formation water

formation water

[fȯr′mā·shən ‚wȯd·ər]
(hydrology)
Water present with petroleum or gas in reservoirs. Also known as oil-reservoir water.
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The first returns to surface indicate a mixture of hydrocarbon gas, CO2 and brine, although it is not fully clear yet whether the brine is formation water or disintegrated mud due to CO2, or both.
Nine Drill Stem Tests (DSTs) were conducted sequentially over 46 hours over the majority of the coals to evaluate permeability via the recovery of formation water. A preliminary review indicates permeability is in line with expectations at this location and that vertical well development of this region could be successful.
These include improved crush resistance, formation water reduction, and enhanced oil production.
Hurricane undertook two flow tests, requiring an Electrical Submersible Pump, predominantly recovering drilling brines and formation water with oil and gas traces.
A week-long pressure build-up test has taken place at the portland discovery, which is continuing to produce at a stable rate of more than 220 barrels of dry oil per day with no formation water produced to surface so far.
In a second round of simulations, H2O molecules were added to mimic the "formation water" that is often present beneath oil and gas drilling sites.
Formation water is not an issue during drilling with almost zero discharge during drilling operations--making water management a non-issue.
Formation water resistivity represents the resistivity value of the water which is uncontaminated by the drilling mud that saturates the porous formation.
The produced water can come from two sources: water vapor in the gas that condenses into liquid water and formation water containing salts [3].
The crude oil and formation water are from Dagang oil field; high speed centrifuge is used to remove the sediments in formation water and crude oil.
Therefore, when the surfactant fracturing fluid meets the appropriate amount of formation water and oil gas, the intermolecular interaction distance between the surfactant and salt will increase.
The experimental water is the simulated formation water based on the results of water quality test configuration, the mineralization degree is 200000 mg/L at 20[degrees]C, and the viscosity is 1.15 mPa x s.

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