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Micro sensor motes successfully travel through a Canadian heavy oil reservoir; potential enabler for mapping re...

Micro sensor motes successfully travel through a Canadian heavy oil reservoir; potential enabler for mapping reservoir structures to boost yield 30 November 2012 Micro sensor motes have been successfully sent into a Canadian heavy oil reservoir through an injection well and retrieved via a production well; the first step towards mapping the structure of heavy oil reservoirs with micro sensor technology. Sensor motes from 5 to 7 mm that came out of the oil reservoir. Click to enlarge. The results came from a field trial conducted by the PI Innovation Centre—a joint venture of the Canadian Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) and its Dutch-based partner INCAS3 —in collaboration with Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), which provided field access. Using existing recovery methods such as CHOPS (Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand), heavy oil reservoirs in the Sas...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/11/mote-20121130.html

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