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dc.contributor.advisorButler, Roger M.
dc.contributor.authorJamaluddin, A. K. M. (Abdul K. M.)
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T21:35:08Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T21:35:08Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.citationJamaluddin, A. K. (1987). Emulsification during in-situ thermal recovery of heavy oil (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/15004en_US
dc.identifier.isbn031536002Xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/23698
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 96-101.en
dc.description.abstractThe formation of water in oil emulsion during the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage Process is discussed. The effects of wettability of the reservoir, orientation of the injection well, steam pressure and steam quality are considered. From theoretical considerations it should be easier to form water in oil (w/o) emulsion in an oil-wet system than in a water-wet one. This prediction is supported by the experimental results. It is found that more extensive emulsification occurs during the upward growth of the steam chamber than during its growth sideways or downwards. Lower emulsified water oil ratio (EWOR) is associated with higher steam saturation temperature, with wet steam and also with the steam injected at the top of the reservoir. During much of the process w/o emulsification is undesirable because the viscosity of emulsion increases greatly. There is a two fold increase for only 19% concentration of the dispersed water. This increase in viscosity impedes oil flow substantially. The w/o emulsification also increases the volume of the draining oil stream. The overall effect of emulsification of water into the bitumen is the decrease in net oil production rate. However, it may also reduce the net quantity of residual oil which remains in the depleted steam chamber.
dc.format.extentxii, 101 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccTN 871 J34 1987en
dc.subject.lcshThermal oil recovery
dc.subject.lcshEmulsions
dc.titleEmulsification during in-situ thermal recovery of heavy oil
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/15004
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Petroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTN 871 J34 1987en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleaseyen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 620 520535256


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.