 Foams and Their Applications in Enhancing Oil Recovery

    Chapter 12 Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs

    Chapter 13 Water Based EOR in Carbonates and Sandstones: New Chemical Understanding of the EOR-Potential Using "Smart Water"

    Chapter 14 Facility Requirements for Implementing a Chemical EOR Project

    Chapter 15 Steam Flooding

    Chapter 16 Cyclic Steam Stimulation

    Chapter 17 SAGD for Heavy Oil Recovery

    Chapter 18 In Situ Combustion

    Chapter 19 Introduction to MEOR and Field Applications in China

    Chapter 20 The Use of Microorganisms to Enhance Oil Recovery

    Chapter 21 Field Application of Organic Oil Recovery (A New MEOR Method)

    Chapter 22 Cold Production of Heavy Oil

Product details

  • No. of pages: 712
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2013
  • Published: April 10, 2013
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123865465
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123865458

About the Editor

James Sheng

James Sheng is currently a professor in petroleum engineering at Texas Tech University specializing in oil recovery research. Previously, he was a Senior Research Engineer with Total E&P USA, Team Leader Scientist with Baker Hughes, and a reservoir engineer with Shell, Kuwait Oil Company, and the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development in China. James has authored 2 books, both with Elsevier, over 70 articles, presented over 100 papers worldwide, and earned 4 patents to date. He earned a PhD and MSc from the University of Alberta, and a BSc from the University of Petroleum in China, all in petroleum engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas Tech University, USA

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