2007 Small Producer

Enhancing Oil Recovery from Mature Reservoirs Using Radial-Jetted Laterals and High-Volume Progressive Cavity Pumps

Subcontractor: The University of Kansas Center for Research

Principal Investigator: Lynn Watney
Project Number Project Status
07123-04 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Martha Cather
Participants
Kansas Geological Survey; American Energies Corporation
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
August 25, 2008 July 31, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$519,441.00 $248,385.00 $271,056.00
Project Objectives

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PCP, originally proposed to substantially increase total volume of fluid production in a high water cut oil well has been replaced by tailored, cost-effective lateral drilling.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.

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