Laboratory scale experimental analysis of Steam-Over-Solvent injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) for heavy-oil recovery

@inproceedings{AlBahlani2012LaboratorySE,
  title={Laboratory scale experimental analysis of Steam-Over-Solvent injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) for heavy-oil recovery},
  author={Al-Muatasim Al-Bahlani and Tayfun Babadagli},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract Heavy oil trapped in fractured carbonate reservoirs possesses a great challenge to the petroleum industry due to high oil viscosity, low matrix permeability, and unfavorable wettability of the matrix. Thermal recovery methods (mainly steam injection) show a promising way forward to unlock these reserves. Yet, previous experiences revealed that heating the matrix to drain heavy-oil by gravity is a slow and inefficient process due to low matrix recovery caused by unfavorable matrix… CONTINUE READING
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