A Study on continuous and intermittent THAI processes in Brazil's Northeastern Region

A Study on continuous and intermittent THAI processes in Brazil's Northeastern Region

Author Araujo, E. A. Google Scholar
Aum, P. T. P. Google Scholar
Fernandes, G. M. D. Google Scholar
Braga, G. S. Google Scholar
Oliveira, G. C. P. Google Scholar
Santos, M. D. Google Scholar
Diniz, A. A. R. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Toe-to-Heel Air Injection - THAI is an enhanced oil recovery technique that employs in situ combustion combined with technologies for horizontal well drilling, which is unprecedented in Brazilian oilfields. Motivated by this context, this research is intended to studying the application of the THAI process in a semisynthetic reservoir, with characteristics similar to those found in Brazil's Northeastern region. At the end, it was demonstrated that the intermittent air injection increased the oil recovery, when compared to the continuous injection, what reinforce the need for further research turned to ongoing and future projects in mature oilfields.
Keywords air injection
heavy oil
in situ combustion
numerical simulation
thermal method
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Philadelphia
Language English
Date 2018
Published in Petroleum Science And Technology. Philadelphia, v. 36, n. 13, p. 987-992, 2018.
ISSN 1091-6466 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Extent 987-992
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10916466.2018.1458119
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000431595100011
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/54322

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