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Enhanced Oil Recovery by Using Solar Energy: Case Study

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DOI: 10.4236/jpee.2019.76004    249 Downloads   463 Views

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This study investigates the steam generating potential of a solar steam generation system and the potential for utility scale implementation in Libya oil for steam demanding enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods. The proposed system uses parabolic troughs as solar collectors. The technology is proved to be technically feasible. Solar EOR should be seen as an add-on to existing plants due to the abundance of solar energy in Libya. The System Advisor Model (SAM) model system, developed by the National Office of Renewable Energy (NRE), was used to assess the plant’s active and economic performance.

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Jenkins, P. , Elmnifi, M. , Younis, A. , Emhamed, A. , Amrayid, N. , Alshilmany, M. and Alsaker, M. (2019) Enhanced Oil Recovery by Using Solar Energy: Case Study. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 7, 57-67. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2019.76004.

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