Calculation Method for Ignition Temperature and Stable Combustion Temperature of the In-Situ Combustion Process

Guang SHI, Yongjian LIU


By theoretical derivation and applying Arrhenius prescription and Semenov’s definition of ignition, the equations for calculating ignition temperature and stable combustion temperature are obtained. By previous experimental data, the empirical parameter in the equations is determined by calculation, so that the specific equations are obtained. Research shows, basically the values of ignition temperature and stable combustion temperature are only dependent on the properties of crude oil. The ignition temperature equation provides a new method for implementing in-situ combustion process design, and the stable combustion temperature equation offers a new criterion to estimating the combustion behavior of subsurface crude oil.


In-situ combustion; Ignition temperature; Stable combustion temperature; Arrhenius; Semenov; Calculation method

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