Dictionary:In-situ combustion

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An enhanced oil recovery (EOR) method that involves burning some of the oil within a reservoir to change the oil’s viscosity so that it will flow more easily and drive the oil to production wells. The combustion is controlled by varying the amount of air injected into the reservoir. Also called a fire flood. Practiced only for shallow accumulations.