In-Situ Combustion
Laboratory Tests

Interpretation and Consolidation

Combustion Slide 1

Scale, Complexity, Cost

Three categories of laboratory tests are routinely performed to screen reservoirs and provide design data for air injection projects.

In order of increasing cost, complexity, and volume of oil and core required, these tests are:

Objectives

Consolidation Framework

A comprehensive workflow for consolidating laboratory data and validating the oxidation kinetic and reservoir simulation models would involve:

Combustion Tube Data Interpretation (Belgrave)

Laboartory Equipment Simulation Grid Model Temperatures and Annular Convection
Courtesy of the In-Situ Combustion Research Group of the University of Calgary

RTO Data Interpretation (Belgrave)

Laboratory Equipment and Blank Cells Simulation Model Active Cell Experimental Temperatures Simulation Temperatures
Courtesy of the In-Situ Combustion Research Group of the University of Calgary

Combustion Tube Test Simulation

Temperature

Combustion Tube Test Simulation

Oxygen Mole Fraction in Gas Phase

Combustion Tube Test Simulation

Water Mole Fraction in Gas Phase

Combustion Tube Test Simulation

Heavy Oil Mole Fraction in Oil Phase

Combustion Tube Test Simulation

Oil Saturation

Combustion Tube Test Simulation

Coke Concentration