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Record 1 2011-09-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Oil Production
DEF

Enhanced oil recovery method in which the reservoir is ignited through a number of wells and continued injection of air in adjacent wells drives the oil towards the ignited wells while the combustion front travels in the opposite direction.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Production pétrolière
DEF

Procédé thermique de récupération assistée au cours duquel l'allumage se produit aux abords du puits de production tandis que le front de combustion se déplace en direction du puits d'injection, c'est-à-dire en sens inverse de l'écoulement des fluides.

Key term(s)
  • rétrocombustion

Spanish

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