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J Can Pet Technol 54 (05): 310–322.
Paper Number: SPE-165528-PA
Published: 30 September 2015
...M. Almojtaba Mohammed; Tayfun Babadagli Summary Sole injection of steam or solvent into heterogeneous reservoirs usually yields an inefficient recovery performance. The steam-over-solvent-injection-in-fractured-reservoirs (SOS-FR) method was suggested as a solution to improve the efficiency...
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J Can Pet Technol 54 (05): 298–309.
Paper Number: SPE-171583-PA
Published: 30 September 2015
... been used successfully on tight multistage-fractured wells in other areas, and has proved successful at predicting long-term well performance and recoveries. Wells were chosen for comparison that were in the same geological and pressure regions, had a minimum of 2 years of production information...
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J Can Pet Technol 54 (01): 15–17.
Paper Number: SPE-0115-015-JCPT
Published: 05 January 2015
...Leah Guindon Research from this paper provides insight into the physical and chemical consequences of steam-assisted recovery of heavy oils and bitumens from sedimentary-rock reservoirs and reveals that geological and geochemical context is an essential consideration. To study mineral effects...
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J Can Pet Technol 54 (01): 18–20.
Paper Number: SPE-0115-018-JCPT
Published: 05 January 2015
...Leah Guindon Bitumen recovery is affected by the water-soluble acid species located in the working area, and this paper takes a look at those interactions and the outcomes each may have on oil-sands recovery. Varying parameters on recovery (e.g., oil-sands components, physicochemical and dielectric...
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J Can Pet Technol 54 (01): 21–23.
Paper Number: SPE-0115-021-JCPT
Published: 05 January 2015
...Leah Guindon Laboratory testing was conducted over a 6-year period to aid recovery of oil in the Grosmont formation’s bitumen-bearing carbonate reservoirs, with the intent of providing billions of barrels of oil for the Province of Alberta. Through experiments measuring oil recovery from varying...
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J Can Pet Technol 53 (05): 263–274.
Paper Number: SPE-146738-PA
Published: 23 September 2014
...Khosrow Naderi; Tayfun Babadagli Summary This work examines the steam-over-solvent injection in fractured reservoirs (SOS-FR) method--which was originally suggested for heavy-oil/bitumen recovery from oil-wet fractured reservoirs—for unconsolidated sands containing heavy oil. One possible...
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J Can Pet Technol 52 (04): 289–295.
Paper Number: SPE-159439-PA
Published: 27 June 2013
... being used to maximize the dilution and, hence, the recovery. The oil produced was analyzed for viscosity and asphaltene content. The results in terms of recovery, the degree of dilution, and upgrading achieved suggested that butane was a better solvent for this bitumen. Finally, the optimum conditions...
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J Can Pet Technol 51 (06): 464–475.
Paper Number: SPE-149489-PA
Published: 09 November 2012
...Dmitriy Silin; Timothy J. Kneafsey Summary Our studies of the underlying fundamental gas-recovery mechanisms from shale gas are motivated by expectations of the increasing role of shale gas in national energy portfolios worldwide. We use pore-scale analysis of reservoir shale samples to identify...
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J Can Pet Technol 51 (04): 244–255.
Paper Number: SPE-148804-PA
Published: 01 June 2012
.... Currently proven steam-based recovery schemes include cyclic-steam-stimulation (CSS), steamflooding, and steam-assisted gravity-drainage (SAGD) processes, which are accompanied by many economic and environmental challenges. Coinjection of solvent with steam is a technology that has the potential to improve...
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J Can Pet Technol 50 (01): 33–42.
Paper Number: SPE-132459-PA
Published: 01 January 2011
...Rajpreet Singh; Tayfun Babadagli Summary Recently, the steam-over-solvent injection in fractured reservoirs (SOS-FR) method was proposed as a potential solution for efficient heavy-oil/bitumen recovery in oil-wet naturally fractured reservoirs. The method is based on initial injection steam (Phase...
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J Can Pet Technol 49 (11): 43–48.
Paper Number: SPE-141302-PA
Published: 01 November 2010
...Tayfun Babadagli; Vahapcan Er; Khosrow Naderi; Zvonko Burkus; Baki Ozum Summary Bitumen extraction in oil sands-ore water slurry systems was studied by using lipids and lipid derivatives such as biodiesel (BD) as surfactant additive to promote bitumen recovery efficiency. Performance of BDs (i.e...
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J Can Pet Technol 49 (03): 44–50.
Paper Number: SPE-134247-PA
Published: 01 March 2010
...A. Mai; A. Kantzas At the conclusion of primary heavy oil production, significant volumes of oil still remain in the reservoir under depleted reservoir pressure. Waterfloods are often considered for additional oil recovery. It is accepted that conventional oil waterflooding theory is not applicable...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (09): 19–23.
Paper Number: PETSOC-09-09-19-TN
Published: 01 September 2009
... 4 8 2009 1 9 2009 17 6 2008 1 9 2009 2009. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, as represented by theMinister of Natural Resources Upstream Oil & Gas tar sand complex reservoir recovery clay-to-fine ratio centrifugation option oil sand containment froth...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (09): 26–32.
Paper Number: PETSOC-09-09-26
Published: 01 September 2009
..., has been expressed with respect to the supposed complexity of the reservoir, and hence, prospects for commercial recovery. In particular, it is often said that the reservoir is very heterogenous, and that this explains the historical failure of attempted steam drive and fire flood processes. Review...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (08): 49–55.
Paper Number: PETSOC-09-08-49
Published: 01 August 2009
...S.S.K. Sim; A.T. Turtata; A.K. Singhal; B.F. Hawkins This paper is part of a series of papers on the results of Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR) research conducted at the Alberta Research Council during 2003 to 2007. In this Joint Industry Project (JIP), the soundness of the concept of gas-gas...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (08): 56–61.
Paper Number: PETSOC-09-08-56
Published: 01 August 2009
...H.O. Balan; F. Gumrah Modelling desorption-controlled reservoirs is a difficult matter owing to the complex nature of hydrocarbon transport processes. The complexity of enhanced coalbed methane (ECBM) recovery is not only caused by desorption-controlled behaviour of coalbed reservoirs, but also...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (03): 42–51.
Paper Number: PETSOC-09-03-42
Published: 01 March 2009
... at the conclusion of cold production, thermal enhanced oil recovery methods will not be economic. Waterfloods are relatively inexpensive and easy to control; therefore, they will still often be employed in high viscosity heavy oil fields. This paper presents experimental findings of waterflooding in laboratory...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (03): 27–35.
Paper Number: PETSOC-09-03-27
Published: 01 March 2009
... continuous and presents a valuable target for further recovery. Many of these reservoirs are relatively small or thin, or may be contacted by overlying gas or underlying water. As such, they are poor candidates for thermal oil recovery methods, so any additional oil recovery after primary production must...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (02): 55–61.
Paper Number: PETSOC-09-02-55
Published: 01 February 2009
...F.R. Wassmuth; K. Green; W. Arnold; N. Cameron The East Bodo, Lloydminster SS heavy oil pool has been exploited using primary recovery and waterflood. IOR screening showed that a polymer flood would be a preferred IOR technique. Subsequent coreflood tests indicated that the polymer flood could...
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J Can Pet Technol 48 (02): 37–46.
Paper Number: PETSOC-09-02-37
Published: 01 February 2009
...J. Bryan; A. Kantzas Alkali-surfactant flooding is an established enhanced oil recovery technique in conventional oil reservoirs, whereby the injected chemical lowers the oil/water interfacial tension, leading to reduced trapping of oil ganglia. In the past, there have been some studies of alkali...

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