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Heavy Oil Recovery - RESR 464

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Course Description

This course deals with the latest production methods used for recovery of heavy oil using horizontal, vertical and multilateral wells, cold production, thermal techniques with steam flooding, CSS, SAGD, VAPEX, in-situ combustion, waterflooding and EOR techniques. Methods of predicting well and field productivities will be examined for the major recovery processes. The course will examine heavy oil PVT and analytical techniques, geology, field projects both within Canada and internationally, production problems, regulatory and fiscal issues. Comparisons with light oil production methods will be made, and differences in refining, upgrading, pipelining and transportation requirements for heavy oil will be highlighted.

Credits: 1.5


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