Unconventional/complex reservoirs

Cyclic Gas Injection EOR in Eagle Ford Can Increase Estimated Ultimate Recovery

The authors write that cyclic gas injection enhanced oil recovery for Eagle Ford volatile oil can yield substantial increases in estimated ultimate recovery.

Eagle Ford CGEOR Pilots and Project Locations
Eagle Ford CGEOR Pilots and Project Locations

Cyclic-gas-injection-based enhanced oil recovery (CGEOR) in the Eagle Ford was begun in late 2012 by EOG Resources and, at the time of writing, has expanded to more than 30 leases by six operators (266 wells). An extensive EOR evaluation was initiated to analyze the results recorded in these leases. The authors write that CGEOR in Eagle Ford volatile oil can yield substantial increases in estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) with robust economics, depending on compressor use and field life.

Introduction

Eagle Ford Source Rock and Reservoir. The Eagle Ford shale represents some of the world’s richest source rocks. The Upper Cretaceous seafloor received abundant organic debris and preserved it in an anoxic environment.

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