Permeability Upscaling in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Ehsan Ranjbar
Supervisors: Dr. Chen, Dr. Hassanzadeh


The performance prediction of a micellar polymer (MP) flood in a complex reservoir requires an accurate model that represents the reservoir features, chemical properties, and displacement mechanisms that affect the flood performance. First, this paper provides a comprehensive comparison of MP flood with other recovery techniques such as waterflooding, polymer flooding and surfactant flooding. Then, the paper states the successful evidences of MP flooding in a highly heterogeneous oil field in Viet Nam. The results indicate that waterflooding is only efficient for homogeneous reservoirs and it is necessary to apply chemical flooding for highly heterogeneous reservoirs in tertiary hydrocarbon recovery processing. A significant value of increasing oil recovery is a reliable evident for the worth of MP flooding.