Stimulation-Based Recovery Enhancement Feedback of Oil-Rim Reservoirs

Afshin Davarpanah

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Oil-rim reservoirs are considered as some of the unconventional reservoirs in which a thin oil layer, a thick gas cap and an aquifer layer are involved. The economic prosperity of drilling this type of reservoirs, involves novel enhanced oil recovery techniques to produce more oil volume. Production from oil-rim reservoirs would be a particular challenge due to their unique characterization. In this comprehensive study, we simulate six different scenarios with drilling new wells horizontally or vertically on the oil recovery enhancement for selecting the optimum technique which has more compatibility with the reservoir characteristics. Moreover, another objective of this study is to investigate the dominant influence of simulation procedures in each scenario on the key parameters of gas/oil ratio, water cut and, pressure drop. The drilling of a horizontal well (and its potential contact with the reservoir) results in the best performance among other scenarios, and scenarios of drilling new vertical wells have yielded excellent results for commencing the production operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Petroleum Engineering and Petroleum Geochemistry - Proceedings of the 1st Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences, CAJG-1 2018
EditorsSantanu Banerjee, Reza Barati, Shirish Patil
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783030015770
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2019
Event1st Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences, CAJG-1 2018 - Hammamet, Tunisia
Duration: 12 Nov 201815 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722


Conference1st Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences, CAJG-1 2018
Period12 Nov 201815 Nov 2018


  • Economic prosperity
  • Enhanced oil recovery Horizontal well
  • Oil production
  • Oil-rim reservoirs


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