Recovery of heavy oils from deep reservoirs

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The objective of Project DEEP STEAM is to develop the technology required to economically produce heavy oil from deep reservoirs. Two approaches are being pursued: improving the thermal efficiency of injection string components and the development of downhole steam generators to achieve steam injection. The first approach has seen the testing of commercially available components at a high temperature (650/sup 0/F)/high pressure (2100 psi) simulation facility. Promising components will be tested shortly in a field test conducted by Husky Oil at Lloydminster, Canada. The second approach has seen the prototype development and laboratory testing of low-pressure and high-pressure hydrocarbon-fueled downhole ... continued below

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Stoller, H. M. & Fox, R. L. January 1, 1980.

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The objective of Project DEEP STEAM is to develop the technology required to economically produce heavy oil from deep reservoirs. Two approaches are being pursued: improving the thermal efficiency of injection string components and the development of downhole steam generators to achieve steam injection. The first approach has seen the testing of commercially available components at a high temperature (650/sup 0/F)/high pressure (2100 psi) simulation facility. Promising components will be tested shortly in a field test conducted by Husky Oil at Lloydminster, Canada. The second approach has seen the prototype development and laboratory testing of low-pressure and high-pressure hydrocarbon-fueled downhole steam generators. Concurrently, a modified high pressure steam generator has undergone extensive laboratory combustion studies and is currently being employed in a field test at Chevron's Kern River field. This field test is examining the effects of simultaneous injection of steam and combustion products on the reservoir and oil recovery. 9 figures.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • Energy-sources technology conference, New Orleans, LA, USA, 3 Feb 1980

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  • Report No.: SAND-80-0278C
  • Report No.: CONF-800204-7
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-04-0789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5517845
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093941

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Stoller, H. M. & Fox, R. L. Recovery of heavy oils from deep reservoirs, article, January 1, 1980; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093941/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.