Optimal scheduling for cyclic steam injection projects Conference Paper uri icon


  • © Copyright 1969 American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. In this article, a veil steam injection scheduling model which maximizes the profit per day for oil production leases is discussed. The model can be used to produce operating resteaming schedules and to evaluate the profitability for any number of steam generators. There are no limitations on the size of the problem which can be handled by this approach exclusive of computer storage capability and run time. The model consists of nonlinear regression, nonlinear optimization and a scheduling algo-rithm. Weekly well production data from a production reporting system is utilized to extend the system to a reporting, operating control and planning system that not only provides management with production history but analysis tools for better decisions as well.

published proceedings

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers - Fall Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, FM 1969

author list (cited authors)

  • Curry, G. L., Chang, G., & Harper, R. G.

complete list of authors

  • Curry, GL||Chang, GYK||Harper, RG

publication date

  • January 1969