Waterflooding of gas-condensate fluids in cores above and below the dewpoint

G. D. Henderson, A. S. Danesh, J. M. Peden

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    Abstract

    The recovery of gas and condensate by advancing water has been studied experimentally at reservoir conditions in sandstone cores. Water-wet cores saturated with gas condensate were flooded with water above and below the dew-point at different rates and pressure levels. The rates of gas, condensate and water recovery, and the residual saturation of fluids have been measured and the results are presented. The recovery of gas and condensate depended on the saturation and distribution within the pores prior to waterflooding. The higher the condensate saturation above the minimal value of the critical condensate saturation achievable in the core, the higher the recovery of condensate. No increase in condensate production accompanied water breakthrough, even at conditions where gravity drainage of condensate was dominant.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1991 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
    Pages437-447
    Number of pages11
    VolumeGamma
    Publication statusPublished - 1991
    EventSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1991 -
    Duration: 6 Oct 19919 Oct 1991

    Conference

    ConferenceSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1991
    Period6/10/919/10/91

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    Henderson, G. D., Danesh, A. S., & Peden, J. M. (1991). Waterflooding of gas-condensate fluids in cores above and below the dewpoint. In Proceedings of the 1991 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (Vol. Gamma, pp. 437-447)