A HIGH-EFFICIENCY TECHNIQUE FOR STEAMFLOODING DEEP, HEAVY OIL RESERVOIRS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$250,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3390
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Carbotek Inc.
2916 W. T.c. Jester, Suite 101, Houston, TX, 77018
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Michael A. Gibson
Principal Investigator
(713) 688-7840
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A STEAMFLOODING/STEAM GENERATION SYSTEM IS PROPOSED FOR DEEP, HEAVY OIL RESERVOIRS. THIS CONCEPT MINIMIZES THE DOWNHOLE HEAT LOSSES, IMPROVES RELIABILITY AND REDUCES THE COST OF STEAM GENERATION. ITS FEATURES WILL MAKE STEAMING OF VERY DEEP WELLS (BELOW 7500 FEET) TECHNICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE, AND WILL IMPROVE THE ECONOMICS OF SHALLOWER WELL STEAMFLOODING. THIS NOVEL CONCEPT SUPPLIES HEAT TO THE RESERVOIR FACE WITH A DOWNHOLE UNIT AUGMENTED BYHEATED FEEDWATER. THE SYSTEM USES A GAS TURBINE TO SUPPLY HEAT AND COGENERATED ELECTRICAL POWER. PHASE I LABORATORY TESTING WILL ADDRESS THE KEY CORROSION AND OPERABILITY ISSUES OF THE DOWNHOLE UNIT. PHASE II WOULD CONSIST OF PROTOTYPE CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING, DETAILED DESIGN OF DOWNHOLE ASSMEBLY PROCEDURES AND LONGER-TERM PERFORMANCE TESTING.

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