Vol.17, No.6, 2021, pp.1067-1075, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2021.016725
On the Development of an Effective Pressure Driving System for Ultra-Low Permeability Reservoirs
  • Yapu Zhang1,2, Zhengming Yang1,2, Dajian Li3, Xuewei Liu1, Xinli Zhao1,2,*
1 Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, PetroChina, Beijing, 100083, China
2 College of Engineering Science, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100049, China
3 Oil and Gas Technology Research Institute of PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company, Xi’an, 070000, China
* Corresponding Author: Xinli Zhao. Email:
Received 20 March 2021; Accepted 13 May 2021; Issue published 08 September 2021
Given its relevance to the exploitation of ultra-low permeability reservoirs, which account for a substantial proportion of the world’s exploited and still unexploited reserves, in the present study the development of an adequate water injection system is considered. Due to the poor properties and weak seepage capacity of these reservoirs, the water injection pressure typically increases continuously during water flooding. In this research, the impact on such a process of factors as permeability, row spacing, and pressure gradient is evaluated experimentally using a high-pressure large-scale outcrop model. On this basis, a comprehensive evaluation coefficient is introduced able to account for the effective driving pressure.
Ultra-low permeability reservoir; physical simulation; effective development; water flooding; effective driving coefficient
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Zhang, Y., Yang, Z., Li, D., Liu, X., Zhao, X. (2021). On the Development of an Effective Pressure Driving System for Ultra-Low Permeability Reservoirs. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 17(6), 1067–1075.
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