Comparison between Pressure Drop Profile of a Horizontal Well as a Water Injector and as an Oil Producer in a Five-Spot Waterflood Pattern
This paper compares the pressure drop profiles of both horizontal well producer and injector in a 5spot waterflood pattern. Dimensionless pressure distributions for each pattern were utilised. All computations were limited to conditions of unit mobility ratio; i.e., before water breakthrough condition. Results show that a normal 5-spot flood pattern, with a horizontal well producer, offers higher pressure drops, but early water breakthrough tendencies, than as an injector for the same reservoir and wellbore conditions. An inverted pattern, under the same conditions, produces clean oil for a longer time, before water breakthrough possibilities.
Prof. A.O. Akii Ibhadode
E. S. Adewole and O.A. Olafuyi, "Comparison between Pressure Drop Profile of a Horizontal Well as a Water Injector and as an Oil Producer in a Five-Spot Waterflood Pattern ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 18-19, pp. 265-270, 2007