Jet Piercing of Oil Sands

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R. R. Gilpin, E. M. Gates

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

J. Energy Resour. Technol 103(4), 330-335 (Dec 01, 1981) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3230862 History: Received August 24, 1981; Online October 22, 2009


This paper describes the results of an experimental investigation of the penetration of oil sands by continuous and pulsed high-pressure water jets. Both laboratory and field tests were carried out to determine the influence of the jet dynamic pressure, nozzle diameter, pulse frequency, and total jetting time upon the depth of penetration.

Copyright © 1981 by ASME
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