Treatment of formation water at oil fields using granular filters with varying particle sizes

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D.Zh.Abdeli,, Satbayev University, Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wisup Bae,, Department of Mineral and Resources Engineering, Sejong University, Seoul, the Republic of Korea

A.B.Seiden,, Satbayev University, Almaty, the Republic of Kazakhstan, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Adi Novriansyah,, Department Petroleum Engineering, Universitas Islam Riau, Pekanbaru, the Republic of Indonesia

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Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu. 2022, (2): 023 - 030


Increasing oil recovery from reservoirs, reducing water content, and decreasing costs by pumping formation water effectively cleaned of suspended solids allows you to get a picture of the uniform distribution of water over the reservoir and, in general, the quality maintenance of reservoir pressure in productive reservoirs.

The study on water treatment issues for maintaining reservoir pressure at existing oil fields has a variety of approaches. Therefore, the methods of analysis, review, comparison, modeling, experiment were used in the work. The analysis method made it possible to divide the problems of approaches to the formation water preparation for its injection into the reservoir into many elements, which made it possible to learn their properties, connections and relationships. This method contributes to a more detailed structuring of the problem of water treatment. The analogy method uses the study of the technology of preparation of reservoir water with suspended solids. Based on the data, an effective technology was studied for treating formation water from suspended solids and injecting it into a productive formation.

The experiments carried out reflect the high-quality water preparation using the developed new industrial sand-gravel filter made of granular materials with variable particle sizes in the vertical direction, taking into account the rational parameters of the column height of the filter working area. The regularities were studied and the process of formation water preparation without suspended solid particles was improved on the basis of the theoretical and experimental studies carried out on a special laboratory unit. The dependence of the reservoir permeability in the bottomhole zone of injection wells on the size of solid suspended particles in the injected water was determined, and rational filter parameters were established for preparing injected water without suspended solid particles into the reservoir using granular materials with a variable fraction and water supply from the bottom up.

An effective technology for deep purification of formation water from suspended clay particles is proposed by using filters made of granular materials with a variable particle size. The technical result of the invention is to increase the efficiency of purification of industrial waste and industrial formation waters with suspended solids.

Practical value.
A new method for deep formation water treatment is proposed, which ensures the capture of suspended solids. The results of experiments on establishing the regularity of the process of formation water filtration with suspended clay particles through a porous medium with variable pore sizes and granular particles are presented. A recommendation has been developed for choosing rational parameters and operating modes of a new filter for formation water treatment.

oil reservoirs, water, treatment, filter, granular material, well


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