Effects of block to block interaction on oil recovery from South Pars oil layer

Reza Rezaei Sani, Meisam Afsari, Mahmood Amani

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Abstract

This article investigates the effects of block to block interaction, gravity drainage and capillary continuity, on oil recovery from South Pars oil layer during primary production and gas flooding. For choosing the best oil production and EOR scenarios, the necessity of investigations like this study is obvious. In addition this work can be extended to other Iranian fractured reservoirs. Sensitivity analyses during primary production and immiscible gas injection are performed by using CMG/IMEX simulator1 based on a very simple single porosity model but very close to dual porosity/permeability modules of this simulator. The objectives of this article are: Investigation of main matrix-fracture fluid exchange mechanisms (like gravity drainage and capillary imbibition) during primary production from South Pars oil ring and gas injection into South Pars oil ring. Emphasizing the importance of issues such as capillary continuity between matrix blocks, reinfiltration of fluid from higher to lower blocks and block shape on flow processes and oil recovery during primary production and immiscible gas injection in South Pars oil layer. By characterizing the fractured/non-fractured reservoirs and finding the main oil recovery mechanisms, reservoir management can be done scientifically at the best time and at the best location.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - 17th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2011, MEOS 2011
Pages1713-1728
Number of pages16
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2011, MEOS 2011 - Manama, Bahrain
Duration: 25 Sep 201128 Sep 2011

Other

Other17th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2011, MEOS 2011
CountryBahrain
CityManama
Period25/9/1128/9/11

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Recovery
Drainage
Gravitation
Porosity
Reservoir management
Petroleum reservoirs
Fluids
Oils
Simulators
Gases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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Sani, R. R., Afsari, M., & Amani, M. (2011). Effects of block to block interaction on oil recovery from South Pars oil layer. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - 17th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2011, MEOS 2011 (Vol. 3, pp. 1713-1728)

Effects of block to block interaction on oil recovery from South Pars oil layer. / Sani, Reza Rezaei; Afsari, Meisam; Amani, Mahmood.

Society of Petroleum Engineers - 17th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2011, MEOS 2011. Vol. 3 2011. p. 1713-1728.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sani, RR, Afsari, M & Amani, M 2011, Effects of block to block interaction on oil recovery from South Pars oil layer. in Society of Petroleum Engineers - 17th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2011, MEOS 2011. vol. 3, pp. 1713-1728, 17th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2011, MEOS 2011, Manama, Bahrain, 25/9/11.
Sani RR, Afsari M, Amani M. Effects of block to block interaction on oil recovery from South Pars oil layer. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - 17th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2011, MEOS 2011. Vol. 3. 2011. p. 1713-1728
Sani, Reza Rezaei ; Afsari, Meisam ; Amani, Mahmood. / Effects of block to block interaction on oil recovery from South Pars oil layer. Society of Petroleum Engineers - 17th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2011, MEOS 2011. Vol. 3 2011. pp. 1713-1728
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