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dc.contributor.advisorChakma, Amit
dc.contributor.authorHu, Yunfeng
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-05T16:38:15Z
dc.date.available2005-08-05T16:38:15Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationHu, Y. (1993). Heavy oil recovery by electromagnetic heating and gas injection (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/21357en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315939184en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30918
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 78-85.en
dc.description.abstractExperiments were carried out to determine the effectiveness of electromagnetic heating on heavy oil recovery from thin pay zones (< 10 m) typically found in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Higher electromagnetic frequencies were found to provide faster heating rate and can overcome problems associated with discontinuity of the media through which electromagnetic waves must propagate in the reservoir. Heat loss can also be minimized with the use of higher frequencies. For moderate heavy oil reservoirs (less than 1,000 mPa.s), it is not necessary to heat the entire pay zone. Heating of the wellbore vicinity is sufficient. Recovery can be improved further by gas injection. Oil recovery as high as 45% of OOIP (Original Oil in Place) was achieved using electromagnetic heating and gas injection compared to estimated primary recovery rates of less than 5%. The results obtained in this work clearly show that electromagnetic heating provides an effective mean of recovering heavy oil from reservoir with thin pay zones.
dc.format.extentxiii, 85 leaves ; 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 H695 1994en
dc.subject.lcshThermal oil recovery
dc.subject.lcshOil wells - Gas lift
dc.subject.lcshOil reservoir engineering
dc.subject.lcshInjection wells
dc.titleHeavy oil recovery by electromagnetic heating and gas injection
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/21357
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Petroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTN 871 H695 1994en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.thesis.notesoffsiteen
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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.