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(National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research) monthly progress report, February 1992

Description: For this period, research is divided into Energy Production Research and Fuels Research. Energy Production Research includes reservoir characterization, microbial enhanced oil recovery, thermal EOR, alkaline flooding, gas flooding, flood process modelling, permeability and porosity research. Fuels Research included analysis of heavy crudes, and thermochemistry of organic nitrogen- and diheteroatom-containing compounds. The research of the Supplemental Government Program is also discussed.
Date: March 1, 1992
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Enhanced oil recovery by improved waterflooding. Second annual report

Description: Energy Resources Co. Inc. is currently operating a pilot polymer improved waterflood of the Storms Pool, a sandstone reservoir in the Illinois basin. During the second year of the project, progress was made in the laboratory work, field preparation, and computer simulation. Tasks II, VII, and IX, polymer selection, workovers, and model building were completed during 1979. The polymer selected is a xanthan type polysaccharide polymer. Other laboratory work included preliminary testing of biocide… more
Date: August 1, 1980
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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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(National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research) monthly progress report for April 1992

Description: Accomplishments for this period are described briefly under tasks for: Energy Production Research; Fuels Research; and Supplemental Government Program. Energy Production Research includes: reservoir assessment and characterization; TORIS research support; development of improved alkaline flooding methods, surfactant flooding methods; mobility control and sweep improvement in chemical flooding; gas flood performance prediction improvement; mobility control, profile modification, and sweep improv… more
Date: June 1, 1992
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Microbial field pilot study

Description: The objective of this project is to perform a microbially enhanced oil recovery field pilot test in the Southeast Vassar Vertz Sand Unit in Payne County, Oklahoma. Indigenous, anaerobic, nitrate-reducing bacteria will be stimulated to selectively plug flow paths which have been preferentially swept by a prior waterflood. This will force future flood water to invade bypassed regions of the reservoir and increase sweep efficiency. 1 fig., 2 tabs.
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Knapp, R.M.; McInerney, M.J. & Menzie, D.E.
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Microbial field pilot study

Description: The objective of this project is to perform a microbially enhanced oil recovery field pilot test in the Southeast Vassar Vertz Sand Unit (SEVVSU) in Payne County, Oklahoma. Indigenous, anaerobic, nitrate-reducing bacteria will be stimulated to selectively plug flow paths which have been preferentially swept by a prior waterflood. This will force future flood water to invade bypassed regions or the reservoir and increase sweep efficiency. Injection of nutrient stimulates the growth and metabolis… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Knapp, R.M.; McInerney, M.J. & Menzie, D.E.
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North Stanley Polymer Demonstration Project. First annual report

Description: The objective of the project is to demonstrate the efficiency and economics of recovering tertiary oil from a highly heterogenous reservoir (which has been successfully waterflooded, but is nearing the economic limit) by injecting a polymer slug of tapered concentrations to improve the sweep efficiency of the reservoir. In preparation for the injection of polymer, a major review of the mechanical condition of all producing and injection wells prompted a number of remedial workovers. As a preven… more
Date: July 26, 1976
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Improving the injectability of high-salinity brines for disposal or waterflooding operations

Description: This work is part of a study conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) to improve the performance of brine injection wells at Gulf Coast Strategic Petroleum Reserve Sites. Our involvement established that granular media filtration, when used with proper chemical pretreatments, provides an effective and economical method for removing particulates from hypersaline brines. This treatment allows for the injection of 200,000 B/D with significantly increased well half-lives of 30 yea… more
Date: July 25, 1981
Creator: Raber, E.; Thompson, R.E. & Smith, F.H.
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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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Review of statistical methods used in enhanced-oil-recovery research and performance prediction. [131 references]

Description: Recent literature in the field of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) was surveyed to determine the extent to which researchers in EOR take advantage of statistical techniques in analyzing their data. In addition to determining the current level of reliance on statistical tools, another objective of this study is to promote by example the greater use of these tools. To serve this objective, the discussion of the techniques highlights the observed trend toward the use of increasingly more sophisticated … more
Date: June 1, 1982
Creator: Selvidge, J.E.
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Integrated geological-engineering model of Patrick Draw field and examples of similarities and differences among various shoreline barrier systems

Description: The Reservoir Assessment and Characterization Research Program at NIPER employs an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on the high priority reservoir class of shoreline barrier deposits to: (1) determine the problems specific to this class of reservoirs by identifying the reservoir heterogeneities that influence the movement and trapping of fluids; and (2) develop methods to characterize effectively this class of reservoirs to predict residual oil saturation (ROS) on interwell scales and im… more
Date: April 1, 1992
Creator: Schatzinger, R. A.; Szpakiewicz, M. J.; Jackson, S. R.; Chang, M. M.; Sharma, B.; Tham, M. K. 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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Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report

Description: The Delaware Basin Drilling Surveillance Program (DBDSP) is designed to monitor drilling activities in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This program is based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. The EPA environmental standards for the management and disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste are codified in 40 CFR Part 191 (EPA 1993). Subparts B and C of the standard address the disposal of radioactive waste. The standard requires the Department of … more
Date: September 30, 2004
Creator: Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report

Description: The Delaware Basin Drilling Surveillance Program (DBDSP) is designed to monitor drilling activities in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This program is based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. The EPA environmental standards for the management and disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste are codified in 40 CFR Part 191 (EPA 1993). Subparts B and C of the standard address the disposal of radioactive waste. The standard requires the Department of … more
Date: September 30, 2005
Creator: Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report

Description: The Delaware Basin Drilling Surveillance Program (DBDSP) is designed to monitor drilling activities in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This program is based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. The EPA environmental standards for the management and disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste are codified in 40 CFR Part 191 (EPA 1993). Subparts B and C of the standard address the disposal of radioactive waste. The standard requires the Department of … more
Date: September 21, 2002
Creator: Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report

Description: The Delaware Basin Drilling Surveillance Program (DBDSP) is designed to monitor drilling activities in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This program is based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. The EPA environmental standards for the management and disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste are codified in 40 CFR Part 191 (EPA 1993). Subparts B and C of the standard address the disposal of radioactive waste. The standard requires the Department of … more
Date: September 30, 2003
Creator: Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report

Description: The Delaware Basin Drilling Surveillance Program (DBDSP) is designed to monitor drilling activities in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This program is based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. EPA requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the expected performance of the disposal system using a probabilistic risk assessment or performance assessment (PA). This PA must show that the expected repository performance will not release radioactiv… more
Date: September 28, 2001
Creator: Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report

Description: The Delaware Basin Drilling Surveillance Program (DBDSP) is designed to monitor drilling activities in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This program is based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. The EPA environmental standards for the management and disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste are codified in 40 CFR Part 191 (EPA 1993). Subparts B and C of the standard address the disposal of radioactive waste. The standard requires the Department of … more
Date: September 30, 1999
Creator: Services, Washington Regulatory and Environmental
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Delaware Basin Monitoring Annual Report

Description: The Delaware Basin Drilling Surveillance Program (DBDSP) is designed to monitor drilling activities in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). This program is based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. The EPA environmental standards for the management and disposal of transuranic (TRU) radioactive waste are codified in 40 CFR Part 191 (EPA 1993). Subparts B and C of the standard address the disposal of radioactive waste. The standard requires the Department of … more
Date: September 28, 2000
Creator: Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Modeling Wettability Alteration using Chemical EOR Processes in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Description: The objective of our search is to develop a mechanistic simulation tool by adapting UTCHEM to model the wettability alteration in both conventional and naturally fractured reservoirs. This will be a unique simulator that can model surfactant floods in naturally fractured reservoir with coupling of wettability effects on relative permeabilities, capillary pressure, and capillary desaturation curves. The capability of wettability alteration will help us and others to better understand and predict… more
Date: September 30, 2007
Creator: Delshad, Mojdeh; Pope, Gary A. & Sepehrnoori, Kamy
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Screening criteria for microbial for processes

Description: The National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research (NIPER) has maintained a microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) field project data base since 1985. One of the major goals of this data base is to continue to document characteristics of reservoirs used for MEOR field projects and to assist the US Department of Energy by revising published screening criteria for MEOR processes. Since the last update of this data base in 1987, the number of MEOR field projects entered has increased from 39… more
Date: December 1, 1990
Creator: Bryant, R.S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Imaging techniques applied to the study of fluids in porous media

Description: A detailed understanding of rock structure and its influence on fluid entrapment, storage capacity, and flow behavior can improve the effective utilization and design of methods to increase the recovery of oil and gas from petroleum reservoirs. The dynamics of fluid flow and trapping phenomena in porous media was investigated. Miscible and immiscible displacement experiments in heterogeneous Berea and Shannon sandstone samples were monitored using X-ray computed tomography (CT scanning) to dete… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Tomutsa, L.; Doughty, D.; Mahmood, S.; Brinkmeyer, A. & Madden, M.P.
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Injection monitoring with seismic arrays and adaptive noise cancellation

Description: Although the application of seismic methods, active and passive, to monitor in-situ reservoir stimulation processes is not new, seismic arrays and array processing technology coupled with a new noise cancellation method has not been attempted. Successful application of seismic arrays to passively monitor in-situ reservoir stimulation processes depends on being able to sufficiently cancel the expected large amplitude background seismic noise typical of an oil or geothermal production environment… more
Date: January 1, 1991
Creator: Harben, P. E.; Harris, D. B. & Jarpe, S. P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Activities of the Oil Implementation Task Force, December 1990--February 1991; Contracts for field projects and supporting research on enhanced oil recovery, April--June 1990

Description: The Oil Implementation Task Force was appointed to implement the US DOE's new oil research program directed toward increasing domestic oil production by expanded research on near- or mid-term enhanced oil recovery methods. An added priority is to preserve access to reservoirs that have the largest potential for oil recovery, but that are threatened by the large number of wells abandoned each year. This report describes the progress of research activities in the following areas: chemical floodin… more
Date: March 1, 1991
Creator: Tiedemann, H.A. (ed.) (USDOE Bartlesville Project Office, OK (USA))
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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