Influence of Frequency of Wave Action on Oil Production

Document Type : Research Note


1 Department of Oil and Gas Technologies, Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU), Perm, Russian Federation

2 Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing, China


When elastic waves act on rocks, the structure of the void space changes. The nucleation and formation of new cracks is possible. Wave action technologies are divided into two groups: with a frequency of less than 100 Hz and a frequency of more than 1 kHz. In the intermediate zone, no completed works and studies of wave action were found. The paper studies the results of the impact of elastic waves with different frequencies and amplitudes on oil production. With low-frequency exposure, an increase in permeability values is noted to a greater extent due to the appearance of new and an increase in the size of existing cracks. With high-frequency exposure, the viscosity of reservoir oil is greatly reduced. The greater the value of the initial viscosity, the more intense it decreases when exposed to high-frequency waves. For the Perm Territory, a comparison was made of the results of wave processing of production wells depending on the frequency of exposure. As the impact frequency increases, the average oil recovery after wave treatment decreases. With an increase in the frequency of exposure, the duration of operation of a well with increased oil production after wave treatment decreases. Models have been obtained to predict the time of operation of wells with additional oil production, additional oil production and an increase in oil production rate of wells after wave action. As a result, it can be noted that the most effective technologies are those with a lower frequency, but a large amplitude of exposure.


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