A study of the feasibility and applicability of Downhole Oil/Water Separation and Reinjection Systems (DOWS) for the GOM is presented. According to reservoir simulations, oil production increases when applying DOWS. Also, an additional pressure boost at the exit of DOWS is enough to lift the separated volume to surface. In contrast, without DOWS, it is necessary to rely on artificial lift to achieve well production. Targeting reasonable injectivity can provide commercial and available equipment capable of injecting water above the injection zone.

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