Numerical study of enhanced oil recovery using in situ oxy-Combustion in a porous combustion tube

Mohamed Hamdy, Mohamed Mahmoud, Olakane Aladeb, Esmail M.A. Mokheimer*

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Abstract

In situ combustion (ISC) in a one-dimensional combustion porous tube has been modeled numerically and presented in this article. The numerical model has been developed using the CMG STARS (2017.10) software and it was used to model especial cases for validation against published experimental data. A comprehensive chemical reaction scheme has been developed and used to simulate the ISC process in the lab scale. Moreover, co-injection of oxygen with carbon dioxide (O2/CO2); and co-injection of enriched air (O2/N2) have been further investigated. In the case of using (O2/N2) as an oxidizer, increasing the oxygen ratio from 21% to 50% leads to increasing the oil recovery factor from 31.66% to 66.8%, respectively. In the case of using (O2/CO2) as an oxidizer, increasing the oxygen ratio from 21% to 50% leads to increasing the oil recovery factor from 35.77% to 70.3%, respectively. It was found that the co-injection of (O2/CO2) gives higher values of the oil recovery factor compared with that given when oxygen-enriched air (O2/N2) is injected for ISC. The change in the produced cumulative hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide is considered small whether using (O2/CO2) or (O2/N2) as an oxidizer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122305
JournalJournal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Volume142
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors of this article highly appreciate and acknowledge the support provided by the DSR of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) through the Internal Funded Project No. DF181017. The authors would also like to acknowledge the funding support provided by the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE).

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Copyright © 2020 by ASME.

Keywords

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Fuel combustion
  • Heavy oil
  • In situ combustion
  • Numerical simulation
  • Petroleum engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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