Introduction to thermal Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) special issue Academic Article uri icon


  • Research studies research studies on thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes need to be strongly encouraged to capitalize on the ture potential of thermal EOR method for the recovery of low API gravity oils and to meet future fossil fuel demands. 20 outstanding manuscripts which focus on the different aspects of thermal EOR methods were supported and discussed. The first study provides a review of the world total heavy oil and bitumen reserves and the significance of geology on recovery. Four studies focused on steam injection processes, eleven studies on in-situ heat generation methods, three studies on phase behavior, and one study on drilling of thermal wells follow up. Majority of the studies include both experimental and numerical approaches, which offers better understanding towards the basic aspects of every thermal EOR method and significant parameters affecting performance for the field scale application.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Hascakir, B.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Hascakir, Berna

publication date

  • June 2017