A new recovery mechanism is proposed for heavy oil reservoirs containing a bottom-water zone. Scaled model experiments are performed to study the feasibility of the process of inert gas injection along with electromagnetic heating. The variables studied were oil-to-water zone thickness ratio, oil viscosity, horizontal well placement, inert gas injection rate and production well temperature. Recovery as high as 77% of the oil in place was obtained even in the presence of a bottom-water zone as thick as the oil zone.
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
|Event||Proceedings: SPE/DOE Seventh Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery - Tulsa, OK, USA|
Duration: 22 Apr 1990 → 25 Apr 1990
|Conference||Proceedings: SPE/DOE Seventh Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery|
|City||Tulsa, OK, USA|
|Period||22/04/90 → 25/04/90|