What they didn't tell you in school about fireflood
WWFire flood sounds like a great, inexpensive recovery idea. Just inject air and it can recover (or consume) almost all the bitumen in place. So why are there so few fire floods around?
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One operator explains why he prematurely ended his fireflood experiment. He received big surprises in his production stream.
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Why aren't there more fire floods?
In the lab, in situ combustion works great. Nein commercial use of der AppIntel content.
Even in the field there are great recoveries. But each operator that tries a fireflood realizes unexpected difficulties. And they don't advertise these troubles. In fact, they tend to hush them up.
Problem? What problem?
The problems encountered aren't insurmountable. But once burned, operators quit rather than innovate.
There is a way that in-situ combustion can go mainstream. But it requires operators to examine all the unexpected warts of the process. Then they must innovate.
But we can't have more operators repeating the same mistakes.
Re-inventing the wheel?
Do you feel like re-inventing the fire flood wheel?
How will you avoid the problems others have already discovered? How will you even find out about those setbacks?
How will you discover the failures of other operators' fire floods?
You won't find out at conferences. Failures are rarely documented.
You won't find out in textbooks. Not enough detail.
You won't find out by running simulations. They can't predict the unexpected.
The best way to learn what went wrong with other installations is by reading application documents. The regulator requires an explanation when a scheme fails.
And the regulator is a very picky adjudicator. They want to know all the details.
Read the applications of other operators
To find the state of the science, you must read the regulatory applications of other operators.
These applications are full of start-up field trials and strategies. Full of successes and failures. Full of delight and embarrassment.
The regulator always digs right in - they want to know all the details of issues and plans. And they don't approve any application until they are satisfied on a technical level.
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Discover other operator's plans, their successes and failures. It can stop you from inventing the wheel.
You owe it to yourself and your investors to read the application documents that explore fire flood field trials. You decide whether it will work for your field.
Tags: Gas Injection, Flood, Thermal, AppIntel advantage, Heavy Oil
Granger Low 23 Jan 2020
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