Air Injection in Shale and Tight Oil Reservoirs
This chapter discusses the viability of air injection for conventional reservoirs as an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technology by discussing its EOR mechanisms, major impact factors, and successful projects. Then, the viability and feasibility of its application for EOR in unconventional reservoirs are presented. Some reservoir simulation study results are presented to validate the observations. This discussion of viability is only from a technical perspective and does not consider economics.
D. Alfarge et al., "Air Injection in Shale and Tight Oil Reservoirs," Developments in Petroleum Science, vol. 67, pp. 87-111, Elsevier B.V., Jan 2020.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818343-4.00005-X
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
air injection; combustion; dry; oil; shale; tight oil; wet
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