Feasibility study for polymer flooding in a heavy oil reservoir

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Nowadays, a wide range of perforation methods and technologies are offered in the market of secondary opening in reservoir beds. Furthermore, many manufacturing companies are modernizing previously existing methods, one of which is hydromechanical piercing perforation - a relatively new method of opening the reservoir to obtain a hydrocarbon influx in a gentle mode without any deformation of the initial state of the walls of the production string and cement ring. The developers of this method note a number of advantages compared to other types of perforation. The article describes the operation principle of the oil and gas production and the resulting effect, approach and selection of wells for this method.

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M. S. Sagyndikov

Филиал ТОО «КМГ Инжиниринг» «КазНИПИмунайгаз»

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заместитель директора департамента повышения нефтеотдачи пластов и перспективных проектов

Kazakhstan, г. Актау

R. M. Agleshov

Филиал ТОО «КМГ Инжиниринг» «КазНИПИмунайгаз»

Email: agleshov_R@kaznipi.kz

первый заместитель директора филиала по добыче

Kazakhstan, г. Актау

N. B. Saliyev

ТОО «КМГ Инжиниринг»

Email: n.saliyev@niikmg.kz

директор департамента промысловой геологии и геологического моделирования

Kazakhstan, г. Нур-Султан

Sh. S. Pangereeva

АО «Озенмунайгаз»

Email: n.saliyev@niikmg.kz

заместитель генерального директора по геологии и разработке

Kazakhstan, г. Жанаозен

Youkui Feng

АО «Каражанбасмунай»

Email: n.saliyev@niikmg.kz

заместитель генерального директора по геологии

Kazakhstan, г. Актау


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