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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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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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Bell Creek Fiel micellar-polymer pilot demonstration first annual report, July 1976--September 1977

Description: A Pilot Demonstration is being conducted to determine whether micellar-polymer flooding is an economically feasible technique for enhanced oil recovery from the Muddy Sand Unit ''A'' Reservoir of the Bell Creek Field, Powder River and Carter Counties, Montana. During the first year of this project extensive reservoir studies, site and pattern selection, design and selection of an optimal micellar-polymer system, water flood history matching and preliminary process simulations by numerical model… more
Date: January 1, 1978
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Weeks Island S sand reservoir B gravity stable miscible CO/sub 2/ displacement, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. Fourth annual report, June 1980-June 1981

Description: Shell, in conjunction with the United States of America Department of Energy, is conducting a gravity stable displacement field test of the miscible CO/sub 2/ process. The test is being conducted in the portion of a fault sealed reservoir lying below a subsea depth of -12,750 feet. Injection of the CO/sub 2/ slug at the producing gas-oil contact commenced in October 1978. Injection of the 860 MM cubic foot slug was completed in February of 1980. The slug of CO/sub 2/ was moved downward through … more
Date: April 1, 1982
Creator: Perry, G.E.
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North Stanley project tertiary recovery project Osage County, Oklahoma

Description: Oil production for September averaged 631 BOPD, 146 BPD above the estimated production without polymer. The decreased oil production and increased water production caused the first appreciable increase in WOR (to 52 : 1) since the start of polymer injection in June 1976. Oil production increased at 10 wells and decreased at 11 wells. Tables, figures. (DLC)
Date: September 1, 1977
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Enhanced oil recovery by improved waterflooding. Fourth annual report, October 1980-September 1981. [Illinois]

Description: Energy Resourcs Co. Inc., and its subcontractor Elf Aquitaine Oil and Gas Company are conducting a 100-acre pilot polymer flood in the Storms Pool Field near Carmi, in White County, Illinois. The project is a cost-sharing venture with the United States Department of Energy (DOE). Preparation for the polymer flood began in September 1977, and the project is scheduled for completion in December 1983. This report reviews progress during the fourth year of performance (October 1980 through Septembe… more
Date: May 1, 1982
Creator: Craig, F.F. III; Passman, F.J. & Burtch, F.W.
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Transient, radial temperature distribution in a porous medium during fluid injection

Description: Analytical and numerical solutions are presented for the transient, radial temperature distribution in a porous medium which is subjected to a constant-rate injection of an incompressible fluid from a wellbore. The formulation includes energy transfer by conduction and convection, and the Danckwerts boundary condition is applied at the finite-radius wellbore. At late times, the numerical solutions approach a self-similar form which can be described in terms of the incomplete Gamma function. In … more
Date: January 1, 1982
Creator: Dunn, J. C. & Nilson, R. H.
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Preliminary design and analysis of recovery of lithium from brine with the use of a selective extractant

Description: Lithium requirements for battery and controlled thermonuclear fusion reactor uses in the next few decades may exceed the current availability of the mineral and brine reserves. It is thus prudent to search for new reserves and resources to satisfy these and other lithium applications in the future. It has been reported that the lithium content of Smackover oilfield waters ranges in order of 100--500 mg/l, and thus could represent a substantial reserve. A method is proposed to extract lithium fr… more
Date: May 1, 1977
Creator: Dang, V.D. & Steinberg, M.
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Williams Holding Lease, Steamflood Demonstration Pilot, Cat Canyon Oil Field. First Annual report, June 25, 1976--June 1, 1977

Description: On June 25, 1976 Getty Oil Company was awarded a cost-sharing contract from ERDA to conduct a joint steamflood pilot on the Williams Holding Lease of Cat Canyon Field in the Santa Maria Basin. The pilot program is being conducted to evaluate the efficiency and economics of the steam displacement process for future full-scale development in the Cat Canyon S1-B reservoir and similar heavy oil reservoirs. The project progress from the inception of the contract to June 1, 1977 is discussed. Include… more
Date: January 1, 1977
Creator: Hanzlik, E.J. & Schenck, H.
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Case study data base companion report 3 to simulation of geothermal subsidence (LBL-10571)

Description: The data base developed for selection and evaluation of geothermal subsidence case studies is presented. Data from this data base were used in case studies of Wairakei, The Geysers, and Austin Bayou Prospect (Report LBL 10571).
Date: March 1, 1980
Creator: Miller, I.; Dershowitz, W.; Jones, K.; Myer, L.; Roman, K. & Schauer, M.
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Bodcau In Situ Combustion Project. First annual report. [Simultaneous injection of air and water]

Description: Objectives of the project are to demonstrate the technical efficiency and economics of the simultaneous air and water in situ combustion process. The project is being conducted on five recently developed patterns of Cities Service Company's Bodcau Fee ''B'' lease in the Bellevue Field. The five patterns were a part of an eight-pattern expansion of Cities' combustion operations in the field. Twenty-nine producers and five injectors are included in the five patterns. Three compressors with a comb… more
Date: September 1, 1977
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Carbon dioxide for the recovery of crude oil: a literature search to June 30, 1979. Final report

Description: Individual summaries and pertinent commentaries on each of the groups of references into which the literature on carbon dioxide for the recovery of crude oil has been classified are presented in this report. The major classifications are: physical models, laboratory studies, field tests, modelling, patents, and miscellaneous. A special summary that reviews and comments on field operations, fluid handling, and corrosion problems is also included. User's guide and subject categories for the CO/su… more
Date: May 1, 1980
Creator: Doscher, T.
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Coal: an alternate fuel for thermal enhanced oil recovery steam generation. Final report

Description: This project evaluates technical and economic aspects of using coal to replace lower tier crude oil as fuel for thermal enhanced oil recovery steam generation in Kern County, California. Replacing this oil by an alternate fuel would increase the amount of oil available for sale by approximately 30%. The primary consideration in the evaluation is compliance with emission limitations as proposed in the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Model Rule on April 26, 1978. Three coal technolgies wer… more
Date: August 1, 1979
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Index to names of oil and gas fields in Oklahoma, 1978

Description: This index contains the current and discontinued names of the oil and gas fields in Oklahoma. They are listed according to assignments made by the Oklahoma Nomenclature Committee of the Kansas-Oklahoma Division, Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association. Also listed are some names which have been used locally or unofficially for certain areas. Included also are: (1) the date when the field was named; (2) the description of location by county, township, and section; and (3) a statement as to the dis… more
Date: May 1, 1979
Creator: Lacina, J. L.
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Crosswell Seismic Amplitude-Versus-Offset for Detailed Imaging of Facies and Fluid Distribution within Carbonate Oil Reservoirs

Description: Crosswell seismic surveys were conducted at two fields in northern Michigan. One of these, Springdale, included two monitor wells that are located external to the reef, and the other, Coldspring, employed two production wells within the reef. The Springdale wells extended to much greater depths than the reef, and imaging was conducted from above and from beneath the reef. The resulting seismic images provide the best views of pinnacle Niagaran reefs obtained to date. The tops of the reservoirs … more
Date: September 30, 2008
Creator: Pennington, Wayne; Ibrahim, Mohamed; Turpening, Roger; Trisch, Sean; Richardson, Josh; Asiala, Carol et al.
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Interwell Connectivity and Diagnosis Using Correlation of Production and Injection Rate Data in Hydrocarbon Production

Description: This report details progress and results on inferring interwell communication from well rate fluctuations. Starting with the procedure of Albertoni and Lake (2003) as a foundation, the goal of the project was to develop further procedures to infer reservoir properties through weights derived from correlations between injection and production rates. A modified method, described in Yousef and others (2006a,b), and herein referred to as the 'capacitance model', is the primary product of this resea… more
Date: March 31, 2007
Creator: Jensen, Jerry L.; Lake, Larry W.; Al-Yousef, Ali; Weber, Dan; Liang, Ximing; Edgar, T.F. et al.
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Gravity monitoring of CO2 movement during sequestration: Model studies

Description: We examine the relative merits of gravity measurements as a monitoring tool for geological CO{sub 2} sequestration in three different modeling scenarios. The first is a combined CO{sub 2} enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and sequestration in a producing oil field, the second is sequestration in a brine formation, and the third is for a coalbed methane formation. EOR/sequestration petroleum reservoirs have relatively thin injection intervals with multiple fluid components (oil, hydrocarbon gas, brine… more
Date: July 15, 2008
Creator: Gasperikova, E. & Hoversten, G.M.
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Sensitivity of CO2 migration estimation on reservoir temperature and pressure uncertainty

Description: The density and viscosity of supercritical CO{sub 2} are sensitive to pressure and temperature (PT) while the viscosity of brine is sensitive primarily to temperature. Oil field PT data in the vicinity of WESTCARB's Phase III injection pilot test site in the southern San Joaquin Valley, California, show a range of PT values, indicating either PT uncertainty or variability. Numerical simulation results across the range of likely PT indicate brine viscosity variation causes virtually no differenc… more
Date: November 1, 2008
Creator: Jordan, Preston & Doughty, Christine
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Improved Oil Recovery from Upper Jurassic Smackover Carbonates through the Application of Advanced Technologies at Womack Hill Oil Field, Choctaw and Clarke Counties, Eastern Gulf Costal Plain

Description: Pruet Production Co. and the Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies at the University of Alabama, in cooperation with Texas A&M University, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, and Wayne Stafford and Associates proposed a three-phase, focused, comprehensive, integrated and multidisciplinary study of Upper Jurassic Smackover carbonates (Class II Reservoir), involving reservoir characterization and 3-D modeling (Phase I) and a field demonstration project (Phases II and III) … more
Date: May 31, 2006
Creator: Mancini, Ernest A.
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Recovery of Fresh Water Resources from Desalination of Brine Produced During Oil and Gas Production Operations

Description: Management and disposal of produced water is one of the most important problems associated with oil and gas (O&G) production. O&G production operations generate large volumes of brine water along with the petroleum resource. Currently, produced water is treated as a waste and is not available for any beneficial purposes for the communities where oil and gas is produced. Produced water contains different contaminants that must be removed before it can be used for any beneficial surface a… more
Date: December 29, 2006
Creator: Burnett, David B. & Siddiqui, Mustafa
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A fast algorithm for three-dimensional interpretations ofsingle-well electromagnetic data

Description: An efficient inversion algorithm has been developed forthree-dimensional (3D) interpretations for single-hole electromagnetic(EM) logging data based on a modified extended Born approximation (MEBA)scheme. The single-hole data was collected at an oil field undergoing CO2injection in southern California using a tool, Geo-BILT, developed byElectromagnetic Instruments, Inc (EMI). The tool is equipped with amulti-component source, and an array of multi-component receivers atdifferent separations. Th… more
Date: September 17, 2004
Creator: Tseng, Hung-Wen & Lee, Ki Ha
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Health, Safety, and Environmental Screening and Ranking Frameworkfor Geologic CO2 Storage Site Selection

Description: This report describes a screening and ranking framework(SRF) developed to evaluate potential geologic carbon dioxide (CO2)storage sites on the basis of health, safety, and environmental (HSE)risk arising from possible CO2 leakage. The approach is based on theassumption that HSE risk due to CO2 leakage is dependent on three basiccharacteristics of a geologic CO2 storage site: (1) the potential forprimary containment by the target formation, (2) the potential forsecondary containment if the prima… more
Date: March 15, 2006
Creator: Oldenburg, Curtis M.
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Exploitation and Optimization of Reservoir Performance in Hunton Formation, Oklahoma

Description: Hunton formation in Oklahoma has been the subject of attention for the last ten years. The new interest started with the drilling of the West Carney field in 1995 in Lincoln County. Subsequently, many other operators have expanded the search for oil and gas in Hunton formation in other parts of Oklahoma. These fields exhibit many unique production characteristics, including: (1) decreasing water-oil or water-gas ratio over time; (2) decreasing gas-oil ratio followed by an increase; (3) poor pre… more
Date: June 30, 2007
Creator: Kelkar, Mohan
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4-D High-Resolution Seismic Reflection Monitoring of Miscible CO2 Injected into a Carbonate Reservoir

Description: The objective of this research project was to acquire, process, and interpret multiple high-resolution 3-D compressional wave and 2-D, 2-C shear wave seismic data in the hopes of observing changes in fluid characteristics in an oil field before, during, and after the miscible carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) flood that began around December 1, 2003, as part of the DOE-sponsored Class Revisit Project (DOE No.DE-AC26-00BC15124). Unique and key to this imaging activity is the high-resolution nature of t… more
Date: June 30, 2007
Creator: Miller, Richard D.; Raef, Abdelmoneam E.; Byrnes, Alan P. & Harrison, William E.
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