Masters Theses

Author

Kewei Shi

Abstract

"Conformance control is an inevitable topic related to water-flooding. Polymer gel has been proved to enhance oil recovery by blocking the existing water-breakthrough channels. Water that is injected subsequently will be directed to the unswept portion of the reservoir, replacing part of the remaining oil and increasing the oil-recovery factor. Prior to pilot tests of polymer gel treatment, laboratory experiments and numerical simulations are used to design the tests. Understanding physical meanings of key parameters that affect polymer gel treatment and relating the parameters from lab data and the simulator benefit field operation design.

This thesis study tries to evaluate gel performance under different conditions using linear models in CMG-STARS. Eight operational and rock/polymer gel interaction properties are considered. Detailed interpretation of each variable and its influence on water and oil production are provided. Effects of blocking water and increasing oil are analyzed both in the 'effective period' and 'in the long run''"--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 2018

Pagination

x, 74 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 69-73).

Rights

© 2018 Kewei Shi, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 11318

Electronic OCLC #

1041858863

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