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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...

Optimization of magnetic anomaly detection with single-axis sensor for pig locating in low latitude areas

December 2019
Wei Xu | Zhiyong Guo | Zhongxiang Liu | Peng Zhang | Yanxi Zhou

When a pig mounted with permanent magnets gets stuck in the pipeline, it can be located by detecting the magnetic anomalies on the ground using a single-axis magnetic sensor. In order to collect the...

Impact of methane adsorption on tight rock permeability measurements using pulse-decay

December 2019
Mohamed Mahmoud | Mohammed Eliebid | Hasan Y. Al-Yousef | Muhammad Shahzad Kamal | Karem Al-Garadi | Salaheldin Elkatatny

The permeability of the rock is usually measured by the injection of gas using Darcy's flow model (pulse-decay). For oil formations, helium and nitrogen are the most common gases used to measure the...

Effects of low frequency external excitation on oil slug mobilization and flow in a water saturated capillary model

December 2019
Liming Dai | Yihe Zhang

The present research is to experimentally study the joint effects of external pressure and vibratory excitations of low frequency on oil slug mobilization and flow in a capillary model. During and after...

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...

Effects of inhibitor KCl on shale expansibility and mechanical properties

December 2019
Xiangchao Shi | Lei Wang | Jianhua Guo | Qiang Su | Xiao Zhuo

The expansibility and mechanical properties of shale are significantly influenced by water-based muds (WBMs); thus, it is necessary to mitigate this effect to avoid borehole instabilities in drilling...

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...

Effect of wettability of ceramic proppant surface in guar gum solution on the oil flow efficiency in fractures

December 2019
Kanjicai Dong | Ming Wang | Chi Zhang

Guar gum and its derivatives have been the most commonly used polymers to increase the viscosity of fracture fluids. Ceramic proppants are vital products for enhancing oil and gas well productivity...

Tightness and sweet spot formation in moldic-pore-type dolomite reservoirs: The middle Ordovician Majiagou Formation in the eastern Ordos Basin, central China

December 2019
Tong Niu | Kai Hu | Di Xiao | Xing Gao | Juanping Chen | Jian Cao

The diagenetic evolution of the moldic-pore-containing gypsum dolomites of the Middle Ordovician Majiagou Formation in the eastern Ordos Basin, central China, was studied by means of petrological, mineralogical,...

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...

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...

A minimum volume prediction of spacer based on turbulent dispersion theory: Model and example

December 2019
Deyang Xu | Jianchun Guo | Bin Yuan | Dayang Wen | Xiang Fang | Hailiang Li | Bo Ling

During cementing operations involving cement slurry contamination, problems often occur due to the inaccurate calculation of the space fluid volume. This study, based on the turbulent dispersion theory,...

A multiobjective dominance and decomposition algorithm for reservoir model history matching

December 2019
Osho Ilamah

Reservoir model history matching is a multiobjective optimization problem. It involves the adjustment of relevant reservoir model input parameters, to minimize the mismatch between simulated and observed...

Artificial neural network model for predicting drill cuttings settling velocity

Available online 23 December 2019
Okorie E. Agwu | Julius U. Akpabio | Adewale Dosunmu

The traditional method of using the coefficient of drag – Reynolds number relationship to predict cuttings settling velocity involves an implicit procedure that requires repeated, time-consuming and...

Reservoir rock properties estimation based on conventional and NMR log data using ANN-Cuckoo: A case study in one of super fields in Iran southwest

Available online 20 December 2019
Ghasem Zargar | Abbas Ayatizadeh Tanha | Amirhossein Parizad | Mehdi Amouri | Hasan Bagheri

This work highlights the application of Artificial Neural Networks optimized by Cuckoo optimization algorithm for predictions of NMR log parameters including porosity and permeability by using field...

Contribution to the ageing control of onshore oil and gas fields

Available online 6 December 2019
Belmazouzi Yacine | Djebabra Mébarek | Hadef Hefaidh

The ageing of the Algerian oil and gas (O&G) installations has led to many incidents. Such installations are over 30 years old (life cycle) and still in operation. To deal with this O&G crucial problem,...

CPPCNDL: Crude oil price prediction using complex network and deep learning algorithms

Available online 27 November 2019
Makumbonori Bristone | Rajesh Prasad | Adamu Ali Abubakar

Crude oil price prediction is a challenging task in oil producing countries. Its price is among the most complex and tough to model because fluctuations of price of crude oil are highly irregular, nonlinear...

β-cyclodextrin assists salt-resistance polymer flooding: Injectivity improvement

Available online 26 November 2019
Yuan Shengwang

Polymer flooding method has attracted wide attentions in petroleum industry because of its relatively simple process equipment, low cost of agents and good performance on enhancing oil recovery. However,...

Towards explicit representation of an artificial neural network model: Comparison of two artificial neural network rule extraction approaches

Available online 23 November 2019
Veronica K.H. Chan | Christine W. Chan

In the quest for interpretable models, two versions of a neural network rule extraction algorithm were proposed and compared. The two algorithms are called the Piece-Wise Linear Artificial Neural Network...

On “Lump mass torsional vibration model” and helical deformation of drill string

Available online 22 November 2019
Zifeng Li

This paper analyses the physical models in “Kapitaniak M, Hamaneh VV, Chávez JP, Nandakumar K, Wiercigroch M. Unveiling complexity of drill–string vibrations: experiments and modelling. International...

New approach to obtain the rheological properties of drill-in fluid on a real-time using artificial intelligence

Available online 18 November 2019
Salaheldin Elkatatny | Ibrahim Gomaa | Tamer Moussa

Optimizing the drilling operation is highly controlled by the rheological properties of the drilling fluid. Rheological properties such as yield point (YP), plastic viscosity (PV), flow behavior index...

Review of intelligent well technology

Available online 14 November 2019
Ma Huiyun | Yu Chenggang | Dong Liangliang | Fu Yukun | Shuai Chungang | Sun Hanwen | Zhu Xiaohua

Intelligent well technology is an oil and gas well optimization completion technology integrated with underground real-time monitoring, data analysis decision-making and remote control of downhole tools....

Wellbore stability analysis of layered shale based on the modified Mogi–Coulomb criterion

Available online 8 November 2019
Xu Yang | Xiangchao Shi | Yingfeng Meng | Xiaoyong Xie

Borehole instability was frequently encountered during shale gas drilling. Most conventional models are not applicable to layered formation's wellbore stability analysis on account of anisotropic strength...

Comparative study of well soaking timing (pre vs. post flowback) for water blockage removal from matrix-fracture interface

Available online 7 November 2019
Nur Wijaya | James J. Sheng

Water blockage after hydraulic fracturing is one of the major challenges in shale oil recovery which affects the optimal production from the reservoir. The water blockage represents a higher water saturation...

Effectiveness and sensitivity analysis of solution gas re-injection in Baikouquan tight formation, Mahu sag for enhanced oil recovery

Available online 22 October 2019
Bing Wei | Tao Song | Yan Gao | Hua Xiang | Xingguang Xu | Valeriy Kadet | Jinlian Bai | Zhiwei Zhai

To address the fast productivity decline of the horizontal wells and low oil recovery during natural depletion in Baikouquan formation, the approach of solution gas re-injection was proposed with the...

Numerical study of influence of hydraulic fracturing on fluid flow in natural fractures

September 2019
Jaber Taheri-Shakib | Amir Ghaderi | Mohammad Amin Sharif Nik

The hydraulic fracturing operation is highly complex in fractured reservoirs. The fundamental key to a successful operation is processing and analysis of the propagation of hydraulic fracturing in a...

Using Raman shift and FT-IR spectra as quality indices of oil bit PDC cutters

September 2019
Rafid K. Abbas | Kanaan Mohammad Musa

Nowadays many of oil and gas wells are drilled extensively by Polycrystalline Diamond Compact (PDC) drill bits. Various companies are manufacturing PDC cutters according to their usage. All of these...

A new numerical well testing approach: Application to characterization of complex fault structures

September 2019
Behzad Pouladi | Mohammad Sharifi | Mohammad Reza Akbari | S.M. Hosseini-Nasab

Fluid flow in hydrocarbon reservoirs and consequently optimum scenario for hydrocarbon production, is heavily influenced by reservoir heterogeneities. Faults are one of the most common types of heterogeneity...

Oil emulsions in naturally fractured Porous Media

September 2019
A. Paulina Gómora-Figueroa | Rodolfo G. Camacho-Velázquez | José Guadarrama-Cetina | T. Iván Guerrero-Sarabia

Most of the studies regarding the formation and stability of emulsions focus on the conditioning and management of crude oil on surface facilities. Since a great deal of the crude oil produced is in...

A comprehensive investigation on the performance of durian rind as a lost circulation material in water based drilling mud

September 2019
Nor Fatin Fatihah Majid | Allan Katende | Issham Ismail | Farad Sagala | Norshila Md Sharif | Mohd Azizi Che Yunus

Oil and gas operators worldwide are expecting service companies to deliver integrated techniques to minimize, if not prevent, drilling problems. Drilling fluids perform vital functions to ensure the...

Molecular dynamics simulation of methane gas flow in nanopores

September 2019
Jing Zhang | Guihong Pei | Liyin Zhang

The transport properties of fluids in nanopores are a fundamental scientific issue in the development of tight reservoirs such as shale gas. The flow of gas in nanosized pores is affected by a size...

A dynamic method for experimental assessment of scale inhibitor efficiency in oil recovery process by water flooding

September 2019
Jaber Azizi | Seyed Reza Shadizadeh | Abbas Khaksar Manshad | Amir H. Mohammadi

Scale formation due to the mixing of injection water with formation water causes formation damage and reduction in petroleum production. By using scale inhibitors, scale formation/scaling could be prevented....

General criterion for intersection between hydraulic induced fractures and pre-existing natural fractures

September 2019
Zhifeng Luo | Nanlin Zhang | Liqiang Zhao | Fei Liu | Nianyin Li

Pre-existing natural fractures and other structurally weak planes are usually well-developed in unconventional reservoirs. When such fractures intersect with hydraulic induced fractures, they will redirect...

Pressure-rate convolution and deconvolution response for fractured conventional and unconventional reservoirs using new decline rate model

September 2019
Salam Al-Rbeawi | Jalal Farhan Owayed

This paper introduces new approach for pressure-rate convolution and deconvolution analysis of multi-stages hydraulically fractured conventional and unconventional reservoirs. This approach demonstrates...

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...

Principal components methodology – A novel approach to forecasting production from liquid-rich shale (LRS) reservoirs

September 2019
Ibukun Makinde | W. John Lee

With increasing global demand for energy, the importance of unconventional shale oil and gas research cannot be over-emphasized. The oil and gas industry requires rapid and reliable means of forecasting...

Empirical analysis for the characterization of geo-mechanical strength and pressure regime: Implications on hydraulic fracturing stimulation

September 2019
Dorcas S. Eyinla | Michael A. Oladunjoye

Among the several activities involved in oil exploration are the determination of hydrocarbon in-place and mechanical competency of the oil reservoir. The pressure regimes of the formation have also...

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...

Wax deposition mechanisms and the effect of emulsions and carbon dioxide injection on wax deposition: Critical review

Available online 25 September 2019
A.M. Sousa | H.A. Matos | L. Guerreiro

Wax deposition inside the tubing walls endures being a critical operational challenge faced by the petroleum industry. The build-up of wax deposits may lead to the increase of pumping power, as well...

Reversible and irreversible adsorption of bare and hybrid silica nanoparticles onto carbonate surface at reservoir condition

Available online 7 September 2019
Zain-UL-Abedin Arain | Sarmad Al-Anssari | Muhammad Ali | Shoaib Memon | Masood Ahmed Bhatti | Christopher Lagat | Mohammad Sarmadivaleh

Realistic implementation of nanofluids in subsurface projects including carbon geosequestration and enhanced oil recovery requires full understanding of nanoparticles (NPs) adsorption behaviour in the...

Enhanced gelled hydrocarbon well treatment fluids

Available online 31 August 2019
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....

Pore volumes to breakthrough estimation in carbonate acidizing with hydrochloric acid by using an analytical derivation method

Available online 4 August 2019
Sina Lohrasb | Radzuan Junin

Acidizing treatment is considered as a significant process in the oil well stimulations to form wormholes in carbonate formation in order to enhance the reservoir fluid production. Obtaining the number...

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

Available online 25 July 2019
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,...

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

Available online 11 July 2019
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...

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

Available online 9 July 2019
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...

Velocity profiles description and shape factors inclusion in a hyperbolic, one-dimensional, transient two-fluid model for stratified and slug flow simulations in pipes

June 2019
Arianna Bonzanini | Davide Picchi | Marco Ferrari | Pietro Poesio

In a previous work it has been shown that a one-dimensional, hyperbolic, transient five equations two-fluid model is able to numerically describe stratified, wavy, and slug flow in horizontal and near-horizontal...

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...

On the scale-up criteria for bubble columns

June 2019
Giorgio Besagni | Lorenzo Gallazzini | Fabio Inzoli

It is generally admitted that experimental data obtained in “laboratory-scale” bubble columns are representative of “industrial-scale” reactors if the well-known three “Wilkinson et al. scale-up criteria”...

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...

Single- and two-phase flow model in low-permeability reservoir

June 2019
Song Fuquan | Song Xingxing | Wang Yong | Sun Yeheng

In petroleum development, low-permeability reservoir means having permeability of porous media lower than 50 micro-Darcy. The mathematical model of liquid flow in low-permeability reservoirs has been...

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