Overview of a compre­hensive resource database for the assessment of recoverable hydrocarbons produced by carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery

Techniques and Methods 7-C16
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Abstract

A database called the “Comprehensive Resource Database” (CRD) was prepared to support U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessments of technically recoverable hydrocarbons that might result from the injection of miscible or immiscible carbon dioxide (CO2) for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The CRD was designed by INTEK Inc., a consulting company under contract to the USGS. The CRD contains data on the location, key petrophysical properties, production, and well counts (number of wells) for the major oil and gas reservoirs in onshore areas and State waters of the conterminous United States and Alaska. The CRD includes proprietary data on petrophysical properties of fields and reservoirs from the “Significant Oil and Gas Fields of the United States Database,” prepared by Nehring Associates in 2012, and proprietary production and drilling data from the “Petroleum Information Data Model Relational U.S. Well Data,” prepared by IHS Inc. in 2012. This report describes the CRD and the computer algorithms used to (1) estimate missing reservoir property values in the Nehring Associates (2012) database, and to (2) generate values of additional properties used to characterize reservoirs suitable for miscible or immiscible CO2 flooding for EOR. Because of the proprietary nature of the data and contractual obligations, the CRD and actual data from Nehring Associates (2012) and IHS Inc. (2012) cannot be presented in this report.

Suggested Citation

Carolus, Marshall, Biglarbigi, Khosrow, Warwick, P.D., Attanasi, E.D., Freeman, P.A., and Lohr, C.D., 2018, Overview of a compre­hensive resource database for the assessment of recoverable hydrocarbons produced by carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery (ver. 1.1 June 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 7, chap. C16, 31 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/tm7C16.

ISSN: 2328-7055 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Program Structure
  • Model Methodology
  • Data Sources
  • Data Preparation
  • Screening Module
  • Outputs
  • Additional Fluid Properties in Oil Reservoirs
  • Gas Reservoir and Fluid Properties
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Overview of a compre­hensive resource database for the assessment of recoverable hydrocarbons produced by carbon dioxide enhanced oil recovery
Series title Techniques and Methods
Series number 7-C16
DOI 10.3133/tm7C16
Edition Version 1.1: June 2018; Version 1.0: October 2017
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description ix, 31 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Section C: Computer programs in Book 7: Automated data processing and computations
Public Comments This report is Chapter 16 of Section C: Computer programs in Book 7: Automated data processing and computations.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N