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Waterflood Optimization in Low-Permeability Turbidites of the Long Beach Unit, Wilmington Field, California1

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Creties Jenkins
Creties Jenkins
DeGolyer and MacNaughton
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Don Michel
Don Michel
DeGolyer and MacNaughton
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David Simmons
David Simmons
OXY Long Beach Inc.
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Nitin Srivastava
Nitin Srivastava
OXY Long Beach Inc.
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Shahin Al-Sharif
Shahin Al-Sharif
OXY Long Beach Inc.
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Randy Harris
Randy Harris
THUMS Long Beach Company
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John Weisgram
John Weisgram
Bainbridge Petroleum Consulting
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Published:
December 01, 2006

Abstract

The U-P Ford zone in the Long Beach Unit of the East Wilmington Field consists of low-permeability (2-50 millidarcies) turbidites that have been waterflooded since field start-up. Forty years of successes and failures have provided valuable insights into how to best waterflood these reservoirs given their thin-bedded nature, lateral and vertical changes in reservoir quality, formation damage susceptibility, and sand control problems. Multiple techniques and technologies have been applied to describe their reservoir architecture, quantify reservoir performance, and extract the oil. This work has become more challenging as the waterflood has matured and will require the close integration of all disciplines to identify and exploit remaining opportunities.

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Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices

Roger M. Slatt
Roger M. Slatt
Houston, Texas
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Norman c. Rosen
Norman c. Rosen
Houston, Texas
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Michael Bowman
Michael Bowman
Houston, Texas
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John Castagna
John Castagna
Houston, Texas
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Timothy Good
Timothy Good
Houston, Texas
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Robert Loucks
Robert Loucks
Houston, Texas
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Rebecca Latimer
Rebecca Latimer
Houston, Texas
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Mark Scheihing
Mark Scheihing
Houston, Texas
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Hu Smith
Hu Smith
Houston, Texas
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
26
ISBN electronic:
978-0-9836096-4-3
Publication date:
December 01, 2006

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