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Carbonate rocks resistivity determination using dual and triple porosity conductivity models

Available online 2 May 2019
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...

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

Available online 19 April 2019
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...

Experimental and Numerical Study of Multiphase Flow Phenomena and Models in Oil & Gas Industry

Available online 16 April 2019
Alessandro Terenzi | Barbara Marchetti | Mariella Leporini | Pietro Poesio | Jianjun Liu

Sand production: A smart control framework for risk mitigation

Available online 15 April 2019
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...

Predicting the performance of steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) method utilizing artificial neural network (ANN)

Available online 11 April 2019
Areeba Ansari | Marco Heras | Julianne Nones | Mehdi Mohammadpoor | Farshid Torabi

As the price of oil decreases, it is becoming increasingly important for oil companies to operate in the most cost-effective manner. This problem is especially apparent in Western Canada, where most...

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

Available online 1 April 2019
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...

Simulation of CO2 removal from ethane with Sulfinol-M+AMP solvent instead of DEA solvent in the South Pars phases 9 and 10 gas processing facility

March 2019
Hassan Ghanbarabadi | Behnam Khoshandam | David A. Wood

Raw gas gathered from well production has to be treated to extract its ethane, to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from it and to dry it, so that the send-out ethane gas complies with transport constraints...

A new method used for reservoir production performance analysis

March 2019
Shuyong Hu | Yi Deng | Yongkai Li | Ran Wang

Water flooding type-curves, recently receiving increasing attentions, play an essential role in evaluation of OOIP and prediction of future production. The study proposed a method modified form Weibull...

A modified predictive model for estimating gas flow rate in horizontal drain hole

March 2019
Fadairo Adesina | Oladepo Adebowale | Adeyemi Gbadegesin

Accurate prediction of the flow rate of horizontal gas well is necessary for economic feasibility, planning and development of gas field. Most of the early models assumed that the production from the...

Sweet-spot mapping through formation evaluation and property modelling using data from the Goldwyer Formation of the Barbwire Terrace, Canning Basin

March 2019
Munther Alshakhs | Reza Rezaee

The Goldwyer Formation of the Canning Basin has been regarded as a highly prospective shale play. This study assesses the potential prospectivity of this source rock as an unconventional hydrocarbon...

Intermittent and short duration ultrasound in a simulated porous medium

March 2019
Augustine Agi | Radzuan Junin | Mohd Faddli Syamsul | Aik Shye Chong | Afeez Gbadamosi

Ultrasound is an unconventional method used to recovery oil, despite the report on the use of this technique, the focus has always been on the continuous application of ultrasound. But the continuous...

Study on mechanical behaviors of double shoulder drill pipe joint thread

March 2019
Liangliang Dong | Xiaohua Zhu | Desheng Yang

Double shoulder drill pipe joint (DSJ) is a novel thread structure which appears in recent years. Its strength reduced efficiently while the structure design is not appropriately, for the DSJ’s mechanical...

Integrated Mineral Analysis of sandstone and dolomite formations using different chelating agents during matrix acidizing

March 2019
Mian Umer Shafiq | Hisham Khaled Ben Mahmud | Mohsen Ghasemi

Mineral analysis plays a major role in the successful matrix acidizing as it shows the change in physiochemical changes in the formation due to the reaction with fluids injected. Mineralogy of the reservoir...

Evaluation of shale fracture toughness based on micrometer indentation test

March 2019
Xue Su | Ping Chen | Tianshou Ma

It is an important mechanical parameter for fracture toughness that affects hydraulic fracturing. Some methods such as indoor test core and logging data interpretation are commonly used to obtain fracture...

Preparation of an environmentally friendly emulsion-type lubricant based on crude rice bran wax

March 2019
Zhengqiang Xiong | Fan Fu | Xiaodong Li | Yanning Li

In this study, crude rice bran wax oil - in - water emulsion (named CRBWE) was prepared by agent-in-water method. The critical factors influencing the sample preparation process were optimized. For...

The effect of natural fracture on the fluid leak-off in hydraulic fracturing treatment

March 2019
Amir Ghaderi | Jaber Taheri-Shakib | Mohamad Amin Sharifnik

Fluid leak-off phenomenon plays a critical role in hydraulic fracturing operation. This phenomenon can be very impressive in successful operation of hydraulic fracturing. This operation is very complex...

A study of the performance of the LSWA CO2 EOR technique on improvement of oil recovery in sandstones

March 2019
H. Al-Abri | P. Pourafshary | N. Mosavat | H. Al Hadhrami

Low salinity water is an emerging enhanced oil recovery (EOR) method that causes wettability alteration towards a favorable state to reduce residual oil saturation, while water alternating gas (WAG)...

A review on casing while drilling technology for oil and gas production with well control model and economical analysis

March 2019
Dipal Patel | Vivek Thakar | Sivakumar Pandian | Manan Shah | Anirbid Sircar

The extraction of petroleum fluids from sub-surface accumulations mandates the drilling of a well into the formation containing the accumulation. The drilling techniques have evolved over time to overcome...

Effect of water salinity on oil/brine interfacial behaviour during low salinity waterflooding: A mechanistic study

Available online 30 March 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...

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

Available online 30 March 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,...

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

Available online 29 March 2019
Saad A. Balhasan | Brian F. Towler | Khaled O. AlHadramy | Biltayib Misbah

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...

WITHDRAWN: A new Look on reserves prediction of unconventional shale gas plays: Moving from static parameters to dynamic, operation-based reserves calculation

Available online 21 March 2019
Steven Chandra | Fatimah Larasati Putri Pratami | William Angtony

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

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

Available online 15 March 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...

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

Available online 24 January 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...

Optimization of acid fracturing for a tight carbonate reservoir

Available online 23 January 2019
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...

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

Available online 9 January 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...

Modeling the effect of water vaporization and salt precipitation on reservoir properties due to carbon dioxide sequestration in a depleted gas reservoir

December 2018
Yong Tang | Ruizhi Yang | Xingmei Kang

Vaporization of water during both gas reservoir development and CO2 geological sequestration in saline formations can cause salt precipitation with rapid loss of formation porosity and permeability....

Application of a hybrid algorithm –PSOSA in well test parameter estimation

December 2018
Yong Wang | Chen Zhang | Mingjun Li

Estimating the significance parameters, such as skin factor, permeability, wellbore storage coefficient, are the most component of transient pressure analysis. Many optimization algorithms have been...

Fenton treatment via oxidative mechanism and its kinetics on soil polluted with automatic gas oil

December 2018
O.V. Akpoveta | W.O. Medjor | Eunice Adebowale Medjor

The effectiveness, viability and feasibility of applying Fenton reactants in treating soil contaminated with automatic gas oil (AGO) was investigated ex-situ. Soil was simulated to achieve 10% contamination...

Laboratory study on efficiency of three calcium carbonate scale inhibitors in the presence of EOR chemicals

December 2018
Qiwei Wang | Feng Liang | Waleed Al-Nasser | Faez Al-Dawood | Tawfiq Al-Shafai | Hameed Al-Badairy | Shouwen Shen | Hassan Al-Ajwad

Chemical flooding has been widely used in the oil industry since the 1980s for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) process. Previous studies have shown that the effectiveness of calcium carbonate scale inhibitors...

CO2 sequestration through direct aqueous mineral carbonation of red gypsum

December 2018
Amin Azdarpour | Mohammad Afkhami Karaei | Hossein Hamidi | Erfan Mohammadian | Bizhan Honarvar

In this study, the physical and chemical characteristics and direct aqueous mineral carbonation of red gypsum have been investigated. The characterization studies showed that red gypsum is a very potential...

New insights into porosity determination using artificial intelligence techniques for carbonate reservoirs

December 2018
Salaheldin Elkatatny | Zeeshan Tariq | Mohamed Mahmoud | Abdulazeez Abdulraheem

The porosity of the petroleum reservoirs is considered one of the most important parameters in reserve estimation because it determines the effective volume of the hydrocarbon that is stored in the...

Research into selection evaluation system on co-mining of “the three gas” in coal series stratum

December 2018
Qiang Liu | Jianjun Liu | Bing Liang

Along with the continuously go deep into of the research on coal series stratum, unconventional coal-derived gas gets more attention, including coalbed methane, shale gas and tight sandstone gas. However,...

Design and realization of rock salt gas storage database management system based on SQL Server

December 2018
Yingjie Wang | Jianjun Liu | Xiang He | Bing Wang

Projects involving the construction of rock salt underground gas storage have several disadvantages, for example, effective management is not employed to manage the production information and data in...

Enhanced application for FSRU recondensing equipment during periods of low or no gas send out to minimize LNG cargo losses

December 2018
Maksym Kulitsa | David A. Wood

Most modern floating storage and regasification units (FSRU) are fitted with recondensing equipment that feed condensed boil-off gas (BOG) to the regasification unit in addition to a stream of liquefied...

Bottom hole pressure estimation using hybridization neural networks and grey wolves optimization

December 2018
Menad Nait Amar | Nourddine Zeraibi | Kheireddine Redouane

An effective design and optimum production strategies of a well depend on the accurate prediction of its bottom hole pressure (BHP) which may be calculated or determined by several methods. However,...

Study on the fluid flow rule of five-cylinder plunger pump hydraulic end

December 2018
Zhanghua Lian | Yang Liu | Tiejun Lin | Li Li | Zhongqing Lei | Chuanjun Han

The change of velocity and pressure of flow field in suction and discharge chamber of five-cylinder plunger pump obtained by CFD under maximum and minimum stroke, the results show that: when the stroke...

Developing a K-value equation for predict dew point pressure of gas condensate reservoirs at high pressure

December 2018
Seyedfoad Aghamiri | Mohsen Tamtaji | Mohammad Javad Ghafoori

This paper proposed a new empirical K-value equation is developed to calculate dew pressure for gas condensate reservoirs. This equation is applicable in the wide ranges of composition, temperature,...

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

Available online 28 December 2018
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...

Molecular dynamics simulation of methane gas flow in nanopores

Available online 26 December 2018
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...

Significant aspects of carbon capture and storage – A review

Available online 19 December 2018
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...

Development and application of polymetric surfactant emulsification and viscosity reduction system

Available online 19 December 2018
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...

Effects of inhibitor KCl on shale expansibility and mechanical properties

Available online 12 December 2018
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...

Oil emulsions in naturally fractured Porous Media

Available online 12 December 2018
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...

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

Available online 12 December 2018
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...

Transparent open-box learning network and artificial neural network predictions of bubble-point pressure compared

Available online 12 December 2018
David A. Wood | Abouzar Choubineh

The transparent open box (TOB) learning network algorithm offers an alternative approach to the lack of transparency provided by most machine-learning algorithms. It provides the exact calculations...

Big Data analytics in oil and gas industry: An emerging trend

Available online 1 December 2018
Mehdi Mohammadpoor | Farshid Torabi

This paper reviews the utilization of Big Data analytics, as an emerging trend, in the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. Big Data or Big Data analytics refers to a new technology which can...

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

Available online 28 October 2018
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...

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

Available online 27 October 2018
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...

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