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Electrical Heating for Heavy Oil: Past, Current, and Future Prospect

Version 1 : Received: 10 January 2020 / Approved: 12 January 2020 / Online: 12 January 2020 (13:25:53 CET)

How to cite: Hasibuan, M.Y.; Regina, S.; Wahyu, R.; Situmorang, D.; Azmi, F.; Syahputra, R.; Batubara, L.P.Y.; Prabowo, F.; Setiawan, A.; Afin, M.F.; Afdhol, M.K.; Erfando, T. Electrical Heating for Heavy Oil: Past, Current, and Future Prospect. Preprints 2020, 2020010115 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0115.v1). Hasibuan, M.Y.; Regina, S.; Wahyu, R.; Situmorang, D.; Azmi, F.; Syahputra, R.; Batubara, L.P.Y.; Prabowo, F.; Setiawan, A.; Afin, M.F.; Afdhol, M.K.; Erfando, T. Electrical Heating for Heavy Oil: Past, Current, and Future Prospect. Preprints 2020, 2020010115 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0115.v1).

Abstract

This paper presents a review of the electrical heating method for heavy oil recovery based on past, current, and future prospects of electrical heating. Heavy oil is one of the potential crude oil used as a link to reduce the crisis of light oil used today. The obstacle of heavy oil is a high viscosity and density in which thermal injection is a method for heavy oil recovery, but it results in economic and environmental issues. Electrical heating is one of the thermal methods by transferring heat into the reservoir. The basic process of electrical heating is to increase the mobility of the oil. Because the temperature rises, it can reduce oil viscosity and makes it easier for heavy oil to flow. The past and current developments have been carried out to fill up the gap of electrical heating projects. The future prospects must meet energy efficiency, and the excessive heat will damage formation that must be tackled in the future prospect. the works adopt several electrical heating projects and applications in the world where the works give a brief future prospect of electrical heating.

Subject Areas

electrical heating; heavy oil; visocsity; energy efficiency

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