Laboratory Program Design for Unconsolidated Heavy Oil Reservoirs: A Case Study

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Craig Lamb, Geotechnical Resources, Douglas Ruth, University of Manitoba

Technical Meeting , society of core analysts, San Antonio, TX, 1991

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Abstract

Laboratory programs for unconsolidated heavy oil reservoirs encompass basic core analysis, grain size analysis, geological and petrological studies, and supplementary core analysis tests such as relative permeability, resistivity, fines migration, and clay swelling. The results from a recent program illustrate that effective program design is required in order to obtain the best quality data, and to achieve the maximum economic benefit.