2016-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2016 Volume 9: Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids, Energy Production

Editors:Kongoli F, Gaune-Escard M, Turna T, Mauntz M, Dodds H.L.
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2016
Pages:390 pages
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Minimum Miscibility Pressure Prediction for an Oil Reservoir

    Abdollah Esmaeili1;
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 378
    Topic: 17


    The main parameter for determination of the possibilities to enhance oil recovery by gas injection into a specific oil field is the measurement of Minimum Miscibility Pressure (MMP). Accurate determination of this parameter is critical for an adequate design of injection equipments project investment prospect. This pressure is the lowest pressure for which a gas can obtain miscibility through a multi-contact process with a given oil reservoir at the reservoir temperature. The oil formation to which the process is applied must be operated at or above the MMP. Before field trial, this parameter is to be determined at the laboratory which traditionally is done by the help of a slim tube or a raising bubble experiments. However, because such experiments are very expensive (time-consuming), the question we want to answer in this article is as follows: Is this still another method to measure the MMP? However, in order to investigate the MMP, we suggest another method by using compositional and empirical models. For this purpose, we used some of the available experimental data from an oil reservoir with different injection gases to obtain a new MMP correlation that is suitable to be applied to this oil reservoir. We can use this obtained formula to determine minimum miscibility pressure of this oil reservoir with more accuracy.


    Oil; Reservoirs;


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    Esmaeili A. Minimum Miscibility Pressure Prediction for an Oil Reservoir. In: Kongoli F, Gaune-Escard M, Turna T, Mauntz M, Dodds H.L., editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2016 Volume 9: Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids, Energy Production. Volume 9. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2016. p. 335-340.