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An Integrated Oil Production Enhancement Technology Based on Waterflooding Energy Recovery

Aleksandr Lekomtsev1,*, Vitaliy Bakaneev1, Ivan Stepanenko1, Petr Maximov1, Yulia Rozhkova1, Alexey Dengaev2, Wanli Kang3

1 Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm, 614990, Russian
2 Department of Oil Field Development and Operation, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Moscow, 119991, Russia
3 China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, 266000, China

* Corresponding Author: Aleksandr Lekomtsev. Email:

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing in the Oil and Gas Industry)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2023, 19(2), 285-301.


A new integrated oil production enhancement technology based on water-flooding energy recovery is proposed. After providing an extensive review of the existing scientific and technical literature on this subject, the proposed integrated technology is described together with the related process flow diagram, the criteria used to select a target facility for its implementation and the outcomes of the laboratory studies conducted to analyze emulsion formation and separation kinetics. Moreover, the outcomes of numerical simulations performed using Ansys CFX software are also presented. According to these results, using the proposed approach the incremental oil production may reach 1.2 t/day (with a 13% increase) and more, even at low flow rates (less than 10 t/day), thereby providing evidence for the benefits associated with this integrated technology.


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Lekomtsev, A., Bakaneev, V., Stepanenko, I., Maximov, P., Rozhkova, Y. et al. (2023). An Integrated Oil Production Enhancement Technology Based on Waterflooding Energy Recovery. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 19(2), 285–301.

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