The issue of maximizing oil recovery from carbonate deposits containing active water-oil zone is one of the main challenges that the oil industry is facing currently. It is common knowledge, that the main problem associated with the development of production targets with water/oil contact zones is premature high water-cut production with resultant decrease in economic life of wells and reduction of oil recovery factor. The nature of premature water cut growth is attributable to well-developed fracture network penetrating oil-and-water saturated intervals of carbonate reservoirs [1-4].
waterflooding, oil recovery factor, well spacing, production decline curve, maximum allowable injection bottomhole pressure, fracture closure pressure, dual completion, pilot development, overburden pressure, induced cavern, horizontal well, relative cleanout efficiency.
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2. Bakirov А.I. Sovershenstvovanie tekhnologii izvlecheniya nefti zavodneniem iz karbonatnykh kollektorov mestorozhdeniy Tatarstana [Improvement of waterflood oil recovery from carbonate reservoirs of Tatarstan fields]. Extended abstract of PhD thesis (Geology and Mineralogy), Bugulma, 2018, 23 p. (in Russian)
3. Guskov D.V. Prognoz zon razvitiya treshchinovatosti karbonatnykh kollektorov s tsel'yu povysheniya effektivnosti razrabotki zalezhey 302-303 Romashkinskogo mestorozhdeniya [Forecasts of fracturing development zones in carbonate reservoirs to improve efficiency of development of 302-303 Deposits at the Romashkinskoye field]. Extended abstract of PhD thesis (Geology and Mineralogy), Saint Petersburg, 2013, 23 p. (in Russian)
4. Evdokimov А.М. Sovershenstvovanie metodov regulirovaniya razrabotki zalezhey nefti v treshchinno-porovykh karbonatnykh kollektorakh s vodoneftyanymi zonami [Improvement of reservoir development monitoring methods for fractured-porous carbonate reservoirs with water-oil zones]. Extended abstract of PhD thesis (Engineering), Bugulma, 2011, 25 p. (in Russian)
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Bakirov A.I., TatNIPIneft Institute – PJSC TATNEFT, Bugulma, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation E-mail:
Bakirov I.M., Dr.Sc., TatNIPIneft Institute – PJSC TATNEFT, Bugulma, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation E-mail:
I.I. Bakirov, А.I. Bakirov, I.М. Bakirov Opyt razrabotki karbonatnyh otlozhenij s aktivnoj vodoneftjanoj zonoj [Experience in the development of carbonate deposits with active water-oil zone]. Neftyanaya Provintsiya, No. 4(20), 2019. pp. 129-139. https://doi.org/10.25689/NP.2019.4.129-139 (in Russian)