Comparison of conventional and catalytic in situ combustion processes for oil recovery

Abuhesa, MBA and Hughes, R 2009, 'Comparison of conventional and catalytic in situ combustion processes for oil recovery' , Energy & Fuels, 23 (1) , pp. 186-192.

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Laboratory in situ combustion experiments were performed to test the concept of using in situ combustion to catalytically upgrade a medium-heavy Clair crude oil (19.8° API), using a low-pressure combustion cell. Tests were performed for both noncatalytic and catalytic procedures and for both dry and wet forward combustion runs. The results showed that the presence of catalyst promotes the combustion reactions and the resultant oil was upgraded by up to 11 points. High oil recoveries were achieved for all runs and ranged from ∼53 to 74% original oil-in-place. The highest oil recovery was achieved during wet noncatalytic tests, while the lowest was achieved during the dry catalytic tests.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Energy & Fuels
Publisher: American Chemical Society (ACS)
ISSN: 0887-06241520-5029
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Depositing User: MBA Abuhesa
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 12:06
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 12:06

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