JPT Waterflooding Proves Useful in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Overpressured Turbidites

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So far, oil and gas production in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is mostly from Neogene (Pleistocene, Pliocene, and Upper Miocene) reservoirs. The Neogene reservoirs can be characterized broadly as overpressured, unconsolidated, and highly compacting, with high permeability and containing black undersaturated oil of medium gravity with moderate gas/oil ratio and some aquifer support. Although waterflooding is a mature technology, few water-injection projects have been conducted in the Neogene reservoirs because they exhibit good primary recoveries, exist in high-cost offshore environments, and are relatively small. In some of these fields, a limited volume of water was injected.

  Geologic Time: Phanerozoic > Cenozoic > Neogene > Miocene (0.99)
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