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Dynamics of oilfield activity

N.P. Zapivalov

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Presently the problem of enhanced and improved oil recovery at producing fields is a key one in petroleum theory and practice. Many enhanced oil recovery methods (EOR) are currently being used at local oilfields. But forcible secondary, tertiary and quaternary methods of enhanced oil recovery do not provide a scale effect. There are about 1500 active projects in the world using varios EOR technologies, and their annual production build-up is estimated as 100-120 million tons. It makes just 2% of all produced oil in the world, which is equivalent to the total transporting and other losses. The author offers a fundamentally new scientifically-technological paradigm of exploitation, preservation, and rehabilitation of petroleum resources.

hydrocarbon resources, oil recovery, threshold of critical state, rehabilitation, a living fluid-dynamic system, equation of state, ecology, oilfield longevity

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Zapivalov N.P. Dynamics of oilfield activity. Georesursy [Georesources]. No. 1(43). 2012. Pp. 2-5.