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Title: Downhole steam quality measurement

Abstract

The present invention relates to an empirical electrical method for remote sensing of steam quality utilizing flow-through grids which allow measurement of the electrical properties of a flowing two-phase mixture. The measurement of steam quality in the oil field is important to the efficient application of steam assisted recovery of oil. Because of the increased energy content in higher quality steam it is important to maintain the highest possible steam quality at the injection sandface. The effectiveness of a steaming operation without a measure of steam quality downhole close to the point of injection would be difficult to determine. Therefore, a need exists for the remote sensing of steam quality.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
5655774
Application Number:
ON: DE86013739
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; STEAM QUALITY; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Lee, D O, Montoya, P C, Muir, J F, and Wayland, Jr, J R. Downhole steam quality measurement. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Lee, D O, Montoya, P C, Muir, J F, & Wayland, Jr, J R. Downhole steam quality measurement. United States.
Lee, D O, Montoya, P C, Muir, J F, and Wayland, Jr, J R. Wed . "Downhole steam quality measurement". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention relates to an empirical electrical method for remote sensing of steam quality utilizing flow-through grids which allow measurement of the electrical properties of a flowing two-phase mixture. The measurement of steam quality in the oil field is important to the efficient application of steam assisted recovery of oil. Because of the increased energy content in higher quality steam it is important to maintain the highest possible steam quality at the injection sandface. The effectiveness of a steaming operation without a measure of steam quality downhole close to the point of injection would be difficult to determine. Therefore, a need exists for the remote sensing of steam quality.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {6}
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