ANALYZING CHEMICAL REACTION MODELS FOR IN SITU COMBUSTION PROCESS

J. M. Tarifa, C. P. A. Ruiz, J. L. M. Barillas

Abstract


The In situ Combustion Process (ISC) consists of a partial combustion of in situ oil, and its goal is to generate a combustion front able to make the oil flow. This combustion front will heat the oil’s surrounding areas, achieving a reduction in oil viscosity and allowing its displacement into the production well. The aim of this investigation is to analyze and determine the parameters that influence the combustion process, highlighting the kinetics (activation energy, Arrhenius coefficient, and percentage of cracking for the production of coke) of three different models of chemical reactions and the air injection rate.

Keywords


Enhanced Oil Recovery; thermal method, in situ combustion, simulation, kinetics combustion

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5419/bjpg2016-0008