University of Calgary

ENCH 647 - Thermal Recovery Methods - Winter 2023

Oil sands and heavy oil resources. Fluid and rock properties. Heat transfer processes in porous media. Comparative analysis of viscous oil recovery methods: steam flooding, cyclic steam stimulation, in-situ combustion and steam-assisted-gravity-drainage. Surface equipment and operation. Laboratory and field performance evaluation of thermal recovery methods. Process economics.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Petroleum Engineering 429, 523 or 621, or admission to the Master of Engineering with Reservoir Characterization specialization.


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