ISSN E 2409-2770
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Waterflooding: A key Option for Stratified Oil Reservoirs in the Niger Delta



Vol. 5, Issue 9, PP. 124-129, September 2018

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Keywords: Stratified reservoir, Multi-layered reservoir, Sweep Efficiency, Displacement Efficiency, Niger Delta, Buckley-Leverette theory, Waterflooding, Water Injection, Enhanced Oil Recovery

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This research work looked at the applicability concept of waterflooding as a key option for enhanced recovery of oil from stratified reservoirs in the Niger Delta, South of Nigeria. Waterflooding is a secondary recovery technique that commences after a homogeneous or multi-layered (stratified) reservoir has reached its economic limit by every possible primary recovery drives (i.e. natural drive mechanisms). The research also covered for Niger Delta the sweep/displacement efficiency deliverability of multi-layered (stratified) reservoirs, reservoir permeability ordering, the effect of waterflooding rates, and effectiveness of waterflooding schemes for multi-layered oil reservoirs, fractional flow of water during waterflooding processes, and the frontal advancement of the water front along the reservoir bed at a given time (t) in days.


  1. Patrick Godwin Oyindobra Ossai, , Department of Petroleum Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  2. Princewill Nnaemeka Ohia, , Department of Petroleum Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Patrick Godwin Oyindobra Ossai and Princewill Nnaemeka Ohia Waterflooding: A key Option for Stratified Oil Reservoirs in the Niger Delta International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 5 Issue 9 PP. 124-129 September 2018


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