Enhanced recovery

Study Interprets Electromagnetic-Wave Penetration, Absorption for Bitumen Reservoir

The complete paper aims to identify the role of different geological settings with different types of fluid saturations in the response of EM-wave propagation and absorption.

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Interpretation of logging data generated through electromagnetic (EM) waves or determination of EM-wave propagation in a medium as an enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR) method are not easy tasks. The complete paper aims to identify the role of different geological settings with different types of fluid saturations in the response of EM-wave propagation and absorption. Several correlations were created in this study and can be used to better interpret the reservoir mineralogy and fluid saturation as a response to EM-wave logging. Moreover, these results can be used to estimate the effective area (penetration depth) of EM waves as an EOR method.

Experimental Procedure

Complex permittivity of synthesized rock samples was recorded by means of a vector network analyzer as the source and a dielectric probe kit as the transmitter.

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