During the oil production in mature fields, the implementation of water flooding projects plays an important role for increasing the oil production and the recovery factor of the reservoirs, and this is the case of the Golfo San Jorge Basin in Patagonia Argentina (GSJB). This basin, located in the central Patagonia (Figure 1), is the oldest productive basin of Argentina where the first economic discovery took place in 1907 in Comodoro Rivadavia. With 13.973 active oil wells (Jun 2016), Golfo San Jorge is the first oil producer basin of Argentina producing 251.000 bpd of oil (49 % of Argentinian oil production) and 3,2 MMbpd of water.
Water production and management in Golfo San Jorge Basin
Water treatment and distribution (Surface and subsurface)
Water flooding projects trends
Water balance: Bottlenecks Analysis
Water management cost and how affect the total operational cost
Well integrity management
Artificial Lift challenge's, among others
As results it is mentioned the important of to take the decision for manage water during the development of fields. Many challenges arise during the production of a mature field with high volumes of water, but is important to understand about the need not only to do it, but also to have and to apply a field operation model to extend the life of mature fields.
Finally, real statistics, information about facilities, best practices and recommendations, are presented with the objective of provide a guide for developing similar fields.