The use of steam-CO process in linear and three dimensional unconsolidated limestone models for heavy oil recovery

Gümrah, Fevzi


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F. Gümrah, “The use of steam-CO process in linear and three dimensional unconsolidated limestone models for heavy oil recovery,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 1988.