Computational modeling of carbon dioxide injection as an enhanced oil recovery method

Oldrich Joel Romero, Flavio Rios Pereira


In order to supply most of the global energydemand, in which oil is still the main source ofenergy, oil production must be efficient, since thediscovery of new reservoirs today is a difficult task. One option that has been proven efficient is the EOR method, which can improve oil recovery. The aim of this paper is to study and analyze the CO2 flood using the Eclipse simulation software. Projects to study this method are leading the ranking of EOR projects in the USA. They indicate better destinationto CO2, a greenhouse gas that greatly affects global temperature. In Brazil, this technique gained notoriety due to high CO2 concentration in the oil from the pre-salt layer. The results of the simulation showed an increase in oil production compared to water flood. Hence, the study of this method is fascinating and carrying it out can bring great results for the oil industry and the future of Earth as well.

Keywords: reservoir simulation, CO2 injection, oil recovery.

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