Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"A generalized mathematical model is described for the thermal recovery of oil in a radial system in which there are conductive heat losses to the surrounding formations, three phase fluid flow, conductive-convective heat transfer within the producing formation, combustion, and aqueous-phase changes considered. The mathematical form of the temperature equation requires that numerical solutions be obtained with a digital computer for which the numerical approximations of the partial differential equations are presented and the results discussed. The analysis is applied to field size simulations of a forward combustion project to permit direct field analyses of significant importance for accurate reproductions of past field performances. The results of the simulation defines the principal thermal and hydrodynamic characteristics of this process and discusses the appearance of a heretofore unreported pressure anomaly at the combustion front during the combustion process"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Carlile, Robert E.

Committee Member(s)

Park, Efton
Beveridge, Thomas R. (Thomas Robinson), 1918-1978
Govier, John P., 1913-1998
Gillett, B. E.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Petroleum Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vi, 51 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 50).

Rights

© 1970 Tommie Claud Wilson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Thermal oil recovery
Thermal oil recovery -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 2360

Print OCLC #

6019766

Electronic OCLC #

840828415

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