Performance prediction of in situ combustion processes

In this research, in situ combustion performance calculations were performed using different algorithms, which were based on oil recovery/volume burned correlative methods. The correlations were based on field and laboratory combustion tube results. A computer method was developed and applied to different heavy crude oil fields. The results showed that an in situ combustion process is applicable in these fields if the volume burned is 30% for field 1 and 40% for field 2.
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Experimental and Numerical Simulation of Oil Recovery from Oil Shales by Electrical Heating
Hascakir, Bema; Babadagli, Tayfun; Akın, Serhat (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2008-11-01)
The recovery characteristics of four different oil shale samples were tested experimentally using the retort technique. To accomplish efficient temperature distribution, the thermal conductivity of the oil shale samples was increased by the addition of three different iron powders. The doses of iron powders were optimized for each oil shale sample based on the highest oil production value experimentally. The experiments were then modeled using the electrical heating option of a commercial reservoir simulato...
Analytical investigation of wet combustion process for heavy oil recovery
Bağcı, Ali Suat (Informa UK Limited, 2004-12-01)
Analysis of combustion tube data produced from experiments performed under realistic reservoir conditions is currently the most valid method of investigating in-situ combustion process. In this study, the optimization of water-air ratio for B. Kozluca heavy crude oil, and the comparison of the performance of dry and wet forward combustion processes were studied. An analytical model was used to extend the laboratory results so that the oil production and steam zone volume can be estimated under field conditi...
3-d model studies of alkaline flooding using horizontal wells
Bağcı, Ali Suat (Informa UK Limited, 2004-07-02)
In this study, the effect of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution for the improved oil recovery of Garzan (26degreesAP1) crude oil was investigated using two different laboratory models. The effect of injection rate on oil recovery was investigated using a one-dimensional unconsolidated limestone reservoir model. The effect of horizontal and vertical well configurations on oil recovery was also studied using a 3-D physical model and various well configurations. As previously studied, the interfacial tension mea...
Combustion kinetics of crude oils
Kök, Mustafa Verşan (Informa UK Limited, 2002-01-01)
In this research, the reaction rates related to an in-situ combustion process were investigated and the effect of heating rate and crude oil type on the reaction rates were investigated. A laboratory model was used to run reaction kinetic experiments in unconsolidated limestone packs using three different crude oils. Experiments were performed under the same pressure and airflow rate and at two different heating rates. It was observed that oxidation of crude oil porous media follows a series of reactions. T...
Recovery of Turkish Oil Shales by Electromagnetic Heating and Determination of the Dielectric Properties of Oil Shales by an Analytical Method
Hascakir, Berna; Akın, Serhat (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2010-01-01)
The effect of microwave irradiation on the recovery of three different oil shale samples was studied. To enhance the microwave efficiency, three different iron powders (Fe, Fe2O3, and FeCl3) and their three different doses (0.1, 0.5, and 1% by weight, each) were added to the samples as microwave receptors. The doses of each receptor were optimized for each oil shale sample based on the highest oil or gas production value obtained experimentally. During the experimental studies, the temperature distribution ...
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M. V. Kök, “Performance prediction of in situ combustion processes,” Energy Sources, pp. 937–943, 2001, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: