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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199960-MS
... to the flattening of the screen during the disk-shape coupon building process. The actual average aperture size was used in the analysis of the results. Abstract Primary Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) recovery factors are low (typically 8%) and most of the oil is left behind in the formation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199964-MS
... in this paper. It appears that these technologies can offer significant commercial potential in post-CHOPS reservoirs as well as in areas where CHOPS or horizontal primary production wells have not been successful. oil sand cold heavy oil production alberta hot water vapour bitumen heat loss...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199949-MS
... methods bitumen complex reservoir cold heavy oil production sagd flue gas steam-assisted gravity drainage operation upstream oil & gas injection process primary production production control enhanced recovery gas injection reservoir simulation reserves evaluation oil production vent...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199947-MS
.... Furthermore, the economic attractiveness of Cyclic CO2 Injection increases in an environment where greenhouse gas emissions are taxed and credits for disposal are available. enhanced recovery upstream oil & gas alberta complex reservoir reservoir pressure oil sand cold heavy oil production...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189749-MS
... that resulted in wormhole collapse should be regarded as a guide to the behaviour that would be expected in the field. flow in porous media circulation heating diameter enhanced recovery Fluid Dynamics back pressure experiment cold heavy oil production strength sand pack stability atmospheric...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189717-MS
... Upstream Oil & Gas depletion stability apparatus cold heavy oil production enhanced recovery expansion pressure rebound kinetic live oil liquid phase pressure rebound oil phase solution gas co 2 foamy oil generation kPa viscosity drawdown rate gas phase gas Bubble ch 4...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189729-MS
... Abstract Cyclic solvent injection (CSI) is a promising technology for enhanced production of heavy oil in post-CHOPS (Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand) fields. The first stage of a CSI cycle involves the injection of solvent vapour, which re-energizes the reservoir and dissolves into oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189734-MS
... heavy oil production flow in porous media pore pressure sand production reservoir geomechanics Upstream Oil & Gas flow rate experiment wormhole sand pack horizontal stress porosity silicone oil enhanced recovery Fluid Dynamics oil injection rate flow distributor major horizontal...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185009-MS
... wormhole growth and its propagations during cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS) processes. The new sand failure criterion was firstly developed at a pore-scale by analyzing the mechanical balance around a throat. To simplify the mechanical analysis, a pseudo-interaction force between a failed...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 9–11, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-174467-MS
... Research Council. The project was in support of a cyclic solvent injection (CSI) field pilot in the Lloydminster region of Saskatchewan that was evaluating the potential of CSI to exploit reservoirs following cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS). History matches were performed for two Edam CHOPS...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 9–11, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-174466-MS
... Abstract CHOPS (Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand) is a primary production recovery method used in the Western Canadian Lloydminster heavy oil region which contains about 3 billion m 3 of heavy oil. It increases heavy oil production rates by creating high permeability channels...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170040-MS
..., under cold and/or thermal production pattern, are studied and are outlined in this paper. With regard to this feasibility study, for cold heavy oil production, pilot of conventional PCP technology is carried out. Liquid rates of 30 - 300 bbl/d are achieved, when PCP technology, is tested for few wells...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170142-MS
... Intelligence Upstream Oil & Gas numerical simulation capillary force solvent injection process capillary pressure test 1 wormhole enhanced recovery cold heavy oil production CSI process recovery factor dispersion coefficient Canada relative permeability curve reservoir oil recovery factor...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170176-MS
... rate has impact on the behavior of solution gas drive and foamy oil flow in cold heavy oil production. However, the role of pressure decline rate in the post-CHOPS CSI process production has not been studied adequately. This work was intended to evaluate the effects of pressure decline rate in CSI...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170134-MS
... enhanced recovery sand production kPaa high permeability region coefficient cold heavy oil production Simulation perforation horizontal well layer 7 horizontal producer Upstream Oil & Gas vertical injector saturation vertical well injection solvent injection oil rate...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170141-MS
... combines the effects of thermal, drive energy and chemical mechanisms. In this work, a field-scale numerical simulation study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of cyclically injecting an alkali metal silicide into the wormhole structures of a post CHOPS (cold heavy oil production with sand...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 11–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165534-MS
... Abstract Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) is considered to be a promising method for heavy-oil recovery from unconsolidated sands, but it offers low recovery factors (~10%). Increasing recovery from such reservoirs should be achieved through post-CHOPS enhanced oil recovery (EOR...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 11–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165536-MS
... 1 0 = − θ o ∇ p − F + θ o ρ o g , Abstract A tractable, predictive modeling approach for Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) remains a significant practical challenge. In CHOPS, instabilities of oil-sand interactions lead to formation of meso-scale...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 11–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165385-MS
... Abstract Lloydminster area that straddles Alberta and Saskatchewan border contains vast amounts of heavy oil deposits in thin unconsolidated formations. Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) has been successfully implemented in these reservoirs. However, primary recovery is still low...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 11–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165449-MS
... and be used as guiding principles for heavy oil asset evaluation, initiating the early primary development and their benchmarking to the established industry practices in cold production. bitumen enhanced recovery Upstream Oil & Gas oil sand cold heavy oil production cold production heavy oil...

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