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Combustion characteristics of crude oil-limestone mixtures: High pressure thermogravimetric analysis and their relevance to in-situ combustion

Kök, Mustafa Verşan
Hughes, R.
Price, D.
High pressure thermogravimetric analysis (HPTG) was used in order to study the oxidation of crude oil in a porous medium under pressurised conditions for simulation of in-situ combustion during oil recovery. Three distinct reaction regions were observed from the HPTG curves in an oxidising environment subjected to a constant heating rate. These were low temperature oxidation, fuel deposition and high temperature oxidation. The method of Coats and Redfern was used to obtain kinetic parameters and the results are discussed.