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1. Big Data analytics in oil and gas industry: An emerging trend

December 2020
Mehdi Mohammadpoor | Farshid Torabi

This paper reviews the utilization of Big Data analytics, as an emerging trend, in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. Big Data or Big Data analytics refers to a new technology which can...

2. Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) study, on reciprocating compressors API 618

June 2017
Francesco Corvaro | Giancarlo Giacchetta | Barbara Marchetti | Maurilio Recanati

The Oil & Gas industry has continuously increased its requirements and together with the high complexity of technological systems and the higher competitiveness of markets, has compelled providers to...

3. Role of biosurfactants in bioremediation of oil pollution-a review

September 2018
Abraham Peele Karlapudi | T.C. Venkateswarulu | Jahnavi Tammineedi | Lohit Kanumuri | Bharath Kumar Ravuru | Vijaya ramu Dirisala | Vidya Prabhakar Kodali

The energy resources mainly petroleum and petroleum hydrocarbons are major pollutants of the environment. The oil and oil products contamination may cause severe harm and hence, the attention has been...

4. CO2 utilization: Developments in conversion processes

March 2017
Erdogan Alper | Ozge Yuksel Orhan

Carbon dioxide capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) –including conversion to valuable chemicals-is a challenging contemporary issue having multi-facets. The prospect to utilize carbon dioxide (CO2)...

5. A review on casing while drilling technology for oil and gas production with well control model and economical analysis

March 2019
Dipal Patel | Vivek Thakar | Sivakumar Pandian | Manan Shah | Anirbid Sircar

The extraction of petroleum fluids from sub-surface accumulations mandates the drilling of a well into the formation containing the accumulation. The drilling techniques have evolved over time to overcome...

6. Most common surfactants employed in chemical enhanced oil recovery

June 2017
Chegenizadeh Negin | Saeedi Ali | Quan Xie

Chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and particularly surfactant injection has recently received a great deal of attention. The suggested recovery mechanisms after injecting surfactants include wettability...

7. Significant aspects of carbon capture and storage – A review

December 2019
Arshad Raza | Raoof Gholami | Reza Rezaee | Vamegh Rasouli | Minou Rabiei

Excessive emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere has resulted in a progressive climate change and global warming in the past decades. There have been many approaches developed to reduce the...

8. Sand production: A smart control framework for risk mitigation

March 2020
Hisham Ben Mahmud | Van Hong Leong | Yuli Lestariono

Due to the current global oil price, the sand production is considered undesirable product and the control of sand production is considered as one of the main concerns of production engineers. It can...

9. Solid amine sorbents for CO2 capture by chemical adsorption: A review

March 2017
Elif Erdal Ünveren | Bahar Özmen Monkul | Şerife Sarıoğlan | Nesrin Karademir | Erdoğan Alper

Amines are well-known for their reversible reactions with CO2, which make them ideal for CO2 capture from several gas streams, including flue gas. In this respect, selective CO2 absorption by aqueous...

10. Review on chemical enhanced oil recovery using polymer flooding: Fundamentals, experimental and numerical simulation

June 2020
Ali Mohsenatabar Firozjaii | Hamid Reza Saghafi

The EOR techniques are employed to recover more oil from mature reservoirs after the primary and secondary oil production stages. Polymer flooding as a chemical EOR method involves adding polymer molecules...

11. A novel rate of the reaction between NaOH with CO2 at low temperature in spray dryer

March 2017
Yadollah Tavan | Seyyed Hossein Hosseini

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an influential greenhouse gas that has a significant impact on global warming partly. Nowadays, many techniques are available to control and remove CO2 in different chemical...

12. An experimental study of diesel fuel cloud and pour point reduction using different additives

December 2019
Amir Hossein Saeedi Dehaghani | Reza Rahimi

An experimental study was conducted to investigate the effects of four different additives on pour point and cloud point temperatures of a diesel fuel. Sample mixtures were prepared in different volumetric...

13. A comprehensive review on proppant technologies

March 2016
Feng Liang | Mohammed Sayed | Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri | Frank F. Chang | Leiming Li

The main function of traditional proppants is to provide and maintain conductive fractures during well production where proppants should meet closure stress requirement and show resistance to diagenesis...

14. A review of recent developments in CO2 mobility control in enhanced oil recovery

Available online 15 May 2021
Osama Massarweh | Ahmad S. Abushaikha

Carbon dioxide-enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) has gained widespread attention in light of the declining conventional oil reserves. Moreover, CO2-EOR contributes to the reduction of the global emissions...

15. A review of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods applied in Kazakhstan

March 2021
Bianca Anne Bealessio | Natalia A. Blánquez Alonso | Nicholas John Mendes | Anna Vladimirovna Sande | Berna Hascakir

Application of enhanced oil recovery methods in Kazakhstan has been ongoing for decades alongside the continued discovery of new oil and gas fields in the Pre-Caspian Basin. The objective of this review...

16. Artificial lift system optimization using machine learning applications

Available online 8 August 2020
Fahad I. Syed | Mohammed Alshamsi | Amirmasoud K. Dahaghi | Shahin Neghabhan

Currently, in the oil industry, Artificial Lift Optimization (ALO) systems are dealing with different applications including well monitor and control, reservoir management, production optimization,...

17. A review of crosslinked fracturing fluids prepared with produced water

December 2016
Leiming Li | Ghaithan A. Al-Muntasheri | Feng Liang

The rapidly increasing implementations of oilfield technologies such as horizontal wells and multistage hydraulic fracturing, particularly in unconventional formations, have expanded the need for fresh...

18. Emergence of nanotechnology in the oil and gas industry: Emphasis on the application of silica nanoparticles

December 2017
Muili Feyisitan Fakoya | Subhash Nandlal Shah

The application of nanotechnology in the oil and gas industry is on the rise as evidenced by the number of researches undertaken in the past few years. The quest to develop more game-changing technologies...

19. Prediction of oil flow rate through an orifice flow meter: Artificial intelligence alternatives compared

December 2020
Hamzeh Ghorbani | David A. Wood | Abouzar Choubineh | Afshin Tatar | Pejman Ghazaeipour Abarghoyi | Mohammad Madani | Nima Mohamadian

Fluid-flow measurements of petroleum can be performed using a variety of equipment such as orifice meters and wellhead chokes. It is useful to understand the relationship between flow rate through orifice...

20. Predicting saturated vapor pressure of LNG from density and temperature data with a view to improving tank pressure management

March 2021
David A. Wood

Determining the saturated vapor pressure (SVP) of LNG requires detailed thermodynamic calculations based on compositional data. Yet LNG compositions and SVPs evolve constantly for LNG stored in tanks....

21. CO2 storage in depleted gas reservoirs: A study on the effect of residual gas saturation

March 2018
Arshad Raza | Raoof Gholami | Reza Rezaee | Chua Han Bing | Ramasamy Nagarajan | Mohamed Ali Hamid

Depleted gas reservoirs are recognized as the most promising candidate for carbon dioxide storage. Primary gas production followed by injection of carbon dioxide after depletion is the strategy adopted...

22. Effect of water salinity on oil/brine interfacial behaviour during low salinity waterflooding: A mechanistic study

December 2019
Peyman Rostami | Mohammad Fattahi Mehraban | Mohammad Sharifi | Morteza Dejam | Shahab Ayatollahi

In recent years, controlling the salinity and composition of the injected water has become an emerging enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technique, often described as low salinity (LS) waterflooding. This...

23. A review of in situ upgrading technology for heavy crude oil

June 2021
Yibo Li | Zhiqiang Wang | Zhiming Hu | Boqiang Xu | Yalong Li | Wanfen Pu | Jinzhou Zhao

With the growing demand of oil worldwide, heavy oil has increasingly become vital in the world energy market. However, further development of heavy oil reservoirs are limited by regular enhanced oil...

24. CPPCNDL: Crude oil price prediction using complex network and deep learning algorithms

December 2020
Makumbonori Bristone | Rajesh Prasad | Adamu Ali Abubakar

Crude oil price prediction is a challenging task in oil producing countries. Its price is among the most complex and tough to model because fluctuations of price of crude oil are highly irregular, nonlinear...

25. Review of intelligent well technology

September 2020
Ma Huiyun | Yu Chenggang | Dong Liangliang | Fu Yukun | Shuai Chungang | Sun Hanwen | Zhu Xiaohua

Intelligent well technology is an oil and gas well optimization completion technology integrated with underground real-time monitoring, data analysis decision-making and remote control of downhole tools....

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