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

Available online 1 December 2018
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. 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...

3. 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)...

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. 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...

8. Application of nanotechnology for enhancing oil recovery – A review

December 2016
Chegenizadeh Negin | Saeedi Ali | Quan Xie

Nanotechnology has attracted a great attention in enhancing oil recovery (EOR) due to the cost-effective and environmental friendly manner. The size of nanoparticles for EOR usually is in a range of...

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

Available online 15 April 2019
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...

10. 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...

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. 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...

14. Comparison of machine learning methods for estimating permeability and porosity of oil reservoirs via petro-physical logs

September 2019
Mohammad Ali Ahmadi | Zhangxing Chen

This paper deals with the comparison of models for predicting porosity and permeability of oil reservoirs by coupling a machine learning concept and petrophysical logs. Different machine learning methods...

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

Available online 26 September 2019
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...

16. Application of artificial intelligence to forecast hydrocarbon production from shales

March 2018
Palash Panja | Raul Velasco | Manas Pathak | Milind Deo

Artificial intelligence (AI) methods and applications have recently gained a great deal of attention in many areas, including fields of mathematics, neuroscience, economics, engineering, linguistics,...

17. 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...

18. Status of surfactant EOR technology

June 2015
James J. Sheng

Surfactant enhanced oil recovery (EOR) includes surfactant flooding and surfactant stimulation. The main functions of surfactants are to reduce interfacial tension and wettability alteration. This paper...

19. 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...

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

Available online 1 October 2018
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...

21. A review on hydraulic fracturing of unconventional reservoir

March 2015
Quanshu Li | Huilin Xing | Jianjun Liu | Xiangchon Liu

Hydraulic fracturing is widely accepted and applied to improve the gas recovery in unconventional reservoirs. Unconventional reservoirs to be addressed here are with very low permeability, complicated...

22. A comprehensive review of the application of nano-silica in oil well cementing

Available online 20 June 2019
Akshar Thakkar | Aakash Raval | Shishir Chandra | Manan Shah | Anirbid Sircar

Oil and Gas Industry is a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. Drilling a well is costly, right from exploration to drilling and production to Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). Nanotechnology has the potential...

23. Sand transport in multiphase flow mixtures in a horizontal pipeline: An experimental investigation

June 2019
Mariella Leporini | Barbara Marchetti | Francesco Corvaro | Giuseppe di Giovine | Fabio Polonara | Alessandro Terenzi

An inherent problem with both oil and natural gas production is the deposition of sand particles in pipeline, which could lead to problems such as excessive pressure drops, equipment failure, pipeline...

24. 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...

25. Pipeline wax deposition modeling: A sensitivity study on two commercial software

June 2019
Giancarlo Giacchetta | Barbara Marchetti | Mariella Leporini | Alessandro Terenzi | Davide Dall’Acqua | Laura Capece | Roberta Cocci Grifoni

This paper presents the results of a sensitivity study carried out to investigate the performances of two commercial codes, OLGA and LedaFlow, used to model the wax deposition process in pipelines under...

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