When rocks get hot: Thermal properties of reservoir rocks

Evgeny Chekhonin, Anton Parshin, Dimitri Pissarenko, Yury Popov, Raisa Romushkevich, Sergey Safonov, Mikhail Spasennykh, Mikhail V. Chertenkov, Vladimir P. Stenin

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For many years, thermal stimulation has been the leading method for enhanced oil recovery. Operators are using new techniques on heavy oil, tar sands, bitumen and oil shale to liberate a vast store of liquid energy that could provide transportation fuels for worldwide use for a century or more. Design of stimulation programs to produce these resources efficiently over long periods of time requires better understanding and measurement of thermal properties of rocks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-37
Number of pages18
JournalOilfield Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


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