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Reservoir and development characteristics of the Da'anzhai tight oil in Sichuan Basin, SW China

September 2019
Yongjun Wang | Min Tong | Yuanhui Sun | Yuanzhong Zhang | Dawei Yuan

The oil in the Jurassic Da'anzhai reservoirs in the Sichuan Basin is unconventional tight oil, which accumulated in or near source rocks, and did not experience extensive migration in a large-scale...

The Cenozoic sedimentary environment and sedimentary filling evolution of Wan'an Basin in the western South China Sea

September 2019
Yibo Wang | Zhigang Zhao | Xiaojun Xie | Huaizhong Yang | Shuang Song

As one of the basins with extremely abundant oil and gas resources in South China Sea, the Wan'an Basin has attracted great attention from domestic and international geologists and hydrocarbon explorers....

Accumulation conditions and key technologies for exploration and development in Sebei gas field in Qaidam Basin, NW China

September 2019
Daowei Zhang

The Sebei gas field, located in the northern slope of the Sanhu depression in the eastern Qaidam Basin, is the largest inland biogas producing area in China. It is a typical Quaternary biogenetic gas...

Hydrocarbon accumulation in deep water areas of Angola in West Africa

September 2019
Yanqing Huang | Lei Zheng

Through comprehensive analysis of source rocks and hydrocarbon geochemical data of several offshore blocks in Angola, two sets of source rocks in the Cretaceous Iabe Formation and Lower Oligocene Malembo...

Paleogene geological framework and tectonic evolution of the central anticlinal zone in Lufeng 13 sag, Pearl River Mouth Basin

September 2019
Xudong Wang | Xiangtao Zhang | Heming Lin | Xiaoming Que | Yong He | Liankai Jia | Zhangbo Xiao | Min Li

The Paleogene geological framework and evolution process in the central anticline zone in the Lufeng 13 sag in Pearl River Mouth Basin is well analyzed through seismic data and drilling data, and control...

Distribution characteristics and its controlling factor of lacustrine high-quality source rocks in the Bozhong sag, Bohai Bay Basin

September 2019
Hefeng Sun | Lifang Liu | Xue Jiang | Shengbing Huang | Mingyang Geng | Shaoping Chen | Nan Li | Pu Shen

Distribution of Paleogene lacustrine high-quality source rocks in the Bozhong sag in Bohai Bay Basin is analyzed through data of geochemistry, geology and well logging, and its differences under the...

A novel protocol for reviving of oil and natural gas wells

September 2019
R.V.V. Ramana Murthy | Naresh Kumar Katari | N. Satya Sree | Sreekantha B. Jonnalagadda

For effective cleaning of oil and gas wells and their revival, a novel fluid composition of enzyme-G with acid mixture together with corrosion inhibitor and selected additives is developed. Laboratory...

A simulation study of water injection and gas injectivity scenarios in a fractured carbonate reservoir: A comparative study

September 2019
Afshin Davarpanah | Behnam Mirshekari | A. Armin Razmjoo

Regarding the enormous demands of numerous industries to fossil fuels, it is essential to select the proper enhanced oil recovery approaches for vertical and horizontal wells to supply the demands with...

Hydrocarbon Migration in Fracture-cave Systems of Carbonate Reservoirs under Tectonic Stresses: A Modelling Study

Available online 17 September 2019
Chenjun Huang | Geyun Liu | Yongsheng Ma | Xingui Zhou | Linyan Zhang | Jinyin Yin | Jinrui Guo

The Tahe oilfield, located in the southwest of the Akekule nosing structure, northern Tarim basin, was the most prolific oilfield targeting at the Ordovician carbonate reservoirs in China. The reservoir...

Evaluation of enhancing CO2 sequestration by post-brine injection under different scenarios using the E300 compositional simulator

Available online 28 August 2019
Mahdi Mohajeri | Seyed Shariatipour

To accelerate the CO2 trapping in geological storage sites, several injection strategies have been proposed by researchers yet. However, the question remains unanswered as to which one of these injection...

Simulation of low and high salinity water injection method to determine the optimum salinity

Available online 31 July 2019
Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Nassabeh | Afshin Davarpanah | Joata Bayrami

Investigating the enhanced oil recovery leads to optimal production, protection and reduction of lateral impacts. Low salinity water injection (LSWI) is one of the significantly improved oil recovery...

Water-sensitive characterization and its controlling factors in clastic reservoir: A case study of Jurassic Ahe Formation in Northern tectonic zone of Kuqa depression

Available online 27 July 2019
Wenfang Yuan

Water-sensitivity is a factor that must be paid attention to in the reservoir development stage of oil and gas fields. As a clastic reservoir, the water effect of Ahe formation in the northern structural...

Prospects delineation and evaluation using the CDP gathers characterization, onshore Nile Delta, Egypt

Available online 18 July 2019
Mohamed Hussein | Ahmed S. Abu El-Ata | Mohamed G. El-Behiry

In the last decade, the seismic AVO analysis have become prominent in the direct hydrocarbons indicator (DHI), aimed at characterizing the fluid content or the lithology of a possible reservoir and...

Enrichment factors and sweep spot evaluation of Jurassic tight oil in central Sichuan Basin, SW China

Available online 14 July 2019
Zhenglian Pang | Shizhen Tao | Qin Zhang | Tianshu Zhang | Jiajing Yang | Jianwei Fan | Miao Yuan

The secondary migration mechanism, enrichment factors of Jurassic tight oil in central Sichuan Basin were well investigated through physical simulation experiment of reservoir formation, casting and...

Physical simulation experiment and numerical inversion of the full life cycle of shale gas well

June 2019
Shusheng Gao | Huaxun Liu | Liyou Ye | Zhiming Hu | Weiguo An

The ultra-low porosity and permeability, as well as complex occurrence and transport state of shale reservoir make it possess special L-type production characteristic curve and complicated shale gas...

Reservoir-forming conditions and key exploration & development techniques for Xushen gas field in Northeast China

June 2019
Fenglan Wang | Yongzhuo Wang | Xuemin Zhou | Changhai Yin | Ping Shu | Baojun Cao | Yingkang Zhu

Exploration and development of volcanic gas reservoirs is a world-class problem, and less experience can be learned at home and abroad. Through study of reservoir-forming conditions of Xushen gas field,...

Geological characteristics and key exploration technologies of continental shale oil sweet spots: A case study of Member 2 of Kongdian Formation in the Cangdong sag in the Huanghua depression, Bohai Bay Basin

June 2019
Xianzheng Zhao | Xiugang Pu | Fengming Jin | Wenzhong Han | Zhannan Shi | Aibing Cai | Aiguo Wang | Quansheng Guan | Wenya Jiang | Wei Zhang

Under the general trend of stepping-up oil and gas exploration and development in China, the unconventional oil and gas resources such as shale oil and gas have become an important alternative. Abundant...

Hydrocarbon generating-potential and maturity-related changes of the Khatatba Formation, Western Desert, Egypt

June 2019
Mohammed A. Ahmed | Mostafa M.A. Hassan

The petroliferous province of the Western Desert comprises several sedimentary basins with different hydrocarbon potentiality and production capability. The middle Jurassic Khatatba Formation was proved...

Shale pore characteristics of Shahejie Formation: Implication for pore evolution of shale oil reservoirs in Dongying sag, north China

June 2019
Shun Zhang | Huimin Liu | Min Wang | Xinjin Liu | Huilai Liu | Youshu Bao | Weiqing Wang | Runze Li | Xin Luo | Zhengwei Fang

The pore characteristics of shale reservoirs in the lower submember of Member 3 to upper submember of Member 4 of Shahejie Formation in Dongying sag are analyzed, influences of mineral content and organic...

Development of minimum tie line length method for determination of minimum miscible pressure in gas injection process

June 2019
Ehsan Zareie shirazani | Taraneh Jafari Behbahani

Gas injection process is a very important technology in enhanced oil recovery. Minimum miscible pressure is one of the key parameters in gas injection processes. Various experimental methods such as...

The geochemical evidences of sulphur oil sources in the BZ35/36 structures of the Huanghekou Sag, Bohai Bay Basin, China

June 2019
Qiang Fu | Binbin Liu | Chengmin Niu | Shijie Zhao

Crude oils in the BZ35/BZ36 fields found within the Paleogene Dongying and Shahejie formations in the Huanghekou Sag of the Bohai Bay Basin, China have generally high density, viscosity, and sulfur...

Reservoir forming conditions and key exploration technologies of Lingshui 17-2 giant gas field in deepwater area of Qiongdongnan Basin

March 2019
Yuhong Xie | Gongcheng Zhang | Zhipeng Sun | Qingbo Zeng | Zhao Zhao | Shuai Guo

On September 15, 2014, China National Offshore Oil Co., Ltd announced that a high production of oil and gas flow of 1.6 × 106 m3/d was obtained in Well LS17-2-1 in deepwater area in northern South China...

Development background of Mesozoic high-quality source rocks: Evidence from microfossils in North Carnarvon Basin, Australia

March 2019
Xing Niu | Xianghua Yang | Detian Yan | Xinguo Zhuang | Bo Wang | Shenjun Huo | Xiaoming Xu

Based on numerous microfossils in Mesozoic of North Carnarvon Basin in Australia, the Mesozoic paleoclimate and paleoenvironment were analyzed, the paleogeographic background and development model of...

Hydrocarbon accumulation conditions and key exploration and development technologies for PL 19–3 oilfield

March 2019
Yong'an Xue | Yunhua Deng | Deying Wang | Haifeng Yang | Dingyou Lv | Kai Kang

The PL 19–3 Oilfield is the only super-large monolithic oilfield with oil and gas reserves up to 1 × 109 t in the Bohai Bay Basin, and it has been successfully developed. Exploration and development...

Different initial density turbidite sediments with coarse grain injection and their corresponding flow pattern: Additional insights from numerical simulation in a study case of South China Sea

March 2019
Chao Fu | Xinghe Yu | Yulin He | Jianqiang Liang | Zenggui Kuang

The work presents the sedimentology and depositional results of the turbidity flow from Miocene to Pliocene along the North Slope of South China Sea (SCS). The integration of the core-log-seismic data...

Lean HC gas injection pilots analysis and IPR back calculation to examine the impact of asphaltene deposition on flow performance

March 2019
Fahad I. Syed | Mohamed Boukhatem | Ahmed A. Al Kiyoumi

Gas injection is one of the most economical and effective approach to improve oil recovery. However, outcome of such approach is contingent to reservoir heterogeneities impacting gas override and fingering....

Determination of gas reservoir(s) using AVO inversion within “XY” field offshore Niger Delta

March 2019
B.S. Ajanaku | O.J. Akintorinwa

The AVO inversion analysis of pre-stack seismic data of “XY” field located within the offshore, Niger Delta Basin has been considered in this research work with the aim of using AVO inversion to delineate...

Experimental study on using SiO2 nanoparticles along with surfactant in an EOR process in micromodel

March 2019
Mahdi Mohajeri | Mohammad Reza Rasaei | Mahnaz Hekmatzadeh

Surfactant flooding is a common chemical method for enhancing oil recovery. Recently, the simultaneous application of nanoparticles and chemical substances has been considered for improving the efficiency...

Lithofacies distribution characteristics and its controlling factors of shale in Wufeng Formation-Member 1 of Longmaxi Formation in the Jiaoshiba area

December 2018
Chao Wang | Baiqiao Zhang | Yongchao Lu | Zhiguo Shu | Yaqiu Lu | Hanyong Bao | Zhiyong Meng | Lei Chen

It is essential to investigate shale lithofacies distribution and controlling factor of the shale for geological evaluation of shale gas exploration and development. Through comprehensive analysis of...

Formation condition of deep gas reservoirs in tight sandstones in Kuqa Foreland Basin

December 2018
Xuesong Lu | Mengjun Zhao | Keyu Liu | Qingong Zhuo | Junjia Fan | Zhichao Yu | Yanjie Gong

Due to the high expense of deep oil and gas exploration, prediction of gas-bearing properties before drilling is crucial for deep gas reservoir of tight sandstone. Deep tight sandstone gas fields in...

Accumulation conditions and key technologies for exploration and development of Qinshui coalbed methane field

December 2018
Yan Song | Xingzhi Ma | Shaobo Liu | Lin Jiang | Feng Hong | Yi Qin

The Qinshui Basin has been explored for more than 60 years through two stages of oil and gas reconnaissance survey and exploration & development of coalbed methane (CBM), it has become the largest CBM...

Hydrocarbon accumulation conditions and key technologies for exploration and development of Yuanba gas field

December 2018
Tonglou Guo

This paper discusses the exploration and development history and lessons of the large ultra-deep biogenic reef gas field in Yuanba area, where the previous “Kaijiang-Liangping shelf” model provides...

Petrologic and geochemical characteristics of high-quality saline lacustrine source rocks in western Qaidam Basin

December 2018
Bin Zhang | Yuanyuan He | Yan Chen | Qingyang Meng | Jiaxuan Huang | Li Yuan

The main oil source in western Qaidam Basin is the Paleogene saline lacustrine source rocks. Traditionally, it was considered that these source rocks were characterized by low abundance and poor type...

Experimental and theoretical investigation of CO2 mass transfer enhancement of silica nanoparticles in water

December 2018
Soosan Farzani Tolesorkhi | Feridun Esmaeilzadeh | Masoud Riazi

Nanofluids have novel characteristics that make them potentially useful for different applications. Realizing modest mass transfer enhancement in conventional nanofluids, in this study, mass-transfer...

Estimation of rock uniaxial compressive strength for an Iranian carbonate oil reservoir: Modeling vs. artificial neural network application

December 2018
Maryam Hassanvand | Siyamak Moradi | Moslem Fattahi | Ghasem Zargar | Mosayyeb Kamari

Estimation of rock mechanic parameters is an important issue in reservoir management. Uniaxial compressive strength (UCS) and elastic modulus are the most important factors in determining the rock mechanic...

WITHDRAWN: Prospect analysis of the deep marine shale gas exploration and development in the Sichuan Basin, China

Available online 18 October 2018
Shengxiang Long | Feng Dongjun | Fengxia Li | Wei Du

This article has been withdrawn at the request of the author and editor. The Publisher apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause....

Laboratory simulation and CO2 flooding efficiency of oil-water transition zones in a low permeability reservoir in the Jilin Oilfield

September 2018
Ying-Ying Sun | Shan-Yan Zhang | Zhao-Peng Yang | Guo-Qiang Sang | Tong Li | Yang-Cheng Li

Geological reserves of oil-water transition zone (OWTZ) in low-permeability reservoirs have been considered as uneconomical resources because of high water cut and low abundance. Though the OWTZ may...

Reservoir forming conditions and key exploration and development technologies for marine shale gas fields in Fuling area, South China

September 2018
Zhigang Wang

Although shale gas resources are abundant in China, commercial discoveries have not been made before the discovery of Fuling Shale Gas Field. SINOPEC has done lots of theoretical and technological studies...

Characteristics of Changchengian rifts in southern margin of North China Craton and its hydrocarbon geological conditions

September 2018
Kun Wang | Tongshan Wang | Zecheng Wang | Ping Luo | Qiufen Li | Jie Fang | Kui Ma

The Meso-Neoproterozoic strata are wildly distributed in North China Craton (NCC), of which Changchengian strata are most widely developed. Taking Changchengian strata in south margin of NCC as the...

Gas accumulation conditions and key technologies for exploration & development of Sinian and Cambrian gas reservoirs in Anyue gasfield

September 2018
Yueming Yang | Yu Yang | Guang Yang | Jiarong Song | Long Wen | Chuanguang Deng | Maolong Xia | Qi Ran | Guobin Duan | Bing Luo | Bing Xie

Exploration of the Sinian-Lower Paleozoic formations in the Sichuan Basin starts from the 1950s, and is tortuous and complex. To summarize the exploration experiences is of great significance of reference...

Reservoir characteristics and controlling factor of shale gas in Lower Cambrian Niutitang Formation, South China

September 2018
Pengfei Wang | Zhenxue Jiang | Bo Han | Peng Lv | Can Jin | Kun Zhang | Xin Li | Tingwei Li

Large-scale exploration and development of shale gas in Lower Cambrian Niutitang Formation of South China has been carried out in recent years, but the result is not good, only except some drilling...

Three-dimensional characterization of micro-fractures in shale reservoir rocks

September 2018
Chao Qi | Xiaoqi Wang | Wei Wang | Jie Liu | Jincai Tuo | Keyu Liu

Fractures are crucial for unconventional hydrocarbon exploitation, but it is difficult to accurately observe the 3D spatial distribution characteristics of fractures. Microtomography (micro-CT) technology...

Calculation model for water influx and controlled reserves for CBM wells with high water yield

September 2018
Qing Feng | Han Jia | Zijun Huang | Miao Tian | Jingsong Li | Xiaonan Li

Compared with conventional gas reservoir, percolation mechanism of coalbed methane (CBM) is completely different, it is remarkably affected by adsorption/desorption performance, pressure variation and...

Experimental study and field application of appropriate selective calculation methods in gas lift design

September 2018
Afshin Davarpanah | Behnam Mirshekari

The most common way to achieve an enormous production rate of a reservoir is to increase drawdown pressure during the production procedure by decreasing the bottom-hole pressure. This process was done...

Formation mechanism of carbonates in the lacustrine muddy shale and it implication for shale oil and gas: A case study of source rocks in Member 4 and Member 3 of Shahejie Formation, Dongying sag

September 2018
Yong Wang | Huiming Liu | Guoqi Song | Xuefeng Hao | Deshun Zhu | Deyan Zhu

Through analysis of microscopic characteristics, mineral components, elements and isotopes, the genetic mechanism of carbonates in the deep lacustrine source rocks in the upper submember of Member 4...

Reservoir formation conditions and key exploration & development technoloiges in the Yingdong Oilfield in western Qaidam Basin

June 2018
Dade Ma | Yan Chen | Xiaomin Xia | Xuebin Wei | Yanxiong Wu | Li Yuan | Liu He

Located in east part of Yingxiongling structural belt in the Qaidam Basin, the Yingdong oilfield has a extremely complicated ground condition. Due to no significant discovery, this oilfield was considered...

Plasma Pulse Technology: An uprising EOR technique

June 2018
Karan Patel | Manan Shah | Anirbid Sircar

Conventionally oil recovery factor is too low, which leaves great prospects for the application of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods to increase recovery factor. EOR methods are capital intensive...

Sedimentary characteristics of turbidite fan and its implication for hydrocarbon exploration in Lower Congo Basin

June 2018
Yanqing Huang

The turbidite is favorable for accumulation of oil and gas and it is the most important reservoir in the deepwater area of West Africa. Currently, some commercial discoveries in such the deepwater area...

Integrated feasibility analysis of shale inhibition property by utilization of pore pressure transmission equipment

June 2018
Afshin Davarpanah

Regarding the widespread utilization of formate-based drilling fluids in numerous operational circumstances, petroleum industries are in urgent need of decreasing wellbore inefficiencies by improving...

Gas accumulation conditions and key technologies for exploration & development of Sulige gasfield

June 2018
Jinhua Fu | Liyong Fan | Xinshe Liu | Daojun Huang

Up to now, the Sulige area in Ordos Basin has the favorable exploration area of 55 × 103 km2, the total reserve of natural gas of nearly 6 × 1012 m3 and the proven reserve (including basic proven reserve)...

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