in situ combustion

in situ combustion

[in ′si·chü kəm′bəs·chən]
(petroleum engineering)
A method of driving high-viscosity, low-gravity ore otherwise unrecoverable from a formation by setting fire to the oil sand and thereby heating the oil in the horizon to increase its mobility by reducing its viscosity.
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Ecopetrol has announced that it has selected DopelessA technology for the Chichimene 174 injection well and Tenaris also helped with the design of the wells that incorporate the In Situ Combustion project at Ecopetrol s Central Department.
In Situ Combustion is a technique occasionally applied to reservoirs having heavy oil that is too viscous to be generated conventionally.
Excelsior Energy Limited (TSX V: ELE), a Canada-based company that explores for oil and gas, has submitted a joint application to Alberta Environment and the Alberta Energy Resources Conversation Board for a regulatory approval of the Hangingstone Experimental In Situ Combustion project.
Rosemount Analytical X-STREAM CO2 in situ combustion flue gas analysers is a key tool for optimising combustion, and reducing emissions.