Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery - PTRL4012

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Petroleum Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisites: PTRL3002

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Defining enhanced oil recovery (EOR), enhanced gas recovery (EGR) and enhanced coalbed methane recovery (ECBM). Reasons for EOR/EGR/ECBM. Screening of reservoirs for selection of EOR/EGR/ECBM methods. Sweep and displacement efficiency. Estimating trapped oil saturation. Decreasing residual oil saturation by miscible/near-miscible/immiscible gas injection processes. Controlling mobility at the field scale by polymer flooding and by water-alternating-gas (WAG) injection. Increasing oil mobility by thermal methods of cyclic steam stimulation, steamdrive, and in-situ combustion. Miscible displacement of CH4 by CO2 in depleted gas reservoirs. Displacing CH4 in coal seams by N2 and CO2. Co-optimisation of EOR/EGR/ECBM and CO2. Understanding the role of commercial reservoir simulators in field applications of EOR/EGR/ECBM a teamwork project.


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