A Productivity Model for Cyclic Steam Stimulation of Heavy Oil with Non- Newtonian Flow Behavior using Horizontal Wells

Jian Yang


A new CSS model with horizontal well is made in this research. During injection cycle, reservoir is divided into latent heat zone, sensible heat zone  and unheated zone . During production cycle, reservoir is divided into Newtonian fluid zone  and non-Newtonian fluid zone. Reservoir pressure, liquid production, oil production and water production of this model have a good match with CMG-STARS simulation results when TPG is not considered.  Further study will be focus on the validation of this model using field data .