Water Injection in Unconventional Reservoirs
This chapter explains how the mechanisms of water injection are different in conventional reservoirs than in shale and tight oil reservoirs. In addition, it compares the performance of water huff-n-puff versus water flooding in shale and tight oil reservoirs. The effect of the chemical composition of the injected water on the performance of the cyclic water-based EOR technique for unconventional reservoirs is discussed. The field applications of water injection in shale formations are demonstrated.
D. Alfarge et al., "Water Injection in Unconventional Reservoirs," Developments in Petroleum Science, vol. 67, pp. 113 - 140, Elsevier B.V., Jan 2020.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818343-4.00006-1
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
huff-n-puff versus flooding mode; hydraulic fracturing; unconventional EOR methods; unconventional reservoir development; water huff-n-puff; water imbibition mechanisms; waterflooding in unconventional reservoirs
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01 Jan 2020