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Visual display of reservoir parameters affecting enhanced oil recovery. FY 1994 annual report

By J.R. Wood

Abstract

Evaluation of oil and gas properties for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) involves a high degree of risk, especially when the fields are old and well past their prime. The purpose of this project is to provide the small-to-medium size oil field operator with the tools necessary to do an EOR evaluation of the same quality and sophistication that only large international oil companies have been able to afford to date. This approach utilizes readily available, affordable computer software and analytical services. This project will provide a detailed example, based on a field trial, of how to evaluate a field for EOR operations utilizing data typically available in a field which has undergone primary development. After reviewing PC-based software from most major vendors, the authors decided that the most effective way to provide a user-friendly, state-of-the-art package to the independent producers who are primary clients is to link the best modules from four different systems: a commercial database, a wireline log analysis program, a mapping program, and a 2D and 3D visualization program, into a flexible, user-friendly unit. This would result in a product that could be used by small oil and gas companies to perform computerized reservoir studies. Progress to date is described

Topics: Data Analysis, Mapping, 02 Petroleum, Oil Fields, Mineralogy, Well Logging, Enhanced Recovery, Geologic Models, Reservoir Engineering, Progress Report, Petroleum, Data Base Management, Computer Codes, Reservoir Fluids, Information Systems, Chemical Analysis, Drill Cores
Publisher: Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI (United States)
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.2172/80985
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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