Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs provides important guidance on which EOR methods work in shale and tight oil reservoirs. This book helps the readers to learn the main fluid and rock properties of shale and tight reservoirs - which are the main target for EOR techniques - and understand the physical and chemical mechanisms for the injected EOR fluids to enhance oil recovery in shale and tight oil reservoirs. It explains the effects of complex hydraulic fractures and natural fractures on the performance of each EOR technique as well as the parameters affecting the obtained oil recovery by injecting different EOR methods in both of the microscopic and the macroscopic level of ULR. This book also provides proxy models to associate the functionality of the improved oil recovery by injecting different EOR methods with different operating parameters, rock and fluid properties.
Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs provides professionals working in the petroleum industry the know-how to conduct a successful project for different EOR methods in shale plays, while it helps academics and students in understanding the basics and principles which make the performance of EOR methods so different in conventional reservoirs as in unconventional formations.
- Provides a general workflow for how to conduct a successful project for different EOR methods in these shale plays
- This book provides general guidelines for how to select the best EOR method according to the reservoir characteristics and wells stimulation criteria
- This book helps in understanding the basics and principles which make the performance of EOR methods are so different in conventional reservoirs as in unconventional formations
1. Introduction of shale and tight oil reservoirs 2. CO2-EOR in shale and tight oil reservoirs 3. Comparative analysis between CO2-EOR mechanisms in conventional reservoirs versus shale and tight reservoirs 4. Natural Gases Based EOR Versus CO2-EOR in Shale and Tight Oil Reservoirs 5. Air injection in shale and tight oil reservoirs 6. Water injection in shale and tight oil reservoirs 7. Chemical EOR methods for unconventional reservoirs 8. Selection Criteria for Miscible-Gases Based EOR in ULR 9. Other EOR methods 10. The effects of nanopore confinement on different EOR methods 11. The impacts of geomechanics coupling on different EOR methods 12. Comparative and optimization of the most applicable EOR methods
Dheiaa Alfarge was born in 1989, Iraq. He received his bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Baghdad University, Iraq in 2011; he was the valedictorian of Petroleum Engineering Department of class 2011. He received both of his MSc degree and PhD degree in petroleum engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2016 and 2018 consequently with 4.0 GPA, Rolla, Missouri, USA. His research interests are mainly in reservoir simulation and EOR methods for conventional and unconventional reservoirs. He published more than 23 papers in different competitive journals as well as conferences around the globe. He worked as senior petroleum engineer in Iraqi Ministry of Oil in both of OPDC and MOC. Furthermore, he worked as adjunct professor in University of Karbala, Iraq. Currently, he is serving as a research advisory board member in SRP-Center.iq, Karbala, Iraq. He has been recently appointed as assistant professor in Izmir Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey.