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Papers on oil recovery/hydrofractures/stresses/rock mechanics in the diatomite

2005

  1. Patzek, T.W., Asoke De and Dmitriy B. Silin, “A process for waterflood surveillance and control,” U.S. Patent No 94,262, June 07, 2005.
  2. Silin, D. B, Holtzman, R., Patzek, T. W., and Brink, J. L. SPE 93879: “Monitoring Waterflood Operations: Hall’s Method Revisited,” 2005 SPE Western Regional Meeting, Irvine, CA, U.S.A., 30 March – 1 April 2005.
  3. Silin, D. B, Holtzman, R., Patzek, T. W., Brink, J. L., and Minner, M. L. SPE 95685: “Waterflood Surveillance and Control,” 2005 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, 9 – 12 October, 2005.

2004

  1. Silin, D. B. and Patzek, T. W., “On the Barenblatt model of non-equilibrium imbibition,” Transport in Porous Media, 54 297-322, 2004.
  2. Patzek, T. W. and Silin, D. B., “The Lost Hills Diatomite Water Injection Policy. Part I -- The Total Vertical Stress,” UC Oil Report to Chevron, Berkeley, CA, 2004.
  3. Patzek, T. W. and Silin, D. B., “The Lost Hills Diatomite Water Injection Policy. Part II -- The Role of Large Natural Fractures,” UC Oil Report to Chevron, Berkeley, CA, 2004.
  4. Patzek, T. W. and Silin, D. B., “The Lost Hills Diatomite Water Injection Policy. Part III - The Principal Stress Profiles from Field Measurements,” UC Oil Report to Chevron, Berkeley, CA, 2004.
  5. Silin, D. B. and Patzek, T. W., “New Injection Wells: Opening and Closing Flow Paths,” UC Oil Report to Chevron, Berkeley, CA, 2004.

2003

  1. Barenblatt, G. I., Silin, D. B., and Patzek, T. W., “The Mathematical Model of Non-Equilibrium Effects in Water-Oil Displacement,SPEJ, 8 4 409-416, December 2003.

2002

  1. Barenblatt, G. I., Patzek, T. W., Prostakishyn, V. M., and Silin, D. B., Paper SPE 75230: “Oil Deposits in Diatomites: A New Challenge for Subterranean Mechanics,” Proceedings of the SPE/DOE 13th Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, OK, 13-17 April, 2002.
  2. Barenblatt, G. I., Silin, D. B., and Patzek, T. W., Paper SPE 75169: “The Mathematical Model of Non-Equilibrium Effects in Water-Oil Displacement,” Proceedings of the SPE/DOE 13th Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, OK, 13-17 April, 2002.
  3. Brink, J. L., Patzek, T. W., Silin D. B. and Fielding E. J., Paper SPE 77646: “Lost Hills Field Trial - Incorporating New Technology for Reservoir Management,” Proceedings of the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, TX, Sept 29 –Oct 2, 2002.

2001

  1. Patzek, T. W. and D. B. Silin, “Control of Fluid Injection into a Low-Permeability Rock. 1. Hydrofracture Growth,” Transport in Porous Media, 43 537-555, May 2001.
  2. Silin, D. B. and Patzek, T. W., “Control of Fluid Injection into a Low-Permeability Rock. 2. Optimal Control,Transport in Porous Media, 43 557-580, May 2001.
  3. Silin D. B. and Patzek, T. W., Paper SPE 71751: "Control of Water Injection into a Layered Formation," SPEJ, 6 3 253-261, September 2001.
  4. Patzek, T. W., Silin, D. B., and Barenblatt, G. I., “Impact of Rock Micro- and Macrostructure on the Behavior of Two-phase Flow,” Invited Paper, Presented at the 22nd Annual International Energy Agency Workshop and Symposium, Vienna, Austria, September 10-12, 2001.
  5. Patzek, T. W. Silin, D. B., and Fielding E., Paper SPE 71610, "Use of Satellite Radar Images in Surveillance and Control of a Two Giant Oilfields in California,” presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, September 30-October 2, 2001.

2000

  1. Rector III, J. W., Dong, Q. and Patzek, T. W., "Passive characterization of hydrofracture properties using signals from hydraulic pumps," J. of Petroleum Science and Engineering 27 1-2 49-58, June 2000.
  2. Patzek, T. W. and A. De, "Lossy Transmission Line Model of Hydrofractured Well Dynamics," J. of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 25 1-2, 59-77 January 2000.
  3. De, A. and Patzek, T. W., Paper SPE 59295, "Waterflood Surveillance and Supervisory Control," 2000 SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, OK, April 3-5, 2000.
  4. Silin, D. B., and Patzek, T. W., Paper SPE 59300, "Control of Water Injection into a Layered Formation," 2000 SPE/DOE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, OK, April 3-5, 2000.
  5. Patzek, T. W., Wilt, M. and Hoversten, M., Paper SPE 59295, “Using Crosshole Electromagnetics (EM) for Reservoir Characterization and Waterflood Monitoring,” 2000 SPE Permian Basin Oil and Gas Recovery Conference, Midland, Texas, 21–23 March, 2000.
  6. Patzek, T. W. and Silin, D. B., “Use of InSAR in Surveillance and Control of a Large Field Project,” Invited Paper No. 12, Presented at the 21st Annual International Energy Agency Workshop and Symposium, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 19-22, 2000.

1998

  1. Patzek, T. W. and D. M. Silin, Paper SPE 39698, “Control of Fluid Injection into a Low-Permeability Rock. 1. Hydrofracture Growth,” presented at the SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 19–22 April 1998.
  2. Patzek, T. W. and A. De, "Lossy Transmission Line Model of Hydrofractured Well Dynamics," SPE 46195, presented at the 1998 Western Regional Meeting in Bakersfield, CA, May 10-13, 1998.
  3. Patzek, T. W. and D. B. Silin, "Control of Fluid Injection – Hydrofracture Growth," in the Proceedings of the 9th International Scientific and Technical Conference "New Methods and Technologies in Petroleum Geology, Drilling and Reservoir Engineering," Volume II, 311-317, AGH, Krakow, Poland, July 2-3, 1998.

1997

  1. Kovscek, A. R., T. W. Patzek and M. Johnston, "Evaluation of Rock/Fracture Interactions during Steam Injection through Vertical Hydrofractures,” SPE Production and Facilities, 100-105, May 1997.
  2. Zwahlen, E. and T. W. Patzek, “Linear Transient Flow Solution for Primary Oil Recovery with Infill and Conversion to Water Injection,” In Situ, 21 4 297-330, September 1997.
  3. Nikravesh M., M. Soroush, M. Johnston and T. W. Patzek, “Design of Smart Wellhead Controllers for Optimal Fluid Injection Policy and Producibility in Petroleum Reservoirs: Neuro-Geometric Approach,” Paper SPE 37557, presented at the 1997 International Thermal Operations and Heavy Oil Symposium, 10-12 February, Bakersfield, CA.
  4. Nikravesh M., M. Soroush, M. Johnston and T. W. Patzek, Paper SPE 37445, “Design of Smart Wellhead Controllers for Optimal Fluid Injection Policy and Producibility in Petroleum Reservoirs: A Neural Network-Model Predictive Approach,” presented at the SPE Production Operations Symposium, March 9-11, 1997, Oklahoma City. OK.
  5. Zwahlen, E. D. and T. W. Patzek, Paper SPE 38290, “Linear Transient Flow Solution for Primary Oil Recovery with Infill and Conversion to Water Injection,” presented at the 1997 SPE Western Regional Meeting, Long Beach, California, 25–27 June 1997.

1996

  1. Kovscek, A. R., M. Johnston and T. W. Patzek, “Interpretation of Hydrofracture Geometry Using Temperature Transients II: Asymmetric Hydrofractures,” In Situ, 20 3, 251-289, September 1996.
  2. Kovscek, A. R., Johnston, M., and Patzek, T. W., “Interpretation of Hydrofracture Geometry Using Temperature Transients I: Model Formulation and Verification,” In Situ, 20 3, 221-250, September 1996.
  3. Ilderton, D., Patzek, T. W., Rector, J. W., and Vinegar, H. J., "Passive Imaging of Hydrofractures in the Diatomite," SPE Formation Evaluation J., 46-54, March 1996.
  4. Nikravesh, M. A. R. Kovscek, T. W. Patzek and M. Soroush, “Identification and Control of Industrial-Scale Processes via Neural Networks,“ in the Proceedings of Chemical Process Control-CPCV Conference, Tahoe City, CA, January 5-12, 1996.
  5. Nikravesh, M., A. R. Kovscek and T. W. Patzek, Paper SPE 31103, “Prediction of Formation Damage During Fluid Injection in to Fractured Low Permeability Reservoirs Via Neural Networks,” in the Proceedings of the SPE Formation Damage Symposium, Lafayette, Louisiana, February 14-15, 1996.
  6. Kovscek, A. R., T. W. Patzek and M. Johnston, Paper SPE 35396, "Analysis of Hydrofracture Geometry and Matrix/Fracture Interactions during Steam Injection," in the Proceedings of the SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 21, 1996.
  7. Nikravesh, M. A. R. Kovscek, A. S. Murer and T. W. Patzek, Paper SPE 35721, “Neural Networks for Field-Wise Waterflood Management in Low Permeability, Fractured Oil Reservoirs,” in the Proceedings of the 66th SPE Western Regional Meeting, Anchorage, AK, 22-24 May 1996.
  8. Nikravesh, M., A. R. Kovscek and T. W. Patzek, “Dividing Oil Fields into Regions with Similar Characteristic Behavior Using Neural Network and Fuzzy Logic Approaches,” in the Proceedings of the 1996 Biennial Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society - NAFIPS, M. H. Smith, M. E. Lee, J. Keller and J. Yen Editors, pp. 164-170, Berkeley, CA, June 19-22,1996.

1995

  1. Kovscek, A. R., T. W. Patzek and M. Johnston, Paper SPE 29622, "Evaluation of Rock/Fracture Interactions During Steam Injection Through Vertical Hydrofractures," in the Proceedings of the SPE Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, March 1995.

1994

  1. Ilderton, D., T. W. Patzek, J. W. Rector and H. J. Vinegar, Paper SPE 28383 , "Passive Imaging of Hydrofractures in the South Belridge Diatomite," in the Proceedings of 1994 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, 25-28 September, 1994.

1993

  1. Ilderton, D., T. W. Patzek, J. W. Rector and H. J. Vinegar, "Microseismic Imaging of Hydrofractures With the Aid of Conical Waves," Paper DL.1 in the Expanded Abstracts of the 63rd Annual Meeting and International Exposition of the Society of Exploration Geologists, Washington, D.C., September 26 - 30, 1993.

1992

  1. Patzek, T. W., Paper SPE 24040, "Surveillance of South Belridge Diatomite,'' Proceedings of the Western Regional Meeting, 171-184, Bakersfield, CA, March 30 - April 1 (1992).

1990

  1. Patzek, T. W. and R. E. Oligney, "Diatomite Waterflood Injection Policy," Shell Western E&P, Inc., Interoffice Memorandum, issued by S. P. Methvin, Manager Development Engineering to D. R. Harper, Production Superintendent, Producing Operations, Kernridge Production Division, Bakersfield, CA, June 1990.
  2. Patzek, T. W., "Belridge Diatomite Projects in 1990 Short-Term Oil Production Forecast," 1990 STOP, Shell Western E&P, Inc., Kernridge Production Division, Bakersfield, CA, June 1990.
  3. Patzek, T. W. and Oligney R. E., "Waterflood Surveillance in Belridge Diatomite," 1990 STOP, Shell Western E&P, Inc., Kernridge Production Division, Bakersfield, CA, June 1990.

1989

  1. Patzek, T. W., "Yet Another Simulation of Phase I Steam Drive Pilot in Diatomite," Technical Information Report, Shell Development Company, Bellaire Research Center, Houston, TX, August 1989.

1988

  1. Patzek, T. W., Special Recognition Award from Shell for a comprehensive study of alternative recovery processes for th South Belridge Diatomite.
  2. Patzek, T. W., and J. A. Stanecki, "Diatomite Process Comparison Simulations - Set I", Technical Information Report BRC-2029, Shell Development Company, Bellaire Research Center, Houston, TX, April 1988.
  3. Patzek, T. W., and J. A. Stanecki, "Diatomite Process Comparison Simulations - Set II", Technical Information Report BRC-2080, Shell Development Company, Bellaire Research Center, Houston, TX, October 1988.