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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

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:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
816005
DOE Contract Number:
FC22-94BC14990
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 11 Dec 2001
Research Org:
OXY USA, Inc. (US)
Sponsoring Org:
(US)
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