DOI: 10.3390/pr11082465 ISSN:

Study of Chemical Additives for Optimization of Binary Systems Used for Downhole Thermochemical Treatment of Heavy Oil

Oleg V. Anikin, Alexander V. Bolotov, Ilgiz F. Minkhanov, Aidar R. Tazeev, Mikhail A. Varfolomeev, Sergey V. Demin, Konstantin V. Pchela, Sergey M. Dyrkin, Albert A. Amirov, Sergey A. Kozlov, Dmitriy A. Frolov, Evgeniy A. Smirnov, Vladimir V. Abramov
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

Currently, most explored oil fields in Russia are at a late stage of development, and in order to maintain high levels of oil production, it is rational to put into operation fields with hard-to-recover reserves. For complicated oil fields, in particular fields with high-viscosity oil, the known traditional methods of development are ineffective. Therefore, the search for new technologies for the development and operation of such fields to significantly increase oil recovery and intensify production is of fundamental importance. One such method of heat treatment of the bottomhole formation zone is the use of heat and gas generating systems on site. In this work, new results were obtained on physical modeling of thermochemical reaction initiation with delayed-action catalyst (2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)butanoic acid) filtration tests on composite core models of sandstone and carbonate with foam heat generation and initiating additives of binary type. Using hydrodynamic modelling, the results of laboratory studies were reproduced, and the preliminary efficiency of the developed technology for thermochemical treatment of deposits in the Samara region (Russia) was evaluated.

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