Masters Theses

Abstract

"It is the purpose of this investigation to study the feasibility of recovering oil from laboratory size cores by passing electric current through the formation. If a voltage of sufficient magnitude could be applied to the formation to cause a flow of current, the formation would be heated. This heat should stimulate the flow of oil. The expansion of any gas present in the core together with the formation of hydrocarbon vapors should provide sufficient expulsive force to drive oil from the core. The effect of power expenditure, the necessary voltages, the changes of conductivity and power factor of the formation, temperatures, and heating rates were investigated and will be presented in the body of the thesis"--Introduction, page 3-4.

Advisor(s)

Davis, Charles Malcolm

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Shell Oil Company

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1950

Pagination

vi, 53 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 36).

Rights

© 1950 Harold Roy Coffer, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electricity in petroleum engineering
Thermal oil recovery

Thesis Number

T 894

Print OCLC #

5981453

Electronic OCLC #

739733016

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