Prospects for further development of well construction technology for production of heavy oil and natural bitumen

Authors: N.G. Ibragimov (Tatneft OAO, RF, Almtyevsk), F.F. Akhmadishin, R.R. Ibatullin, G.S. Abdrakhmanov, M.I. Amerkhanov, A.R. Iskhakov (TatNIPIneft, RF, Bugulma)

Key words: horizontal and vertical well design, steam distributing valve, temperature and controlled inflow valve, heavy oil, natural bitumen, oil recovery, steam chamber.

The paper considers upcoming trends of research pertaining to optimal design of horizontal and vertical wells to produce heavy oil and natural bitumen using steam-assisted gravity drainage recovery method.
References
1. Shandrygin A.N., Nukhaev M.T., Tertychnyy V.V., Neftyanoe khozyaystvo –
Oil Industry, 2006, no. 7, pp. 92-96.
2. Ruzin L.M., Neftyanoe khozyaystvo – Oil Industry, 2012, no. 1, pp. 70-73.

Key words: horizontal and vertical well design, steam distributing valve, temperature and controlled inflow valve, heavy oil, natural bitumen, oil recovery, steam chamber.

The paper considers upcoming trends of research pertaining to optimal design of horizontal and vertical wells to produce heavy oil and natural bitumen using steam-assisted gravity drainage recovery method.
References
1. Shandrygin A.N., Nukhaev M.T., Tertychnyy V.V., Neftyanoe khozyaystvo –
Oil Industry, 2006, no. 7, pp. 92-96.
2. Ruzin L.M., Neftyanoe khozyaystvo – Oil Industry, 2012, no. 1, pp. 70-73.


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