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Fault reactivation potential and associated permeability evolution under changing injection conditions

September 2021
Dorcas S. Eyinla | Michael A. Oladunjoye | Quan Gan | Abel I. Olayinka

Understanding the hydraulic and frictional sensitivity of fault to different injection conditions is one of the efficient ways to provide useful implications for fault reactivation potential. Numerical...

Comparative study of VOF, LS, and VOSET on pore-scale immiscible waterflooding modeling

September 2021
Jiajun Peng | Rui Song | Yao Wang | Hanmin Xiao

The pore-scale mechanism of the waterflooding contributes to enhancing oil recovery, which has been widely emphasized in the petroleum industry. In this paper, the performances and accuracy of three...

Enhanced oil recovery by low-salinity water spontaneous imbibition (LSW-SI) in a typical tight sandstone formation of mahu sag from core scale to field scale

September 2021
Bing Wei | Lele Wang | Tao Song | Mengying Zhong | Mikhail A. Varfolomeev

Accelerating mass exchange between matrix and fractures is the essence of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in tight formations after natural depletion. Low salinity water (LSW) injection has been commercially-proven...

A modified gas flow model in the near wellbore region below dew point pressure

September 2021
Abed Inan Chowdhury | Md Mostafijul Karim

When pressure in gas reservoirs fall below the dew point, condensate banking occurs around the wellbore which alters the fluid flow behavior. The state of the knowledge on this flow behavior is yet...

A review of chemical-assisted minimum miscibility pressure reduction in CO2 injection for enhanced oil recovery

September 2021
Mohamed Almobarak | Zangyuan Wu | Daiyu Zhou | Kun Fan | Yongbing Liu | Quan Xie

Miscible CO2 injection appears to be an important enhanced oil recovery technique for improving sweep efficiency and eliminating CO2-oil interfacial tension resulting in up to 10% higher oil recovery...

Numerical modelling for leak oil flow in tunnel of the cave storage

September 2021
Jimiao Duan | Huishu Liu | Shuo Xu | Jiang Li | Tingao Shen | Keyu Lin | Hao Yan

Oil storage in cavern tank is one of the important ways of oil storage. More than 80% of the oil tanks in the cave storage have been used for around 30 years in China and leakage accidents are likely...

The study of a highly efficient and environment-friendly scale inhibitor for calcium carbonate scale in oil fields

September 2021
Heng Wang | Junying Hu | Zhi Yang | Zebin Yin | Qi Xiong | Xiankang Zhong

A highly efficient and environment-friendly scale inhibitor (MA-VA-VS) was synthesized via free radical solution polymerization method, where maleic anhydride (MA), vinyl acetate (VA) and vinyl sulfonate...

Root cause of sand production and methodologies for prediction

September 2021
Surej Kumar Subbiah | Arifin Samsuri | Assef Mohamad-Hussein | Mohd Zaidi Jaafar | Ying Ru Chen | Rajeev Ranjan Kumar

The consequences of sandstone reservoir rock failure may lead to sand production. This phenomenon can have negative impact on lifting cost and economic of any field development. Metal erosion due to...

A decision loop for situation risk assessment under uncertainty: A case study of a gas facility

September 2021
Antar Simohammed | Rachid Smail

This paper presents a decision-making support system for situation risk assessment associated with critical alarms conditions in a gas facility. The system provides a human operator with advice on the...

Investigation into phantom downlinks and development of a prevention algorithm in rotary steerable system

September 2021
Fei Li

This paper investigated the failure cause of phantom downlinks of a flow rate detection mechanism in a rotary steerable system and developed a prevention algorithm. Downlinking is the process of controlling...

An analytical solution for spherical fluid flow modeling in porous media with non-uniform initial pressure considering the supercharging effect

September 2021
Ali Nabizadeh | Mohammad Sharifi | Babak Aminshahidi

The diffusivity equation is a partial differential equation (PDE) which can be used for fluid flow modeling in porous media. Determining reservoir parameters from pressure data (i.e., pressure transient...

Logging prediction and evaluation of fracture toughness for the shales in the Longmaxi Formation, Southern Sichuan Basin

September 2021
Jian Xiong | Kaijun Liu | Changyou Shi | Xiangjun Liu | Linlin Huang

The mode-I fracture toughness is of great significance for evaluating the fracturing ability of shale reservoirs. In this study, the mode-I fracture toughness of the shale in the Lower Silurian Longmaxi...

Super gas wet and gas wet rock surface: State-of- the art evaluation through contact angle analysis

Available online 25 September 2021
Mohammad Azadi Tabar | Abolfazl Dehghan Monfared | Flor Shayegh | Farzad Barzegar | Mohammad Hossein Ghazanfari

Recently, super gas wet and gas wet surfaces have been extensively attended in petroleum industry, as supported by the increasing number of publications in the last decade related to wettability alteration...

Depositional facies and reservoir characteristics of the Early Cretaceous Lower Goru Formation, Lower Indus Basin Pakistan: Integration of petrographic and gamma-ray log analysis

Available online 24 September 2021
Qamar UZ Zaman Dar | Pu Renhai | Shahid Ghazi | Shakeel Ahmed | Rana Imran Ali | Mubashir Mehmood

The sand intervals of the Early Cretaceous Lower Goru Formation are a conventional reservoir, generally distributed in the Middle and Lower Indus Basin of Pakistan. Lithostratigraphically formation...

Effects of different gases on the performance of foams stabilized by Cocamidopropyl betaine surfactant and silica nanoparticles: A comparative experimental study

Available online 24 September 2021
Masoud Hatami Alooghareh | Atefeh Kabipour | Mohamadhosein ghazavi | Seyyed Mohammad Mousavi Sisakht | Mehdi Razavifar

Application of CO2 gas in foam enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes has emerged as a win-win strategy for achieving higher oil recovery factor and reducing greenhouse gas emission, which can significantly...

Application of ARIMA-RTS optimal smoothing algorithm in gas well production prediction

Available online 23 September 2021
Yonggang Duan | Huan Wang | Mingqiang Wei | Linjiang Tan | Tao Yue

Gas field production forecast is an important basis for decision-making in the gas industry, how to accurately predict the dynamic production during gas field development is an important content of...

Investigation into the effect of friction decay factor on the modelling and attenuation of stick-slip vibrations of oilwell drilling systems

Available online 9 July 2021
Mohammed Y.A. Alkaragoolee | David Bryant

The self-excited stick-slip oscillations of oilwell drillstrings are attributed to the nonlinear interaction between the drill-bit and the rock formation. Development of more accurate models will lead...

Migration characteristics and profile control capabilities of preformed particle gel in porous media

Available online 7 July 2021
Nanjun Lai | Shufang Chen | Lei Tang | Yu Aojie Huang | Hongwei Xui

Inspired by the viscoelastic displacement theory, we have developed a product called preformed particle gel (PPG) as conformance control agent to enhance oil recovery and control excess water production....

Effect of ammonium based ionic liquids on the rheological behavior of the heavy crude oil for high pressure and high temperature conditions

Available online 6 July 2021
Sivabalan Sakthivel | Sugirtha Velusamy

Heavy crude oil (HCO) production, processing, and transportation forms several practical challenges to the oil and gas industry, due to its higher viscosity. Understanding the shear rheology of this...

Predicting wax deposition using robust machine learning techniques

Available online 4 July 2021
Menad Nait Amar | Ashkan Jahanbani Ghahfarokhi | Cuthbert Shang Wui Ng

Accurate prediction of wax deposition is of vital interest in digitalized systems to avoid many issues that interrupt the flow assurance during production of hydrocarbon fluids. The present investigation...

CO2 corrosion prediction on 20# steel under the influence of corrosion product film

Available online 4 July 2021
Yingxue Liu | Hongye Jiang | Taolong Xu | Youlv Li

Based on corrosion thermodynamics and kinetics, considering the multi-field coupling effects of fluid flow, electrochemical reaction and mass transfer process, a new corrosion prediction mechanistic...

Experimental investigation of the impact of sugarcane molasses on the properties of colloidal gas aphron (CGA) drilling fluid

Available online 3 July 2021
Amir Hossein Saeedi Dehaghani | Seyed Masoud Ghalamizade Elyaderani

Colloidal gas aphron (CGA) based fluid has become very popular in drilling in the last two decades, as it reduces formation damages significantly. In this study, Sugarcane molasses (Mls) was used for...

The prediction of spontaneous oil-water imbibition in composite capillary

Available online 2 July 2021
Lin Wang | Feiying Ma | Yongming He | Dawei Liu

In view of the classical Lucas-Washburn equation, which can only describe the spontaneous imbibition of single wetted capillary, a tilted composite capillary model with circular cross section, composed...

Synthesis of amyl ester grafted on carbon-nanopolymer composite as an inhibitor for cleaner shale drilling

Available online 2 July 2021
Tawfik A. Saleh | Mukaila A. Ibrahim

Wellbore instability in oil and gas industry well drillings is a significant challenge that is linked to shale swelling when shale interacts with free water molecules in the water-based drilling fluid....

Effects of heat transfer fluid and boundary conditions on temperature field of enhanced geothermal system

Available online 2 July 2021
J. Zhang | M. Zhao | G. Wang

Enhanced geothermal system (EGS) is considered to be the most effective way to mine hot dry rock. A conceptual model of rock mass-fracture-rock mass was established to study the limitation of temperature,...

Role of biosurfactants in bioremediation of oil pollution-a review

June 2021
Abraham Peele Karlapudi | T.C. Venkateswarulu | Jahnavi Tammineedi | Lohit Kanumuri | Bharath Kumar Ravuru | Vijaya ramu Dirisala | Vidya PrabhakarKodali

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

June 2021
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...

Formation Applicability Analysis of Stimulated Reservoir Volume Fracturing and Case Analysis

June 2021
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...

Using nanotechnology to prevent fines migration while production

June 2021
Mohamed Mansour | Mohamed Eleraki | Ahmed Noah | El-Abbas Moustafa

Formation damage due to fines migration is a major reason for well productivity decline for oil and gas wells. Formation fines are small enough to pass through pore throats causing pore plugging and...

A laboratory study of a novel bio-based nonionic surfactant to mitigate clay swelling

June 2021
Saeed Khezerloo-ye Aghdam | Alireza Kazemi | Mohammad Ahmadi

This study reports the applicability of quillaja saponin (QS) as a vigorous and environmentally friendly shale swelling inhibitor. QS is a natural surfactant, which is extracted from herbal sources....

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...

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

June 2021
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...

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

June 2021
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...

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

June 2021
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...

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

June 2021
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...

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

June 2021
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...

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

June 2021
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...

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

June 2021
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...

A new integrated approach to resolve the saturation profile using high-resolution facies in heterogenous reservoirs

Available online 25 June 2021
Abdelrahman Elkhateeb | Reza Rezaee | Ali Kadkhodaie

The saturation calculation in complex reservoirs remains a major challenge to the oil and gas industry. In simple formations, a tendency towards simple saturation models such as Archie or Simandoux...

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