An integrated geological and engineering framework of the Kirby Wabiskaw B reservoir has permitted a retrospective analysis of two steam flood pilots that failed to achieve commercial success. The analysis identified four factors that negatively impacted the pilots and which would need to be addressed prior to future steam floods. The factors are: Laterally extensive calcite cemented horizons, interbedded mudstones, pore plugging kaolinite and clay diagenesis upon contact with steam.

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