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World Energy | Date: 2017-03-01

The present invention provides a pressure controlled wind turbine enhancement system and a method of enhancing the airflow past a wind turbine, the enhancement system including a two part conical nozzle to be located upwind or upstream of a turbine in order to augment the natural flow of air past blades of the turbine in a manner which produces increased power output from the turbine.


Sevim C.,World Energy
Energy Education Science and Technology Part A: Energy Science and Research | Year: 2011

Electricity consumption of Turkey is growing rapidly with population growth and developing economy. Annual growth rate of electricity demand is expected between 6.6% and 7.4% from 2010 to 2018 in Turkey. For this energy demand projection requires installation of 2,740 MW of energy generation capacity systems each year. According to 9 th Reconstruction Plan of Turkey, three nuclear power plants will be established. Basically investment cost parameter of nuclear power plants depend on reactor types. Generally pressurized water reactor (PWR), boiling water reactor (BWR) and pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) are used all over world. Total installed power of these three plants will be 4500 MW. Total capital and decommissioning costs of these power plants will be 13775 million $ for PWR 12605 million $ for BWR and 11889 million $ for PHWR. The aim of this article is that evaluating some economic parameters of nuclear power plant investments according to reactor type for Turkey. © Sila Science.


Khatib H.,World Energy
Energy Policy | Year: 2014

The MENA region is endowed with enormous resources of oil and gas, rendering it the world's richest region in this regard. Endowment differs from one country to another with few countries are almost dry; however the economic benefits proliferated to almost every country in the region. In spite of some doubts being cast about the amount of proven oil reserves, these with improved technology and new discoveries are increasing year after another. With no long term feasible alternatives to oil for transport and the increasing trade in LNG, the region's importance as a world's leading supplier of fossil fuels will continue for decades to come.However, these favourable prospects hide many challenges facing the MENA region, among them is the difficulty in mobilizing investment funds for sustaining and increasing output to feed growing global demand. Growing local demand, due to the proliferation of subsides, is another worrying aspect that already caused few countries with modest resources to become oil importers instead of exporters, with larger exporters decreasing their surplus output. The region is also still mainly dependant on foreign technologies and skilled manpower. Regional cooperation in oil and gas networks and electricity interconnections is still modest.The region has a long history of conflict; correspondingly it is a major importer of armaments which is increasingly eating a lot of its surplus income. With the political and social changes presently taking place in many MENA countries, due to the Arab spring and continuation of local conflicts, the sustainability of supplies from the region are increasingly a source of worry to MENA exporters and its many importers. It is also causing increasing involvement of the super powers in regional affairs. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.


Patent
World Energy | Date: 2013-02-15

A downhole steam generation apparatus and method of use are provided. The apparatus may include an injection section, a combustion section, and an evaporation section. The injection section may include a housing, injector elements, and injector plate. The combustion section may include a liner having channels disposed therethrough. The evaporation section may include conduits in fluid communication with the channels and the combustion chamber, and a nozzle operable to inject a fluid from the channels to the combustion chamber in droplet form. A method of use may include supplying fuel, oxidant, and fluid to the apparatus; combusting fuel and oxidant in a chamber while flowing the fluid through a plurality of channels disposed through a liner, thereby heating the fluid and cooling the liner; and injecting droplets of the heated fluid into the chamber and evaporating the droplets by combustion of the fuel and the oxidant to produce steam.


Patent
World Energy | Date: 2013-05-20

A blade for use in rotary machines such as a wind turbine blade has a plurality of dimples distributed over an area of a low pressure or suction surface of the blade which preferably extends from immediately adjacent to a leading edge of the blade at least partially towards a rear or trailing edge of the blade.


Patent
World Energy | Date: 2014-02-21

A control system for controlling the operation of a Downhole Steam Generator (DHSG) system includes a cascade control strategy for control of individual final control elements in communication with a local well master controller. The final control elements may control fuel, oxidant, feedwater, and/or carbon dioxide flow to the downhole steam generator. The local well master controller may monitor and adjust the flows to the DHSG to control the operating performance of the DHSG.


Patent
World Energy | Date: 2013-12-20

A downhole steam generation system may include a burner head assembly, a liner assembly, a vaporization sleeve, and a support sleeve. The burner head assembly may include a sudden expansion region with one or more injectors. The liner assembly may include a water-cooled body having one or more water injection arrangements. The system may be optimized to assist in the recovery of hydrocarbons from different types of reservoirs. A method of recovering hydrocarbons may include supplying one or more fluids to the system, combusting a fuel and an oxidant to generate a combustion product, injecting a fluid into the combustion product to generate an exhaust gas, injecting the exhaust gas into a reservoir, and recovering hydrocarbons from the reservoir.


Patent
World Energy | Date: 2014-03-10

A downhole steam generation apparatus and method of use are provided. The apparatus may include an injection section, a combustion section, and an evaporation section. The injection section may include a housing, injector elements, and injector plate. The combustion section may include a liner having channels disposed therethrough. The evaporation section may include conduits in fluid communication with the channels and the combustion chamber, and a nozzle operable to inject a fluid from the channels to the combustion chamber in droplet form. A method of use may include supplying fuel, oxidant, and fluid to the apparatus; combusting fuel and oxidant in a chamber while flowing the fluid through a plurality of channels disposed through a liner, thereby heating the fluid and cooling the liner; and injecting droplets of the heated fluid into the chamber and evaporating the droplets by combustion of the fuel and the oxidant to produce steam.


Patent
World Energy | Date: 2014-05-12

Embodiments of the invention described herein relate to methods and apparatus for recovery of viscous hydrocarbons from subterranean reservoirs. In one embodiment, a completion string for an enhanced oil recovery system is provided. The completion string includes an umbilical device having a plurality of conduits disposed therein, a downhole steam generator coupled to the umbilical device by a connect/disconnect device, and a conduit extending from the downhole steam generator through a packer.


Patent
World Energy | Date: 2014-04-14

Embodiments of the invention described herein relate to methods and apparatus for recovery of viscous hydrocarbons from subterranean reservoirs. In one embodiment, a system for recovering hydrocarbons comprises a downhole steam generator for coupling with a packer in an injector well, an umbilical device coupled to the downhole steam generator for lifting or lowering the downhole steam generator in the injector well, a first shear point disposed between the downhole steam generator and the packer, and a second shear point disposed between the umbilical device and the downhole steam generator, wherein the first shear point has a shear strength that is different than a shear strength of the second shear point.

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