Water Drive Characteristic Curve Theory of Low Permeability Reservoir

ZHAO Chunsen, TAO Bo, WU Didi


The so-called water flooding characteristic curve refers to the oilfield water injection (or natural water drive) development process, a relationship between curve cumulative oil production, cumulative water production and accumulation of fluid production. These curves have been widely used for water injection development of dynamic and recoverable reserves forecast. After many years of practical application, summed up the four kinds of water drive characteristic curve, they have a good practical significance. Recoverable reserves are important indicators of field development and also the main basis for planning and design, while the application of water flooding characteristic curve can be predicted oil recoverable reserves. Four kinds of water flooding characteristics discussed above curve are mainly applied in high-permeability oil field, which did not consider starting pressure. In fact we should consider the impact of low permeability oilfield actuating pressure gradient on the water content. Here, we deduce the formulation considering the actuating pressure.
Key words: Low permeability; Water flooding; Actuating pressure


Low permeability; Water flooding; Actuating pressure

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/6293


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