Effect of heterogeneity on in-situ combustion Academic Article uri icon


  • Large amounts of heavy-oil reserves remain in shallow reservoirs, having relatively thin sands separated by nearly impermeable shales. A potential recovery method for this heavy oil is in-situ combustion. Previous theoretical works have focused on the process in a single layer. This approach has been extended to heterogeneous systems by considering the simpler case of in-situ combustion in layered porous media.

author list (cited authors)

  • Akkutlu, I. Y., & Yortsos, Y. C.

publication date

  • June 2002