05174377 is referenced by 11 patents and cites 10 patents.

Disclosed is an invention for optimizing recovery of petroleum from a subterranean, petroleum containing formation by improving the efficiency of a steam drive through a linear heat reduction schedule and a partial shut-in of the producing well after steam breakthrough. The linear heat reduction schedule and the partial shut-in to compensate for steam override results in maximized discounted net oil recovery with optimal utilization of steam generation capacity.

Title
Method for optimizing steamflood performance
Application Number
7/586486
Publication Number
5174377
Application Date
September 21, 1990
Publication Date
December 29, 1992
Inventor
Mridul Kumar
Placentia
CA, US
Agent
David J Power
W K Turner
Assignee
Chevron Research and Technology Company
CA, US
IPC
E21B 43/30
E21B 43/24
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