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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199944-MS
... recovery process water saturation porous medium analytical solution critical rayleigh number lean zone fluid dynamics thickness rayleigh number gravity drainage process sagd upstream oil & gas solvent recovery convection alberta canada Abstract This paper proposes a new...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189744-MS
... Abstract A generalized model is presented to calculate the k-values of methane/bitumen, ethane/bitumen, propane/bitumen, and butane/bitumen systems. These data are required for phase behaviour modeling and simulation of solvent-aided bitumen recovery processes. The proposed model is evaluated...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189755-MS
... Abstract Thermal-Solvent Assisted Gravity Drainage processes are heavy oil recovery processes in which the stimulation mechanism for bitumen viscosity reduction is by heating and dilution. The range of the injected solvent concentration with steam may be low such as in Solvent Assisted-SAGD...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189741-MS
... dimethyether (DME) as an alternative solvent because of its lower cost compared to propane and butane. We evaluate the capability of DME as a solvent for bitumen recovery processes. To investigate the performance of solvents, a series of experiments were conducted using a 2D sand-pack saturated with Athabasca...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189754-MS
... Abstract Thermal-Solvent Assisted Gravity Drainage are recovery processes in which the stimulation mechanism for bitumen viscosity reduction is by heating and/or dilution. Different gravity drainage recovery processes can be included in this category depending on the range of the injection...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189726-MS
... et al., 2017b ). Abstract Hybrid steam and in-situ combustion recovery processes have shown advantages over pure steam injection for recovery of oil sands resources, particularly with respect to reducing costs and lowering requirement for water and natural gas. However, it has been very...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189723-MS
... the fence wells in the lean zone are produced. Solvent utilization and recovery is an important metric for any solvent based recovery process. The fact that propane phase behavior would always be influenced by a much cooler lean zone at the outer edges of its spread zone is advantageous for the recovery...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189776-MS
... the potential to reduce the size of the oil water separation facility. oil sand bitumen SAGD thermal method Modeling & Simulation steam-assisted gravity drainage drilling operation vapor chamber solvent vapor Directional Drilling recovery process producer well enhanced recovery injector...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185013-MS
.... Understanding the role played by NCGs in the Cyclic SAGD process at Saleski can lead to insights and improvement in the recovery process. The Saleski Pilot, a joint venture between Laricina Energy Ltd. and Osum Oil Sands Corp. started in 2010 to exploit the Grosmont carbonate fractured reservoir. Saleski pilot...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 7–9, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-180752-MS
... of the ISR process, a comparison of the SAGD and ISR processes and the steps taken to assess the viability of ISR. The many possible applications of the ISR recovery process are also discussed. enhanced recovery thermal method SAGD bitumen steam-assisted gravity drainage recovery process oil sand...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 7–9, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-180753-MS
... implications for process control and risk/uncertainty management of reservoir operations. flow in porous media Fluid Dynamics navier-stoke equation thermal method SAGD recovery process steam-assisted gravity drainage sagd Modeling & Simulation Upstream Oil & Gas reservoir simulator oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, June 9–11, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-174473-MS
... Abstract A comprehensive understanding of reservoir geology plays an important role in the success of oil/gas recovery processes. Several emerging IOR (improved oil recovery) techniques have been proposed in the past decades with promising results. However, a systematic study of reservoir...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170098-MS
... recovery processes. The heavy oil recovery is enhanced through the interfacial tension (IFT) reduction, oil-swelling effect, and oil viscosity reduction ( Luo et al., 2007 ; Li and Yang, 2013 ; Li et al., 2013 ) According to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), the global demand...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170123-MS
... Abstract Co-injection of solvent with steam in SAGD has shown promise for enhancing oil rates as well as in reduction of energy and water consumption. Modeling and optimization of hybrid steam-solvent recovery processes with commercial numerical simulators can be very time consuming...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170163-MS
... Abstract World production of heavy and extra-heavy oils has increased as the production of conventional crudes decline. However, the conventional oil recovery methods cannot effectively recover the heavy oil due to their high viscosities. The steam and/or solvent-based recovery processes can...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170079-MS
... saturation saturation rock matrix Upstream Oil & Gas Gravity Drainage bitumen Oil Viscosity open porosity matrix recovery process displacement contribution imbibition connate water Oil Recovery The Grosmont formation in northern Alberta contains significant volumes of bitumen...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170080-MS
... solvent solubility) leads to significant incremental oil production beyond that of steam alone. The application of solvent as a post-steam recovery process has considerable potential for increasing oil recovery by accessing previous bypassed oil within the carbonate matrix. steam-solvent combination...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-170127-MS
... with different seismic techniques such as seismic inversion. Modeling & Simulation recovery process lambda mu ratio Reservoir Characterization impedance seismic data time-lapse seismic inversion seismic inversion inversion Upstream Oil & Gas reservoir zone shear modulus time-lapse...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 11–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165556-MS
... gravity, its temperature has to be raised to over 200°C. This can be achieved by high-pressure steam injection. Steam-based recovery processes are effective for oil sands reservoirs but suffer in heterogeneous reservoirs where steam flows irregularly into the reservoir. Interpretations from seismic...
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Paper presented at the SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada, June 11–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165485-MS
... scaled physical models to test various heavy oil recovery processes, including SAGD ( Butler, 1981 ) and LASER ( Leaute, 2002 ). These models are invaluable and provide a tool with which a range of operating conditions can be tested in a timely and affordable manner. Currently, the physical models have...

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