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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 20–22, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-200849-MS
... back steam if needed. The main target applications for the multidirectional FCD are SAGD's infill wells and CSS operations, where both injection and production phases are expected. As shown in Fig. 4 the pressure recovery ratio for the multidirectional nozzle is the remarkable 91.5%. CFD simulation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 20–22, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-200863-MS
.... We will then look at the new horizon for advanced M&S technologies. chemical flooding methods enhanced recovery climate change subsurface storage upstream oil & gas waterflooding co 2 operation integrity ior eor storage project oil saturation monitoring demonstration...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 20–22, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-200858-MS
... digital architectures such as IIoT. Common mechanisms include Industry implementation of the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) paradigm for oil and gas operations will result in a significant alteration of the existing OT (Operations Technology) /IT (Information Technology) digital architecture...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 20–22, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-200839-MS
... Abstract This paper outlines one of the first efforts by a major oil and gas company to build a net exporting, behind the meter solar photovoltaic (PV) plant to lower the operating costs and carbon intensity of a large, mature oil and gas field in Lost Hills, California. The 29 MWAC (35 MWDC...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 20–22, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-200837-MS
... Abstract A novel reservoir stimulation methodology combines oriented extended perforation tunnels of lengths up to 300 ft with specially designed hydraulic fracturing operations. The new stimulation methodology was introduced in the Florence Field in Colorado and primarily targeted the Niobrara...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195267-MS
... system subject to replacement is directly connected to the 690V switchgear. The latter is used to maintain an ESP in the event of breakdown of variable speed drives and keep oil production on stream. To ensure uninterruptable switching operations there will be a synchronization between the drive train...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195282-MS
... Abstract Waterfloods in California operate under the EPA's Class II Underground Injection Control ("UIC") regulations, which are tasked with the protection of Underground Sources of Drinking Water ("USDW") within the state. A key aspect of this regulatory framework is the operation of water...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195346-MS
... operators located in the immediate vicinity. The regulations and/or best management practices that were created because of the incident will also be discussed. Other cases illustrate the cultural norms surrounding a particular set of legislation. An operator may be familiar with one area yet when branching...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195312-MS
...-time data analytics. The architecture is a single system data retrieval and preprocessing. Data analytics models are applied to the preprocessed data for knowledge extraction and visualization for decision-making drilling operations in real-time. Integrated reservoir management decision-making involves...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195348-MS
... range of recovery performance - ranging from very good to very poor - on basis of actual Oil Rate & Volume, Steam-Oil Ratio (SOR) versus expected and/or nameplate design. SAGD recovery performance in these projects is mainly affected by geological deposits, reservoir quality and operational...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195277-MS
... patching, among them expandable system was highlighted and its technical details were disclosed, the system was also adapted and tested indoors, finally field operations were carried out and experiences were shared in detail. The results indicated that right now there were three ways to initiate the start...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195302-MS
..., and damage to the sand face due to drilling filter cake. Solvent treatments, acid wash and tubular slotting are the most reasonable remedies to this issue, adding more cost to the operating company. The objective of this study is to present technical procedures and methodologies followed to investigate...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195333-MS
... L R L R g G Due to 30 years of historical steamflood operations in the overhead Tulare formation before the 1990's ( Dietrich 1990 ), the formation temperature above the diatomite steamflood target zone changed the geothermal condition as shown in Figure 4 , which can...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195361-MS
... Abstract Steam-assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) is one of the major thermal recovery methods for heavy oil. Optimization of SAGD is a delicate process that needs to be planned and operated in a detailed manner. Steam trapping is one of the methods that may help optimize production in SAGD...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 22–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190126-MS
... such challenges. Upstream Oil & Gas natural fracture hydraulic fracture propagation aperture closure stress net pressure hydraulic fracturing pore pressure operation fracture propagation reservoir drillstem testing initial natural fracture aperture hydraulic fracture Technology Conference...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 22–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190108-MS
... Abstract Nutshell filters composed of black walnut or pecan granular media are an established produced water treatment technology for tertiary oil removal. Guidelines for the size and operation of nutshell filters have evolved mainly by trial and error, with limited published operating data...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 22–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190039-MS
... the objectives, the under listed steps are necessary: Having cemented the well, there is need to establish fluid flow communication between the well and the hydrocarbon-bearing formation by perforating the casing and cement. Other operations that are also required to be done include sand or water production...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 22–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190040-MS
... countries are similar) is well developed and highly successful. Most important, it is vastly simpler and low-risk compared to SAGD. Even steamfloods of the type of Mukhaizna in Oman (vertical injectors and multilateral producers in relatively thin formations) are simpler in operation. SAGD criteria...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 22–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190023-MS
... re-fracturing Simulation hydraulic fracturing concentration pressure drop application fluid diversion shahri particle design operation Fragachán Upstream Oil & Gas Efficiency Huang solid particulate diverter fracture fracture network diverter particulate diverter...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 22–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190064-MS
... Has a pattern responded to steam injection? Has steam breakthrough occurred in offset producers? Which are the underperforming/ over performing patterns in the field and why? Are there regions of inefficient steamflood operation? Where to allocate the steam injection? How...

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