Surfactant-polymer EOR from laboratory to the pilot

S. Puskas, A. Vago, M. Toro, T. Ordog, G. Kalman, P. Hanzelik, Zs Bihari, J. Blaho, R. Tabajdi, I. Dékány, J. Dudas, R. Nagy, L. Bartha, I. Lakatos

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Abstract

Central element of MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc. (MOL) US strategy is to increase the hydrocarbon production at Hungarian oil and gas fields using technologies that are more efficient. The main goals of this activity are to increase the recovery factor in fields depleted with extensive water flooding, improving efficiency of recovery technologies. For this purpose, new materials and technologies should be developed and applied at both Hungarian and foreign matured oil fields. That is the biggest challenge of the research and development (R&D) activity of the MOL Upstream. The R&D project began more than ten years ago to meet these challenges and increase the oil recovery factor of the Algyo field, which is the largest Hungarian oil field. This paper describes how a countless number of surfactants, co-surfactants and their mixtures were synthetized, developed and tested in the laboratory to achieve the objective, developing a combined surfactant-polymer (SP) flooding technology. The most important properties of these complex fluids were the thermal stability at reservoir conditions (98°C and 170 bar), the colloid chemical stability in electrolyte medium (formation water) and the compatibility with reservoir rock and pore filling fluids. The primary findings of this job show that several surfactants were effective at high temperature; low salinity reservoir conditions and have good solubilisation and displacement effect and low interfacial tension and low reversible adsorption on reservoir rock. Synergetic effect was observed between surfactants and polymers therefore surfactant-polymer mixtures were produced and tested in core flooding tests. Based on numerous displacement tests on reservoir core plugs it can be stated that the calculated recovery factor was 20-25% using the developed SP mixtures. The successful laboratory displacement tests were also reproduced by numerical simulation on numerical core samples as well as the injectivity test on the new 3D reservoir model that was carried out to see the effect of developed SP mixture under real reservoir conditions. This paper will present the results of several years of research and development work for SP formulation targeting SP flooding in high pressure and high temperature reservoir. The field implementation through an injectivity test will also be presented demonstrating that injection of 2,000 m3 SP solution has huge effect on oil production even 3 years later. Based on the outstanding field results a SP flooding pilot was started in 2016.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia 2018
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Volume2018-March
ISBN (Electronic)9781613995693
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
EventSPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, OGWA 2018 - Muscat, Oman
Duration: Mar 26 2018Mar 28 2018

Other

OtherSPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, OGWA 2018
CountryOman
CityMuscat
Period3/26/183/28/18

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Surface-Active Agents
surfactant
Polymers
Surface active agents
polymer
flooding
Oils
oil field
Recovery
reservoir rock
Oil fields
research and development
laboratory
Gases
Rocks
Core samples
Fluids
fluid
Water
oil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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Puskas, S., Vago, A., Toro, M., Ordog, T., Kalman, G., Hanzelik, P., ... Lakatos, I. (2018). Surfactant-polymer EOR from laboratory to the pilot. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia 2018 (Vol. 2018-March). Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Surfactant-polymer EOR from laboratory to the pilot. / Puskas, S.; Vago, A.; Toro, M.; Ordog, T.; Kalman, G.; Hanzelik, P.; Bihari, Zs; Blaho, J.; Tabajdi, R.; Dékány, I.; Dudas, J.; Nagy, R.; Bartha, L.; Lakatos, I.

Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia 2018. Vol. 2018-March Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Puskas, S, Vago, A, Toro, M, Ordog, T, Kalman, G, Hanzelik, P, Bihari, Z, Blaho, J, Tabajdi, R, Dékány, I, Dudas, J, Nagy, R, Bartha, L & Lakatos, I 2018, Surfactant-polymer EOR from laboratory to the pilot. in Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia 2018. vol. 2018-March, Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia, OGWA 2018, Muscat, Oman, 3/26/18.
Puskas S, Vago A, Toro M, Ordog T, Kalman G, Hanzelik P et al. Surfactant-polymer EOR from laboratory to the pilot. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia 2018. Vol. 2018-March. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 2018
Puskas, S. ; Vago, A. ; Toro, M. ; Ordog, T. ; Kalman, G. ; Hanzelik, P. ; Bihari, Zs ; Blaho, J. ; Tabajdi, R. ; Dékány, I. ; Dudas, J. ; Nagy, R. ; Bartha, L. ; Lakatos, I. / Surfactant-polymer EOR from laboratory to the pilot. Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE EOR Conference at Oil and Gas West Asia 2018. Vol. 2018-March Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2018.
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