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THE IMPACT OF CROSS-BEDDING ON HYDROCARBON RECOVERIES FROM SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10885
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10885
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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Research & Engineering Consult
5445 Dtc Pkwy #640 Englewood, CO 80111
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Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: THE IMPACT OF CROSS-BEDDING ON HYDROCARBON RECOVERIES FROM SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,794.00
 

Abstract:

SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS EXHIBITING CROSS-BEDDED ARCHITECTURE REPRESENT A LARGE FRACTION OF THE WORLD'S OIL RESERVES, YET FEW STUDIES HAVE ADDRESSED THE EFFECTS OF SUCH STRUCTURES ON RECOVERIES. THIS RESEARCH WILL PROVIDE NEW INSIGHT INTO THESE EFFECTS AND PROVIDE A BROAD BASIS FOR IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATIONS. SPECIFICALLY, THIS STUDY WILL EMPLOY SIMULATION TO EVALUATE THE EFFECTS OF VARIOUS CROSS-BEDDING CONFIGURATIONS ON INITIAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF OIL, GAS, AND WATER IN SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS AS DETERMINED BY CAPILLARY-GRAVITY EQUILIBRIUM. SIMULATION ALSO WILL BE USEDTO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF CROSS- BEDDING ON RECOVERY BY SOLUTION-GAS DRIVE IN SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS. THIS STUDY COMPLEMENTS EARLIER STUDIES ON WATER-OIL DISPLACEMENT IN CROSS-BEDDED SYSTEMS BY FOCUSING ON INITIAL CONDITIONS AND PRIMARY RECOVERY MECHANISMS. TOGETHER, THESE WILL PROVIDE A CLEARER EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF CROSS-BEDDING ON OIL RECOVERY. THE TECHNIQUES EVOLVED FROM THESE INVESTIGATIONS,COUPLED WITH PRIOR DEVELOPMENTS, WILL PROVIDE GENERAL FORMALISMS FOR INCLUDING CROSS-BEDDING EFFECTS IN LARGE SCALE SIMULATIONS OF OIL RECOVERY PROCESSES. THUS, A PHASE II EFFORT WOULD UTILIZE THESE RESULTS IN DEVELOPING IMPROVEDPRIMARY, SECONDARY, AND ENHANCED RECOVERY PROCESSES IN SANDSTONE RESERVOIRS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr R Eugene Collins
Principal Investigator
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