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Mining for Petroleum: Feasibility Study.

Authors
Hutchins-JS; Bond-E; Bass-DM
Source
NTIS: PB 297-133 :361 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10001899
Abstract
Two potential modified in situ methods are described for recovering the 68 pct "unrecoverable" hydrocarbons in oil reservoirs. For the 300 billion barrels of conventional light crude, a drip drainage system is suggested by mining underneath a reservoir and producing from below by controlled gravity flow. For the 200 billion barrels of heavy or viscous oil and tar sands deposits, a flip flop process is described using surface flooding with hot water saturated with surfactant and weighting additives. Mining engineering description of shafts and tunnels required are included as is a discussion of the tunnel proximity to a reservoir. Petroleum engineering flow equations to describe production rates and candidate reserve areas of the United States are described.
Publication Date
19780101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report;
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
PB-297133
NTIS Price
A17
Identifying No.
OFR 56-79
NIOSH Division
TCRC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 297-133
Performing Organization
Energy Develop. Cons., Inc.
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