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Misible flooding: how far have we come and where are we going

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Abstract

The 2 most important criteria of the effectiveness of a secondary recovery project are sweep efficiency and unit displacement. Waterfloods have a poor unit displacement. Gas and LPG slugs have poor mobility control and, therefore, poor sweep efficiency. In both processes the irreducible oil saturation is too high. Newer methods designed to improve the performance and now being used extensively include the addition of polymer solutions to waterfloods to control mobility; in situ combustion and stream injection for viscous crudes; miscible processes; and surfactant flooding to reduce interfacial tension. These processes have made tremendous contributions to the increase in recoverable reserves in North America. Still, miscible flooding of some type seemed the most likely manner in which to recover all or nearly all of the oil in a reservoir, and research into more economic methods has continued. The most recent development has come from the research department of Marathon Oil Co. The process has been named Maraflood. (16 refs.)
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Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1968
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-82-009884
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Can. Pet.; (Canada); Journal Volume: 9:6
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; MISCIBLE-PHASE DISPLACEMENT; EFFICIENCY; OIL WELLS; WATERFLOODING; ENGINEERING; ENHANCED RECOVERY; IN-SITU COMBUSTION; MATHEMATICS; OIL SATURATION; PETROLEUM; POLYMERS; SATURATION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; COMBUSTION; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUID INJECTION; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; IN-SITU PROCESSING; OXIDATION; PROCESSING; RECOVERY; THERMAL RECOVERY; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; WELLS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production
OSTI ID:
5923945
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: CPETA
Submitting Site:
TUL
Size:
Pages: 20-22
Announcement Date:
Aug 01, 1980

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Citation Formats

Roessingh, H K. Misible flooding: how far have we come and where are we going. Canada: N. p., 1968. Web.
Roessingh, H K. Misible flooding: how far have we come and where are we going. Canada.
Roessingh, H K. 1968. "Misible flooding: how far have we come and where are we going." Canada.
@misc{etde_5923945,
title = {Misible flooding: how far have we come and where are we going}
author = {Roessingh, H K}
abstractNote = {The 2 most important criteria of the effectiveness of a secondary recovery project are sweep efficiency and unit displacement. Waterfloods have a poor unit displacement. Gas and LPG slugs have poor mobility control and, therefore, poor sweep efficiency. In both processes the irreducible oil saturation is too high. Newer methods designed to improve the performance and now being used extensively include the addition of polymer solutions to waterfloods to control mobility; in situ combustion and stream injection for viscous crudes; miscible processes; and surfactant flooding to reduce interfacial tension. These processes have made tremendous contributions to the increase in recoverable reserves in North America. Still, miscible flooding of some type seemed the most likely manner in which to recover all or nearly all of the oil in a reservoir, and research into more economic methods has continued. The most recent development has come from the research department of Marathon Oil Co. The process has been named Maraflood. (16 refs.)}
journal = {Can. Pet.; (Canada)}
volume = {9:6}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1968}
month = {Jun}
}