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Title: EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND HIGH RESOLUTION SIMULATOR OF IN-SITU COMBUSTION PROCESSES

Abstract

Accurate simulation of in-situ combustion processes is computationally very challenging because the spatial and temporal scales over which the combustion process takes place are very small. In this first quarterly report of our DoE funded research, we discuss the design of a new simulation tool based on an efficient Cartesian Adaptive Mesh Refinement technique that allows much higher grid densities to be used near typical fronts than current simulators. The formulation presented here for a first one-dimensional simulator will serve as the foundation for the development of a three-dimensional simulator that can handle realistic permeability heterogeneity. The development of the simulation tool will be supported by extensive laboratory experiments conducted to provide validation data, and to study effective variants of the combustion process. The preliminary investigation reported here shows how metallic salt additives can promote and sustain combustion by enhancing the oxidation and cracking of hydrocarbons.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford University (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
(US)
OSTI Identifier:
827486
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-03NT15405
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Apr 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; DESIGN; HYDROCARBONS; IN-SITU COMBUSTION; OXIDATION; PERMEABILITY; SIMULATORS; VALIDATION; ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; CRACKING; ADDITIVES

Citation Formats

Margot Gerritsen, and Anthony R. Kovscek. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND HIGH RESOLUTION SIMULATOR OF IN-SITU COMBUSTION PROCESSES. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/827486.
Margot Gerritsen, & Anthony R. Kovscek. EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND HIGH RESOLUTION SIMULATOR OF IN-SITU COMBUSTION PROCESSES. United States. doi:10.2172/827486.
Margot Gerritsen, and Anthony R. Kovscek. Thu . "EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND HIGH RESOLUTION SIMULATOR OF IN-SITU COMBUSTION PROCESSES". United States. doi:10.2172/827486. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/827486.
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title = {EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION AND HIGH RESOLUTION SIMULATOR OF IN-SITU COMBUSTION PROCESSES},
author = {Margot Gerritsen and Anthony R. Kovscek},
abstractNote = {Accurate simulation of in-situ combustion processes is computationally very challenging because the spatial and temporal scales over which the combustion process takes place are very small. In this first quarterly report of our DoE funded research, we discuss the design of a new simulation tool based on an efficient Cartesian Adaptive Mesh Refinement technique that allows much higher grid densities to be used near typical fronts than current simulators. The formulation presented here for a first one-dimensional simulator will serve as the foundation for the development of a three-dimensional simulator that can handle realistic permeability heterogeneity. The development of the simulation tool will be supported by extensive laboratory experiments conducted to provide validation data, and to study effective variants of the combustion process. The preliminary investigation reported here shows how metallic salt additives can promote and sustain combustion by enhancing the oxidation and cracking of hydrocarbons.},
doi = {10.2172/827486},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2004},
month = {Thu Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2004}
}

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