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Experimental Evaluation of CO2 Injection in a Heavy Oil ReservoirNormal access

Authors: V. Parasiliti Parracello, M. Bartosek, M. De Simoni and C. Mallardo
Event name: IPTC 2012:International Petroleum Technology Conference
Session: Technology and Operational Excellence: Keys to Sustainable Global Energy
Publication date: 07 February 2012
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 746.34Kb )
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The aim of this experimental study was the evaluation of CO2 EOR process in a heavy oil field. The candidate
for the injection is an oil field located in Sicily (Italy) using a CO stream from a refinery.
2 CO2 swelling experiments highlighted that at reservoir conditions CO2 may swell the reservoir oil, reducing its
viscosity and thus increasing the mobility.

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