Formation Damage during Improved Oil Recovery

Formation Damage during Improved Oil Recovery

Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition - May 31, 2018

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  • Editors: Bin Yuan, David Wood
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128137826
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128137833

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 676
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2018
  • Published: May 31, 2018
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128137826
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128137833

About the Editors

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 has more than forty years of international oil and gas experience spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, midstream and downstream projects, contract evaluation and senior corporate management. For the past two decades, David has worked as an independent international consultant, researcher, training provider and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work including some 350 publications and four books. He frequently acts as an advisor and/or trainer to governments and companies on many technical and commercial aspects of the oil and gas industry through his consultancy, DWA Energy Limited. He has extensive editorial experience as a founding editor of Elsevier’s Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering in 2008/9 then serving as Editor-in-Chief for that journal from 2013 to 2016. David obtained his PhD from Imperial College, London (U.K.) and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Institute de Physique du Globe (Paris, France) and Birmingham University (U.K.).

Affiliations and Expertise

Owner/Consultant, DWA Energy Limited, UK

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