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Comparing different scenarios for thermal enhanced oil recovery in fractured reservoirs using hybrid solar-gas steam generators, a simulation study, Article Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Europec Featured at 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, 30 May 2016 through 2 June 2016 ; 2016 ; 9781613994573 (ISBN) ; Bashtani, F ; Tahmasebi, A ; Ayatollahi, S ; Al Wahaibi, Y. M ; Sharif University of Technology
Society of Petroleum Engineers 2016
The application of the renewable energy sources, especially solar energy, for thermal enhanced oil recovery methods as an economical and environmental valuable technique has received many attractions recently. Concentrated Solar Power systems are capable of producing substantial quantities of steam by means of focused sunlight as the heat source for steam generation. This paper aims to investigate viability of using this innovative technology in fractured reservoirs to generate steam instead of using conventional steam generators. A synthetic fractured reservoir with properties similar to those of giant carbonate oil reserves in the Middle East was designed by using commercial thermal...