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Neftyanaya Provintsiya 
No.4(28),2021, Part 2
 

Simulation experiments to determine optimal reservoir parameters for creating stable in-situ combustion front simultaneously with air injection

R.Kh. Nizaev, G.V. Aleksandrov, Yu.L. Yegorova, A.A. Stolyarov

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25689/NP.2021.4.366-374

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Abstract

The paper summarizes results of reservoir modeling studies aimed to determine optimal geological and reservoir conditions for creating a stable burning front in heavy and extra-heavy oil accumulations developed by in-situ combustion (ISC) process. Reservoir depths and oil viscosities are the main factors that control the ISC process. The relationship between the oil viscosity and the reservoir depth corresponding to the conditions of creating a high-temperature combustion zone in the vicinity of the injection well simultaneously with air injection into the reservoir has been obtained.

Key words:

heavy oil accumulation, extra-heavy oil accumulation, in-situ combustion, reservoir flow model, reservoir depth, original oil viscosity, air injection, in-situ combustion front

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Authors

R.Kh. Nizaev, Dr.Sc., Professor of Reservoir Engineering at Almetyevsk State Oil Institute, Leading Research Associate of Geologic and Reservoir Modeling Laboratory, Reservoir Engineering Department. TatNIPIneft–PJSC TATNEFT

32, Musa Jalil st., Bugulma, 423236, Russian Federation

E-mail: nizaev@tatnipi.ru

 

G.V. Aleksandrov, Junior Research Engineer, Geologic and Reservoir Modeling Laboratory, Reservoir Engineering Department. TatNIPIneft–PJSC TATNEFT

32, Musa Jalil st., Bugulma, 423236, Russian Federation

E-mail: razrcmg@tatnipi.ru

 

Yu.L. Yegorova, Senior Lecturer of Reservoir Engineering Faculty, Almetyevsk State Oil Institute

2, Lenin st., Almetyevsk, 423450, Russian Federation

E-mail: ulaegor@rambler.ru

 

A.A. Stolyarov, Engineer, Reservoir Engineering Department, TatNIPIneft–PJSC TATNEFT

32, Musa Jalil st., Bugulma, 423236, Russian Federation

E-mail: saa@tatnipi.ru

For citation:

R.Kh. Nizaev, G.V. Aleksandrov, Yu.L. Yegorova, A.A. Stolyarov Vychislitel'nye jeksperimenty po opredeleniju parametrov plasta dlja uslovij vozniknovenija ustojchivogo fronta vnutriplastovogo gorenija s nachalom zakachki vozduha v zalezh' [Simulation experiments to determine optimal reservoir parameters for creating stable in-situ combustion front simultaneously with air injection]. Neftyanaya Provintsiya, No. 4(28), Part 2, 2021. pp. 366-374. DOI https://doi.org/10.25689/NP.2021.3.366-374 (in Russian)

 
 
 

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