Cyclic Steam Stimulation

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This chapter first reviews the mechanisms, theories, and screening criteria of cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) projects. Then we will focus on the practice of CSS projects. Finally field cases are presented which include Cold Lake in Alberta, Canada, Midway Sunset in California, Du 66 block in the Liaohe Shuguang field, Jin 45 Block in the Liaohe Huanxiling field, Gudao Field, Blocks 97 and 98 in the Karamay field, and Gaosheng Field in China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780123865458
ISBN (Print)9780123865465
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • OSR
  • Steam soak
  • cyclic steam stimulation
  • heat loss
  • heat transfer
  • thermal recovery


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