CO2 flooding revitalizes old giant field

04/17/2006
Through a fully integrated team approach to reservoir management, Occidental Permian Ltd. has proved that CO2 flooding in the North Hobbs Unit is a viable economic process even in a highly heterogeneous reservoir that requires constant surveillance and monitoring.Oxy indicates a key challenge in operations has been the control of the GOR while maintaining oil production rates.Abel Salazar, Sharon Haggard, Vishnu Simlote, Hobbs reservoir engineers for Oxy Permian, and Randy Stilwell, Hobbs geologist for Oxy Permian, described the project for OGJ.North Hobbs UnitOccidental Permian Ltd. initiated CO2 injection in the North Hobbs Unit, Lea County, NM, on Mar. 27, 2003. The unit occupies the n...
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