Steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) is a technique that has been developed to efficiently extract bitumen from deep reservoirs. We propose using electrical impedance tomography (EIT) for real-time monitoring of SAGD wells to maintain optimal operating conditions. Several electrode configurations along the pipelines and measurement strategies are presented and compared.

International Steering Committee on Electrical Impedance Tomography
15th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT 2014)
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering

Gagnon, Hervé, Boyle, Alistair, Okoniewski, Michal, & Adler, A. (2014). Monitoring Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) with EIT. In 15th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT 2014). International Steering Committee on Electrical Impedance Tomography.