Numerical modeling of emulsion to investigate the SAGD oil production based on viscosity measurements

Junpei Kumasaka, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano

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In this study,the effects of emulsion generation ina steam chamber formed in oil sands reservoirhave been studiedfor bitumenproduction using Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD).Some viscosity measurements of heavy oilemulsion wereperformed to investigate the characteristics of emulsion at different values ofW/O, shear rates, pressures and temperatures. Based on these results, a numerical model of viscosity changewaspresented forthe emulsion generation. The numerical simulationsofthe SAGD bitumen productionwerealso carried out based on the modelof viscosity changeto estimate distribution of emulsion, water, and bitumen at steam chamber boundary and effects of emulsion on bitumen production behavior. With a modelnamed SAGD-EmulsionModel, we highlighted that recovery factor of bitumen washigher than that of conventional SAGD simulationbecausehigherwater content would invariably allow bitumen to flow at higher relative permeability. The increase in viscosity was expected to inducedelayofbitumenproduction.

出版ステータス出版済み - 1 1 2015
イベント21st Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan 2015 - Chiba, 日本
継続期間: 10 13 201510 14 2015


その他21st Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Economic Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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