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Title: Water Influx, and Its Effect on Oil Recovery: Part 1. Aquifer Flow, SUPRI TR-103

Abstract

Natural water encroachment is commonly seen in many oil and gas reservoirs. In fact, overall, there is more water than oil produced from oil reservoirs worldwide. Thus it is clear that an understanding of reservoir/aquifer interaction can be an important aspect of reservoir management to optimize recovery of hydrocarbons. Although the mathematics of these processes are difficult, they are often amenable to analytical solution and diagnosis. Thus this will be the ultimate goal of a series of reports on this subject. This first report deals only with aquifer behavior, so it does not address these important reservoir/aquifer issues. However, it is an important prelude to them, for the insight gained gives important clues on how to address reservoir/aquifer problems. In general when looking at aquifer flow, there are two convenient inner boundary conditions that can be considered; constant pressure or constant flow rate. There are three outer boundary conditions that are convenient to consider; infinite, closed and constant pressure. And there are three geometries that can be solved reasonably easily; linear, radial and spherical. Thus there are a total of eighteen different solutions that can be analyzed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Petroleum Technology Office, Tulsa, OK (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
9319
Report Number(s):
DOE/BC/14994-7
TRN: AH200122%%271
DOE Contract Number:  
FG22-96BC14994
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; AQUIFERS; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; DIAGNOSIS; FLOW RATE; HYDROCARBONS; MANAGEMENT; WATER; WATER INFLUX

Citation Formats

Brigham, William E. Water Influx, and Its Effect on Oil Recovery: Part 1. Aquifer Flow, SUPRI TR-103. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/9319.
Brigham, William E. Water Influx, and Its Effect on Oil Recovery: Part 1. Aquifer Flow, SUPRI TR-103. United States. doi:10.2172/9319.
Brigham, William E. Mon . "Water Influx, and Its Effect on Oil Recovery: Part 1. Aquifer Flow, SUPRI TR-103". United States. doi:10.2172/9319. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/9319.
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author = {Brigham, William E.},
abstractNote = {Natural water encroachment is commonly seen in many oil and gas reservoirs. In fact, overall, there is more water than oil produced from oil reservoirs worldwide. Thus it is clear that an understanding of reservoir/aquifer interaction can be an important aspect of reservoir management to optimize recovery of hydrocarbons. Although the mathematics of these processes are difficult, they are often amenable to analytical solution and diagnosis. Thus this will be the ultimate goal of a series of reports on this subject. This first report deals only with aquifer behavior, so it does not address these important reservoir/aquifer issues. However, it is an important prelude to them, for the insight gained gives important clues on how to address reservoir/aquifer problems. In general when looking at aquifer flow, there are two convenient inner boundary conditions that can be considered; constant pressure or constant flow rate. There are three outer boundary conditions that are convenient to consider; infinite, closed and constant pressure. And there are three geometries that can be solved reasonably easily; linear, radial and spherical. Thus there are a total of eighteen different solutions that can be analyzed.},
doi = {10.2172/9319},
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place = {United States},
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