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General introduction and recovery factors

Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5062-A

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https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175062A

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Introduction

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) compared methods for estimating an incremental recovery factor (RF) for the carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) process involving the injection of CO2 into oil reservoirs. This chapter first provides some basic information on the RF, including its dependence on various reservoir and operational parameters, and then discusses the three development phases of oil recovery—primary, second­ary, and tertiary (EOR). It ends with a brief discussion of the three approaches for estimating recovery factors, which are detailed in subsequent chapters.

Suggested Citation

Verma, M.K., 2017, General introduction and recovery factors, chap. A of Verma, M.K., ed., Three approaches for estimating recovery factors in carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5062, p. A1–A3, https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20175062A.

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Three Phases of Oil Recovery in Oil Fields
  • Three Approaches for Determining the Recovery Factor 
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
General introduction and recovery factors
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2017-5062
Chapter:
A
DOI:
10.3133/sir20175062A
Year Published:
2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
iii, 3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
Three approaches for estimating recovery factors in carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5062)
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Y
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N