The Application of Water-flood Technology for Different Oil Fields

Water-flooding is perhaps the most common method of secondary recovery, in which water is injected into the reservoir formation to displace residual oil. The water from injection wells physically sweeps the displaced oil to adjacent production wells. In this study, three different fields from different locations were studied for a possible water-flooding operation using software. Through the results obtained from the application, certain predictions were obtained about the water-flood performance of the oil fields studied. It was concluded that the water-flood is a good solution as a secondary recovery project for the fields studied.


Feasibility study of heavy oil field
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (Informa UK Limited, 2008-01-01)
In this study, application of different enhanced tertiary oil recovery methods were applied considering fluid properties and reservoir characteristics of the heavy oil field. Effect of different oil and inflation rates were analyzed considering project economic life, pay out time, cash flow, and profit to investment ratio for steam flooding and CO2 methods. CO2 injection is found to be more profitable than the steam injection due to the high cost of steam injection operations and reservoir depth.
Predicting Frictional Pressure Loss During Horizontal Drilling for Non-Newtonian Fluids
SORGUN, MEHMET; Ozbayoglu, M. E. (Informa UK Limited, 2011-01-01)
Accurate estimation of the frictional pressure losses for non-Newtonian drilling fluids inside annulus is quite important to determine pump rates and select mud pump systems during drilling operations. The purpose of this study is to estimate frictional pressure loss and velocity profile of non-Newtonian drilling fluids in both concentric and eccentric annuli using an Eulerian-Eulerian computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. An extensive experimental program was performed in METU-PETE Flow Loop using two ...
An experimental investigation on the chemical stability of selected formation and determination of the proper type of water-base drilling fluids. Part 2. Test results
Erkekol, Selcuk; Gucuyener, I. Hakki; Kök, Mustafa Verşan (Informa UK Limited, 2006-07-01)
The objective of this study was to select the proper drilling fluid type and composition for drilling stable holes through the problems of the selected formations. This study was performed on shale samples taken from 10 wells in which hole instability was encountered to various extents during drilling the Germav formation. Both ionic and polymer inhibitions were utilized in formulating the proper drilling for the Germav formation. Ionic inhibition was obtained using KCl and NaCl. Polyanionic polymer (Pac-L)...
Improved oil recovery application in limestone reservoirs using alkaline solutions
Bagci, S.; Kök, Mustafa Verşan; Turksoy, U. (Informa UK Limited, 2007-09-01)
In this research, the effect of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium silicate (NaSiO4) solutions for the improved oil recovery of Raman crude oil was investigated using a one-dimensional unconsolidated limestone reservoir model. The results of displacement tests showed that sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sodium silicate (NaSiO4) solutions were not effective on incremental oil recovery. It was also observed that injection flow rate of alkaline solution has minimum effect on Raman crude oil in scope of oil recover...
Application of different EOR techniques for the energy and recovery of Ashal'cha oil field
Kök, Mustafa Verşan; Nurgaliev, Danis K. (Informa UK Limited, 2018-01-01)
In this research, utilizing the reservoir and produced oil data, different enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques known as in-situ combustion, CO2 flooding, and steam flooding were applied for Ashal'cha oil field in Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. For this purpose, In-Situ Combustion Predictive Model (ICPM), CO2 Miscible Flood Predictive Model (CO2PM) and Steam-flood Predictive Model (SFPM) are used. In addition to oil recovery, economic analysis of the discussed EOR applications was also conducted. By using...
Citation Formats
M. V. Kök, “The Application of Water-flood Technology for Different Oil Fields,” ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, pp. 377–382, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: