waterflooding


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waterflooding

(ˈwɔːtəˌflʌdɪŋ)
n
(in oil, gas, or petroleum production) the practice of injecting water to maintain pressure in a reservoir and to drive the oil, etc towards the production wells
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With an active work programme of waterflooding, development drilling and optimization, the Company anticipates that the field will be the largest contributor towards the Company's future production growth.
Thiele, "Thermal streamline simulation for hot waterflooding," SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, vol.
Weijermars and van Harmelen [56] studied the advancement of sweep zones in waterflooding for reservoirs with impermeable faults.
Occidental has increased production at Safah field in northern Oman through a combination of development wells, waterflooding and successful exploration.
Though no definite concrete viscosity ratio was advised due to different reservoirs condition and water cut, literatures [29, 30] showed low injection rates based water imbibition can be used to stabilize the waterflooding and improve heavy oil recovery.
Perkins Jr., "A laboratory investigation of the effect of the rate on recovery of oil by waterflooding," Journal of Petroleum Technology, vol.
Waterflooding is used as a cost-effective way to increase oil production, so the team developed experiments to model what impacts the flow of water injected into reservoirs.
The field's complex geological setting requires use of multiple specialist techniques, including horizontal drilling, waterflooding and enhanced oil recovery, to maximize production.
After assuming operation of ISND in 1994, Occidental increased production through extensive horizontal drilling, waterflooding and multilateral production.
C[O.sub.2] flooding is a common process used to enhance oil recovery for light to medium crude oil and is generally implemented to recover the remaining oil after waterflooding [1, 2].
In upstream production processes, these include waterflooding, well completions and glycol dehydration.