Fosterton Northwest Unit has undergone 18 years of in-situ air combustion under both dry and wet combustion modes. Oil recovery by tertiary wet combustion has been more successful than dry combustion, and a portion of the Unit's oil production is considered to be incremental. Evaluation of the combustion process is currently being hampered by operational problems such as pumping and corrosion.

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