The state of the art and challenges in geomechanical modeling of injector wells; a review paper

J. F. Bautista, A. Dahi Taleghani

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Abstract

Fluid injection is a common practice in the Oil and Gas industry found in many applications such as waterflooding and disposal of produced fluids. Maintaining high injection rates is crucial to guarantee the economic success of these projects; however, there are geomechanical risks and difficulties involved in this process that may threat the viability of fluid injection projects. Near wellbore reduction of permeability due to pore plugging, formation failure, out of zone injection, sand production, and local compaction are challenging the effectiveness of the injection process. Due to these complications, modeling and simulation has been used as an effective tool to assess injectors' performance, however, different problems have yet be addressed. In this paper, we review some of these challenges and the solutions that have been proposed as a primary step to understand mechanisms affecting well performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791849996
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2016 - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 19 2016Jun 24 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
Volume8

Other

OtherASME 2016 35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period6/19/166/24/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Bautista, J. F., & Dahi Taleghani, A. (2016). The state of the art and challenges in geomechanical modeling of injector wells; a review paper. In Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology [V008T11A030] (Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE; Vol. 8). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2016-54383