Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology

Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7463

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Experiment and numerical simulation investigation of weak-gel flooding multiscale processes for enhanced oil recovery in offshore oilfield: A case of LD Oilfield, China

7th World Congress on Petrochemistry and Chemical Engineering

November 13-14, 2017 Atlanta, USA

Ma Kuiqian, Li Yanlai and Sun Zhixue

China National Offshore Oil Corporation, China

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Pet Environ Biotechnol

Abstract :

Weak gel flooding has been widely used in petroleum industry. This paper conducted laboratory experiments and numerical simulation to obtain parameters of weak gel flooding in the core scale and to apply the parameters into the numerical simulation in the reservoir scale to improve the precision of history matching. These experiments consisted of two parts. The first part was to research the characteristics of weak gel including relationship of viscosity and concentration of polymer, heats stability, static adsorption, resistance coefficient and reaction kinetics by physical simulation experiments. The second part was to conduct displacement experiments consisting of water flooding, polymer flooding, weak gel flooding and multi-cycle gel flooding to obtain the data for the simulation of history matching. Combining the data obtained by the tests, the numerical simulation of weak gel core-flooding in the scale of centimeter was conducted by using the CMG simulator to obtain the parameters. The results showed that the concentration of polymer is 3 g/L, the viscosity is 15.84 mPa•s, the mass concentration of weak gel is 3 g/L, the viscosity of weak gel is 160.46 mPa•s. By adjusting and optimizing slightly the parameters, the history matching in the scale of field of data from year 2009 to 2013 plays well. The error of the history matching of production is in the range of 10%. It is proved that the parameters obtained by experiments can be successfully applied into the numerical simulation in reservoir scale. The study also made analysis of cross scale residual oil analysis by the technology of 3D digital rock. The results directly showed the distribution of residual oil after water flooding and weak gel flooding. Based on above facts the study finally designed the multi-cycle flooding in the scale of field and predicted recovery factor can be enhanced by 4.3%.