Direct Contact Steam Generation – Re-Inventing SAGD GHG Intensity
March 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The most common method of steam generation in SAGD is through the use of conventional boilers. The process generates significant greenhouse gas emissions and requires intensive water treatment to clean the water. Direct contact steam generation (DCSG) is a novel alternative in which steam and combustion gases form a mixture that can be injected downhole. This reduces the GHG intensity through sequestration of CO2 in the reservoir and may be more cost effective due to reduced water treatment requirements.
Join the CHOA Upstream community, GERI and SRC in an open discussion on the progress made to develop the technology over the last few years. Important factors influencing the potential of the technology will be discussed including the range of applications, recent pilot performance, and key challenges to overcome for development and commercialization.
Saskatchewan Research Council – Petro Nakutnyy
General Energy Recovery Inc. – Brian Kay & Stella Zhang