The Study of Surfactant Huff and Puff of Horizontal Well with SRV in Tight Oil Reservoirs
- Li Weirong (Xi'an Shiyou University) | Dong Zhenzhen (Xi'an Shiyou University) | Lei Gang (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals) | Wang Cai (Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, Petrochina) | Wang Huijie (Peking University)
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- International Petroleum Technology Conference
- International Petroleum Technology Conference, 26-28 March, Beijing, China
- Publication Date
- Document Type
- Conference Paper
- 2019. International Petroleum Technology Conference
- 2.5.2 Fracturing Materials (Fluids, Proppant), 2 Well completion, 2.4 Hydraulic Fracturing, 1.6.6 Directional Drilling, 5.7.2 Recovery Factors, 5.4 Improved and Enhanced Recovery, 1.6 Drilling Operations, 5.7 Reserves Evaluation, 5.4 Improved and Enhanced Recovery, 5 Reservoir Desciption & Dynamics
- EOR, Surfactant, Tight Oil, Huff and Puff, Numerical Simulation
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A local refined model, using micro-seismic data to model fracture geometry, is presented to study huff-n-puff surfactant injection in a tight oil reservoir. The goal of this study is to understand the key parameters that control the surfactant huff-n-puff performance in tight oil reservoirs.
In this new approach, natural fractures in tight oil reservoir is described by dual permeability model, and stimulated reservoir volume (SRV) based on micro-seismic datais is modeled by local refined grid. In the study, sensitivity analysis is carried out to optimize oil recovery, such as wettability change, interfacial tension, surfactant adsorption, huff-n-puff cycle, etc.
The results indicate that surfactant injection is a favorable method to mobilize oil in tight oil reservoirs; wettability alteration and interfacial tension of surfactant are the dominant mechanisms for the oil recovery through surfactant injection; surfactant adsorption is a key element to the success of the wettability alteration process; and soaking time does not have obvious impact on recovery. The incremental oil recovery factor over primary production for 15 years of total production is up to 3.5% of OOIP that doubles the recovery from the primary production.
The study gives new method to study surfactant injection in the tight oil reservoirs when micro-seismic data available. It can be helpful for modeling other EOR process in tight oil reservoirs. The results also can guide surfactant injection in field development for similar tight oil field.
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