We have completed a numerical study on a two-dimensional model in which consideration has been given to the nonlinear heat-capacity function c(T) of the heating process for a petroleum stratum. It has been demonstrated that the efficiency of the heating depends significantly on correct selection of the parameters, and we have particular reference here to the absorption factor a defined by the radiation frequency. We have determined the optimum values of α, as well as the optimum heating times. We have carried out calculations to confirm the possibility of utilizing high-frequency electromagnetic heating of petroleum strata in order to intensify the production yield of high-viscosity petroleum and to combat other well problems, and these can also be utilized for the development of practical recommendations.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1990|