Formation Damage during Improved Oil Recovery: Fundamentals and Applications bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and field practice by presenting information on formation damage issues that arise during enhanced oil recovery. Multi-contributed technical chapters include sections on modeling and simulation, lab experiments, field case studies, and newly proposed technologies and methods that are related to formation damage during secondary and tertiary recovery processes in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. Focusing on both the fundamental theories related to EOR and formation damage, this reference helps engineers formulate integrated and systematic designs for applying EOR processes while also considering formation damage issues.
- Presents the first complete reference addressing formation damage as a result of enhanced oil recovery
- Provides the mechanisms for formation damage issues that are coupled with EOR
- Suggests appropriate preventative actions or responses
- Delivers a structured approach on how to understand the fundamental theories, practical challenges and solutions
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1. Overview of Formation Damage during Improved and Enhanced Oil Recovery 2. Low-Salinity Water Flooding: from Novel to Mature Technology 3. Formation Damage by Fines Migration: Mathematical and Laboratory Modelling, Field Cases 4. Using Nanofluids to Control Fines Migration in Porous Systems 5. Formation Damage by Inorganic Deposition 6. Formation Damage by Organic Deposition 7. Formation Damage during Chemical Flooding 8. Formation Damage Problems associated with CO2 Flooding 9. Formation Damage by Thermal Methods Applied to Heavy Oil Reservoirs 10. Formation Damage Issues in Unconventional Reservoirs 11. Formation Damage Problems in Offshore and Deepwater Reservoirs 12. Formation Damage Challenges in Geothermal Reservoirs 13. Formation Damage in Coalbed Methane Recovery 14. Special Focus on Produced Water in Oil and Gas Fields: Origin, Management and Re-Injection Practice 15. Integrated Risks Assessment and Management of IOR/EOR projects: A Formation Damage View
Dr. Bin Yuan is currently post-doctoral fellow at University of Calgary, and senior reservoir advisor for Coven Energy, providing oil/gas production technology and consulting services with research interests in formation damage characterization and mitigation coupled with IOR processes, improved characterization and simulation toolbox for hydraulic fracturing and enhanced oil recovery in unconventional oil and gas, and applied nanotechnologies in petroleum engineering. He previously worked on reservoir engineering related researches at GE Oil and Gas Technology Center. Dr. Yuan earned B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in petroleum engineering from China University of Petroleum, and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma.
Wood, David A.
Dr. David Wood has more than forty years of international oil and gas experience spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, midstream and downstream projects, contract evaluation and senior corporate management. For the past two decades, David has worked as an independent international consultant, researcher, training provider and expert witness. He has published an extensive body of work including some 350 publications and four books. He frequently acts as an advisor and/or trainer to governments and companies on many technical and commercial aspects of the oil and gas industry through his consultancy, DWA Energy Limited. He has extensive editorial experience as a founding editor of Elsevier's Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering in 2008/9 then serving as Editor-in-Chief for that journal from 2013 to 2016. David obtained his PhD from Imperial College, London (U.K.) and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Institute de Physique du Globe (Paris, France) and Birmingham University (U.K.).