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J Pet Technol 75 (12): 86–87.
Paper Number: SPE-1223-0086-JPT
Published: 01 December 2023
... illnesses; glaciers melting; and freshwater aquifers becoming more vulnerable to saline water intrusion. United Nations researchers predict a 20% decline in renewable water resources for every 1°C rise in the world average temperature. For most of us, this is daily news and we have heard it for many years...
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J Pet Technol 75 (04): 10–15.
Paper Number: SPE-0423-0010-JPT
Published: 01 April 2023
...) As shown in Fig. 1, CCUS involves capturing CO 2 from a fossil-fuel-fired power plant or industrial facility and processing it to a practically pure form, transporting it to a nearby geologic storage site using pipelines, and injecting it into saline aquifers for long-term sequestration or depleted oil/gas...
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J Pet Technol 75 (04): 24–30.
Paper Number: SPE-0423-0024-JPT
Published: 01 April 2023
... component, and some think depleted oil and gas fields—with an emphasis on the latter—may fit the bill. Saline aquifers are being eyed for the role too. But as this all suggests, no one has ever attempted to use these formations for hydrogen storage. Just four shallow salt formations, three salt domes...
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J Pet Technol 75 (04): 91–93.
Paper Number: SPE-0423-0091-JPT
Published: 01 April 2023
... the volume of paleo oil by modeling FWL and paleo-oil FWL surfaces, defining the corresponding paleo zone within the reservoir, and dynamic evaluation of communication between the aquifer, paleo oil, and oil zones; the two surfaces come from an inversion process of the saturation height function. Current...
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J Pet Technol 75 (02): 95–97.
Paper Number: SPE-0223-0095-JPT
Published: 01 February 2023
... the injection wells, a 60 40% CO2-mix saturation exists Scenario 1. In this current scenario, the GWC has moved up because of gas production and an active aquifer has occupied the void space. To demonstrate the effect on seismic amplitude of GWC movement, brine substitution was performed in selected reservoir...
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J Pet Technol 75 (01): 64–66.
Paper Number: SPE-0123-0064-JPT
Published: 01 January 2023
.... Their thickness ranges from 100 to 150 m, with a porosity of 15–32% and permeability of 10–1600 md. These fields are believed to be supported by a regional aquifer several thousand feet thick. Large seafloor subsidence has been observed in these reservoirs. Storage-Capacity Estimation Storage capacity...
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J Pet Technol 74 (03): 44–51.
Paper Number: SPE-0322-0044-JPT
Published: 01 March 2022
... fraction of what will need to be stored. Storing enough carbon to affect the world’s atmosphere will require venturing into new spaces—particularly deep, saline aquifers. It is known that these spaces appear big enough to accommodate billions of tons of carbon; beyond that, the information is skimpy...
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J Pet Technol 70 (11): 87–88.
Paper Number: SPE-1118-0087-JPT
Published: 01 November 2018
... is a faulted sandstone formation of good quality that is divided into two hydrocarbon-bearing segments and underlain by an active aquifer. Segments 1 and 2 have been producing from Wells X and Y and Wells A and B, respectively, as shown in Fig. 1. Unlike Segment 1, primary gas recovery in Segment 2 ended...
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J Pet Technol 69 (12): 59–61.
Paper Number: SPE-1217-0059-JPT
Published: 01 December 2017
... recovery Upstream Oil & Gas optimization producer water-production rate well-control configuration aquifer Efficiency Model configuration production optimization water production Artificial Intelligence injector History interwell-connectivity modeling field management unstructured grid...
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J Pet Technol 69 (10): 80–82.
Paper Number: SPE-1017-0080-JPT
Published: 01 October 2017
.... 1 10 2017 1 10 2017 1 10 2017 1 10 2017 2017. Society of Petroleum Engineers PVT measurement viscosity Upstream Oil & Gas fracture plane waterflooding water-injection operation History Match fracture complete paper aquifer enhanced recovery local grid...
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J Pet Technol 69 (07): 12.
Paper Number: SPE-0717-0012-JPT
Published: 01 July 2017
... shallow aquifers and were not caused by shale activity. Similarly, in late May the US Geological Survey released its findings after studying the impact of unconventional activity in parts of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. Included in the study were the prolific production areas covering the Eagle Ford...
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J Pet Technol 68 (07): 78–79.
Paper Number: SPE-0716-0078-JPT
Published: 01 July 2016
... production data aquifer equation interaction full-field simulation production mechanism more-rigorous development framework 78 JPT JULY 2016 Major oil companies have been struggling as they attempt to make the unconventional business a profitable one. Indeed, the strategy of building...
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J Pet Technol 67 (07): 22–23.
Paper Number: SPE-0715-0022-JPT
Published: 01 July 2015
... methane (that is, C2 through C6 gases). The difference between thermogenic and biogenic gases is illustrated in Fig. 1, which shows the composition of the gas samples collected from the groundwater of the Wilcox aquifer and produced-gas samples from nearby fractured wells that were thought to have been...
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J Pet Technol 67 (02): 79–82.
Paper Number: SPE-0215-0079-JPT
Published: 01 February 2015
... network connected to the aquifer and contains highly viscous reservoir fluid. This dramatically enhances the water mobility and results in severe premature water breakthrough, bypassing zones of oil. This paper describes the use of real-time geochemical analysis to support geosteering of a smart...
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J Pet Technol 65 (11): 48–57.
Paper Number: SPE-1113-0048-JPT
Published: 01 November 2013
... of produced water recycled for fracturing in the Eagle Ford shale at 0%, and in the Permian Basin near Midland at 2%. In these arid regions fresh water is used by a wide margin. In the Eagle Ford, 20% of the water for fracturing came from brackish aquifers, and 30% in the Permian around Midland used water too...
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J Pet Technol 65 (05): 87–93.
Paper Number: SPE-0513-0087-JPT
Published: 01 May 2013
... performing as a dominantly depletion-drive reservoir. The trend indicated isolated compartments. After a few years of production, pressures leveled off significantly. This midlife trend seemed to be in contact with originally isolated gas compartments and an aquifer. The late-life pressure trend indicates...
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J Pet Technol 65 (02): 135–139.
Paper Number: SPE-0213-0135-JPT
Published: 01 February 2013
... behavior Martin Linge field-development decision complexity architecture compartment reservoir permeability aquifer wireless gauge downhole gauge 135JPT FEBRUARY 2013 The Martin Linge field was discovered in the 1970s but was never developed because of uncertainties. The complex structural...
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J Pet Technol 64 (10): 18–27.
Paper Number: SPE-1012-0018-JPT
Published: 01 October 2012
... can contaminate aquifers in potentially two ways. One would be through the leakage of chemicals used in fracturing (i.e., a liquid contaminant). The second would be the infiltration of aquifers by produced methane, a gaseous contaminant. If present, a portion may be released as a gas, as spectacularly...
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J Pet Technol 64 (03): 80–83.
Paper Number: SPE-0312-0080-JPT
Published: 01 March 2012
... horizontal wellbore. Critically important is the massive volume of water required to supply the continuous fracturing operations in the development. To eliminate reliance on surface water, it was decided to produce high volumes of sour water from a relatively unknown underpressurized saline aquifer...
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J Pet Technol 62 (10): 69–70.
Paper Number: SPE-1010-0069-JPT
Published: 01 October 2010
... unacceptable risk freshwater aquifer reservoir aquifer Scenario 1 10 2010 1 10 2010 1 10 2010 1 10 2010 2010. Society of Petroleum Engineers A risk-based methodology associated with well integrity is proposed within CO2 geological storage. The main objectives...

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