Enhanced oil recovery lake

-Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Process General After discovery, an oilfield is initially developed and produced using primary recovery mechanisms in which natural reservoir energy—expansion of dissolved gases, change in rock volume, gravity, and aquifer influx—drive the hydrocarbon fluids from the reservoir to the wellbores as pressure

In the steam zone the oil evaporates and in the hot water zone the oil expands. As a result, the oil expands, the viscosity drops and the permeability increases. To ensure success, the process has to be cyclical. This is the principal enhanced oil recovery program in use today. Enhanced Oil Recovery. Larry Lake (larry_lake@mail.utexas.edu) is the Program Manager of the Enhanced Oil Recovery research program. The focus of the Enhanced Oil Recovery program is on techniques that offer prospects for ultimately producing 25 to 50 percent, or more, of a reservoir's original oil in place. A good reservoir characterization is deemed essential in the accomplishment of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes in order to estimate accurately the properties of the porous medium affecting the flow properties. Several techniques at a field scale are currently being used to determine these properties, which are time and money consuming. Enhanced oil recovery in offshore fields is constrained not only by reservoir anatomy and lithology but also by surface facilities and environmental regulations and (depending upon the location) will more than likely be limited compared with that for onshore fields. As a result, the main production strategy of offshore fields has been pressure maintenance by gas and water injection. Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is… • Oil recovery by injection of fluids not normally present in reservoir • Excludes pressure maintenance or waterflooding • Not necessarily tertiary recovery. Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) is… • EOR plus additional technologies dealing with drilling, production, operations, and reservoir characterization •

Larry Lake Professor . Shahid and Sharon Ullah Endowed Chair in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. Department Research Areas: Geologic Carbon Storage Enhanced Oil Recovery Integrated Reservoir Characterization Reservoir Engineering Unconventional Resources Reservoir Simulation

Enhanced Oil Recovery. Larry Lake (larry_lake@mail.utexas.edu) is the Program Manager of the Enhanced Oil Recovery research program. The focus of the Enhanced Oil Recovery program is on techniques that offer prospects for ultimately producing 25 to 50 percent, or more, of a reservoir's original oil in place. A good reservoir characterization is deemed essential in the accomplishment of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes in order to estimate accurately the properties of the porous medium affecting the flow properties. Several techniques at a field scale are currently being used to determine these properties, which are time and money consuming. Enhanced oil recovery in offshore fields is constrained not only by reservoir anatomy and lithology but also by surface facilities and environmental regulations and (depending upon the location) will more than likely be limited compared with that for onshore fields. As a result, the main production strategy of offshore fields has been pressure maintenance by gas and water injection. Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is… • Oil recovery by injection of fluids not normally present in reservoir • Excludes pressure maintenance or waterflooding • Not necessarily tertiary recovery. Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) is… • EOR plus additional technologies dealing with drilling, production, operations, and reservoir characterization • Lake, Larry W. 1989, Enhanced oil recovery / Larry W. Lake Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, N.J Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.

Thermal EOR processes are defined to include all process was tested at pilot scale in Cold Lake [47] 

Generally, three stages of oil recovery are identified in the production life of a petroleum reservoir: primary, secondary and tertiary recovery (Lake, 1989). Primary  This enhanced oil recovery fundamentals course covers the recovery improvement possibilities that present themselves at all stages in the Dr. Larry W. Lake.

Thermal EOR processes are defined to include all process was tested at pilot scale in Cold Lake [47] 

In the steam zone the oil evaporates and in the hot water zone the oil expands. As a result, the oil expands, the viscosity drops and the permeability increases. To ensure success, the process has to be cyclical. This is the principal enhanced oil recovery program in use today. Enhanced Oil Recovery. Larry Lake (larry_lake@mail.utexas.edu) is the Program Manager of the Enhanced Oil Recovery research program. The focus of the Enhanced Oil Recovery program is on techniques that offer prospects for ultimately producing 25 to 50 percent, or more, of a reservoir's original oil in place. A good reservoir characterization is deemed essential in the accomplishment of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes in order to estimate accurately the properties of the porous medium affecting the flow properties. Several techniques at a field scale are currently being used to determine these properties, which are time and money consuming. Enhanced oil recovery in offshore fields is constrained not only by reservoir anatomy and lithology but also by surface facilities and environmental regulations and (depending upon the location) will more than likely be limited compared with that for onshore fields. As a result, the main production strategy of offshore fields has been pressure maintenance by gas and water injection.

A good reservoir characterization is deemed essential in the accomplishment of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes in order to estimate accurately the properties of the porous medium affecting the flow properties. Several techniques at a field scale are currently being used to determine these properties, which are time and money consuming.

In the steam zone the oil evaporates and in the hot water zone the oil expands. As a result, the oil expands, the viscosity drops and the permeability increases. To ensure success, the process has to be cyclical. This is the principal enhanced oil recovery program in use today.

Enhanced oil recovery in offshore fields is constrained not only by reservoir anatomy and lithology but also by surface facilities and environmental regulations and (depending upon the location) will more than likely be limited compared with that for onshore fields. As a result, the main production strategy of offshore fields has been pressure maintenance by gas and water injection. Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) is… • Oil recovery by injection of fluids not normally present in reservoir • Excludes pressure maintenance or waterflooding • Not necessarily tertiary recovery. Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) is… • EOR plus additional technologies dealing with drilling, production, operations, and reservoir characterization • Lake, Larry W. 1989, Enhanced oil recovery / Larry W. Lake Prentice Hall Englewood Cliffs, N.J Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. This course teaches an integrated version of the basics of waterflooding and enhanced oil recovery (EOR), illustrating the connection of each process to a few fundamental principles. It reviews the specifics of thermal and solvent EOR by relating basic principles to the results of cases from the field. Larry Lake Professor . Shahid and Sharon Ullah Endowed Chair in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. Department Research Areas: Geologic Carbon Storage Enhanced Oil Recovery Integrated Reservoir Characterization Reservoir Engineering Unconventional Resources Reservoir Simulation