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Integrated Digital Solution for Enhanced Oil Recovery Through Optimization of Injection and Production NetworksJul 28, 2021
This presentation in English is from the 2020 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference. Our archived 2020-21 event content is now available free to SPE members!
- Paper Number: SPE-199061-MS
- Published: 20 July 2020
- Authors: Jose Luis Mogollón; Miguel Franco; Maiquel Querales
This study objective was to design a functionally integrated digital enhanced oil recovery (ID-EOR) solution enabling pseudo-real-time optimization of injection and production networks to help improve asset performance and maximize net present value.
One of the challenges to further advance ID-EOR solutions is the lack of quantitative data. ID-EOR solutions offer a path to increased profitability while reducing economic and operational project risks. The sensors, data transmission, processing, and storage technologies necessary are available, and most methods have been tested individually and/or partially integrated. The next step is a full integration trial in the field.
While almost fully integrated digital solutions have been previously implemented for waterflooding, this new concept design introduces a novel integrated digital solution to gather and diagnose data and make timely operational and engineering decisions to meet planned injection and production targets in EOR projects and maximize the economic benefits.