Scientific Presentation by Roland P. DeBruyn at the 2016 Pan American Mature Fields Congress: Feb. 17-18, Veracruz, Mexico
Oil and gas operators have used waterfloods for decades to improve recovery of remaining oil from older reservoirs once they have produced past their primary recovery phase. Over time, waterfloods become less efficient because the flood follows the path of least resistance, forming flow channels that leave large areas of the reservoir unswept and remaining oil in place.
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