Modeling Reservoir Formation Damage due to Water Injection for Oil Recovery

Hao Yuan

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Abstract

The elliptic equation for non-Fickian transport of suspension in porous media is applied to simulate the reservoir formation damage due to water injection for oil recovery. The deposition release (erosion of reservoir formation) and the suspension deposition (pore plugging) are both taken into account. 1-D numerical simulations are carried out to reveal the erosion of reservoir formation due to water injection. 2-D numerical simulations are carried out to obtain the suspension and deposition profiles around the injection wells. These preliminary results indicate the non-Fickian behaviors of suspended reservoir fines and the corresponding formation damage due to erosion and relocation of reservoir fines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGraduate Schools Yearbook 2010
PublisherDTU Chemical Engineering
Publication date2010
Pages185-188
ISBN (Print)978-87-92481-36-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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