Special Report: Completion Technologies: Combined miscible drive enhances Pleito Creek oil production

Rick McGeeConsultantHoustonMike FraimTexas A&M University at QatarDoha, QatarSven HagenNiMin Eergy Corp.Carpinteria, Calif.A new process that combines foamed oxygen injection for generating carbon dioxide and steam has increased heavy 13-17° oil production from Pleito Creek oil field in Kern County, Calif.NiMin Energy Corp. believes that its proprietary patented process will be economic for producing heavy oil reservoirs that are too deep for conventional steam operations.Pleito Creek field is about 23 miles south of Bakersfield in the San Emigdio Mountains at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley (Fig. 1). The subsurface structure of the Santa Margarita sand is a faulted ant...

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