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1. (WO2017151678) STEAM INJECTION MONITORING, CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION USING NEAR-WELLHEAD SENSORS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151678    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020042
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: E21B 43/24
E21B 43/12
Applicants: GE ENERGY OILFIELD TECHNOLOGY, INC.
Inventors: KASSAB, Amer
Title: STEAM INJECTION MONITORING, CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION USING NEAR-WELLHEAD SENSORS
Abstract:
A steam-assisted hydrocarbon recovery system includes a wellbore, a wellhead connected to the wellbore, and a steam plant. The steam plant includes a steam generator, one or more steam lines connected between the steam generator and the wellhead, and a sensor module configured to measure a steam characteristic in the steam line near the wellhead. The steam-assisted hydrocarbon recovery system may also include an artificial lift system. Measurements made by the sensor module can be used to optimize the production of steam and the operation of the artificial lift system.