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Chapter 1 (Part 2)
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What is a Fluid? Any substance that will flow Reservoir Rock Usually Contains three Fluids: Oil Gas (Does not have to be a liquid) Salt Water
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Most reservoirs are sedimentary formations that were deposited in or near the sea. As petroleum formed it displaced the salt water around it, but some does remain. This is remaining water is called: Connate Water Connate Water is distributed throughout the reservoir. Typical Locations are at the Bottom and on the Edge of the oil zone.
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Key Points Oil is Lighter than water Does not readily mix with water Oil will not completely displace water in a reservoir Film of water sticks to or is absorbed by the rock surrounding the oil Film is called Wetting Water
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Typically contained in reservoirs with oil One of the most valuable drives for forcing oil out of reservoirs Occurs in two principal ways: Solution Gas Free Gas
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Found in High Pressure Low Temperature
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course PRTR 1301 taught by Professor Christopherpaulk during the Spring '11 term at Lone Star College System.

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