Steam Flooding

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This chapter first reviews thermal properties of rock and fluids and related energy concepts. The fundamentals of heat transfer and heat loss, theories to estimate the heated area and oil recovery performance are briefly presented. The mechanisms and screening criteria of steam flooding are discussed. After the general practice in steam flooding projects is discussed, field cases are presented which include Kern River in California, Duri steam flood in Indonesia, West Coalinga Field in California, Karamay Field and the Qi-40 block in Laohe, China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhanced Oil Recovery Field Case Studies
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780123865458
ISBN (Print)9780123865465
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • OSR
  • Team flooding
  • cyclic steam stimulation
  • heat loss
  • heat transfer
  • thermal recovery


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