Waterflood boosts oil production from field in Egypt

A cost-effective waterflooding plan allowed Khalda Petroleum Co. (an international joint-venture company) to improve oil recovery from the Tut field in Egypt’s western desert. With waterflooding, producing rates from the field increased to 4,000 bo/d up from 500 bo/d with primary recovery methods.Considerations that the company took into account when planning a waterflood included:1 Availability of low-cost water. Relative ease of injecting water. Horizontal and vertical sweep efficiency of the injected water. Oil-to-water mobility ratio. Displacement efficiency of the water. Cost of injecting water above the hydraulic head.Waterflooding is a reliable and economic oil-recovery techn...

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