Electrical Heating Part 1: Modelling and Applications of Electromagnetic Heating for Oil Sands Reservoirs

Dongqi Ji


This work shows that  a desiccated zone by EM heating can be utilized to mimic the SAGD process where the desiccated zone is analogous to a steam chamber to heat up and drain oil to a producer. NCG/Solvent injection into the reservoir would be beneficial to desiccated zone development by pressure maintenance. Well-pair application would be superior to a single well on oil production performance. Continuous oil production can be achieved at lower producer by EM heating together with NCG injection at an upper injector based on findings in this study.