gravity drainage

gravity drainage

[′grav·əd·ē ′drān·ij]
(hydrology)
Withdrawal of water from strata as a result of gravitational forces.
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Fire in the vicinity of concrete pipe generally does not affect the two fundamental requirements of a gravity drainage or collection system: structural strength and hydraulic (flow) capacity."
Use of Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and in-situ combustion have seen an upward trend due to their higher efficiency rates.
Her master thesis was about 'The Effect of Nanoparticles on Enhancing Oil Recovery Using Microwave Assisted Gravity Drainage (MWAGD) Process'.
Equation (3) is the equilibrium conditions of gravity drainage.
We are using the thermally assisted gas-oil gravity drainage (TAGOGD) technique, which has never previously been deployed on this scale in a reservoir featuring fractured carbonate rock.
The rating also considers Osum's very small size (8,000 bbls/d) and concentrated production in one SAGD (steam assisted gravity drainage) project, Orion.
The steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project is producing around 25,0000 barrels per day, although the company said it will not push the pace of new production given low oil prices.
Located 45 km south of Fort McMurray, Meadow Creek is a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands development and is jointly held by Suncor Energy (as the operator) and Nexen Energy ULC (non-operated).
Cenovus currently transports production volumes from its Foster Creek steam-assisted gravity drainage operation to Bruderheim on the Cold Lake pipeline.
Calgary, Canada, April 06, 2015 --(PR.com)-- However, in order to acquire this oil, a process of steam-assisted gravity drainage needs to be used to access the valuable material beneath the earth's surface.
* Development of two gravity drainage systems on the airfield to improve removal of water in case of flooding.
Electric submersible pumps (ESP) are an effective lift tool for many oil and gas recovery applications, including heavy oil production in steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) and steam-flooding applications.