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  • http://hdl.handle.net/10048/1162
  • Experimental and Numerical Studies on Multiple Well Pairs SAGD Performance
  • Wang, Xinkui
  • en
  • SAGD Process
    Experimentation
    Simulation
    Operation Strategy
    Multiple Well Pairs
    Performance Enhancement
    Bitumen Recovery
    Steam
  • May 12, 2010 4:26 PM
  • Thesis
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  • A laboratory experiment and a numerical simulation of a dual well pair SAGD process with live bitumen were conducted to examine operating strategies on the recovery performance of a multiple well pair SAGD process. The experiment was successfully carried out under such operation strategies as injecting steam into one well pair while producing from both producers after chambers mergence to sweep the oil between the two well pairs. The experimental results showed high oil recovery from the transition region between the two well pairs with these operation strategies. Numerical simulation matched reasonably well experimental results, which indicated that the numerical model captured the key mechanisms of the dual well pairs experiment. The improved SAGD process behaviour and performance was demonstrated in terms of faster oil production, enhanced solution gas production, and accelerated adjacent chambers communication in the experimental and numerical studies. These operation strategies could be applied in the multiple well pairs SAGD and enhance SAGD performance after steam chambers merge between adjacent well pairs.
  • Master's
  • Master of Science
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Fall 2010
  • Chalaturnyk, Rick (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    Huang, Haibo (Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures)
  • Chalaturnyk, Rick (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    Huang, Haibo (Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures)
    McCaffrey, William (Department of Chemical Engineering)
    Nouri, Alireza (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

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