Enhanced Oil Recovery in Shales

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Investment:
$75k (USD) per Sponsor
Status:
In Development
Principal Investigator(s):
Milind Deo

801-581-7629

milind.deo@utah.edu

Palash Panja

801-585-9829

ppanja@egi.utah.edu

Value to Sponsors:
  • Provide sound injection strategies for enhanced oil recovery in shales based

on phase behavior and flow capacities.

  • Provide optimized injection – production well configurations for field application.
  1. Report on suitability of using water, CO2, natural gas, ethane or propane

for enhancing recovery from shales based on core flood recoveries.

  1. Evaluation of the effect of rock type on the choice of the injection fluid.

  2. Measurements of permeabilities of liquids and gases by performing ow-through experiments and relative permeabilities of selected pairs of fluids (water-oil; oil-CO2; oil-gas).

  3. Guidelines based on computer simulations for injection and production configurations – well locations, spacing, fracture spacing, etc.

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