Surveillance of South Belridge Diatomite

T. W. Patzek*

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This paper illustrates the surveillance methods used in Shell's 1-1/4 and 5/8 acre waterfloods in the South Belridge Diatomite field. These include: computer assisted monitoring of injection pressures and rates, online databases with well tests and allocated production and injection data, step pressure tests in numerous water injectors, a geological database with cycle markers and directional surveys, sonologs, and salinity tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1992 Western Regional Meeting
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1992 Western Regional Meeting - Bakersfield, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 30 1992Apr 1 1992


OtherProceedings of the 1992 Western Regional Meeting
CityBakersfield, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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