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Paper presented at the The Seventeenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, July 1–6, 2007
Paper Number: ISOPE-I-07-205
... be addressed, i.e., increase the economic life of TAPS; monetize the huge gas resources on the ANS by bringing it to market in the form of GTL and also bringing Alaska's heavy oil to market. Although, transportation of commingled GTL products, conventional and unconventional (heavy) oils is theoretically...
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SPE Proj Fac & Const 1 (04): 1–18.
Paper Number: SPE-100375-PA
Published: 20 December 2006
...Abhijeet Inamdar A.; Godwin A. Chukwu; Santanu Khataniar; Shirish L. Patil; Abhijit Y. Dandekar Summary It is projected that by the year 2015, Alaska North Slope (ANS) crude-oil production will decline to such a level (200,000 to 400,000 B/D) that there will be a critical need for pumping...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional/AAPG Pacific Section/GSA Cordilleran Section Joint Meeting, May 8–10, 2006
Paper Number: SPE-100375-MS
... Abstract It is projected that by the year 2015, Alaska North Slope (ANS) crude oil production will decline to such a level (200,000 to 400,000 bbl/day) that there will be a critical need for pumping additional liquids through the pipeline in order to maintain economic operation of the Trans...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, May 7–10, 1978
Paper Number: OTC-3271-MS
... paper will describe the methods used to perform the necessary work. INTRODUCTION: In 1974, construction began on the Trans Alaska Pipeline to carry crude oil from the northern slopes of Alaska to Valdez, which is the northern-most ice free port of Alaska, located approximately 100 miles southeast...
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SPE Prod & Oper 37 (02): 263–279.
Paper Number: SPE-209213-PA
Published: 11 May 2022
...Hongli Chang; Yin Zhang; Abhijit Dandekar; Samson Ning; John Barnes; Walbert Schulpen Summary The first-ever polymer flooding pilot test is currently implemented in heavy oil reservoirs on Alaska North Slope (ANS). One of the major concerns of field engineers is the impact of polymer on oil/water...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, April 25–29, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209443-MS
...Abstract Abstract The first ever polymer flood field pilot to enhance the recovery of heavy oils on the Alaska North Slope is ongoing. This study constructs and calibrates a reservoir simulation model to predict the oil recovery performance of the pilot through machine-assisted reservoir...
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SPE Prod & Oper (2022)
Paper Number: SPE-209800-PA
Published: 06 April 2022
...Anshul Dhaliwal; Yin Zhang; Abhijit Dandekar; Samson Ning; John Barnes; Walbert Schulpen Summary A polymer flood pilot has been ongoing in the Schrader Bluff viscous oil reservoir at Milne Point on the Alaska North Slope. The results from the pilot are encouraging. However, a major concern...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 27 (01): 820–839.
Paper Number: SPE-208584-PA
Published: 16 February 2022
...Yaoze Cheng; Yin Zhang; Abhijit Dandekar; Jiawei Li Summary Shallow reservoirs on the Alaska North Slope (ANS), such as Ugnu and West Sak-Schrader Bluff, hold approximately 12 to 17 × 10 9 barrels of viscous oil. Because of the proximity of these reservoirs to the permafrost, feasible nonthermal...
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Paper presented at the SEG/AAPG/SEPM First International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy, September 26–October 1, 2021
Paper Number: SEG-2021-3584163
...Broadband data from acquisition to interpretation a case study from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Nate Johnson*, Seth Riseman, Zhanna Jackson (Schlumberger), Gino Alexander (BP), Justin O Shay, Sean Wagner (Hilcorp). Summary imaging velocity model was created just prior to acquisition from well information...
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Paper presented at the SEG/AAPG/SEPM First International Meeting for Applied Geoscience & Energy, September 26–October 1, 2021
Paper Number: SEG-2021-3580824
... The goal of this work is to improve understanding of the crust and mantle structure beneath Alaska using seismic waves. To resolve the signatures of subduction zone processes in the mantle wedge, and how subduction has interacted with the upper plate, we imaged seismic velocity gradients beneath...
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Paper presented at the OMC Med Energy Conference and Exhibition, September 28–30, 2021
Paper Number: OMC-2021-126
... Oliktok Production Pad (OPP) located on the north slope of Alaska. In addition to processing the production from Oliktok Point, OPP also processes the 3-phase production from SID which is transported via the existing buried pipeline bundle. pipeline corrosion subsurface corrosion sid flowline...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–23, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-206247-MS
...Abstract Abstract The first-ever polymer flood pilot to enhance heavy oil recovery on Alaska North Slope (ANS) is ongoing. After more than 2.5 years of polymer injection, significant benefit has been observed from the decrease in water cut from 65% to less than 15% in the project producers...
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SPE Drill & Compl 36 (03): 510–528.
Paper Number: SPE-204468-PA
Published: 08 September 2021
... on the central North Slope of Alaska. The Schrader Bluff resource is under development in the Kuparuk River Unit, Milne Point, and within the Prudhoe Bay Unit. These areas have developed reservoirs with oil viscosities up to 200 cp under waterflood and viscosity-reducing miscible gas injection. A grass roots...
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Paper presented at the Offshore Technology Conference, August 16–19, 2021
Paper Number: OTC-31087-MS
... from Alaska North Slope (ANS) developed by horizontal wells. Three rheology types were considered in the study including the apparent viscosity measured during coreflooding of using a HPAM polymer, the bulk viscosity measured with a viscometer, and a Newtonian flow model. The results suggest that using...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 20–22, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-200843-MS
... Abstract Alaska North Slope (ANS) contains vast viscous oil resources that have not been developed effectively due to the lack of efficient Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques. This study investigates the EOR performance of three new hybrid EOR techniques: HSW-LSW-LSP flooding, solvent...
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J Pet Technol 73 (04): 53–54.
Paper Number: SPE-0421-0053-JPT
Published: 01 April 2021
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper SPE 201279, “First-Ever Polymerflood Field Pilot To Enhance the Recovery of Heavy Oils on the Alaska North Slope: Producer Responses and Operational Lessons Learned,” by Samson Ning, SPE...
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SPE Prod & Oper 36 (01): 70–82.
Paper Number: SPE-200463-PA
Published: 10 February 2021
...Anshul Dhaliwal; Yin Zhang; Abhijit Dandekar; Samson Ning; John Barnes; Reid Edwards; Walbert Schulpen; David Cercone; Jared Ciferno Summary Polymer flooding is being pilot tested for the first time in the Schrader Bluff viscous oil reservoir at the Milne Point Field on Alaska North Slope (ANS...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 29–31, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196495-MS
...Abstract Abstract Umiat field, located in Alaska North Slope (ANS) poses unique development challenges because of its remote location and permafrost within the reservoir. This hinders the field development, and further leads to a potential low expected oil recovery. The objective of this work...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201735-MS
... Abstract Hydrocarbon identification and evaluation with conventional triple-combo logs and Archie-based equations in freshwater environments has been a challenge for petrophysicists. In the first case study from Alaska, shallow reservoir information from non-Archie based technologies including...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-201279-MS
... Abstract The US Department of Energy and Hilcorp Alaska, LLC are jointly cosponsoring a field pilot project entitled "First Ever Field Pilot on Alaska’s North Slope to Validate the Use of Polymer Floods for Heavy Oil Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)." The objective of this pilot is to perform...

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