Research on oil recovery mechanisms in heavy oil reservoirs

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The goal of the Stanford University Petroleum Research Institute is to conduct research directed toward increasing the recovery of heavy oils. Presently, SUPRI is working in five main directions: To assess the influence of different reservoir conditions (temperature and pressure) on the absolute and relative permeability to oil and water and on capillary pressure; To evaluate the effect of different reservoir parameters on the in-situ combustion process. This project includes the study of the kinetics of the reactions; To develop and understand the mechanisms of the process using commercially available surfactants for reduction of gravity override and channeling of steam; ... continued below

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Brigham, W.E.; Aziz, K. & Ramey, H.J. Jr. January 1, 1991.

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The goal of the Stanford University Petroleum Research Institute is to conduct research directed toward increasing the recovery of heavy oils. Presently, SUPRI is working in five main directions: To assess the influence of different reservoir conditions (temperature and pressure) on the absolute and relative permeability to oil and water and on capillary pressure; To evaluate the effect of different reservoir parameters on the in-situ combustion process. This project includes the study of the kinetics of the reactions; To develop and understand the mechanisms of the process using commercially available surfactants for reduction of gravity override and channeling of steam; To develop and improve techniques of formation evaluation such as tracer tests and pressure transient tests; and To provide technical support for design and monitoring of DOE sponsored or industry initiated field projects.

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  • Other: DE92000273
  • Report No.: DOE/BC/14600-12
  • Grant Number: FG22-90BC14600
  • DOI: 10.2172/5119522 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5119522
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1058804

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Brigham, W.E.; Aziz, K. & Ramey, H.J. Jr. Research on oil recovery mechanisms in heavy oil reservoirs, report, January 1, 1991; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1058804/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.