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The Mechanism of Flue Gas Injection for Enhanced Light Oil Recovery

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O. S. Shokoya, S. A. (Raj) Mehta, R. G. Moore, B. B. Maini, M. Pooladi-Darvish, A. Chakma

University of Calgary, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4

J. Energy Resour. Technol 126(2), 119-124 (Jun 22, 2004) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1725170 History: Received May 13, 2002; Revised January 16, 2004; Online June 22, 2004
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Figures

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Slim-Tube Experimental Data for Flue Gas A Displacement at 46.06 MPa and 116°C
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Slim-Tube Experimental Data for Flue Gas B Displacement at 44.51 MPa and 116°C
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Profile of Effluent Gas Composition during Flue Gas B run at 44.51 MPa
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Hydrocarbon Distribution of Oil Samples Obtained from Flue Gas B Displacement at 44.51 MPa
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Comparison of Hydrocarbon Distribution of Oil Samples Obtained from Flue Gas B Displacement at 44.51 MPa
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Hydrocarbon Distribution of Transition Zone Sample Obtained from Flue Gas C at 45.04 MPa
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Hydrocarbon Distribution of Produced Oil before the Transition Zone for Flue Gas B Displacement
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Hydrocarbon Distribution of Flashed Liquid from the Transition Zone for Flue Gas B Displacement
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Plot Showing the Peak Values of Hydrocarbon Fraction, C11 of Flashed Liquid Obtained from the Transition Zone for Flue Gases B and C
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Comparison of Hydrocarbon Distribution of Flashed Liquid from the Transition Zone for Flue Gases B and C at 35 MPa Displacement Pressure

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