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Breaking of paradigm: gas-oil-contact (GOC) water injection

Derahman, Mohd. Nawi and Leong Hooi, Tan (2007) Breaking of paradigm: gas-oil-contact (GOC) water injection. In: Improved Oil Recovery. Penerbit UTM , Johor. ISBN 978-983-52-0594-1

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The conventional way to produce an oil reservoir that has a gas cap is to produce only from the oil column while keeping the gas cap in place so that gas cap expansion could supplement additional energy to the reservoir. When a reservoir has a large gas cap, gas can either cone down to the oil producers or breakthrough as a front, leading to substantial increase in the gas-oil-ratios at the oil producer. In Malaysia, the associated gas are either re-injected back into the reservoirs or diverted for sales. Flaring, in principle, is not allowed. Unfortunately, there are some cases where the associated gas in uneconomic for sales due to its contaminant, therefore, flaring limit will be imposed, for example, Dulang oilfield best-preferred solution is to keep the contaminant gas in place to minimize environmental impact

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:13402
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:05 Aug 2011 02:55
Last Modified:05 Aug 2011 02:55

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