2011 Small Producer

Water Management in Mature Oil Fields using Advanced Particle Gels

Subcontractor: The University of Texas at Austin

Principal Investigator: Mojdeh Delshad
Project Number Project Status
11123-32 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: John Terneus
Participants
MS&T
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
January 21, 2013 January 20, 2015
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,168,190.00 $892,064.00 $264,444.00
Project Objectives

The objectives of the project are (1) to develop a mechanistic understanding of preformed particle gel systems that are used to reduce excess water production and improve oil recovery, (2) to gain a better understanding of the process by performing laboratory experiments, and (3) to develop a reservoir simulation tool with flow and transport capability for particle gels to aid in design and optimization of microgel water control processes.

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Project Website: Water Management in Mature Oil Fields using Advanced Particle Gels
Reports
File Type Date
Water Management in Mature Oil Fields using Preformed Particle Gels ( 4.0 MB ) Final Report 02/16
Presentations
Title: Paper: New Experiments and Models for Conformance Control Microgels - 05/14 ( 1.6 MB )
Title: Paper: Preformed Particle Gel Extrusion through Open Conduits during Conformance Control Treatments - 05/14 ( 910.0 KB )
Title: Paper: A Simple Technique to Determine the Strength of Millimeter-Sized Particle Gel - 05/14 ( 1.0 MB )
Title: Paper: Transportation of Nanogel through Porous Media and Its Resistance to Water Flow - 05/14 ( 1000.6 KB )
Title: Paper: Water Management in Mature Oil Fields using Preformed Particle Gels - 05/14 ( 408.9 KB )