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Title: Modeling and optimizing a gas-water reservoir: enhanced recovery with waterflooding

Abstract

Accepted practice dictates that waterflooding of gas reservoirs should commence, if ever, only when the reservoir pressure has declined to the minimum production pressure. However, analytical proof of this hypothesis has yet to appear in the literature. This study considers a model for a gas-water reservoir with a variable production rate and enhanced recovery with waterflooding and, using an initial dynamic programming approach, confirms the above hypothesis.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6719409
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6719409
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Int. Assoc. Math. Geol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS FIELDS; RESERVOIR ENGINEERING; NATURAL GAS WELLS; WATERFLOODING; DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING; ENHANCED RECOVERY; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; OPTIMIZATION; PRESSURE DROP; PRODUCTION; RESERVOIR PRESSURE; VARIATIONS; WATER RESERVOIRS; WELL STIMULATION; ENGINEERING; FLUID INJECTION; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; PROGRAMMING; RECOVERY; RESOURCES; STIMULATION; SURFACE WATERS; WELLS 030300* -- Natural Gas-- Drilling, Production, & Processing

Citation Formats

Johnson, M.E., Monash, E.A., and Waterman, M.S. Modeling and optimizing a gas-water reservoir: enhanced recovery with waterflooding. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1007/BF01043246.
Johnson, M.E., Monash, E.A., & Waterman, M.S. Modeling and optimizing a gas-water reservoir: enhanced recovery with waterflooding. United States. doi:10.1007/BF01043246.
Johnson, M.E., Monash, E.A., and Waterman, M.S. Thu . "Modeling and optimizing a gas-water reservoir: enhanced recovery with waterflooding". United States. doi:10.1007/BF01043246.
@article{osti_6719409,
title = {Modeling and optimizing a gas-water reservoir: enhanced recovery with waterflooding},
author = {Johnson, M.E. and Monash, E.A. and Waterman, M.S.},
abstractNote = {Accepted practice dictates that waterflooding of gas reservoirs should commence, if ever, only when the reservoir pressure has declined to the minimum production pressure. However, analytical proof of this hypothesis has yet to appear in the literature. This study considers a model for a gas-water reservoir with a variable production rate and enhanced recovery with waterflooding and, using an initial dynamic programming approach, confirms the above hypothesis.},
doi = {10.1007/BF01043246},
journal = {J. Int. Assoc. Math. Geol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 11:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}