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Title: Injection-water quality

Ideally, injection water should enter the reservoir free of suspended solids or oil. It should also be compatible with the reservoir rock and fluids and would be sterile and nonscaling. This paper discusses how the objective of any water-injection operation is to inject water into the reservoir rock without plugging or permeability reduction from particulates, dispersed oil, scale formation, bacterial growth, or clay swelling. In addition, souring of sweet reservoirs by sulfate-reducing bacteria should be prevented if possible.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (C.C. Patton and Associates, Inc. (US))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6498513
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Petroleum Technology; (USA); Journal Volume: 42:10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; INJECTION WELLS; WATER QUALITY; OIL WELLS; WATERFLOODING; PERMEABILITY; RESERVOIR ROCK; WELL STIMULATION; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; FLUID INJECTION; STIMULATION; WELLS 020300* -- Petroleum-- Drilling & Production