Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Simulation study of miscible CO2 flooding of Timber Creek
by Wang, Zhan, M.S., University of Wyoming, 2016, 69; 10163516
Abstract (Summary)

This study reviews the geology and history of the Minnelusa reservoir of Timber Creek field and focuses on CO2 Water-Alternating-Gas (WAG) flooding development strategies after more than 50 years of primary and secondary recovery. To forecast the performance of several CO 2 WAG scenarios in Timber Creek, a seven-layer full-field static model has been developed. The model consists of Minnelusa A, B, C and D sandstones, and each of them is separated by a layer of dolomite. The history matching process starts from December 1962 to September 2015 using Eclipse compositional simulator (E300). Three CO2 WAG flooding scenarios were simulated and compared with a base case, water flooding scenario. Based on an economic analysis, out of the three CO2 flooding cases considered (WAG ratios of 1:1, 2:1 and a tapered WAG) the CO2 flooding with a WAG ratio of 2:1 will have the best economic performance.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Aryana, Saman
Commitee: Aryana, Saman, Cook, Benjamin, Grana, Dario, Yin, Shunde
School: University of Wyoming
Department: Chemical & Petroleum Engineering
School Location: United States -- Wyoming
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Petroleum engineering
Keywords: CO2, Composition model, Economic analysis, Minnelusa, Miscible flooding
Publication Number: 10163516
ISBN: 978-1-369-18207-1
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