An Analytical Tool to Evaluate the Effect of Water Saturation on SAGD Performance

Jinze Xu
Supervisor: Prof. Zhangxing (John) Chen


In this presentation, a new analytical model for SAGD is developed and validated with numerical solution. It is shown that the temperature and pressure profiles will change perpendicular to a steam chamber. They will increase with time. Mobile water will decrease the oil velocity and increase the heat loss. The large convective heat loss plays a significant role in a reservoir with mobile water.