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Title: Increasing Waterflood Reserves in the Wilmington Oil Field Through Improved Reservoir Characterization and Reservoir Management

Abstract

The objectives of this quarterly report are to summarize the work conducted under each task during the reporting period January - March 1998 and to report all technical data and findings as specified in the "Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist". The main objective of this project is the transfer of technologies, methodologies, and findings developed and applied in this project to other operators of Slope and Basin Clastic Reservoirs. This project will study methods to identify sands with high remaining oil saturation and to recomplete existing wells using advanced completion technology. The identification of the sands with high remaining oil saturation will be accomplished by developing a deterministic three dimensional (3-D) geologic model and by using a state of the art reservoir management computer software. The wells identified by the geologic and reservoir engineering work as having the best potential will be logged with cased-hole logging tools. The application of the logging tools will be optimized in the lab by developing a rock-log model. This rock-log model will allow us to translate measurements through casing into effective porosity and hydrocarbon saturation. The wells that are shown to have the best oil production potential will be recompleted. The recompletions will be optimizedmore » by evaluating short radius lateral recompletions as well as other recompletion techniques such as the sand consolidation through steam injection.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV, and Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1465
Report Number(s):
DE-FC22-95BC14934-14
ON: DE00001465
DOE Contract Number:  
FC22-95BC14934
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; Petroleum; Oil Wells; Geologic Models

Citation Formats

Chris Phillips, Dan Moos, Don Clarke, John Nguyen, Kwasi Tagbor, Roy Koerner, and Scott Walker. Increasing Waterflood Reserves in the Wilmington Oil Field Through Improved Reservoir Characterization and Reservoir Management. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/1465.
Chris Phillips, Dan Moos, Don Clarke, John Nguyen, Kwasi Tagbor, Roy Koerner, & Scott Walker. Increasing Waterflood Reserves in the Wilmington Oil Field Through Improved Reservoir Characterization and Reservoir Management. United States. doi:10.2172/1465.
Chris Phillips, Dan Moos, Don Clarke, John Nguyen, Kwasi Tagbor, Roy Koerner, and Scott Walker. Wed . "Increasing Waterflood Reserves in the Wilmington Oil Field Through Improved Reservoir Characterization and Reservoir Management". United States. doi:10.2172/1465. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1465.
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author = {Chris Phillips and Dan Moos and Don Clarke and John Nguyen and Kwasi Tagbor and Roy Koerner and Scott Walker},
abstractNote = {The objectives of this quarterly report are to summarize the work conducted under each task during the reporting period January - March 1998 and to report all technical data and findings as specified in the "Federal Assistance Reporting Checklist". The main objective of this project is the transfer of technologies, methodologies, and findings developed and applied in this project to other operators of Slope and Basin Clastic Reservoirs. This project will study methods to identify sands with high remaining oil saturation and to recomplete existing wells using advanced completion technology. The identification of the sands with high remaining oil saturation will be accomplished by developing a deterministic three dimensional (3-D) geologic model and by using a state of the art reservoir management computer software. The wells identified by the geologic and reservoir engineering work as having the best potential will be logged with cased-hole logging tools. The application of the logging tools will be optimized in the lab by developing a rock-log model. This rock-log model will allow us to translate measurements through casing into effective porosity and hydrocarbon saturation. The wells that are shown to have the best oil production potential will be recompleted. The recompletions will be optimized by evaluating short radius lateral recompletions as well as other recompletion techniques such as the sand consolidation through steam injection.},
doi = {10.2172/1465},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {4}
}

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