Why unconventional crude oil such as heavy and extra heavy oil? According to IEA, heavy oil accounts for more than 50% of the global recoverable oil resources. However, the major challenge with unconventional crude oil is in its recovery and transportation The challenges with the recovery are due to the following factors:
- The conventional recovery methods like waterflooding are very inefficient due to high IFT between the oil and water (30 - 60mN/m). As a result of the high IFT, waterflood leaves a substantial volume of oil unswept due to severe viscous fingering.
- Unconventional crude oil typically occurs in shallow formations (3000 ft or less) with poorly consolidated sands. As a result, cannot contain superimposed injection pressures without fracturing.
- No communication between injection and production wells due to high viscosity of the oil.
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