Keywords and Phrases
Resevoir parameter; Screening criteria
"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.
Flori, Ralph E.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Petroleum Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xi, 76 pages
© 2015 Mingfei Yin, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Enhanced oil recovery
Oil field flooding
Oil fields -- Production methods -- Research
Electronic OCLC #
Link to Catalog Record
Yin, Mingfei, "CO2 miscible flooding application and screening criteria" (2015). Masters Theses. 7423.