This paper extends the subject of the ASP fullfield (re-) development and optimization discussed in the paper SPE-174680-MS to an ASP pilot in the same field using more detailed ASP simulation studies with a finer geological model. The study was targeted to investigate the roles of various static (e.g., geology), dynamic (e.g., fluid properties), ASP process (e.g., chemical adsorption) and numerical (e.g., grid size) parameters on the ASP performance prediction.

The paper focusses on three key subjects: firstly, understanding the ASP pilot performance under different realizations. Thereafter, we identify the key aspects of an ASP flood and break the problem statement into elements that are further investigated with the help of customized scenarios. We will share the results with regards to key sub-surface design elements for an ASP pilot, particularly highlighting what works and what does not, and how to improve the pilot response for a field with high degree of vertical heterogeneity.

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