The project performer proposes final research and development in the United States to evaluate a technology that was developed at the Institute for Geology and Development of Fossil Fuels in Moscow, Russia. This technology involves in-situ generation of carbon dioxide (CO2) to recover trapped residual oil from reservoirs. In Phase I, the project performer will verify if the Russian formulations generate sufficient pressure and CO2 concentration in situ, allowing miscibility to be attained with typical oils. Phase II will evaluate how effectively the foams generated by this process improve sweep efficiency in porous rock with a range of permeabilities.
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM
Institute for Geology and Development of Fossil Fuels, Moscow, Russia
This new technology presents the following opportunities and challenges. Advantages include:
Previous oilfield tests include the following:
Project highlights to date include the following:
The new technology offers these benefits:
Basic concepts of the technology entail these findings:
This project has been completed and the final report is listed below under "Additional Information".
$141,717 (20% of total)
Final Project Report [PDF-3.40MB]
S. I. Bakhtiyarov, A. K. Shakhverdiyev, G. M. Panakhov and E. M. Abbasov, 2006, “Volume and Pressure Measurements in Oil Recovery by In-Situ Gas Generation”, International Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology (accepted).
G. M. Panakhov, A. K. Shakhverdiyev, S. I. Bakhtiyarov and E. M. Abbasov, 2006, “Kinetics of Gas-Generation Processes in Liquid Solutions”, Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Mathematics and Mechanics, Baku, Azerbaijan (accepted).
S. I. Bakhtiyarov, A. K. Shakhverdiyev, G. M. Panakhov and E. M. Abbasov, 2006, “Oil Recovery by In-Situ Gas Generation: Volume and Pressure Measurements”, ASME Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, Miami, FL, July 17-20, 2006, Paper # FEDSM2006-98359 (accepted).
O. Coskun, R. Grigg, R. Svec and S. I. Bakhtiyarov, 2006, “The Effect of Salinity on In-Situ Generated CO2 Gas: Simulations and Experiments”, Symposium on “Advances in Materials Processing Science”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, November 5-10, 2006, Paper # IMECE2006-15703 (accepted).