Improvement of thermal production technology by co-injecting hydrocarbon solvents with steam

Authors: R.S. Khisamov (Tatneft OAO), A.T. Zaripov, S.I. Ibatullina, Sh.G. Rakhimova, R.Sh. Absalyamov (TatNIPIneft)
The paper presents the results of a study aimed at determining the effect of hydrocarbon solvent addition to steam on efficiency of oil recovery during steam-assisted heavy oil production. Reservoir simulation model has demonstrated this to be a promising approach to improving steam-assisted oil production performance.

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