The University of Kansas - Principal Investigator: W. Lynn Watney
Objective: High water cut production is a problem in many mature oil fields that have either undergone water flooding or produce with a strong water-drive mechanism. The primary technology to be tested in this project, radial-jetted lateral and PCP, originally proposed to substantially increase total volume of fluid production in a high water cut oil well has been replaced by tailored, cost-effective lateral drilling. Maintaining control of azimuth and trajectory and depth of penetration of the lateral has been deemed critical to contacting and producing remaining oil in the reservoir.
Period of Performance: August 25, 2008 to December 31, 2011