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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199957-MS
... enhanced recovery upstream oil & gas simulation thermal method steam-assisted gravity drainage low-angle fracture sagd caprock natural fracture complex reservoir displacement steam chamber fracture element stiffness shear stiffness stress change high-angle fracture...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189724-MS
.... bitumen oil sand Upstream Oil & Gas complex reservoir Simulation thermal method SAGD oil reservoir enhanced recovery steam-assisted gravity drainage electromagnetic heating EM heating heating tar sand application resistance heating heavy oil reservoir heavy crude Vermeulen...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189735-MS
.... This observation was confirmed by the simulation studies of Dang et al. (2013) , who modeled the influences of numerousreservoir heterogeneitiesdue to shale barriers, thief zones, and fractures on the SAGD process. Their results illustrated that location and orientation of theshale barrier have significant...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189721-MS
..., (2) viscosity coefficient, and (3) erosion potential, are proposed and evaluated based on a set of CFD simulations. The first criterion measures the flow rate response and the ability of the ICD to restrict high velocity flow, the second quantifies the viscosity sensitivity, and the third predicts...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189738-MS
... To simulate the miscible solvent-oil displacements the equations of continuity, Eq.1 , Navier-Stokes, Eq.2 , and convection-diffusion Eq.3 , are solved conducting finite element method (FEM) simulations in the synthetic porous media images as our discretized computational domains, (3...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189718-MS
... Abstract Effective steam distribution in the injector is the key to achieve efficient and uniform reservoir heat up in SAGD operation. The focus of this research is on simulating the flow dynamics in outflow control device (OCD), the annular space between the liner and tubing, the slots...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189775-MS
..., as of November 2017, have shown superior performance to their non-ICD neighboring wells after about 6 months of production. enhanced recovery Simulation completion slotted liner thermal method Upstream Oil & Gas liner producer control device icd production result SAGD sand control screen...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184998-MS
... S is known to be highly toxic and corrosive. Hence it needs to be given a particular attention when it is produced at the surface. Reservoir models have been built to simulate thermal effects during a SAGD process but only few publications in the literature deal with the aquathermolysis reactions...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184983-MS
... at chamber-edge conditions. This is confirmedin numerical reservoir simulation for coinjection of steam with dimethyl ether (DME), as a water-soluble solvent, for Athabasca bitumen. In simulation case studies, coinjection of steam with DME (DME-SAGD) is compared with SAGD and coinjection of steam with C 4...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184994-MS
... to displace oil. Under unfavorable mobility contrast, the interface between two fluids may become very convoluted as displacements continue. This therefore increases the contact area and leads to more efficient mixing. It is necessary to accurately simulate the detailed frontal instability and its propagation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185013-MS
... to make it available to the public. The NCG production data is reviewed for the whole period of operation and total GOR as well as individual gases GOR are calculated. This information is used to calibrate a kinetic reaction model which is implied in the numerical simulation work in order to examine...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-184986-MS
... Abstract In the petroleum industry, accurately estimating wellbore heat loss in thermal recovery processes remains a critical problem. One difficulty lies in simulating heat transfer and fluid dynamics within wellbore annuli. A literature survey shows that the state-of-the-art thermal wellbore...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 7–9, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-180705-MS
... simulations are effectively integrated with field trials to derive best practices for steam circulation after the dilation start-up. The objectives are to get earlier and increased SAGD production as well as enhanced horizontal steam conformance. Operating parameters such as steam injection pressure, rate...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 7–9, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-180713-MS
... of reservoir simulations were performed to history match the lab experiments and examine the accuracy of inferred relative permeability curves. The objective of this study is to develop a series of realistic relative permeability curves that are representative of various downhole operating conditions...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 7–9, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-180704-MS
... Abstract Geomechanical simulations are often used to study the deformation and mechanical failure behaviour of caprock formations in a SAGD operation. Different assumptions are made when building the simulation models. Usually the overburden formations above the reservoir are described...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 9–11, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-174411-MS
... base information related to well-spacing that has a significant impact on the economics of SAGD/SAP based projects. Artificial Intelligence Upstream Oil & Gas enhanced recovery steam-assisted gravity drainage feasibility Simulation steam-solvent combination reservoir case homogeneous...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 9–11, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-174412-MS
... Abstract Physical and numerical simulations of subsurface upgrading using solvent deasphalting (SSU-SDA) at laboratory conditions will be presented using a heavy crude oil and propane as solvent. In this work, propane flood experiments were carried out in a live crude oil (8.8°API) saturated...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 9–11, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-174462-MS
.... Since the Grosmont C unit is highly fractured, it can be characterized as a box filled with sugar cubes. The ‘stiff’ cubes can locally be displaced if the fractures are allowed to drain. Geo-mechanical simulations with deterministic fractures allow the calculation of the system compressibility...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 9–11, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-174441-MS
... Abstract Nowadays steam injection is commonly used as a thermal EOR method due to its efficiency for recovering hydrocarbons from heavy oils and bitumen. Reservoir models simulating this process describe the thermal effect of the steam injection, but generally neglect the chemical reactions...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 9–11, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-174485-MS
... procedure using CFD simulations was developed to determine the hydrodynamic roughness. The procedure was also applied for a set of pipeloop test results published elsewhere. The effects of wall coating thickness and water flowrate on the hydrodynamic roughness were evaluated. The most significant outcome...

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