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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 23 (06): 1991–2014.
Paper Number: SPE-187259-PA
Published: 17 October 2018
...Sara Eghbali; Hassan Dehghanpour Summary The coinjection of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) or light hydrocarbons with steam in the steam-assisted-gravity-drainage (SAGD) process might enhance bitumen mobility and reduce the steam/oil ratio (SOR). Understanding and modeling the phase behavior of solvent...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional & AAPG Pacific Section Meeting 2013 Joint Technical Conference, April 19–25, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165369-MS
... Table 2 Summary of Bitumen Recovery Tests, Long Vessel Steaming Conditions 72 hrs, no additive 168 hrs, no additive 168 hrs, 15% Pentane 168 hrs, 0.2% biodiesel Cumulative Bitumen Cumulative Bitumen Cumulative Bitumen Cumulative Bitumen Height B/S Saturation...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 24 (03): 951–972.
Paper Number: SPE-181514-PA
Published: 02 November 2018
...R. R. Ratnakar; B.. Dindoruk Summary Diffusion mixing is a dominant process in the absence of convective mixing in various reservoir processes, such as carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) flooding of fractured reservoirs, heavy‐oil and bitumen recovery, solution‐gas‐drive processes, and the gas‐redissolution...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, October 9–11, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187259-MS
... Abstract Co-injection of CO 2 or light hydrocarbons with steam in SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage) process may enhance bitumen mobility and reduce Steam Oil Ratio (SOR). Understanding and modeling the phase behavior of solvent-bitumen system are essential for the development of in-situ...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 23 (01): 128–144.
Paper Number: SPE-186097-PA
Published: 10 July 2017
...Jianyi Gao; Ryosuke Okuno; Huazhou Andy Li Summary Steam/solvent coinjection has been studied as a potential method to improve the efficiency of conventional steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) for bitumen recovery. This research is part of an experimental program for phase behavior of Athabasca...
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Paper presented at the SPE International Heavy Oil Symposium, June 19–21, 1995
Paper Number: SPE-30308-MS
... Abstract In 1991, Canadian Occidental undertook the development of a new process designed for efficient extraction of bitumen from oil sands which would be suitable for employment at remote sites. The new process, Sand Reduction Technology (SRT), is based on the separation of solids from...
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J Can Pet Technol 32 (05).
Paper Number: PETSOC-93-05-04
Published: 01 May 1993
...Amit Chakma; Franco Berruti Heavy oils and bitumens may be considered to be composed or chemical constitutive molecules belonging to two distinct categories, namely, the malthenes (soluble in 40 volumes of n-pentane) and the asphaltenes (soluble in roluene but insoluble in n-pentane). The spatial...
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J Can Pet Technol 31 (09).
Paper Number: PETSOC-92-09-03
Published: 01 September 1992
...A.K. Mehrotra A procedure is presented for predicting the mixture viscosity of bitumen or bitumen fractions ("cuts") blended with liquid diluents, such ar toluene. The following simple (additive) viscosity mixing rule is evaluated for binary and multicomponent mixtures of bitumen fractions...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the ADIPEC, October 31–November 3, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-211005-MS
... conditions, contains sediments of argillaceous limestone, mostly fine-grained packstones and shaly lime mudstone-wackestones with subordinate calcareous shales in the lower part. Presence of bitumen and low permeability indicate the requirement to stimulate the wells effectively. Quantification of bitumen...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. (2022)
Paper Number: SPE-212280-PA
Published: 12 September 2022
...Mengjiao Cao; Yiming Zhao; Yong Hu; Yining Wu; Chenyu Qiao; Changlong Liu; Caili Dai; Qi Liu; Hongbo Zeng; Jun Huang Summary Considerable amounts of fine solids retained in the bitumen product have been a significant challenge hindering the commercialization of nonaqueous extraction (NAE...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 27 (04): 2268–2282.
Paper Number: SPE-209592-PA
Published: 11 August 2022
... recovery with solvents can minimize the energy intensity of bitumen recovery and reduce the environmental footprint of the operation. Moreover, solvent-based processes can reduce the capital cost of handling large volumes of water and minimize water usage. In-situ heating techniques were also studied...
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SPE Res Eval & Eng 25 (03): 433–454.
Paper Number: SPE-209194-PA
Published: 11 August 2022
... the rationale behind proposing future optimizations of EMH, and in particular, HFH. oil sand sagd thermal method modeling & simulation bitumen frequency upstream oil & gas heating calgary yadali jamaloei electrical conductivity steam-assisted gravity drainage rfh alberta enhanced...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, June 20–22, 2022
Paper Number: URTEC-3704782-MS
... strong solvent (chloroform-methanol; CM) and on a condensate produced from the same well where the cores were obtained were used to estimate the amount of condensate or oil, sorbed petroleum, and immobile bitumen present in core samples containing kerogen that has reached the late oil to wet gas window...
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Paper presented at the SPE EuropEC - Europe Energy Conference featured at the 83rd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 6–9, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209682-MS
... of ICD behavior, screening criteria, design practices, operation principle and application evaluation in SAGD process. These findings are very useful for ICD design and enhancing both oil recovery and thermal efficiency in heavy oil or bitumen production. completion monitoring systems/intelligent...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 26–28, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209338-MS
... , a v e B ) of water and bitumen are obtained by hydrodynamics of creeping flow satisfying no-slip and slip boundary conditions expressed in Eqns. (4) and (5) . No-Slip Boundary Condition at the Interface of Immiscible Water and Bitumen Fluids For a capillary flow of water and bitumen...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 27 (02): 1321–1340.
Paper Number: SPE-208615-PA
Published: 13 April 2022
... as a novel additive in the thermal bitumen recovery process. Being soluble in both water and oil phases, DME has the potential to enhance mass transfer and improve oil production. In this work, a phase behavior model of the DME-bitumen-water system is first developed considering DME partitioning between oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canadian Energy Technology Conference, March 16–17, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-208919-MS
... Abstract The non-thermal solvent-based processes for bitumen extraction consume less energy and water, and thus, have less impacts on the environment compared with the steam-based thermal processes. The objective of this paper is to investigate the mechanisms responsible for propane transport...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canadian Energy Technology Conference, March 16–17, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-208907-MS
... of heavy oil and bitumen. This is performed by interfacing commercial electromagnetic and reservoir simulators using an in-house coupling script. The results demonstrate an ultimate oil recovery factor of +70% with an energy to oil ratio lower than 200 kilowatt hour per barrel. This is less energy per...
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Paper presented at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo, March 6–10, 2022
Paper Number: AMPP-2022-18059
... Abstract Oil sands bitumen is partially upgraded to facilitate the pipeline transportation with environmental and economic benefits. In this work, the corrosion performance of a candidate constructional material for partial upgrading, UNS S31603, was evaluated under the environments of cyclic...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, February 21–23, 2022
Paper Number: IPTC-22561-EA
... the highest demand for industries as it is easy to extract, transport, and manage. In contrast, handling heavy crude oil is tedious in all the previously mentioned terms. It is required some effort and studies the behavior of its extraction and production particularly the high viscosity oil such as bitumen...

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