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J Can Pet Technol 54 (06): 460–474.
Paper Number: SPE-178439-PA
Published: 18 November 2015
... permeability are of paramount importance during hydraulic fracturing of cohesionless sand or weak sandstones, which make the fracturing response quite different from what it is conventionally believed to be in competent rocks. The smeared approach in simulating hydraulic fracturing has been implemented...
J Can Pet Technol 54 (05): 277–279.
Paper Number: SPE-0915-277-JCPT
Published: 30 September 2015
... to its early development. On the basis of some simulations with a similar reservoir and similar operating conditions, CSOR with SAGD at later stages would have been 2.75 compared with 1.79 observed in this test, with oil rates for the highlighted en- tire SAP period at 535 B/D, compared with 880 B/D...
J Can Pet Technol 54 (05): 280–282.
Paper Number: SPE-0915-280-JCPT
Published: 30 September 2015
... 30 9 2015 30 9 2015 2015. Society of Petroleum Engineers reservoir geomechanics Reservoir Characterization SAGD drilling operation Simulation bitumen steam-assisted gravity drainage caprock AER application oil sand hydraulic fracturing Upstream Oil & Gas Reservoir...
J Can Pet Technol 54 (01): 12–14.
Paper Number: SPE-0115-012-JCPT
Published: 08 January 2015
...) experimental results through numerical simulation. 5 1 2015 5 1 2015 8 1 2015 8 1 2015 2015. Society of Petroleum Engineers bitumen enhanced recovery resin athabasca oil sands oil sand Upstream Oil & Gas complete paper HTO reaction ISC process fraction Simulation...
Yahya Hashemian, Stefan Miska, Mengjiao Yu, Evren Mehmet Ozbayoglu, Nicholas Takach, Brenton McLaury
J Can Pet Technol 53 (06): 365–374.
Paper Number: SPE-173189-PA
Published: 11 November 2014
... using Coriolis densitometers at the inlet and outlet of the annular test section. The simulation part of this study is based on a proposed particle- tracking method called “particle-elimination technique.” In this method, falling and axial velocities of the solid particles are estimated to predict...
J Can Pet Technol 53 (02): 109–121.
Paper Number: SPE-165343-PA
Published: 27 March 2014
... of shale-gas production in an efficient and practical method is clearly desirable. In this paper, we present a user-friendly and efficient framework to obtain the optimal gas-production scenario by optimizing the uncertain factors by integrating several commercial simulators, an economic model, design...
J Can Pet Technol 53 (01): 69–82.
Paper Number: SPE-146640-PA
Published: 30 January 2014
... anticipated. To evaluate the risk of creating leakage pathways by thermal and pressure changes caused by CO 2 injection, a 3D finite-element model was built by use of poroelastoplastic material models for cement and formation. Multistage simulations for casing/cement and cement/ formation interactions...
J Can Pet Technol 52 (05): 391–398.
Paper Number: SPE-158258-PA
Published: 15 September 2013
...-injection interruption operation Suplacu thermal method Upstream Oil & Gas Simulation injection well Air Injection air-injection stoppage ISC project ISC process injection Stability of In-Situ-Combustion Process to Stoppage of Air Injection Alex Turta, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures...
J Can Pet Technol 52 (04): 266–278.
Paper Number: SPE-149371-PA
Published: 04 July 2013
... of an oil-sands reservoir. A minifrac-test program is undertaken to define the original in-situ stress state. Laboratory tests are carried out to measure the deformation and strength properties. Simulations are run to calculate the induced stresses and evaluate them against the mechanical strength...
J Can Pet Technol 52 (03): 219–232.
Paper Number: SPE-165576-PA
Published: 08 May 2013
... into smart fields. As such, improving current history-matching techniques would support fast decision-making requirements significantly in closed-loop reservoir management. This paper recommends analytical solutions for simulations with medium-to-high levels of uncertainty. This shows how an analytical...
J Can Pet Technol 52 (01): 20–29.
Paper Number: SPE-149503-PA
Published: 14 January 2013
... pressure for extended periods of time and this has been simulated adequately using dead-oil models, which omit solution gas from the simulations. As we move into later stages in the life of the more mature well pairs at these projects, it is important to understand the role of noncondensable gases...
J Can Pet Technol 51 (06): 437–448.
Paper Number: SPE-149010-PA
Published: 01 November 2012
...Muhammad Al-Gosayir; Juliana Leung; Tayfun Babadagli Summary Numerous steam-assisted gravity-drainage (SAGD) optimization studies published in the literature combined numerical simulation with graphical or analytical techniques for design and performance evaluation. Efforts have integrated...
J Can Pet Technol 50 (06): 9–21.
Paper Number: SPE-145402-PA
Published: 31 May 2011
... changes and deformations are simulated, including permeability changes, reservoir movements, and strains and surface uplifts. Simulations are completed with a widely applied thermal simulator, and its limitations are also discussed. The method to couple the results of geostatistics modelling, reservoir...
J Can Pet Technol 50 (02): 45–55.
Paper Number: SPE-144467-PA
Published: 25 January 2011
...Igor Bondino; Steven R. McDougall; Gerald Hamon Summary In this work, we implement a dynamic gas/oil interface tracking algorithm for the mobilization of bubbles under intense pressure gradients in order to improve the simulation of solution gas drive for heavy oil in the framework of a pre...
J Can Pet Technol 50 (01): 43–63.
Paper Number: SPE-137134-PA
Published: 01 January 2011
... guide the choice of the most appropriate one. Another issue in thermal wellbore simulators is the commonly used assumption of semisteady-state heat transfer from the wellbore up to the cementing/formation interface. The effect of the semisteady-state assumption vs. the unsteady-state assumption...
J Can Pet Technol 49 (12): 10–18.
Paper Number: SPE-142894-PA
Published: 01 December 2010
... of this heavy oil often makes use of thermal processes to reduce viscosity and horizontal wells that have a large contact area with the formation. Steam is often injected to intro- duce thermal energy. The rates of steam rise and water/oil drainage are predicted by flow simulation. A critical input parameter...
J Can Pet Technol 49 (10): 53–64.
Paper Number: SPE-141303-PA
Published: 01 October 2010
... for SAGD. His model is a rigorous solution and is widely referred to as a SAGD fast flow simulator. However, geomechanics, which has been shown to be a relevant part of SAGD's physics, has not been included in the model. When rock properties are influenced by geomechanical behaviour, the Butler theory...
J Can Pet Technol 49 (10): 45–52.
Paper Number: SPE-141651-PA
Published: 01 October 2010
.... The presented method is verified by generating a confined rock strength log based on drilling data for a previously drilled well in Alberta. This foot-by-foot strength log is compared to a confined rock strength log generated as a follow-up analysis by a commercially available drilling simulator package. Also...
J Can Pet Technol 49 (08): 15–22.
Paper Number: SPE-139429-PA
Published: 04 August 2010
... gas aquifer injection chemical equilibrium reaction flow in porous media Upstream Oil & Gas caprock solubility storage process dissolution enhanced recovery optimization problem Saline Aquifer Simulation reaction water injection equation equilibrium reaction August 2010, Volume...
J Can Pet Technol 49 (07): 60–66.
Paper Number: SPE-139431-PA
Published: 01 July 2010
... solution requires the use of coupled geomechanics-reservoir simulators (GMRS) that could also fully incorporate the effects of fluid-flow into the analysis. This paper introduces results from a new coupled in-house GMRS to estimate the extent of vertical tensile regions developed in the sand interval...
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