GRAVITY DRAINAGE VITAL FACTOR FOR UNDERSTANDING STEAM FLOODS

J ack Y. Vogel Consultant Houston Gravity drainage of hot viscosity-reduced oil is a dominant recovery mechanism that should be considered in steam flood design, heat calculations, and field operations. This fact has significant and sometimes surprising implications. Important considerations include the benefits of early steam breakthrough, need to control steam production, steam stimulation of production wells, and declining rate steam injection.

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