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Title: Downhole steam generator having a downhole oxidant compressor

Abstract

Am improved apparatus is described for the downhole injection of steam into boreholes, for tertiary oil recovery. It includes an oxidant supply, a fuel supply, an igniter, a water supply, an oxidant compressor, and a combustor assembly. The apparatus is designed for efficiency, preheating of the water, and cooling of the combustion chamber walls. The steam outlet to the borehole is provided with pressure-responsive doors for closing the outlet in response to flameout. (DLC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5751381
Application Number:
ON: DE82004450
Assignee:
SNL; NTS-82-003986; ERA-07-029105; EDB-82-069254
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; OIL WELLS; STEAM INJECTION; BOREHOLES; DESIGN; STEAM GENERATORS; THERMAL RECOVERY; BOILERS; CAVITIES; ENHANCED RECOVERY; FLUID INJECTION; RECOVERY; VAPOR GENERATORS; WELLS; 020300* - Petroleum- Drilling & Production

Citation Formats

Fox, R.L. Downhole steam generator having a downhole oxidant compressor. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Fox, R.L. Downhole steam generator having a downhole oxidant compressor. United States.
Fox, R.L. Wed . "Downhole steam generator having a downhole oxidant compressor". United States.
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title = {Downhole steam generator having a downhole oxidant compressor},
author = {Fox, R.L.},
abstractNote = {Am improved apparatus is described for the downhole injection of steam into boreholes, for tertiary oil recovery. It includes an oxidant supply, a fuel supply, an igniter, a water supply, an oxidant compressor, and a combustor assembly. The apparatus is designed for efficiency, preheating of the water, and cooling of the combustion chamber walls. The steam outlet to the borehole is provided with pressure-responsive doors for closing the outlet in response to flameout. (DLC)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
month = {1}
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