Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology

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List of Papers (Total 466)

New analytical equations for productivity estimation of the cyclic CO2-assisted steam stimulation process considering the non-Newtonian percolation characteristics

The research course in the estimation of productivity of cyclic steam stimulation wells can be divided into three stages: (a) the mobility of heavy oil in the cold area is neglected, (b) the mobility of heavy oil in the cold area is considered—however, it is Newtonian fluid seepage, and (c) it is conserved as non-Newtonian fluid seepage in the cold area. However, the distribution...

Application of crossplot and prestack seismic-based impedance inversion for discrimination of lithofacies and fluid prediction in an old producing field, Eastern Niger Delta Basin

Lithofacies distributions and continuity are very important for proper reservoir development; and predicting the fluid types will also help in reducing uncertainties associated with characterizing hydrocarbon reservoirs. This study used Poisson impedance attributes and crossplots from prestack seismic inversion and well logs to discriminate and predict hydrocarbon-filled...

Assessing the application of miscible CO2 flooding in oil reservoirs: a case study from Pakistan

Miscible carbon dioxide (CO2) flooding has been recognized as a promising approach to enhance the recovery of oil reservoirs. However, depending on the injection strategy and rock/fluid characteristics, efficiency of the miscible CO2 flooding varies from reservoir to reservoir. Although, many studies have been carried out to evaluate the performance of the miscible CO2 flooding...

Mineralogical assemblage of Cambay Shale of North Cambay Basin, Gujarat, India

Shale Gas exploration and production plays an essential role in ensuring energy security and economic stability. Tapping these reserves using cost-effective technologies can really change the India’s energy supply and value chain. Cambay Shale of Cambay Basin has been proved as the most prominent Indian Shale reserve and in this work an attempt has been made to understand the...

A numerical method to predict crossflow rate resulted from downhole leaks

Water injection wells often develop casing leaks that result in crossflow between two formations. The crossflow can be upward or downward depending on the respective location of each formation and the gravitation hydrostatic column between the formations. Traditionally, crossflow rates are measured by running production logs (flowmeter); a process that require well intervention...

The effect of fractures on gas injection in Hailar oilfield

The channeling of CO2 gas is affected by the development of reservoir fractures. In order to improve the gas injection effect, the finite element numerical analysis software Comsol Multiphysics combined with the fluid–solid coupling theory was used to establish the three-dimensional geological model of the Hailar Bei 14 block, and the geostress of the study block was inverted...

Prediction temperature field and wax deposition based on heat–fluid coupling method

Wax deposition can reduce flow channel, increase the resistance and decrease fluid producing intensity in oil pipelines, which bring a critical operational challenge for the oil development. The prediction of temperature field and wax deposition location is the basis in thermal washing and wax removal. In this paper, the wells of sucker rod pump in Da Qing oil field is selected...

Petrophysical logs contribute in appraising productive sands of Lower Goru Formation, Kadanwari concession, Pakistan

The interpretation of petrophysical logs unveil the reservoir traits and augment an intuition of hydrocarbon (gas) bearing zones. This study focused on interpretation of petrophysical signatures (encountered in Kadanwari-01, 03, 10 and 11) of Lower Goru Formation (LGF). LGF composed of shoreface sands and near shelf shale, deposited in Cretaceous age in middle and lower Indus...

Effectiveness of oil displacement by sequential low-salinity waterflooding in low-permeability fractured and non-fractured chalky limestone cores

Low-salinity waterflooding has been recognized as a method of enhancing oil recovery in low-permeability reservoirs. This method is relatively inexpensive and can be easily implemented in the field. Various mechanisms of low-salinity flooding have been proposed including interfacial tension reduction, wettability alteration (cation exchange), change in pH (increase), emulsion...

Optimizing aqueous drilling mud system viscosity with green additives

Non-governmental and governmental agencies are demanding for environmentally friendly mud systems. This increase in environmental awareness has made the drilling mud service companies to re-evaluate some of the chemicals and materials used as additives for mud systems. In this study, some green materials were considered as possible substitutes for PAC R in water-based drilling...

Smart lost circulation materials for productive zones

Lost circulation has been a serious problem while drilling that may lead to heavy financial costs in the form of lost rig time and lost mud fluid. In severe cases, it can lead to well blowout with serious environmental hazards and safety consequences. Despite extensive advances in the last couple of decades, lost circulation materials used today still have disadvantages such as...

Mechanism of shear failure near fracture face during drainage process of CBM well

In this paper, whether the coal fines can be induced by shear failure during drainage process has been discussed in detail. By coupling with the percolation theory, the elasticity mechanics were used to construe the extra stresses in the formation surrounding with the hydraulic fracture. The safe window of the bottom hole pressure was also calculated from the failure envelope...

The feasibility analysis of underground gas storage during an integration of improved condensate recovery processes

Due to the increasing demand for gas consumption during cold seasons, it is a sense of urgency to provide a reliable resource for gas supply during these periods. The objectives of this comprehensive research entail reservoir core analysis, reservoir fluid study, investigation and optimization of improved condensate recovery during gas storage processes in one of Iranian-depleted...

An ecological water-based drilling mud (WBM) with low cost: substitution of polymers by wood wastes

An ecologically friendly water-based drilling mud (WBM) was designed by using wood wastes (WP: wood powder) in order to substitute the organic polymers which are very expensive and often make the higher cost of the oil well drilling. This present work is dedicated on studying the rheological behavior and main rheological properties of WBM containing the wood powder at different...

Velocity and attenuation of elastic wave in a developed layer with the initial inner percolation in the pores

An improved model based on Biot poroelastic theory is presented incorporating the initial seepage flow in the matrix. The proposed model quantifies wave propagation in the oil field development process as VSP, transient well tests, and seismic production technology. Porosity variation, fluid–solid compressibility, and pseudo-threshold pressure gradient in low permeability...

Enhanced oil recovery by alkaline-surfactant-alternated-gas/CO2 flooding

The volumetric sweep efficiencies of CO2 flooding for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) are generally low due to problems of viscous fingering and gravity override. This paper attempts to study a relatively new and promising method to reduce the mobility of CO2 flooding and increase oil recovery under reservoir conditions. Referred to as alkaline-surfactant-alternated-gas/CO2 (ASAG...

Sequential injection mode of high-salinity/low-salinity water in sandstone reservoirs: oil recovery and surface reactivity tests

The aim of this paper is to quantify the effect of low-salinity (LS) water on oil recovery from sandstone cores at different temperatures and at various permeabilities, oil viscosities, and Ca2+ concentrations in the formation water. Six sandstone cores were waterflooded with high-salinity (HS) and LS water at various temperatures ranging from 25 to 90 °C. Four cores were...

Integrated 3D facies modeling of the Mangahewa Formation, Maui Gas Field, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand

3D seismic data, well logs, core-based lithofacies and photographs have been combined to interpret and model the depositional facies of the Mangahewa Formation of the Maui Gas Field, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand. The primary objective of the study is to generate a robust facies model for the Middle to Late Eocene (47–37 Ma) Mangahewa Formation of the field. The facies model has...

Analysis and optimization of control algorithms for RSSTSP for horizontal well drilling

Steering control algorithm plays an important role in a rotary steerable system for horizontal well drilling, including the determination of the well trajectory, vibrations, stability, durability among other variables. This work develops a control algorithm for three static push-the-bit rotary steerable systems (RSSTSP) (TSP is the abbreviation of “three static push-the-bit...

Modeling and simulation of transition zones in tight carbonate reservoirs by incorporation of improved rock typing and hysteresis models

Transition zones in tight heterogeneous carbonate reservoirs contain a considerable amount of original oil in place. Identifying and characterizing the petrophysical flow units of the transition zone is crucial for reserve estimation and performance prediction. This paper presents a petrophysical rock typing method based on decoding pore-size distributions from mercury injection...

History matching of experimental and CMG-STARS results

At present, chemical flooding is one of essential enhanced oil recovery methods. In this study, three core flooding experiments (brine flooding, Alkaline, and Alkaline + Ionic Liquid slug flooding) were selected for history matching using CMG-STARS. Depending on the composition of the chemical slug, two pore volumes were injected into the porous medium to enhance the RF of heavy...

Trace element geochemistry of kerogens from the central Niger Delta

Trace elements in kerogens isolated from shale samples obtained from oil wells in the central Niger Delta were determined using atomic absorption spectrometry, with the aim to determine the depositional environment and source of the organic matter. The results showed that the concentrations of the elements in the kerogens ranged from 1.50 to 6470.00 ppm and 3.50 to 7946.00 ppm...

Analysis of multi-layered commingled and compartmentalized gas reservoirs

The evaluation and performance prediction of multi-layered compartmentalized gas systems can be difficult. This is mostly due to the uncertainties related to production allocation either within each commingled well or between interrelated reservoir compartments. This paper presents a model that can provide reliable estimates of the total gas in place for multi-layered commingled...

A review of gas enhanced oil recovery schemes used in the North Sea

The rate of replacement of produced oil and gas reserves by new discoveries is in a state of steady decline. Instead of searching for rare new oil fields, it is more economically justified to improve production from the existing and known fields. This is often achieved using enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies. The application of EOR in the North Sea dates to the mid-1970’s...

Numerical investigation of two-phase flow encountered in electrically enhanced oil recovery

The study of two-phase immiscible flow in porous media using electrokinetics is important in different fields including the remediation of hydrocarbon contaminated soils and enhanced oil recovery. While electrokinetic technology has been traditionally used for treatment and decontamination of hydrocarbon polluted sites, electrically enhanced oil recovery (EEOR) is relatively new...