Published on Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference

Montgomery, TX, USA – Febuary 6, 2017 – RGL’s Da Zhu, PhD, an applications and research engineering specialist, will present research on sand control engineering related to SAGD at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference in Montgomery, Texas, USA from February 20 – 22, 2017.  

Dr. Zhu’s paper on the causes of fingering in steam-assisted heavy oil recovery was coauthored by Dr. Ian Gates from the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. The paper advances the industry’s understanding of the instability phenomena occurring at the lateral edges, as well as the top of SAGD steam chambers, by conducting and explaining a series of fundamental fluid mechanical analysis and reservoir simulations.   

Unveiling the Causes of Fingering in Steam-Assisted Heavy Oil Recovery - Linear Instability Analysis and Numerical Simulation D. Zhu, RGL Reservoir Management Inc.; I.D. Gates, University of Calgary., SPE - 182631

The SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference is highly respected within the industry and presentation spots are coveted, therefore, RGL is honored to have the opportunity to speak at this year’s event. 

For information on this conference, visit the SPE Events Page. For a full list of RGL’s research papers visit our RGL Resources Research Page.


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