New recovery technique for heavy oil reservoirs with bottomwater

M. R. Islam, A. Chakma

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings: SPE/DOE Seventh Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery - Tulsa, OK, USA
Duration: 22 Apr 199025 Apr 1990

Conference

ConferenceProceedings: SPE/DOE Seventh Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery
CityTulsa, OK, USA
Period22/04/9025/04/90

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    Islam, M. R., & Chakma, A. (1990). New recovery technique for heavy oil reservoirs with bottomwater. Paper presented at Proceedings: SPE/DOE Seventh Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery, Tulsa, OK, USA, .