An evaluation on phase behaviors of gas condensate reservoir in cyclic gas injection
Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, PetroChina, 20 Xueyuan Road, Haidian, Beijing 100083, PR China
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Accepted: 18 December 2019
Maintaining the reservoir pressure by gas injection is frequently adopted in the development of gas condensate reservoir. The aim of this work is to investigate the phase behavior of condensate oil and remaining condensate gas in the formation under gas injection. The DZT gas condensate reservoir in East China is taken as an example. The multiple contact calculation based on cell-to-cell method and phase equilibrium calculations based on PR Equation of State (EOS) were utilized to evaluate the displacement mechanism and phase behavior change. The research results show that different pure gas has different miscible mechanism in the displacement of condensate oil: vaporizing gas drive for N2 and CH4; condensing gas drive for CO2 and C2H6. Meanwhile, there is a vaporing gas drive rather than a condensing gas drive for injecting produced gas. When the condensate oil is mixed with 0.44 mole fraction of produced gas, the phase behavior of the petroleum mixture reverses, and the condensate oil is converted to condensate gas. About the reinjection of produced gas, the enrichment ability of hydrocarbons is better than that of no-hydrocarbons. After injecting produced gas, retrograde condensation is more difficult to occur, and the remaining condensate gas develops toward dry gas.
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