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Highlighting Heavy Oil 

Heavy oil
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 18
Issue: 2
Publication Date: 06/01/2006

With the decline in production of conventional oils and the need to replenish reserves, oil companies are increasingly interested in heavy oil. This article reviews fluid properties of heavy oil and potential production scenarios, from mining to in-situ combustion. Case studies demonstrate techniques for characterizing heavy-oil reservoirs, determining the best recovery method, constructing and completing wells and monitoring production.



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