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Author Sydansk, Robert D., -2009, author

Title Reservoir conformance improvement / Robert D. Sydansk, Laura Romero-Zerón
Published Richardson, TX : Society of Petroleum Engineers
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 138 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""1 -- Introduction""; ""2 -- What Is Conformance? The Big Picture""; ""2.1 Definition of Conformance""; ""2.2 Critical Premise""; ""2.3 Illustration of Conformance and Generalized Conformance Problems""; ""2.4 Conformance and the Rate of Oil Recovery""; ""2.5 Excessive Water Production as a Conformance Problem""; ""2.6 The Broad Scope of Conformance Problems and Their Mitigation""; ""3 -- Conformance: A Huge Potential for Improved Oil Recovery""; ""3.1 Oil Recovery Term Definitions""; ""3.2 Focus on Conventional Oil Reservoirs""
""3.3 The One-Third Division of the Ultimate Oil-Recovery Fate of OOIP""""3.4 Encouraging Trends""; ""3.5 A 2007 Breakdown of Estimated Global Oil Reserves""; ""3.6 Oil Reserves from Mature Reservoirs""; ""3.7 Conformance-Improvement Operations Applied Within a Reservoir""; ""3.8 Highly Naturally Fractured Reservoirs""; ""4 -- Conformance Problems""; ""4.1 Root Cause""; ""4.2 Types of Conformance Problems""; ""4.3 Diagnosis of Conformance Problems""; ""4.4 Specific Conformance Problems Require Distinct Conformance-Improvement Techniques""; ""4.5 High-Permeability Anomalies""
""4.6 Fracture Conformance Problems""""4.7 Effect of Crossflow on Conformance-Improvement Operations""; ""4.8 Near-Wellbore vs. Far-Wellbore Conformance Remedies""; ""4.9 Underestimation of the Permeability of High-Permeability Flow Paths""; ""5 -- Excessive Water Production""; ""5.1 Excessive Water Production as a Conformance Problem""; ""5.2 Necessary and Unnecessary Water Production""; ""5.3 Strategy to Successfully Apply a Water-Shutoff Treatment""; ""5.4 Excessive Water Production Is a Major Industry Challenge""; ""6 -- Improving Conformance�A Broad Overview""
""6.1 Types of Conformance-Improvement Methods""""6.2 General Means to Improve Conformance""; ""6.3 Definition of Conformance-Improvement Treatment""; ""6.4 Matching Conformance Problems to Conformance-Improving Technologies""; ""6.5 Benefits of Conformance Improvement""; ""7 -- Improving Conformance by Increasing Viscosity""; ""7.1 Increasing the Viscosity of a Flooding Fluid to Improve Conformance""; ""7.2 Polymer Flooding To Increase Viscosity""; ""7.3 Residual Oil Recovery and Permeability Reduction""; ""7.4 Polymer Flooding Effects�Heterogeneous and Homogeneous Reservoirs""
""7.5 Flooding Design and Operations Considerations""""7.6 Foam Flooding""; ""8 -- Improving Conformance by Reducing Permeability""; ""8.1 Permeability-Reducing Materials for Improving Conformance""; ""8.2 Types of Permeability-Reducing Conformance-Improvement Treatments""; ""9 -- Foams for Conformance Improvement""; ""9.1 Introduction to Foam Use for Conformance Improvement""; ""9.2 Nature of Bulk Foams""; ""9.3 Foams in Matrix-Rock Reservoirs""; ""9.4 Foams for Mobility Control""; ""9.5 Foams for Gas-Blocking Treatments""; ""9.6 Injecting Foam in the Field""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Hydrocarbon reservoirs.
Oil reservoir engineering.
Form Electronic book
Author Romero-Zerón, Laura, author
LC no. 2011377598
ISBN 1613991525 (electronic bk)
9781613991527 (electronic bk)