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Recent Petroleum Articles

Recently published articles from Petroleum.

A data-driven approach to predict compressional and shear wave velocities in reservoir rocks

Available online 23 July 2020
Teslim Olayiwola | Oluseun A. Sanuade

Compressional and shear wave velocities (Vp and Vs respectively) are essential reservoir parameters that can be used to delineate lithology, calculate porosity, identify reservoir fluids, evaluate fracture...

Developing a robust correlation for prediction of sweet and sour gas hydrate formation temperature

Available online 21 July 2020
Mohammad Mesbah | Samaneh Habibnia | Shahin Ahmadi | Amir Hossein Saeedi Dehaghani | Sareh Bayat

There are numerous correlations and thermodynamic models for predicting the natural gas hydrate formation condition but still the lack of a simple and unifying general model that addresses a broad ranges...

Experimental on the pore structure characteristics of Longmaxi Formation shale in southern Sichuan Basin, China

Available online 20 July 2020
Linlin Huang | Xiangjun Liu | Jian Xiong | Lixi Liang

In this paper, the pore structure characteristics of shale samples from the Lower Silurian Longmaxi Formation in South of Sichuan Basin of China were investigated by total organic carbon (TOC) content...

Poroelastoplastic reservoir modeling by tangent stiffness matrix method

Available online 17 July 2020
Lijing Zhang | Hua Zhang | Yanguang Yuan | Shunde Yin

As oil and gas extraction activities move into deeper rock formations, many experimental studies and field investigations indicate rock exhibits a plastic behavior rather than a pure linear elastic...

Modeling of a long sand-pack for heavy crude oil through depletion tests utilizing methane gas

Available online 16 July 2020
Bashir Busahmin | Rama Rao Karri | Stephen Tyson | Morteza Jami

With the enormous increase in the demand for crude oil, and decrease in the resources of conventional oil reservoirs, there is a great need to understand heavy or foamy oil-gas drive mechanism to maximize...

Nano-alumina based (Alpha and gamma) drilling fluid system to stabilize high reactive shales

Available online 16 July 2020
Ali Hassanzadeh | Afshar Alihosseini | Majid Monajjemi | Mahdi Nazari-Sarem

Most of water based drilling fluids easily penetrate into shale formations and cause serious problems such as well instability, destruction of the formation, wall pipe folding and pipe adhesion. The...

Numerical modeling of the critical pipeline inclination for the elimination of the water accumulation on the pipe floor in oil-water fluid flow

Available online 11 July 2020
Xiaoqin Song | Dongxin Li | Xiao Sun | Xingjie Mou | Y. Frank Cheng | Yuexin Yang

In this work, numerical models were developed to investigate the critical inclination of a pipeline to eliminate the water accumulation at the floor of the pipe carrying oil-water fluid. Computational...

Sedimentary and diagenetic facies of tidal flat in epeiric sea and its related descriptive method-a case of Ma51-4 submember in Jingbian gas field of Ordos basin, China

Available online 9 July 2020
Xi Zhang | Haihua Zhu | Bianjun Lei | Jingxuan Zhang | Dongxu Wang | Jinjie Yong

The Ma51-4 submembers of Jingbian gas field in Ordos basin of China belongs to epeiric sea evaporative carbonate tidal flat facies. Supratidal zone of gypsum nodule dolostone and upper part of intertidal...

New insights into hydraulic fracturing fluids used for high-temperature wells

Available online 9 July 2020
Tariq Almubarak | Leiming Li | Jun Hong C. Ng | Hisham A.Nasr-El-Din | Mohammed AlKhaldi

Current interest in deep, low-permeability formations (<10 md) demands accelerated development of high-temperature hydraulic fracturing technologies. Conventional guar systems break down above 300 °F...

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

June 2020
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...

Study on wellbore temperature of riserless mud recovery system by CFD approach and numerical calculation

June 2020
Xin Li | Jie Zhang | Xu Tang | Gezhen Mao | Peigang Wang

The riserless mud recovery (RMR) system abandons the riser used in conventional offshore drilling, and the drill string above the seabed is directly exposed to seawater, resulting in convective heat...

Prediction of new perforation intervals in a depleted reservoir to achieve the maximum productivity: A case study of PNN logging in a cased-well of an Iranian oil reservoir

June 2020
Saeed Zaker | Shahab mohamadi nafchi | Mahdi Rastegarnia | Soheila Bagheri | Ali Sanati | Amir Naghibi

Pulsed neutron-neutron (PNN) logging is based on emitting neutrons into the near-wellbore zone and computing the neutron count decay due to scattering and capturing. The main application of this logging...

Comparative risk evaluation and sensitivity analysis of the Libyan EPSA IV and its modified model LEPSA I

June 2020
Saad A. Balhasan | Brian F. Towler | Khaled O. AlHadramy | Biltayib M. Biltayib

This paper extends the analysis of the fourth model of Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement (EPSA IV) and our proposed modification of the Libyan Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement...

Surfactant flooding: The influence of the physical properties on the recovery efficiency

June 2020
P. Druetta | F. Picchioni

Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes aim at increasing the performance and operative life of oilfields while newer, greener and more efficient energy sources are developed. Among the chemical EOR techniques,...

Enhanced gelled hydrocarbon well treatment fluids

June 2020
Leiming Li | Sehmus Ozden | Jilin Zhang | Feng Liang

Compared with water-based well treatment fluid systems, hydrocarbon-based fluids possess advantages such as better fluid compatibility and lower formation damage, especially in water-sensitive formations....

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...

A tight sandstone multi-physical hydraulic fractures simulator study and its field application

June 2020
Yonghong Wang | Binshan Ju | Shihao Wang | Zhenzhou Yang | Qing Liu

During the past years, the recovery of unconventional gas formation has attracted lots of attention and achieved huge success. To produce gas from the low-permeability unconventional formations, hydraulic...

Characteristics and Mechanism of Upper Permian Reef Reservoirs in the Eastern Longgang Area, Northeastern Sichuan Basin, China

June 2020
Lei Tan | Hong Liu | Yuzhe Tang | Bing Luo | Ya Zhang | Yuran Yang | Yisha Liao | Weifeng Du | Xiran Yang

As a typical kind of lithologic reservoirs, reef reservoirs are generally featured by their large single-well reservoir thickness, good reservoir physical properties, and high gas well productivity....

Removal of petroleum asphaltenes by improved activity of NiO nanoparticles supported on green AlPO-5 zeolite: Process optimization and adsorption isotherm

June 2020
Majid Mohammadi | Mehdi Sedighi | Meysam Hemati

Asphaltenes removal enhances the quality of the oil and facilitates the processing. In the present work, a NiO/AlPO-5 nanocomposite using green TMG was synthesized as a particular adsorbent for asphaltenes...

Genesis and characteristics of the dolomite reservoirs in Middle Devonian Guanwushan Formation, Northwest Sichuan Basin, SW China

June 2020
Ya Zhang | Bing Luo | Cong Chen | Minglong Li | Zhimin Jin | Shixuan Zhang | Yuwei Shen

A great breakthrough has been made on oil-gas exploration of the Middle Devonian Guanwushan Formation in Northwest Sichuan Basin. The further exploration shows that the dolomite reservoir is complicated...

Geometric modeling of underground ferromagnetic pipelines for magnetic dipole reconstruction-based magnetic anomaly detection

June 2020
Dandan Zhao | Zhiyong Guo | Jian Du | Zhongxiang Liu | Wei Xu | Gaofei Liu

To aid the magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) of underground ferromagnetic pipelines, this paper proposes a geometric modeling method based on the magnetic dipole reconstruction method (MDRM). First,...

Optimal design of the gas storage surface pipeline system with injection and withdrawal conditions

Available online 27 June 2020
Jun Zhou | Liuling Zhou | Guangchuan Liang | Shaobo Wang | Tiantian Fu | Xuan Zhou | Jinghong Peng

Underground natural gas storage (UNGS) is an important part of the natural gas supply system to ensure a balanced energy supply. The surface system, as an important part of the gas storage, undertakes...

Deciphering the upper ordovician Wufeng siliceous shale depositional environments (Wuxi, NE Chongqing) based on multi-proxy record

Available online 15 June 2020
Longbo Xu | Xingzhi Wang | Mingyou Feng | Xiaohong Liu

Based on stratigraphic variations of petrology, geochemistry (major, trace elements), and pyrite framboids, we study the sedimentary environment of siliceous rocks of the Wufeng Formation in Wuxi, Northeastern...

Systematic oil flow modeling in the Quasi-3D approximation yields additional terms that allows for variable cross-section area tubing

Available online 13 June 2020
EdvalJ.P. Santos

A systematic model development for oil flow in quasi-3D (1D + 2D) is presented. Our approach provides a unified modeling scheme. Besides, additional terms are obtained, which allows for tubing area...

Research on remote intelligent control technology of throttling and back pressure in managed pressure drilling

Available online 3 June 2020
He Zhang | Yongzhi Qiu | Haibo Liang | Yunan Li | Xiru Yuan

In order to reduce the non production time of drilling, improve the efficiency and safety of drilling, improve the economic effect of managed pressure drilling (MPD), and realize the intelligent control...

Research about distal-basin shallow-river fluvial-dominated delta mode of Xiaoheba formation of Silurian of Southeastern Sichuan Basin and thinking about oil and gas exploration

Available online 28 May 2020
Cheng Li-xue | Wang Liang-jun | Luo Yanping

Through precisely measured data of field outcrops, wells logging data and samples analytical data in the research area, it is considered that the topography of the sedimentary period of Xiaoheba formation...

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

Available online 26 May 2020
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....

Formation Applicability Analysis of Stimulated Reservoir Volume Fracturing and Case Analysis

Available online 20 May 2020
Huan Zhao | Wei Li | Hui Pu | Konghang Yang

Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV) fracturing is a key technology of unconventional oil and gas exploration and development. To gain a deeper understanding of tight sandstone reservoirs and draw on the...

Experimental investigation of the application of Eucalyptus bark to prevent lost circulation in pay zones with acid dissolution capability

Available online 11 May 2020
Mostafa Sedaghatzadeh | Khalil Shahbazi | Peyman Pourafshary | Seyed Ali Razavi

Loss of drilling fluid is a common problem during the drilling of wells and it restricts the appropriate functionality of muds. Drilling fluid loss significantly increases drilling costs and non-productive...

CO2 corrosion behaviors of 13Cr steel in the high-temperature steam environment

March 2020
Guoqing Xiao | SiZhou Tan | Zhiming Yu | Baojun Dong | Yonggang Yi | Gang Tian | Huiyong Yu | Shanzhi Shi

The study aims to explore the corrosion behaviors of 13Cr steel in the high-temperature steam environment. The corrosion behaviors of 13Cr steel were tested in CO2 auxiliary steam drive environment...

Temperature profile estimation: A study on the Boberg and Lantz steam stimulation model

March 2020
Mehdi Safari | Raoof Gholami | Ebrahim Khajehvandi | Majid Mohammadi

Cyclic steam stimulation (CSS) is widely used for production from heavy oil reservoirs where oil viscosity is manipulated by heat. Many analytical models have been developed to predict the temperature...

A nano-particle based approach to improve filtration control of water based muds under high pressure high temperature conditions

March 2020
Ong Siong Guan | Raoof Gholami | Arshad Raza | Minou Rabiei | Nikoo Fakhari | Vamegh Rasouli | Omid Nabinezhad

There have been many attempts to improve the filtration control of water based muds under High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) condition using a cost effective approach. Nano particles are perhaps...

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...

Research on conversion time between lost circulation and overflow for the fractured stratum

March 2020
Rongguo Nie | Hongwei Xia | Liangjie Mao | Mingjie Cai

A new model was established based on the flow model of the drilling fluid in one-dimensional radial fracture to research the influencing factors on conversion time between lost circulation and overflow...

Practical solution for stabilized pseudo-steady state productivity index of multiple vertical wells depleting closed reservoirs

March 2020
Salam Al-Rbeawi | Fadhil S. Kadhim

The objective of this paper is introducing practical solutions for stabilized pseudo-steady state productivity index and pressure behaviors and flow regimes of multiple vertical wells depleting closed...

Carbonate rocks resistivity determination using dual and triple porosity conductivity models

March 2020
Zeeshan Tariq | Mohamed Mahmoud | Hasan Al-Youssef | Mohammad Rasheed Khan

The rocks may be classified as Archie rocks or Non-Archie rocks, depending on the link between pore structure and resistivity of the rock. For carbonate rocks, keeping this factor in view, the applicability...

Optimization of acid fracturing for a tight carbonate reservoir

March 2020
Aymen Al-Ameri | Talal Gamadi

In this study, acid fracturing treatments were simulated for a tight limestone reservoir within a shale formation using FRACPRO software. The purpose was to investigate the optimum acid fracturing design...

Implementation of multilayer perceptron (MLP) and radial basis function (RBF) neural networks to predict solution gas-oil ratio of crude oil systems

March 2020
Aref Hashemi Fath | Farshid Madanifar | Masood Abbasi

Exact determination of pressure-volume-temperature (PVT) properties of the reservoir oils is necessary for reservoir calculations, reservoir performance prediction, and the design of optimal production...

Diagenesis and diagenetic stages prediction of Ed2 reservoir in the west of Bozhong sag

March 2020
Wendao Qian | Taiju Yin | Changmin Zhang | Guowei Hou | Miao He

Diagenesis of clastic rock and hydrocarbon generating capacity are closely related with diagenetic stages. Based on diagenetic evolution, reservoir diagenetic stages prediction method is proposed through...

On physical models in V.I. Gulyayev's three papers on drill string whirling and torsional vibrations

March 2020
Zifeng Li | Chaoyue Zhang | Guangming Song

This paper introduces physical models of drill string whirling and torsional vibrations and analyses the physical models in V.I. Gulyayev's three papers on drill string whirling and torsional vibrations:...

Pore-fillings of dolomite reservoirs in Sinian Dengying Formation in Sichuan basin

March 2020
Chao Chen | Xuefei Yang | Xingzhi Wang | Deming Zeng | Mingyou Feng | Lin Xie | Xiang Li

The Sinian Dengying Formation in the Sichuan basin is an important potential reservoir for oil and gas exploration in the periphery of the Sichuan basin. Its reservoirs were well developed. And many...

Adjoint based state estimation of compressible flow in porous media

Available online 30 March 2020
Yanbin Sun | Zhibin Liu | Yanjie Hu

In this paper, we study the state estimation of compressible single phase flow in compressible porous media. The initial pressure distribution is estimated according to discrete adjoint approach based...

Influences of bedding characteristics on the acoustic wave propagation characteristics of shales

Available online 29 March 2020
Jian Xiong | Kaiyuan Liu | Xiangjun Liu | Lixi Liang | Chongyang Zhang

The acoustic response characteristics of shales were investigated by the acoustic transmission experiment, which is the basis of solving geological and engineering problems using the seismic or logging...

An experimental study on the viscosity of SPAM solutions with a new correlation predicting the apparent viscosity of sulfonated polyacrylamides

Available online 29 March 2020
Reza Rahimi | AmirHossein Saeedi Dehaghani

Being one of the most commonly performed EOR methods, polymer injection is used to increase the mobility ratio and decrease water relative permeability to allow the injected fluid to sweep more oil...

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

Available online 27 March 2020
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...

Experimental assessment of hybrid smart carbonated water flooding for carbonate reservoirs

Available online 25 March 2020
Payam Soleimani | Seyed Reza Shadizadeh | Riyaz Kharrat

Different methods of enhanced oil recovery have been used to produce trapped oil. One of these methods is carbonated water injection in which CO2 contained water is injected in reservoirs in order to...

Effects of synthesized nanoparticles and Henna-Tragacanth solutions on oil/water interfacial tension: Nanofluids stability considerations

Available online 24 March 2020
Pouya Tavakoli | Seyed Reza Shadizadeh | Farzan Hayati | Moslem Fattahi

Rising global energy demand has encouraged engineers to create and design new methods to improve oil recovery from reservoirs. In this study, feasibility of using Henna extract as a natural surfactant...

Polymeric microsphere injection in large pore-size porous media

Available online 16 March 2020
Dongqing Cao | Ming Han | Jinxun Wang | Amar J. Alshehri

High water-cut has become a worldwide challenge for oil production. It requires extensive efforts to process and dispose. This entails expanding water handling facilities and incurring high power consumption...

An approach to improve wellbore stability in active shale formations using nanomaterials

Available online 8 January 2020
Raoof Gholami | Arshad Raza | Minou Rabiei | Nikoo Fakhari | Punissha Balasubramaniam | Vamegh Rasouli | Ramasamy Nagarajan

Drilling through active shale formations has been a challenging practice in the oil and gas industry for a long period of time, given the complexity of shale structure and its interaction with Water...

Development and application of polymetric surfactant emulsification and viscosity reduction system

December 2019
Dongdong Wang | Nanjun Lai

Compounding polymer AP-P4 with high viscosity-reducing Gemini Surfactant HD, which is used as an emulsifier viscosity reduce, to improve the stability of the O/W emulsion while the viscosity reduction...

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