The design and results of Shell's Phase II steam drive pilot in the South Belridge Diatomite, Kern County, California is discussed. Steam drive on 5/8 acre spacing appears to be an economically viable alternative to waterflooding in the Diatomite; hence, it is being explored as a secondary recovery process. The Phase II pilot aims to demonstrate that steam could be injected across the full Diatomite interval and to quantify reservoir heating and volumetric sweep by steam.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - SPE Annual Western Regional Meeting|
|Publisher||Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology