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  • 1. NATURAL FLOW AND TUBING STRING DESIGN FOR A WATER DRIVE RESERVOIR

    » ABSTRACT   The design of natural flow and artificial lift tubing strings for the whole life of a water drive reservoir was carried out using data based on synthetic reservoir performance based on a material balance. The effects of reservoir properties on the life of the well were also investigated. Constraints such as maximum production, maximum drawdown, limitations on surface facilities capacit...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  539 engagements | 

  • 2. A REVIEW OF APPLICATION OF PRESSURE DERIVATIVE CONCEPT TO MULTIRATE TESTS

    » ABSTRACT   Pressure build up data in low permeability reservoirs take too long and are usually of poor quality. A pressure buildup test is perhaps the most widely performed transient test. In pressure buildup test, a well which has been producing for some time at a constant rate is shut in and the bottom hole pressure is measured as a function of shut in time. It is easier to conduct and interpre...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  345 engagements | 

  • 3. A REVIEW OF THE RHEOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF POWER LAW DRILLING FLUIDS ON CUTTINGS TRA...

    » ABSTRACT   Cuttings transportation during in non vertical boreholes is necessary for oil and gas wells. Adequate cuttings removal from a well in drilling is critical for cost effective drilling as high annular cuttings buildup often leads to high risk of stuck pipe, reduced rate of penetration and other impediments to standard drilling and completion procedures.   This study investigates how rhe...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  327 engagements | 

  • 4. AN APPROACH TO WELL PLACEMENT AND PRODUCTION IN A GREEN FIELD

    » ABSTRACT     Reservoir development planning and well placement significantly affect hydrocarbon recovery. Therefore, strategic well placement and development techniques are essential to minimize the risk of unproductive drilling and also to maximize production within the reservoir.   This study presents an approach to well placement and production in a green field. A 3D static model of the gree...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  353 engagements | 

  • 5. AN EXPERIMENTAL MODEL TO PREDICT AND CONTROL OILFIELD EMULSION TIGHTNESS: A NOVE...

    » ABSTRACT   Formation of water in oil emulsions are among the major challenges encountered by production and surface facilities engineers during the recovery of crude oil, especially in a large multi wells system in both onshore and offshore oilfields. The development of systematic approaches to handle emulsion problem has been very slow. Several important aspects of emulsion that have not being s...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  306 engagements | 

  • 6. ANALYSIS OF VOID FRACTION PHASE DISTRIBUTION OF GAS-LIQUID FLOW IN A HORIZONTAL ...

    » ABSTRACT       The scope of this work was to make detailed analysis of phase distribution in a horizontal pipe. This detailed analysis has been successfully carried out. Data obtained from wire mesh sensor (WMS) were used for the analyses. The operating fluid considered was an air/silicone oil mixture within a 6 m horizontal pipe with internal diameter of 0.067 m. The gas superficial velocities...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  276 engagements | 

  • 7. APPLICATION OF MINIMUM CURVATURE METHOD TO WELLPATH CALCULATIONS

    » ABSTRACT   A major drawback of directional and horizontal well drilling is the numerous complex computations required to be done while planning a well. These computations are very stressful and time consuming especially when done manually.   One of the objectives of this study was to develop a user friendly Excel Spreadsheet program that would make the computations of these well trajectory param...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  229 engagements | 

  • 8. A-THREE DIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL SIMULATOR FOR EXPANSION-DRIVE RESERVOIRS

    » ABSTRACT   Every simulation study is a unique process, starting from the geological model and reservoir description to the final analysis of recovery factor optimizations. In petroleum engineering area, numerical reservoir simulators are often employed to obtained meaningful and reliable solutions for most actual cases due to extreme complexity of reservoir systems.   In this work, a three dimen...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  233 engagements | 

  • 9. BUILDING AND RANKING OF GEOSTATISTICAL PETROLEUM RESERVOIR MODELS

    » ABSTRACT   Techniques in Geostatistics are increasingly being used to generate reservoir models and quantify uncertainty in reservoir properties. This is achieved through the construction of multiple realizations to capture the physically significant features in the reservoir. However, only a limited number of these realizations are required for complex fluid flow simulation to predict reservoir ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  217 engagements | 

  • 10. NATURAL FLOW AND ARTIFICIAL LIFT FOR A SOLUTION GAS DRIVE RESERVOIR

    » ABSTRACT   Solution gas drive reservoirs are characterized by rapid and continuous decline of reservoir pressure. This rapid and continuous decline of reservoir pressure causes direct decline of reservoir performance at early stages of the life of the reservoir. The principal source of energy which is gas liberation from the crude oil and the subsequent expansion of the solution gas as the reserv...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  283 engagements | 

  • 11. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESERVES DETERMINATION TECHNIQUES IN OVERPRESSURED GAS R...

    » ABSTRACT   Conventional methods used in determining initial gas in place and reserves for a dry gas reservoir entails the use of P/z vs cumulative production data. In a normally pressured gas reservoir, the only important production mechanism is the compressibility of the gas. Many reservoir engineering calculations take advantage of this fact to simplify analysis. However, in deep geopressured g...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  212 engagements | 

  • 12. COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

    » ABSTRACT         Hydrocarbon production in the petroleum industry is often constrained by reservoir heterogeneity, deliverability and capacity of surface facilities, also optimization technique in the petroleum industry requires execution of several iterative runs by comparing various solutions until an optimum or satisfactory solution is found.   In this study a comparative economic analysis...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  302 engagements | 

  • 13. DEEPWATER PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

    » ABSTRACT   Petroleum Fiscal System (PFS) is a major determinant of investment decision in the exploration and production of oil and gas in any country. It basically describes the profitability relationship between the host government of the producing community and the International Oil Companies (IOCs). The comparative analysis of the performance of the fiscal regimes becomes imperative as it aff...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  296 engagements | 

  • 14. DETAILED ANALYSIS OF PRESSURE DROP IN A LARGE DIAMETER VERTICAL PIPE

    » ABSTRACT   With the ever increasing need to optimize production, the accurate understanding of the mechanics of multi phase flow and its effect on the pressure drop along the oil well flow string is becoming more pertinent. The efficient design of gas lift pump, electric submersible pumps, separators, flow strings and other production equipment depends on the accurate prediction of the pressure d...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  266 engagements | 

  • 15. DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SOLIDS CONTROL

    » ABSTRACT   Computer software is used extensively to increase productivity and reduce man’s hours of labour. This work presents the development of a solids control software (SOLCON) which is designed for real time mud system management and quick performance of routine rig computations: determination of total solids and low gravity solids content; mud property and density control requiring optima...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  301 engagements | 

  • 16. DEVELOPMENT OF A GAS CONDENSATE RESERVOIR

    » ABSTRACT   Gas condensate reservoirs are single phase at the initial condition. It changes to multiphase when the reservoir conditions are located between the critical point and the cricondentherm of the reservoir in the phase envelope. This makes it unique to providing a reliable source of energy for human usage.   The objective of this study is to use a 3D compositional model of the Niger Delt...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  461 engagements | 

  • 17. DEVELOPMENT OF BREAKTHROUGH TIME CORRELATIONS FOR CONING IN BOTTOM WATER SUPPORT...

    » ABSTRACT     This research work mainly investigates the development and the behavior of cones (both water and gas cones) in oil reservoirs supported by strong aquifer, and from which analytical correlations are developed for quick engineering estimates of the time for water/gas cones to break into the perforations of the producing wells. The studies treated the cone development and breakthrough ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  267 engagements | 

  • 18. DEVELOPMENT OF CONING CORRELATIONS FOR OIL RIM RESERVOIRS USING EXPERIMENTAL DES...

    » ABSTRACT   Proper management of thin oil rim reservoirs is required to maximize recovery and minimizes coning tendencies. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of reservoir and fluid properties on coning tendencies in thin oil rim reservoirs and to develop numerical correlations to predict oil recovery and water break through time for these reservoirs.   Numerical correlations f...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  315 engagements | 

  • 19. DEVELOPMENT OF GENERALIZED WELL SEMI-ANALYTICAL CONING MODELS

    » ABSTRACT     Oil deposits are often found in association with a communicating gas or water zone. The production of the oil often leads to the coning of water or gas. This dynamic interaction can be captured by a properly detailed reservoir simulation, which unfortunately may not always be practical. To bridge the gap, researchers over the years have developed both analytical and empirical method...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  276 engagements | 

  • 20. DIAGNOSTIC PLOTS FOR ANALYSIS OF WATER PRODUCTION AND RESERVOIR PERFORMANCE

    » ABSTRACT   The research is aimed at the understanding of the various diagnostic plots for the analysis of water production that are available as well as the application of these methods in a case study. It also aimed at the establishment of a work flow for the evaluation of water production mechanisms. A workflow was developed that combines numerical simulation and diagnostic plots to analyze the...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  255 engagements | 

  • 21. DIRECTIONAL DRILLING HYDRAULICS OPTIMIZATION USING CONVENTIONAL AND NANOBASED DR...

    » ABSTRACT   During drilling operations, special attention must be given to wellbore hydraulics to ensure functional, safe, economic, and environmentally responsible delivery of the well. The Hydraulics system shares common purposes with the drilling fluid, it helps to control subsurface pressures, remove cuttings from the well, clean the bit, size the pump, increase the rate of penetration, and mi...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  486 engagements | 

  • 22. EFFECT OF GAS-OIL-RATIO ON OIL PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT     Maximum production from an oil well can be achieved through proper selection of tubing size. The selection of optimum tubing size must be evaluated when completing a well in any type of reservoir especially solution gas drive reservoir since there is likelihood of producing more gas as the reservoir pressure declines. The most widely used methods such as Tarner, Muskat and Tracy met...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  493 engagements | 

  • 23. EFFECTS OF PARTIAL COMPLETION ON PRODUCTIVITY INDEX

    » ABSTRACT   A new method for analysing productivity index (PI) on vertical wells is the main objective of this study. Well performance is often measured in terms of the well’s productivity which is dependent on a number of factors such as the reservoir’s configuration, the type of completion, petrophysical and fluid properties, formation damage, etc. The effect of partial completion is the mai...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  357 engagements | 

  • 24. ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY IN HIGH VISCOUS RESERVOIR USING THE THERMAL PROCESS

    » ABSTRACT   New sources of energy should be found to relieve the high demand of energy. Even though heavy oil and bitumen are difficult to produce due to their high viscosity which can be reduced by heating, with increased oil price, the production of these heavy oils are seen viable thus the need for a model that would help make predictions for the future and also take into consideration areal an...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  334 engagements | 

  • 25. ESTIMATION OF DRILLING WASTES – AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN WHILE DRILLING OIL AN...

    » ABSTRACT       Despite its numerous benefits the search and production of crude oil poses a lot of dangers to the environment. Among these include land, water and air pollution. Prominent among the major sources of E&P waste is drilling operations which form the second largest source of waste after production activities. The major drilling wastes are drill cuttings, drilling mud and obnoxious g...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  337 engagements | 


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