Numerical modeling of the process of heating a petroleum stratum by means of high-frequency electromagnetic radiation

A. A. Kislitsyn, R. I. Nigmatulin

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)562-567
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1990
Externally publishedYes

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