Enhanced Oil Recovery, II, Volume 17B

1st Edition

Processes and Operations

Editors: E.C. Donaldson G.V. Chilingarian T.F. Yen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444429339
eBook ISBN: 9780080868738
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st July 1989
Page Count: 603
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors. 1. Introduction (E.C. Donaldson et al.). Oil recovery processes. References. 2. Geological Factors in Enhanced Oil Recovery (P.A. Dickey). Reservoir heterogeneities (the most frequent cause for failure of enhanced recovery projects). Examples of geological factors in enhanced recovery projects. Structure and composition of reservoir rocks. Natural fractures. References. 3. Determination of Residual Oil Saturation Based on Geophysical Well Logging Techniques (W.H. Fertl, G.V. Chilingarian). Introduction. Determination of residual oil saturation. Well-log-derived oil saturation determination in open hole. Residual oil saturation determination in cased wellbores. Conclusions. References. 4. Gas Injection (J. Torabzadeh et al.). Introduction. Predictive techniques. Reservoir performance. Gas injection in carbonate reservoirs. Inert gas injection. Candidates for gas injection. References. 5. Miscible Flooding (A. Mehdizadeh et al.). Introduction. Sweep efficiency. High-pressure gas injection. Enriched-gas drive. Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) slug drive. Predictive techniques. Field applications. References. 6. Carbon Dioxide Flooding (C.S. Matthews). Introduction. History. Process description. Field projects. Carbon dioxide sources. Problem areas. Designing a CO2 flood. Guidelines for selection of miscible CO2 projects. Immiscible CO2 flooding. Conclusions. References. 7. Polymer Flooding (R. Caenn et al.). Introduction. Polymer products and theory of use. Planning polymer flood projects. References. 8. Polyacrylamides (W.S. Yen et al.). Introduction. Polyacrylamide chemistry. Application of PAM/AA in enhanced oil recovery. Factors affecting flow in porous media. Field considerations. Site factors. Field operation. Case histories. References. 9. Alkaline Flooding (S. Ku


Written by foremost experts in the field, and formulated with attention to classroom use for advanced studies in reservoir characterization and processes, this book reviews and summarises state-of-the-art progress in the field of enhanced oil recovery (EOR). All of the available techniques: alkaline flooding; surfactant flooding; carbon dioxide flooding; steam flooding; in-situ combustion; gas injection; miscible flooding; microbial recovery; and polymer flooding are discussed and compared. Together with Volume I, it presents a complete text on enhanced recovery technology and, hence, is an almost indispensible reference text.

This second volume compliments the first by presenting as complete an analysis as possible of current oilfield theory and technology, for accomplishment of maximum production of oil. Many different processes have been developed and field tested for enhancement of oil recovery. The emerging philosophy is that no single process is applicable to all petroleum reservoirs. Each must be treated as unique, and carefully evaluated for characteristics that are amenable to one or two of the proven technologies of EOR. This book will aid the engineer in field evaluation and selection of the best EOR technology for a given oilfield. Even the emerging technology of microbial applications to enhance oil recovery are reviewed and explained in terms that are easily understood by field engineers.

The book is presented in a manner suitable for graduate studies. The only addition required of teachers is to supply example problems for class work. An appendix includes a reservoir mathematic model and program for general application that can also be used for teaching.


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About the Editors

E.C. Donaldson Editor

G.V. Chilingarian Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531, USA

T.F. Yen Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531, USA