Formation Damage during Improved Oil Recovery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128137826, 9780128137833

Formation Damage during Improved Oil Recovery

1st Edition

Fundamentals and Applications

Editors: Bin Yuan David Wood
eBook ISBN: 9780128137833
Paperback ISBN: 9780128137826
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 2nd June 2018
Page Count: 676
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Formation Damage during Improved Oil Recovery: Fundamentals and Applications bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and field practice by presenting information on formation damage issues that arise during enhanced oil recovery. Multi-contributed technical chapters include sections on modeling and simulation, lab experiments, field case studies, and newly proposed technologies and methods that are related to formation damage during secondary and tertiary recovery processes in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Focusing on both the fundamental theories related to EOR and formation damage, this reference helps engineers formulate integrated and systematic designs for applying EOR processes while also considering formation damage issues.

Key Features

  • Presents the first complete reference addressing formation damage as a result of enhanced oil recovery
  • Provides the mechanisms for formation damage issues that are coupled with EOR
  • Suggests appropriate preventative actions or responses
  • Delivers a structured approach on how to understand the fundamental theories, practical challenges and solutions


Reservoir engineers; production engineers; petroleum engineers; researchers in enhanced oil recovery; graduate level-petroleum engineering students

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Formation Damage during Improved and Enhanced Oil Recovery
Bin Yuan, and David A. Wood
2. Low-Salinity Water Flooding: from Novel to Mature Technology
David A. Wood, and Bin Yuan
3. Formation Damage by Fines Migration: Mathematical and Laboratory Modelling, Field Cases
Thomas Russell, Larissa B. Chequer, Sara Borazjani, Zhengjiang You, Abbas Zeinijahromi, and Pavel Bedrikovetsky
4. Using Nanofluids to Control Fines Migration in Porous Systems
Bin Yuan, and Rouzbeh Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo
5. Formation Damage by Inorganic Deposition
Xingru Wu
6. Formation Damage by Organic Deposition
Rouzbeh Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo, Davud Davudov, and Emmanuel Akita
7. Formation Damage during Chemical Flooding
Caili Dai
8. Formation Damage Problems associated with CO2 Flooding
Xuebing Fu, Andrew Finley, and Steven Carpenter
9. Formation Damage by Thermal Methods Applied to Heavy Oil Reservoirs
Jiaming Zhang, and Zhangxing Chen
10. Formation Damage Issues in Unconventional Reservoirs
Davud Davudov, Rouzbeh Ghanbarnezhad Moghanloo, and Bin Yuan
11. Formation Damage Problems in Offshore and Deepwater Reservoirs
Xingru Wu
12. Formation Damage Challenges in Geothermal Reservoirs
Zhenjiang You, Alexander Badalyan, Yulong Yang, and Pavel Bedrikovetsky
13. Formation Damage in Coalbed Methane Recovery
Jack C. Pashin, S. P. Pradhan, and Vikram Vishal
14. Special Focus on Produced Water in Oil and Gas Fields: Origin, Management and Re-Injection Practice
Yu Liang, Yang Ning, Lulu Liao, and Bin Yuan
15. Integrated Risks Assessment and Management of IOR/EOR projects: A Formation Damage View
David Wood, and Bin Yuan


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About the Editor

Bin Yuan

Dr. Bin Yuan is currently post-doctoral fellow at University of Calgary, and senior reservoir advisor for Coven Energy, providing oil/gas production technology and consulting services with research interests in formation damage characterization and mitigation coupled with IOR processes, improved characterization and simulation toolbox for hydraulic fracturing and enhanced oil recovery in unconventional oil and gas, and applied nanotechnologies in petroleum engineering. He previously worked on reservoir engineering related researches at GE Oil and Gas Technology Center. Dr. Yuan earned B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in petroleum engineering from China University of Petroleum, and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma

David Wood

Dr. David Wood is currently an independent international consultant, researcher, training provider and expert witness with DWA Energy Limited. He has more than thirty-five years of international oil and gas experience spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, midstream and downstream project, risk and fiscal analysis, optimization, contract evaluation and senior corporate management. His early energy industry experience includes Phillips Petroleum, Amoco (Africa, Europe and UK), Lundin Oil (South America, Africa, Middle and Far East) and several smaller international companies. David earned a Ph.D. from Imperial College and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Institute de Physique du Globe (France) and Birmingham University (U.K.).

Affiliations and Expertise

Owner/Consultant, DWA Energy Limited, UK

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