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Modifying in-situ combustion performance by the use of water-soluble additives

DC Shallcross

1989 Asia-Pacific Conference | Published : 1989


In-situ combustion is a process not usually associated with recovery of light crude oils. The combustion front oil reservoir usually dies out fairly rapidly because the amount of fuel deposited is insufficient to sustain the combustion reactions. Increasing the amount of fuel deposited within the reservoir will enhance the combustion process performance allowing it to be applied to lighter crudes. An investigation was performed to study the effects of a range of catalyzing agents on the kinetics of the main oxidation reactions. These reactions include low temperature oxidation, fuel deposition and fuel combustion. Aqueous solutions of the various catalysts were mixed with crude oil and sand...

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