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Title: APPLICATION OF RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE RECOVERY AND ECONOMICS IN A LOWER QUALITY SHALLOW SHELF SAN ANDRES RESERVOIR

Abstract

The Class 2 Project at West Welch was designed to demonstrate the use of advanced technologies to enhance the economics of improved oil recovery (IOR) projects in lower quality Shallow Shelf Carbonate (SSC) reservoirs, resulting in recovery of additional oil that would otherwise be left in the reservoir at project abandonment. Accurate reservoir description is critical to the effective evaluation and efficient design of IOR projects in the heterogeneous SSC reservoirs. Therefore, the majority of Budget Period 1 was devoted to reservoir characterization. Technologies being demonstrated include: (1) Advanced petrophysics; (2) Three-dimensional (3-D) seismic; (3) Crosswell bore tomography; (4) Advanced reservoir simulation; (5) Carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) stimulation treatments; (6) Hydraulic fracturing design and monitoring; and (7) Mobility control agents.

Authors:
;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
OXY USA, Inc. (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
816003
DOE Contract Number:  
FC22-94BC14990
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 16 Jun 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; CARBON DIOXIDE; CARBONATES; DESIGN; ECONOMICS; EVALUATION; HYDRAULIC FRACTURING; MONITORING; SIMULATION; STIMULATION; SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER; TOMOGRAPHY

Citation Formats

T. Scott Hickman, and James J. Justice. APPLICATION OF RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE RECOVERY AND ECONOMICS IN A LOWER QUALITY SHALLOW SHELF SAN ANDRES RESERVOIR. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/816003.
T. Scott Hickman, & James J. Justice. APPLICATION OF RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE RECOVERY AND ECONOMICS IN A LOWER QUALITY SHALLOW SHELF SAN ANDRES RESERVOIR. United States. doi:10.2172/816003.
T. Scott Hickman, and James J. Justice. Sat . "APPLICATION OF RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE RECOVERY AND ECONOMICS IN A LOWER QUALITY SHALLOW SHELF SAN ANDRES RESERVOIR". United States. doi:10.2172/816003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/816003.
@article{osti_816003,
title = {APPLICATION OF RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE RECOVERY AND ECONOMICS IN A LOWER QUALITY SHALLOW SHELF SAN ANDRES RESERVOIR},
author = {T. Scott Hickman and James J. Justice},
abstractNote = {The Class 2 Project at West Welch was designed to demonstrate the use of advanced technologies to enhance the economics of improved oil recovery (IOR) projects in lower quality Shallow Shelf Carbonate (SSC) reservoirs, resulting in recovery of additional oil that would otherwise be left in the reservoir at project abandonment. Accurate reservoir description is critical to the effective evaluation and efficient design of IOR projects in the heterogeneous SSC reservoirs. Therefore, the majority of Budget Period 1 was devoted to reservoir characterization. Technologies being demonstrated include: (1) Advanced petrophysics; (2) Three-dimensional (3-D) seismic; (3) Crosswell bore tomography; (4) Advanced reservoir simulation; (5) Carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) stimulation treatments; (6) Hydraulic fracturing design and monitoring; and (7) Mobility control agents.},
doi = {10.2172/816003},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {6}
}