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IJCEA 2018 Vol.9(2): 46-50 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2018.9.2.697

Modifying the Hall Plot for Analysis of Immiscible Gas Injection Wells II: IOR

Oluwole A. Talabi and Zhen-Xuan Yew
Abstract—The Hall plot is a graph of an injection well’s cumulative pressure against its cumulative injected volume, ideally presenting as straight line. Changes in the gradient of this line can indicate a change in injectivity behavior. Developed for single-phase, steady-state, radial flow of liquids, it has proven useful in the surveillance of water injection wells. However, published studies into the validity of its equations and assumptions for gas injection scenarios are limited. Utilizing the Hall plot to analyze immiscible gas injection into an oil phase for improved oil recovery poses challenges due to the near-wellbore relative permeability of gas to the oil phase. This paper presents one useful and practical approach to achieve this correction.

To account for the varying near-wellbore relative permeability of gas in the oil phase, a function relating the relative permeability of gas in the oil phase to the cumulative gas injection is developed and included in previously developed equations that account for compressibility and viscosity variations. These updated equations give a modified Hall plot that accounts for the non-linearity due to relative permeability effects and allows the Hall plot to be used qualitatively by engineers to identify changes in the injectivity of gas wells.

Index Terms—Gas, injection, immiscible, EOR.

Oluwole A. Talabi is with Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: otalabi@slb.com).
Zhen-Xuan Yew is with Schlumberger Oilfield Services, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail: zyew@slb.com).

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Cite: Oluwole A. Talabi and Zhen-Xuan Yew, "Modifying the Hall Plot for Analysis of Immiscible Gas Injection Wells II: IOR," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 46-50, 2018.

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