A NOVEL, INSULATED, DOUBLE-WALLED TUBE DESIGN FOR THERMALLY-ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6976
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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16223 Park Row #100, Houston, TX, 77084
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Christian W Knudsen
 (713) 688-7840
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Abstract
A NOVEL, DOUBLE-WALLED, VACUUM-INSULATED TUBE IS PLANNED FOREFFICIENT TRANSMISSION OF HOT WATER OR STEAM FOR ENHANCED THERMAL RECOVERY OF HEAVY OIL FROM DEEP OIL RESERVOIRS. THIS DESIGN IMPROVES THE STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY WHILE P PROVIDING IMPROVED THERMAL INSULATION HAVING A LOW MANUFACTURING COST. PHASE I OF THIS PROGRAM INVOLVES THE DETAILED ANALYSIS, DESIGN, AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE TUBING. A PLAN WILL BE PREPARED FOR THE TESTING NECESSARY TO PROVE FEASIBILITY AND MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES. THIS TEST AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN WILL THEN BE IMPLEMENTED IN PHASE II.

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