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Nobel Prize Winner Professor Malcolm Wilson Published Paper in Petroleum

Volume 3, Issue 1 of Petroleum, with the topic of “Special issue on, Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS): Technological developments and future opportunities for petroleum industry”, has been published online and in-printed. We extend special thanks to Prof. Malcolm Wilson and his team. Prof. Wilson was a Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) team awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, and is currently a member of the International Advisory Board, Energy Academy of Europe. The group reports on “The IEAGHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage and EOR Project”, and provides interesting insights on this important research project, which has contributed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by storing more than 25 million tons of anthropogenic CO2 and is considered the world's largest CCUS project presently in operation.

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Dr Paitoon (PT) Tontiwachwuthikul, honorary Editor-in-Chief of Petroleum, fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, co-founder of Clean Energy Technologies Research Institute (CETRi), is the Chief Editor for the CCUS special issue. Dr Fanhua (Bill) Zeng, editorial board member of Petroleum, program chair of Petroleum Systems Engineering, University of Regina, Canada, and Dr Christine W. Chan, Canada Research Chair Tier I in Energy Informatics, founder of Energy Informatics Laboratory, University of Regina, Canada, are the Co-Editors for this special issue.

The contents of this special issue cover many significant issues related to the original theory and applications of CCUS technologies, including new CO2 capture technologies, CO2 storage and EOR applications, as well as new methods for CO2 utilizations and CO2 monitoring. The diverse research efforts were conducted in 12 countries from around the world, including Canada, Australia, the United States, Germany, France, China, Turkey, Thailand, Qatar, Iran, Algeria and Malaysia. We hope that this special issue will be a valuable source of information for engineers, scientists, and decision makers working in the academia, industry, and government. We also hope that the special issue will be a useful resource for the next generation of young researchers working in this important research area.

We hope you enjoy reading this special issue on CCUS, and look forward to learning about your research results in the area of CCUS in the coming issues of Petroleum.

See below for the table of contents from Volume 3, Issue 1 of Petroleum.



Ken Brown, Steve Whittaker, Malcolm Wilson, Wayuta Srisang, Heidi Smithson, Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul (Canada)

The history and development of the IEA GHG Weyburn-Midale CO2 Monitoring and Storage Project in Saskatchewan, Canada (the world largest CO2 for EOR and CCS program)

Chikezie Nwaoha, Teeradet Supap, Raphael Idem, Chintana Saiwan, Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul, Mohammed J. AL-Marri, Abdelbaki Benamor (Canada, Thailand, Qatar)

Advancement and new perspectives of using formulated reactive amine blends for post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies

Elif Erdal Ünveren, Bahar Özmen Monkul, Şerife Sarıoğlan, Nesrin Karademir, Erdoğan Alper (Turkey)

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

Yadollah Tavan, Seyyed Hossein Hosseini (Iran)

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

Veronica Chan, Christine Chan (Canada)

Learning from a carbon dioxide capture system dataset: Application of the piecewise neural network algorithm

Tuo Huang, Xiang Zhou, Huaijun Yang, Guangzhi Liao, Fanhua Zeng (Canada, China)

CO2 flooding strategy to enhance heavy oil recovery

Sheng Li, Peng Luo (Canada)

Experimental and simulation determination of minimum miscibility pressure for a Bakken tight oil and different injection gases

Zhengyuan Su, Yong Tang, Hongjiang Ruan, Yang Wang, Xiaoping Wei (China)

Experimental and modeling study of CO2 - Improved gas recovery in gas condensate reservoir

Christina Hemme, Wolfgang van Berk (Germany)

Change in cap rock porosity triggered by pressure and temperature dependent CO2–water–rock interactions in CO2 storage systems

Erdogan Alper, Ozge Yuksel Orhan (Turkey)

CO2 utilization: Developments in conversion processes

Ahmed Boubenia, Ahmed Hafaifa, Abdellah Kouzou, Kamal Mohammedi, Mohamed Becherif (Algeria, France)

Carbone dioxide capture and utilization in gas turbine plants via the integration of power to gas

Dayanand Saini (USA)

Monitoring of injected CO2 at two commercial geologic storage sites with significant pressure depletion and/or re-pressurization histories: A case study

Arshad Raza, Raoof Gholami, Reza Rezaee, Chua Han Bing, Ramasamy Nagarajan, Mohamed Ali Hamid (Malaysia)

Preliminary assessment of CO2 injectivity in carbonate storage sites

Norhuda Abdul Manaf, Abdul Qadir, Ali Abbas (Australia)

The hybrid MPC-MINLP algorithm for optimal operation of coal-fired power plants with solvent based post-combustion CO2 capture

Arshad Raza, Raoof Gholami, Reza Rezaee, Chua Han Bing, Ramasamy Nagarajan, Mohamed Ali Hamid (Malaysia)

Well selection in depleted oil and gas fields for a safe CO2 storage practice: A case study from Malaysia


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