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Title: Method of determining interwell oil field fluid saturation distribution

Abstract

A method of determining the oil and brine saturation distribution in an oil field by taking electrical current and potential measurements among a plurality of open-hole wells geometrically distributed throughout the oil field. Poisson's equation is utilized to develop fluid saturation distributions from the electrical current and potential measurement. Both signal generating equipment and chemical means are used to develop current flow among the several open-hole wells.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Bartlesville, OK
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
BETC
OSTI Identifier:
863940
Patent Number(s):
4281289
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; determining; interwell; oil; field; fluid; saturation; distribution; brine; taking; electrical; current; potential; measurements; plurality; open-hole; geometrically; distributed; throughout; poisson; equation; utilized; distributions; measurement; signal; generating; equipment; chemical; means; flow; oil field; current flow; electrical current; distributed throughout; signal generating; potential measurement; saturation distribution; fluid saturation; /324/

Citation Formats

Donaldson, Erle C, and Sutterfield, F Dexter. Method of determining interwell oil field fluid saturation distribution. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Donaldson, Erle C, & Sutterfield, F Dexter. Method of determining interwell oil field fluid saturation distribution. United States.
Donaldson, Erle C, and Sutterfield, F Dexter. Thu . "Method of determining interwell oil field fluid saturation distribution". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863940.
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author = {Donaldson, Erle C and Sutterfield, F Dexter},
abstractNote = {A method of determining the oil and brine saturation distribution in an oil field by taking electrical current and potential measurements among a plurality of open-hole wells geometrically distributed throughout the oil field. Poisson's equation is utilized to develop fluid saturation distributions from the electrical current and potential measurement. Both signal generating equipment and chemical means are used to develop current flow among the several open-hole wells.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
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