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J Can Pet Technol 54 (02): 107–115.
Paper Number: SPE-2014-1891403-PA
Published: 11 March 2015
... been conducted on gas injection in tight gas or oil reservoirs, the main recovery mechanism in shale-oil reservoirs is not well-understood. Diffusion plays an important role in the oil-recovery process in fractured-shale reservoirs. Most of the current studies on diffusion are performed in such a way...
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J Can Pet Technol 54 (02): 116–126.
Paper Number: SPE-174541-PA
Published: 11 March 2015
... the following topics: • Mechanisms of polymer flooding • Polymers used • Polymer-solution stability • Technical screening criteria • Laboratory and simulation work • Performance-monitoring technique • Summary of pilots and large-scale applications • Experience and learning from field projects • Polymer flooding...
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J Can Pet Technol 54 (01): 21–23.
Paper Number: SPE-0115-021-JCPT
Published: 05 January 2015
.... Society of Petroleum Engineers enhanced recovery displacement porosity Oil Viscosity thermal method Upstream Oil & Gas oil production oil saturation open porosity SAGD oil-recovery mechanism recovery connate water steam-assisted gravity drainage mechanism imbibition rock matrix...
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J Can Pet Technol 53 (05): 275–289.
Paper Number: SPE-153862-PA
Published: 22 September 2014
...Juliana Leung Summary Vapour extraction (VAPEX) is a nonthermal process using vapourized solvents, with promising potential to reduce steam consumption in heavy-oil recovery. The key recovery mechanisms are convection and molecular diffusion enhanced by various spreading mechanisms [e.g...
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J Can Pet Technol 53 (04): 212–223.
Paper Number: SPE-171561-PA
Published: 24 July 2014
.... Gravity drainage is the dominant recovery mechanism. Maintaining a balance of injected and produced fluid is indicative of good performance. The projected steam/oil ratio (SOR) for the carbonate Grosmont formation is comparable to that of the clastic Clearwater formation; the impact of lower porosity...
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J Can Pet Technol 52 (03): 192–203.
Paper Number: SPE-158499-PA
Published: 06 May 2013
..., uncertainty remains about the basic mechanisms, the scaling aspects, and the most appropriate methods of numerically simulating these processes. This paper offers some insights into several of these outstanding questions. The questions are examined in the context of an extensive and well-documented set...
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J Can Pet Technol 51 (05): 383–392.
Paper Number: SPE-158376-PA
Published: 31 July 2012
... recovery Efficiency solvent injection porous media Upstream Oil & Gas viscosity glass Micromodel reservoir displacement heavy-oil reservoir heavy oil injection scheme Artificial Intelligence water injection micromodel Oil Recovery University mechanism experiment injection september...
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J Can Pet Technol 51 (04): 244–255.
Paper Number: SPE-148804-PA
Published: 01 June 2012
..., the current level of understanding of the process and the knowledge surrounding the fundamental physics and mechanisms involved are not entirely satisfactory. In this paper, a parametric simulation study was performed to address the key aspects of the solvent-coinjection (SCI) process that contribute...
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J Can Pet Technol 50 (01): 90–98.
Paper Number: SPE-139428-PA
Published: 01 January 2011
... of the straight line while accounting for all the drive mechanisms. It uses a p / Z ** instead of p / Z . The effect of each of the previously mentioned drive mechanisms appears as an effective compressibility term in the new gas material balance equation. Also, the physical meaning of the effective...
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J Can Pet Technol 50 (01): 33–42.
Paper Number: SPE-132459-PA
Published: 01 January 2011
... by efficient matrix recovery and the mechanics of the process need to be clarified to further determine the efficient application conditions for the given matrix and oil characteristics. Single-matrix behaviour during the process was numerically modelled for static conditions and the results were matched...
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J Can Pet Technol 50 (01): 64–69.
Paper Number: SPE-143002-PA
Published: 01 January 2011
...Hugh B. Hales; Kari M. Cook Summary The flow in regions of oil and gas reservoirs that are dominated by gravity segregation can occur through two different mechanisms. First, all reservoir fluid phases, possibly oil, gas and water, might move through the same pores. One or more phases might move...
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J Can Pet Technol 49 (11): 61–68.
Paper Number: SPE-141295-PA
Published: 01 November 2010
..., compared to the lower-permeability case. Beyond miscibility conditions (~6,900 kPa), matrix permeability was less significant, indicating the important role of capillary pressure in the gravity drainage mechanism. However, ultimate oil recovery was less sensitive to the matrix permeability at pressures...
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J Can Pet Technol 49 (05): 65–70.
Paper Number: SPE-137787-PA
Published: 01 May 2010
... addresses the feasibility of DWL installation and analytically examines the mechanism of producing water-free oil from the DWL of bottomwater drive reservoirs. The DWL feasibility is tested with a simple analytical model derived in this study. Also, a good match is obtained when comparing the model...
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J Can Pet Technol 49 (03): 28–35.
Paper Number: SPE-134000-PA
Published: 01 March 2010
... similar to those typically found in the Faja region in Venezuela. Two base cases and the underlying process mechanisms were established, one assuming primary production process and one assuming steam-assisted gravity drainage process (SAGD). We then performed sensitivity studies of the different fluid...
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J Can Pet Technol 49 (03): 44–50.
Paper Number: SPE-134247-PA
Published: 01 March 2010
... recovery. However, it is significant that in all cases some oil was still recovered, despite the highly adverse mobility ratios in the waterfloods. breakthrough sandpack recovery Injection Rate waterflooding mechanism waterflood water cut reservoir water breakthrough Upstream Oil & Gas...
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J Can Pet Technol 49 (02): 64–70.
Paper Number: SPE-133373-PA
Published: 01 February 2010
... reservoirs recovers significant volumes of the residual oil due to the gas-oil gravity drainage mechanism, indicating the significance of gravity forces. This study investigates the effects of the parameters that control the process (e.g., rate of the gas injection and oil production) and reservoir...
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J Can Pet Technol 49 (01): 65–70.
Paper Number: SPE-132485-PA
Published: 20 January 2010
... be modelled as a two step process: first the oil is expelled from the matrix blocks through mechanisms that impose a pressure gradient within each matrix block and then it is swept through the fracture network to a production well by mechanisms that impose a pressure gradient within the fracture network...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (11): 6–8.
Paper Number: SPE-130438-PA
Published: 01 November 2009
... dioxide mechanism bitumen reaction steam-assisted gravity drainage SAGD project SAGD operation acid decarboxylation carbon dioxide production University 6 Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology Prediction of Carbon Dioxide Production in SAGD Operations H.F. Thimm, Thimm Petroleum...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (11): 21–26.
Paper Number: SPE-130441-PA
Published: 01 November 2009
...D.B. Bennion; S. Gupta; S. Gittins; D. Hollies Slotted liners are used extensively in the majority of steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operations conducted in Western Canada due to their superior mechanical strength and integrity in contrast to other mechanical sand-control devices...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (08): 30–36.
Paper Number: PETSOC-09-08-30
Published: 01 August 2009
...S.G. Sayegh; D.B. Fisher Visual micromodels are a powerful tool for examining the mechanisms of oil recovery from porous media at the pore level. To this end, an algorithm has been developed to create two-dimensional flow network patterns simulating porous media with controlled properties. This has...

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