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Heavy Oil Upgrading In-Situ via Solvent Injection and Combustion – A “New” MethodNormal access

Authors: L.M. Castanier and A.R. Kovscek
Event name: 67th EAGE Conference & Exhibition
Session: Reservoir Simulation + Improved Recovery
Publication date: 13 June 2005
Organisations: SPE, EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 140.04Kb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
I005 Heavy oil upgrading in–situ via solvent injection and combustion: A “new” method 1 LOUIS M CASTANIER AND ANTHONY R KOVSCEK Petroleum engineering department Green Earth Sciences Building Stanford University Stanford California 94305 USA THIS PAPER PRESENTS A SCOPING STUDY OF CYCLIC APPLICATION OF SOLVENT INJECTION AND IN-SITU COMBUSTION AIMED AT PRODUCTION AND UPGRADING OF HEAVY OILS. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS AND THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS SHOW THAT THIS COMBINED METHOD IS ECONOMICAL FOR A BROAD RANGE OF HEAVY-OIL RESERVOIRS. IT ALSO CAN BE APPLIED TO HORIZONTAL OR VERTICAL WELLS. Introduction By far the most widely used recovery method for heavy oils is steam


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