Streamline Modelling Flux Map of 9 Spot Injection Patterns
Fluid injection in unconsolidated sandstone heavy oil reservoirs quickly channels between injectors and producers.
Flux Line representation of Streamline Modelling based on injection and production history in a vertical well cold flood scheme generally describes the size and direction of channels as well as unswept reservoir outside of the Flux Lines.
When the flood has reached economic depletion, horizontal wells can be placed through the parts of the unswept reservoir before injection is shut-in.
After the horizontal wells are in place injection can be shut-in and SCIHOW started to recover the remaining 80% of OOIP.
Surface facilities and infrastructure can be re-purposed to support SCIHOW.