Enhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies bridges the gap between theory and practice in a range of real-world EOR settings. Areas covered include steam and polymer flooding, use of foam, in situ combustion, microorganisms, "smart water"-based EOR in carbonates and sandstones, and many more.
Oil industry professionals know that the key to a successful enhanced oil recovery project lies in anticipating the differences between plans and the realities found in the field. This book aids that effort, providing valuable case studies from more than 250 EOR pilot and field applications in a variety of oil fields. The case studies cover practical problems, underlying theoretical and modeling methods, operational parameters, solutions and sensitivity studies, and performance optimization strategies, benefitting academicians and oil company practitioners alike.
- Strikes an ideal balance between theory and practice
- Focuses on practical problems, underlying theoretical and modeling methods, and operational parameters
- Designed for technical professionals, covering the fundamental as well as the advanced aspects of EOR
Chapter 2 Enhanced Oil Recovery by Using CO2 Foams: Fundamentals and Field Applications
Chapter 3 Polymer Flooding
Fundamentals and Field Cases
Chapter 4 Polymer flooding Practice in Daqing
Chapter 5 Surfactant-Polymer Flooding
Chapter 6 Alkaline Flooding
Chapter 7 Alkaline-Polymer Flooding
Chapter 8 Alkaline-Surfactant Flooding
Chapter 9 ASP Fundamentals and Field Cases outside China
Chapter 10 ASP Process and Field Results
Chapter 11 Foams and Their Applications in Enhancing Oil Recovery
Chapter 12 Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate Reservoirs
Chapter 13 Water Based EOR in Carbonates and Sandstones: New Chemical Understanding of the EOR-Potential Using "Smart Water"
Chapter 14 Facility Requirements for Implementing a Chemical EOR Project
Chapter 15 Steam Flooding
Chapter 16 Cyclic Steam Stimulation
Chapter 17 SAGD for Heavy Oil Recovery
Chapter 18 In Situ Combustion
Chapter 19 Introduction to MEOR and Field Applications in China
Chapter 20 The Use of Microorganisms to Enhance Oil Recovery
Chapter 21 Field Application of Organic Oil Recovery (A New MEOR Method)
Chapter 22 Cold Production of Heavy Oil
James Sheng is currently a professor in petroleum engineering at Texas Tech University specializing in oil recovery research. Previously, he was a Senior Research Engineer with Total E&P USA, Team Leader Scientist with Baker Hughes, and a reservoir engineer with Shell, Kuwait Oil Company, and the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development in China. James has authored 2 books, both with Elsevier, over 70 articles, presented over 100 papers worldwide, and earned 4 patents to date. He earned a PhD and MSc from the University of Alberta, and a BSc from the University of Petroleum in China, all in petroleum engineering.