Permex Petroleum Corporation Announces Commencement of the Bullard Property Enhanced Oil Recovery Waterflood Program
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – October 9, 2018 -- Permex Petroleum Corporation (“Permex” or the “Company)” (CSE: OIL) announces that its Enhanced Oil Recovery ("EOR") Waterflood program aiming to increase oil production will commence next week within the Bullard Tannehill Unit (located in Stonewall, Texas). The program will target the extent of the Upper and Lower Tannehill formation utilizing three to four water injection wells, three receiver wells and a water supply well.
After completion of the Bullard Property Enhanced Oil Recovery Waterflood Modelling project, it was decided that water injection would have a significant positive affect on oil production. Based on production data and the data from an existing injector, the study suggested that water injection has been extremely successful in the past, producing over 100 barrels of oil per day within the Bullard field. Therefore, the EOR waterflood program will utilize controlled injection planning to introduce modified injection patterns along with three injector conversions. Engineers working on the site will use balanced voidage replacement strategies in the reservoir to maximize recovery.
Waterflood programs like this one are predominantly used to boost oil production by using water injections to increase pressure in the formation leading to movement of the oil. The shifting oil then gathers at the receiver wells and is recovered from there (secondary recovery). Any produced water will be recycled through the system and used for reinjection. Extensive work on the Bullard site has been completed by Permex to ensure the most effective injection patterns will be introduced, stimulating increased recovery at the receiver wells.
Primary recovery generally recovers approximately 10 to 20% of initial oil in place depending on the reservoir properties. Using secondary recovery methods like waterflooding, the recovery percentage can increase upwards of over 30% of the original oil in place. An additional 10 to 30% recovery could be reached using innovative technologies such as polymer gels and surfactants, which will be the goal for Permex.
This EOR Waterflood program is expected to have long term production benefits for the Bullard property. Updates will be to follow as Permex confirms secondary recovery program results.
Permex President and CEO, Mehran Ehsan stated, “Even though we are taking a methodical approach to operations and targeting low cost, low risk actions such as re-entries and waterfloods, we are moving quickly and continue to put growth-based results out. These Tannehill waterfloods provide stable, increased light oil production with high gravity which fetch great prices at the wellhead. We anticipate this waterflood to add to our cash flow in the next quarter (Q1 2019). Upon success of this EOR we will continue our efforts to bring online all of our EOR capable properties in addition to our drilling programs which are set to start in H1 2019.”
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Permex Petroleum is a uniquely positioned junior Oil & Gas company with assets and operations across the Permian Basin of west Texas and the Delaware Sub-Basin of south east New Mexico. Permex has a current focus on identifying, evaluating and acquiring oil and natural gas assets in North America and enhancing and developing its currently held oil and natural gas assets in Texas and New Mexico. Permex owns and operates on Private, State and Federal land.
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