Approach assesses waterflooding benefits in Egyptian oil field

Mahmoud Abu El Ela Cairo University Giza, Egypt A complete and comprehensive reservoir management approach showed the benefits of waterflooding Ferdous field in the North Bahariya concession of Egypt's Western Desert. The field is about 130 km west of Cairo and operated by North Bahariya Petroleum Co., a national joint venture company. A pilot waterflood in the field started in August 2010. The waterflood study concluded that the Upper Bahariya formation is a vertically isolated-stratified reservoir with five units. The main producing units of the Upper Bahariya are UB-2 and UB-3. These units have the estimated potential of recovering an additional 2 million bbl of oil under a full-scale ...

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