Smart Water flooding: Part 1: Laboratory workflow for screening EOR potential

Keywords:

The National IOR Centre of Norway, smart water flooding, EOR, reservoir systems, COBR

Synopsis

This report aims to provide guidance on the type of analyses to be performed to screen Smart Water EOR potential for various Crude Oil-Brine-Rock (COBR) systems. The objective of the report is to highlight the most important screening parameters and provide recommendations for laboratory tests. The recommended methodological approach is based on practical and fundamental knowledge gained during the lifetime of the National IOR Centre of Norway.

The document describes the main steps of the Smart Water EOR workflow with a simplified description of the experimental procedures. These guidelines can be addressed to both laboratory engineers/researchers and project managers. The authors hope that the recommendations presented will ultimately help facilitate the implementation of Smart Water technology in real reservoir systems including the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

Author Biographies

Aleksandr Mamonov

Researcher
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy Resources
University of Stavanger
aleksandr.mamonov@uis.no

Skule Strand

Associate professor
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy Resources
skule.strand@uis.no

Tina Puntervold

Associate professor
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy Resources
University of Stavanger
tina.puntervold@uis.no

Ivan Dario Pinerez Torrijos

Researcher
Faculty of Science and Technology
Department of Energy Resources
University of Stavanger
ivan.d.pinereztorrijos@uis.no

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June 24, 2022

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