Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
Volume 2012, Article ID 676529, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/676529
Research Article

Thermal Hydraulic Analysis Using GIS on Application of HTR to Thermal Recovery of Heavy Oil Reservoirs

Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Received 9 March 2012; Revised 26 August 2012; Accepted 9 October 2012

Academic Editor: Carlo Sborchia

Copyright © 2012 Yangping Zhou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. K. L. Goyal and S. Kumar, “Chapter 11 steamflooding for enhanced oil recovery,” Developments in Petroleum Science, vol. 17, pp. 317–349, 1989. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. E. Nnaemeka, Petroleum Reservoir Engineering Practice, Prentice Hall, Boston, Mass, USA, 2010.
  3. K. F. Johannes, Petroleum Engineer's Guide to Oil Field Chemicals and Fluids, Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2012.
  4. A. R. Kovscek, “Emerging challenges and potential futures for thermally enhanced oil recovery,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. In press.
  5. W. Xianghong, X. Anzhu, and F. Hailiang, “An integrated evaluation on factors affecting the performance of superheated steam huff and puff in heavy oil reservoirs,” Petroleum Exploration and Development, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 608–613, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. T. Zhou, L. Cheng, C. He, Z. Pang, and F. Zhou, “Calculation model of on-way parameters and heating radius in the superheated steam injection wellbore,” Petroleum Exploration and Development, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 83–88, 2010. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. E. Baust and I. A. Weisbrodt, “Introducing the high-temperature reactor into the market-status and strategy,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 121, no. 2, pp. 311–315, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. G. Brinkmann, J. Pirson, S. Ehster et al., “Important viewpoints proposed for a safety approach of HTGR reactors in Europe: final results of the EC-funded HTR-L project,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 236, no. 5-6, pp. 463–474, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. R. Kuhr, “HTR's role in process heat applications,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 238, no. 11, pp. 3013–3017, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. R. Reimert and M. Schad, “Process heat from modularized HTR,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 251, pp. 244–251, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. Z. Zhang and Y. Sun, “Economic potential of modular reactor nuclear power plants based on the Chinese HTR-PM project,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 237, no. 23, pp. 2265–2274, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. Z. Zhang, Z. Wu, D. Wang et al., “Current status and technical description of Chinese 2 × 250 MWth HTR-PM demonstration plant,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 239, no. 7, pp. 1212–1219, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. Y. Dong and Z. Gao, “Thermal-hydraulic feasibility analysis on uprating the HTR-PM,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 236, no. 5-6, pp. 510–515, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. Z. Wu, D. Lin, and D. Zhong, “The design features of the HTR-10,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 218, no. 1–3, pp. 25–32, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. Y. Xu and K. Zuo, “Overview of the 10 MW high temperature gas cooled reactor—test module project,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, vol. 218, no. 1–3, pp. 13–23, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. W. Dalrymple, “Beyond electricity,” Nuclear Engineering International, vol. 54, no. 660, pp. 34–35, 2009. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. Y. Zheng, L. Shi, and Y. Dong, “Thermohydraulic transient studies of the Chinese 200 MWe HTR-PM for loss of forced cooling accidents,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, vol. 36, no. 6, pp. 742–751, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. J. Zhang, X. Jia, G. Zeng, Q. Wei, J. Yuan, and R. Liu, “Economic optimization of full life-circle for heavy oil thermal recovery by steam injection process in Karamay oilfield,” Xinjiang Pretrolium Geology, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 80–81, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  19. L. Dong, “Modeling and analysis of modular high-temperature gas-cooled reactor super-critical unit base on vPower simulation platform,” Tsinghua University, pp. 167–173, 2012. View at Google Scholar
  20. J. Liu, “Research on improving steam thermal efficiency,” South West Petroleum University of China, 2003. View at Google Scholar
  21. J. Ye, Y. Zhou, X. Chen, Y. Ma, F. Li, and Y. Dong, “Simulation of a once-through, helical-coiled steam generator of high temperature gas-cooled reactor,” in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, (ICONE17 '09), pp. 645–650, Brussels, Belgium, July 2009. View at Scopus
  22. M. Wu, “Analysis and simulation of the thermal-hydraulic processes of primary loop of HTGR,” Tsinghua University, pp. 24–39, 2008. View at Google Scholar
  23. Y. Zeng, X. Li, L. Chen, X. Lu, and Q. Wang, “Analysis of the wellbore heat loss in development heavy oil reservoir by steam injection,” Drilling & Production Technology, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 44–46, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  24. X. Liu, M. Li, and Y. Jian, “Simulative experimental research on the thermal insulation construction of the gas injecting pipeline using thick oil heat extracting,” Pipeline Technique and Equipment, no. 2, pp. 8–10, 2000. View at Google Scholar