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Enhanced oil recovery by CO/sub 2/ foam flooding. Annual report, October 1, 1982-September 30, 1983

Description: The objective is to identify commercially available additives which are effective in reducing the mobility of carbon dioxide, CO/sub 2/, thereby improving its efficiency in the recovery of tertiary oil, and which are low enough in cost to be economically attractive. During the past year significant progress has been made in developing a commercial method of reducing the mobility of carbon dioxide in enhanced oil recovery processes. Four basic chemical structures, listed below, appear to show mo… more
Date: December 22, 1983
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Western Gas Sands Project. Status report, 1 May-31 May, 1980

Description: This report summarizes the progress of the government-sponsored project directed towards increasing gas production from the low permeability gas sands of the western United States. The planning activities for the multi-well experiment continued in May. Bartlesville Energy Technology Center continued formation evaluation and reservoir simulation studies. Lawrence Livermore Laboratory continued calculations of fracturing near interfaces. Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory focused work on the perman… more
Date: January 1, 1980
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Energy Program annual report

Description: The national economy is particularly dependent on efficient electrical generation and transportation. Electrical demand continues to grow and will increasingly rely on coal and nuclear fuels. The nuclear power industry still has not found a solution to the problem of disposing of the waste produced by nuclear reactors. Although coal is in ample supply and the infrastructure is in place for its utilization, environmental problems and improved conversion processes remain technical challenges. In … more
Date: February 1, 1988
Creator: Borg, I.Y. (ed.)
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Bodcau In Situ Combustion Project. Third annual report, July 1, 1978-August 31, 1979

Description: This project is a cooperative venture between Cities Service Company and the US Department of Energy. The main objective is to demonstrate the operation and economics of a successful commercial scale In Situ Combustion Project in a heavy oil reservoir. This Third Annual Report deals primarily with performance, development and economics of the project in the third year of operation, with pertinent information from the First and Second Annual Report included for background information. The five e… more
Date: August 1, 1980
Creator: Garvey, J.; Pusch, W. H. & Fulford, R. S.
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Design considerations for a steam-injection pilot with in-situ foaming

Description: This report reviews the necessary aspects of the planning, operation, evaluation, environmental impact and cost to implement a field pilot of steam injection with in-situ foaming. The Stanford University Petroleum Research Institute (SUPRI) is planning to implement such a pilot in Kern County, California. The cost of the pilot will be shared by the US Department of Energy and an oil company. Some important aspects of drilling and completion programs and their specifications, permits from regula… more
Date: August 1, 1982
Creator: Siddiqui, M.H.; Sanyal, S.K. & Horn, A.J.
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FY 90 annual research plan

Description: The National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research (NIPER) was established by the DOE to perform contract research for government and industrial clients. The emphasis of the DOE program is immediate near- and mid-term concerns of domestic oil and gas producibility. Its primary purpose is to improve the fundamental understanding of domestic oil and gas resources and the chemical, physical, and biological phenomena that govern the occurrence and recovery of these resources in addition to th… more
Date: January 1, 1990
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Western gas sands project. Status report, 1 June-30 June 1980

Description: Progress of the government-sponsored projects during June 1980, that are directed towards increasing gas production from the low permeability gas sands of the western United States, is summarized. Northwest Exploration declined use of their site for the multi-well experiment; additional sites are being contemplated. Experiments began at Bartlesville Energy Technology Center designed to examine fracture closure and crushing strength of bauxite. At Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, work is progressi… more
Date: January 1, 1980
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Penn Grade Micellar Displacement project. First annual report, June 1975--June 1976

Description: The main objective of the Penn Grade-ERDA Micellar Displacement Project is to assess and hopefully, demonstrate the feasibility of commercial application of the micellar-polymer process for tertiary oil recovery from a rather large, but relatively ''tight'' section of the Bradford Third Sand. The initial phase of this project involves pertinent core and field injectivity measurements from a freshly drilled well, as a basis for assessing the feasibility of a small demonstration test flood to be … more
Date: March 1, 1978
Creator: Danielson, H. H.; Paynter, W. T.; Midkiff, F. R. & Finalle, L. L.
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Polysaccharides and bacterial plugging

Description: Before any successful application of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery process can be realized, an understanding of the cells' transport and retentive mechanisms in porous media is needed. Cell transport differs from particle transport in their ability to produce polysaccharides, which are used by cells to adhere to surfaces. Cell injection experiments have been conducted using Leuconostoc cells to illustrate the importance of cellular polysaccharide production as a transport mechanism that hinde… more
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Fogler, H. S.
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Eastern Gas Shales Program. Completion and stimulation of five New York State Energy Research and Development Authority Wells Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties, New York

Description: In order to evaluate the potential of the Devonian Shales as a source of natural gas, DOE/METC in Morgantown, West Virginia, has undertaken the Eastern Gas Shale Program (EGSP); not only to characterize and identify the resource, but also to enhance and improve the productivity of wells completed in the shale. One of the methods used to achieve improved productivity is hydraulic fracturing and, more specifically, foam fracturing. The efforts by DOE/METC included completion and stimulation of fi… more
Date: November 1, 1981
Creator: Rdissi, A.
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Development and field testing of a process for recovering heavy crude oil in the Carlyle pool-Allen County, Kansas using the Vapor Therm generator. Final report

Description: A Vapor Therm generator capable of producing steam and inert gases was built for conditions encountered in the Carlyle pool, and is capable of delivering heated gases at 900 psi and 700/sup 0/F. New wells were drilled in a five spot pattern with an inter-well distance of 208.7 ft. Logs and cores from these new wells were obtained and the subsurface reservoir was evaluated. Oil content of 1197 BSTO/Ac-Ft was encountered. This oil was 19.5/sup 0/ API with a viscosity of 1026 cps at 70/sup 0/F. Th… more
Date: September 1, 1980
Creator: Sperry, J.S.
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Horizontal drilling in shallow reservoirs

Description: The objectives of this joint horizontal drilling effort by the US DOE and Belden Blake in the complex, low permeability Clinton Sandstone will focus on the following objectives: (1) apply horizontal drilling technology in hard, abrasive, and tight Clinton Sandstone; (2) evaluate effects of multiple hydraulic fracturing in a low permeability horizontal wellbore; (3) assess economic viability of horizontal drilling in the Clinton and similar tight gas sands.
Date: January 1, 1992
Creator: Murray Jr., W. F.; Schrider, L. A.; Haynes, C. D. & Mazza, R. L.
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Field experiment of steam drive with in-situ foaming. Annual report, October 1, 1982-September 30, 1983

Description: Following the introduction this report contains the following two sections: (1) field work completed to date; and (2) results and conclusions to date. Field work covers: (1) review of past efforts; (2) well to well tracer testing: (3) injection program; (4) logging program; (5) pressure falloff testing; and (6) injectivity profiles. Results and conclusions cover: (1) injection pressure; (2) temperature at the producers; (3) injectivity profiles; (4) tracer studies; (5) carbon/oxygen logging; (6… more
Date: June 1, 1984
Creator: Brigham, W. E.
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Assessment of environmental health and safety issues associated with the commercialization of unconventional gas recovery: Tight Western Sands

Description: Results of a study to identify and evaluate potential public health and safety problems and the potential environmental impacts from recovery of natural gas from Tight Western Sands are reported. A brief discussion of economic and technical constraints to development of this resource is also presented to place the environmental and safety issues in perspective. A description of the resource base, recovery techniques, and possible environmental effects associated with tight gas sands is presente… more
Date: February 1, 1980
Creator: Riedel, E.F.; Cowan, C.E. & McLaughlin, T.J.
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Gelled polymer systems for permeability modification in petroleum reservoirs

Description: The research program described in this report was conducted to improve the performance and predictability of in situ gelation processes designed to increase volumetric sweep efficiency of fluid displacement processes. A principal objective of this research was to develop procedures for design and evaluation of permeability modification processes. Research was conducted in three broad areas: (1) Physical and Chemical Characterization of Gelling Systems (2) In situ Gelation and (3) Mathematical M… more
Date: September 1, 1991
Creator: Willhite, G.P.; Green, D.W.; Thiele, J.L.; McCool, C.S. & Mertes, K.B.
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Identification of cross-formation flow in multireservoir systems using isotopic techniques

Description: This study was designed to add quantitative solutions to the problem of undesirable hydraulic communication which results in active fluid flow between productive horizons. Transfer of novel geochemical methods, based on effective, economic, and environmentally acceptable isotopic techniques for identification of leaking hydrocarbon reservoirs, is a major objective of this study. The effectiveness of a continuous trap's seal depends on an equilibrium between the capillary forces holding formatio… more
Date: October 1, 1991
Creator: Szpakiewicz, M.
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Bacteria transport through porous media. Annual report, December 31, 1984

Description: The following five chapters in this report have been processed separately for inclusion in the Energy Data Base: (1) theoretical model of convective diffusion of motile and non-motile bacteria toward solid surfaces; (2) interfacial electrochemistry of oxide surfaces in oil-bearing sands and sandstones; (3) effects of sodium pyrophosphate additive on the ''huff and puff''/nutrient flooding MEOR process; (4) interaction of Escherichia coli B, B/4, and bacteriophage T4D with Berea sandstone rock i… more
Date: September 1, 1986
Creator: Yen, T.F.
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SUPRI Heavy Oil Research Program. Seventh annual report, October 1, 1982-September 30, 1983

Description: This research program has five main objectives: (1) flow properties - to assess the effects of temperature and pressure on absolute and relative permeabilities, on capillary pressure and on any relevant property of petroleum reservoirs; (2) in-situ combustion - tube runs for simulation of in-situ combustion experiments are performed under different pressure and oxygen concentration levels, and kinetics of in-situ combustion reactions are also studied; (3) steam injection with additives - to opt… more
Date: May 1, 1984
Creator: Brigham, W. E.
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Massive hydraulic fracturing well, Federal No. 498-4-1, Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Final report

Description: This project is an MHF of a previously untreated Mesaverde interval in a well in northwest Colorado. The rocks involved may have been deposited during a marine invasion of long-continued, swamp environments. If so, they would have possessed superior primary reservoir properties. The logging program, identical to those used in the nearby Rio Blanco Nuclear and MHF Project wells, supplied contradictory information. The frac could furnish better understanding of the log suite, better parameters fo… more
Date: April 1, 1977
Creator: van Poollen, H.K.; Ishteiwy, A.A. & Chancellor, R.E.
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Pilot demonstration-enhanced oil recovery by micellar-polymer waterflooding Bell Creek Field. Monthly technical progress report, August 1977

Description: This is the fourteenth Monthly Technical Progress Report submitted under ERDA Contract No. EY-77-C-02-4207, formerly Contract No. E(49-18)-2237. As such it continues the coverage of the activities undertaken by Gary Operating Company, as well as by the major subcontractors, Atlantic Richfield, Union Oil and Intercomp. The work described covers the tasks for: Micellar-Polymer Systems Selection and Evaluation, Site Development, Pilot Performance Predictions and Fluid Distribution Facilities. The … more
Date: September 10, 1977
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Williams Holding Lease, Steamflood Demonstration Project, Cat Canyon Oil Field. Topical report I. Project design and development

Description: The design and operation of a pilot steam-flooding process in the Williams Holding are described. Progress is reported in sections on design criteria, location selection, computer simulation, distillation effects, operational considerations, well design, facilities design, and environmental considerations. (JRD)
Date: June 1, 1977
Creator: Hanzlik, E.J.; Herrera, J.Q. & Smith, K.D. (eds.)
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Instrumentation and operational requirements for pilot-scale CO/sub 2/ enhanced oil recovery projects

Description: This report describes an instrumentation system to monitor a miscible displacement pilot flood under carefully controlled conditions. The primary focus is on CO/sub 2/ flooding but the results apply equally well to other types of miscible floods. Included are discussions of the physical processes in a CO/sub 2/ flood, a review of existing CO/sub 2/ floods, instrumentation available, site selection and characterization, operation of the flood, simulator evaluation, and cost estimates for this ty… more
Date: June 1, 1980
Creator: Lyle, Jr., W. D. & Eisenhawer, S. W.
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Random choice method for calculating fluid displacement in a porous medium

Description: Multiphase fluid displacement in a porous medium gives rise naturally to the occurrence of steep fronts, for example between different fluids or between regions of differing chemical concentrations. Such fronts pose substantial difficulty for most numerical methods. However, the recently developed random choice numerical method has been found capable of following effectively even perfectly sharp fronts. An application to the calculation of immiscible displacement in a petroleum reservoir is dis… more
Date: June 1, 1980
Creator: Albright, N.; Anderson, C. & Concus, P.
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