Producing Oil from Dead Oil Wells Using injected LPG

Omar M. Waheeb --- G.A.R.Rassoul

Iraqi Journal of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering المجلة العراقية للهندسة الكيمياوية وهندسة النفط
ISSN: 19974884/E26180707 Year: 2010 Volume: 11 Issue: 2 Pages: 29-33
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد


In order to reduce hydrostatic pressure in oil wells and produce oil from dead oil wells, laboratory rig was constructed, by injecting LPG through pipe containing mixture of two to one part of East Baghdad crude oil and water. The used pressure of injection was 2.0 bar, which results the hydrostatic pressure reduction around 246 to 222 mbar and flow rate of 34.5 liter/hr fluid (oil-water), at 220 cm injection depth. Effects of other operating parameters were also studied on the behavior of two phase flow and on the production of oil from dead oil wells.


Dead oil well --- injecting LPG --- vertical two phase flow --- LPG-oil-water mixture.