Water And Sand Production And Petroleum Exploitation

Crude Oil Extraction and Drilling Methods

Oil is produced (extracted) using different methods depending on geology and location. After recovering the oil, it is sent to refineries to create refined products we use every day, such as gasoline. The first efforts to tap the oil sands resource began in the mid 20th century using hot water to separate bitumen from sand. Since then the ...

Environmental consequences of oil production from oil sands

Dec 16, 2016 · Oil sands are a mixture of sand, water, heavy oil and other minerals; heavy oil is often classified as bitumen [U.S. EIA, 2016c]. These deposits cannot be tapped with standard production methods (e.g., natural flow into production wells) [Rogner, 1997] and therefore require more complex and advanced technologies [Chew, 2014].

Unconventional oil and gas Resources Exploitation and Development

The flow and production mechanism within coalbed methane has more similarity to shale oil and gas than to the production of oil or gas associated with tight sedimentary rocks. The initial flow is dictated by the stored gas and water in the fracture network (both the orthogonal butt and face cleats as illustrated in Fig. 3.10). Subsequent long ...

What environmental issues are associated with hydraulic

Water quality studied in areas of unconventional oil and gas development, including areas where hydraulic fracturing techniques are used, in the United States. Domestic oil and gas production and clean water are critical for economic growth, public health, and national security of the United States.

Alberta, Canada's oil sands is the world's most destructive

Apr 11, 2019 · Oil is the country’s biggest export earner, and although production has boomed even more in the U.S. lately, thanks to shale fracking, oil is a much bigger part of the Canadian economy.

Sand Management and Sand Control

2017/10/01 · Production from sand-prone reservoirs is one of the more daunting tasks, with formidable challenges. Sand management and control remain as an old problem but with new challenges because of the suppressed oil and gas prices. Cost-saving and value-adding solutions are vital now more than ever.

Unconventional oil and gas Resources Exploitation and

2016/06/01 · With an emphasis on shale, this book: Addresses all aspects of the exploitation and development process, from data mining and accounting to drilling, completion, stimulation, production, and environmental issues Offers in-depth

Review of some Impacts of Oil Exploration and

Review of some Impacts of Oil Exploration and Production in Niger Delta, Nigeria S. O. Oladipupo1, R. B. Mudashiru2, M. O. Oyeleke2, S. B. Bakare2 1Department of Water Resources & Environmental Engineering University of2

Produced oilfield water

Importance of produced water. Because the produced water is not usually a revenue stream, the emphasis on water-flow prediction, technology development, and engineering application has not traditionally been a major focus of oil- and gas-production engineering.

Guidelines for Environmental Management during

Annexure-II Guidelines for Environmental Management during Shale Gas/Oil Exploration and Production 1. Background: With rapidly increasing demand for energy, the trend world over is to supplement conventional oil and gas

14. Exploitation of Tight and Unconventional Reservoirs – Petro

Training: Exploitation of Tight and Unconventional Reservoirs Saad Ibrahim, P. Engineer (3 days) January 20-23, 2020 Course Objective: This course offers a detailed coverage of the techniques used in the exploitation of tight and the unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Since massive resources are present in the unconventional oil and gas fields including Shale gas/oil, Coal Bed Methane

Experimental Investigation on Sand Production during Non

Sand production is the process in which formation sand and gravel would migrate into the wellbore by the flow of reservoir fluids. This is a problem that endangers the safety of hydrate exploitation. The aim of this study is to understand sand production in during hydrate exploitation.

Exploitation and Production of Gas Condensate Reservoirs

Exploitation and Production of Gas Condensate Reservoirs ... it is fundamental the development of new technologies that allow their exploitation and production. This paper presents an analysis method to accelerate production, ... recycling gas and water-flooding as a secondary recovery project.

Chapter 75 - Oil Exploration and Drilling

Production facilities on the large platform process the crude oil, gas and condensate from the satellite facilities, before it is shipped on-shore. The type of platform used in underwater drilling is often determined by the type of well to be drilled (exploratory or production) and by the depth of the water …

Petroleum Exploration and Production: Past and

Petroleum exploration and production in the Nigeria’s Niger Delta region and export of oil and gas resources by the petroleum sector has substantially improved the nation’s economy over the past five decades. However, activities

Pros and cons: Alberta oil sands

Aug 31, 2009 · Pollution is one argument against the oil sands development. Global News takes a look at the pros and cons involved in developing the oil sands. ... Pros and cons: Alberta oil sands Leave a ...

The legal and regulatory framework for the EU’ shale gas

The legal and regulatory framework for the EU’ shale gas exploration and production regulating public health and environmental impacts. ... Footnote 9 The risks related to shale gas exploitation demand a regulatory regime at the European level based on the, ... by pumping highly pressurised water mixed with sand or other propane and chemicals.

Oil Sands - an overview

James G. Speight PhD, DSc, in Oil Sand Production Processes, 2013. Oil sand is a sandstone deposit that is impregnated with a heavy, viscous bituminous material. Oil sand is actually a mixture of sand, water, and bitumen, but many of the oil sand deposits in countries other than Canada lack the water layer that is believed to facilitate the hot water recovery process.

Environmental Impacts of Oil Sands Development in Alberta

In situ development is less water intensive at approximately 0.9 barrels of water per barrel of oil, yet this is still higher than water use for conventional oil production, which averages 0.1-0.3 barrels of water per barrel of oil. 19 In situ operations produce steam from fresh and saline water sources that is then injected to “help reduce ...

Monitoring Sand Content: The Rossum Tester

water storage facilities. Whether the cause for sand production is design related or the result of corrosion, it is important to monitor the quantity of sand that is discharged from the well on a regular schedule. Sand production is a key criterion of new wells and should be carefully monitored when the well is developed and pump tested.

Environmental consequences of oil production from oil

We estimated that their exploitation, given projected production trends, ... Oil sands are a mixture of sand, water, ... To convert from barrels of bitumen to cubic meters of bitumen, we considered an American Petroleum Institute gravity of bitumen equal to 8°.

Land and Water Impacts of Oil Sands Production in Alberta

Land and Water Impacts of Oil Sands Production in Alberta Sarah M. Jordaan* Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 20 Oxford Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, United States Expansion of oil sands development results not only in the

Development of Contactless Sand Production Test Instrument

Sand production is an important factor affecting reservoir exploitation. Excessive sand production affects the oil well life, causes the damage to the oil recovery device and brings serious hidden danger in the process of safety production.

Petroleum from the Ocean

When petroleum prices in the market are low, even proven reserves may not be produced because the cost of development and production would not allow any profit for operators. The definition of reserves depends upon economic factors as well as actual accumulations of petroleum.

Exploration & Production (E&P)

Apr 21, 2019 · Upstream is a term for the exploration and production stages in the oil and gas industry. It is the first stage in oil or gas production, followed by the midstream and downstream segments.

Peer-Reviewed Journals - Society of Petroleum Engineers

Covers theories and emerging concepts spanning all aspects of engineering for oil and gas exploration and production, including reservoir characterization, multiphase flow, drilling dynamics, well architecture, gas well deliverability, numerical simulation, enhanced oil recovery, CO2 sequestration, and benchmarking and performance indicators.

Completion Design Strategy for Production

May 19, 2019 · The different scenarios predicted that methane would flow with the majority of the water remaining in situ, to the other extreme where most of the water would be produced leading to a serious risk of sand formation and production compaction. As a result, the ESP selected was designed to cover the widest possible range of flow rates.

Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and

Environmental Impacts of Oil Exploration and Exploitation in the Niger Delta of Nigeria Kadafa, Adati Ayuba Author : wetland in Africa but due to oil pollution the area Department of Environmental ManagementFaculty of ,

Oil production: Filtration and efficient petroleum

The production of petroleum oil is basically a very simple process – a hole is drilled down into the earth’s crust ... Here the water is used, hot, to process the sands, to yield an effluent water high in sand content. There is no equivalent to water flooding, so there is need …


In a modern world there is a problem of underground water contamination, which can be classified as storage tanks and petroleum exploitation, septic systems, uncontrolled hazardous waste, landfills, chemicals and road salts, atmospheric contaminants. In our article we consider underground water contamination caused by petroleum exploitation.

30+ Years – Petroleum Geochemistry: Basin Evaluation and

electric and petrophysical logs, development of models for water/rock chemistry, and isotopic measurements of oils and gases. Organic geochemistry started making an impact not only for Production, but also Exploration as various types of oils were identified.


In May 2019, Shell started production at Appomattox, a deep-water oil and gas development that is Shell’s largest floating platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Take a closer look at the Appomattox project during its long and impressive journey in the videos below.

petroleum | Energy, Products, & Facts

Petroleum, complex mixture of hydrocarbons that occur in Earth in liquid, gaseous, or solid form. The term is often restricted to the liquid form, commonly called crude oil, but, as a technical term, petroleum also includes natural gas and the viscous or solid form known as bitumen, which is found in tar sands.

Depressurization Exploitation in Hydrate Silty-Clay Sediments

the above studies systematically considered sand production during hydrate exploitation or sand production experiments through the hydrate decomposition process. From a numerical simulation of sand production in hydrate exploitation, shear failure of sediments was found to promote sediment subsidence and increase the risk of sand production [5].

Experimental Investigation of Characteristics of Sand

Downloadable! Sand production is the process in which formation sand and gravel would migrate into the wellbore by the flow of reservoir fluids. This is a significant problem that endangers the safety of hydrate exploitation. The aim of ...

An evaluation of the effects of petroleum exploration

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC & TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH VOLUME 4, ISSUE 04, APRIL 2015. ISSN 2277-8616. An Evaluation Of The Effects Of Petroleum Exploration And Production Activities On The ...


The sand production is a common problem in the middle or later period of oilwell. The reasons for sand production include the decline of formation pressure, the clasticdeformation of rock matrix, the breakdown of sand cementing matter and the washout ofhigh speed fluid. The sand production in the middle or later period of oil well is predicted bythe rock mechanics testing method and the well ...

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