SUPRI Heavy Oil Research Program. Seventeenth annual report
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Research in the SUPRI Heavy Oil Research Project is summarized here. There are six subdivisions in this project. The goal of Project 1 is to assess the influence of different reservoir conditions on the absolute and relative permeability to oil and water and on capillary pressure. Project 2 deals with the evaluation of the effects of different reservoir parameters on the in-situ combustion process including reaction kinetics. The object of Project 3 is to develop and understand the mechanisms of the process using commercially available surfactants for reduction of gravity override and channeling of steam. Project 4 is concerned with the development of techniques of formation evaluation such as tracer tests and pressure transient tests. Finally, Project 5 is concerned with the technical support for the design and monitoring of DOE sponsored or industry initiated field projects.