Masters Theses

Author

Mingfei Yin

Keywords and Phrases

Resevoir parameter; Screening criteria

Abstract

"Field experience has shown that CO2 miscible flooding is an effective method to improve oil recovery, but only with proper reservoir candidate selection and optimal project design. This paper discusses both CO2 miscible and immiscible flooding mechanisms and offers some guidelines for flooding operations. New developments in MMP determination are also introduced.

This research is based on a summary of field data from 134 CO2 projects in the U.S. Several numerical methods have been applied for data cleaning. After cleaning, data from 128 projects have been analyzed and correlated. Carbonate reservoirs and sandstone reservoirs are the two main reservoir types for CO2 flooding in the U.S. In order to develop customized screening criteria for each parameter, ranges for different reservoir types were analyzed respectively. In addition, the minimum miscibility pressure of CO2 flooding was collected from literature to provide a better operation scope."--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Wei, Mingzhen

Committee Member(s)

Bai, Baojun
Flori, Ralph E.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Petroleum Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2015

Pagination

xi, 76 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 72-75).

Rights

© 2015 Mingfei Yin, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Enhanced oil recovery
Oil field flooding
Oil fields -- Production methods -- Research
Carbonate reservoirs

Thesis Number

T 10701

Electronic OCLC #

913516982

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