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Mathematical modeling of thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior for reservoir formation under elevated temperature

Xinpu Shen

The thermo effect is important in the production enhancement process with hot steam injection. In this case, the desorption of both liquid oil and gas molecular from solid skeleton, along with the evaporation of oil and water could occur within the reservoir formation. This could result in a significant amount of thermal energy dissipation. Pore pressure variation will also be significant.