Crossflow and water banks in viscous dominant regimes of waterflooding

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Abstract

Understanding the crossflow in multilayered reservoirs is of great importance for designing mobility control methods for enhanced oil recovery. The authors reveal saturation profiles in stratified reservoirs to study the interlayer communication in the viscous dominant regime. The displacement profiles are more even and smoother in a communicating layer-cake reservoir than in a noncommunicating one. Water banks and transition zones may be observed. Analysis indicates that the phenomena are attributed to the enhanced crossflow due to large mobility ratios (water-oil). The mobility control techniques that take advantage of crossflow between layers may be more efficient with large mobility ratios. © 2014 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPetroleum Science and technology
Volume32
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1227-1232
ISSN1091-6466
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Chemistry (all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • crossflow
  • layer-cake reservoirs
  • viscous dominant regime
  • water banks
  • waterflooding
  • Cross flows
  • Displacement profiles
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Inter-layer communication
  • Multilayered reservoirs
  • Stratified reservoirs
  • Water banks
  • Well flooding
  • Banks (bodies of water)

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Crossflow and water banks in viscous dominant regimes of waterflooding. / Yuan, Hao; Zhang, Xuan; Shapiro, Alexander; Stenby, Erling Halfdan.

In: Petroleum Science and technology, Vol. 32, No. 10, 2014, p. 1227-1232.

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