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An experimental study of diesel fuel cloud and pour point reduction using different additives

Available online 20 June 2018
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...

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

Available online 18 June 2018
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...

Development of machine learning methods for estimating permeability and porosity of oil reservoirs via petro-physical logs

Available online 14 June 2018
Mohammad Ali Ahmadi | Zhangxin Chen

This paper deals with a new model for predicting porosity and permeability of oil reservoirs by coupling a machine learning concept and petrophysical logs. A rigorous machine learning technique called...

Pad-scale control improves SAGD performance

Available online 6 June 2018
Tao Guo | Jingyi Wang | Ian D. Gates

Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) is widely used in the Athabasca oil sands deposit to recover bitumen. Since the viscosity of bitumen is high at original reservoir conditions, heat is required...

A review of multiscale expansion of low permeability reservoir cracks

June 2018
Liuke Huang | Jianjun Liu | Youjun Ji | Xiaoping Gong | Liangkai Qin

The study of rock crack propagation by multi-scale method is of great significance to comprehensively and accurately understand the law of rock crack evolution. In this paper, the theoretical, experimental...

Effects of rock pore sizes on the PVT properties of oil and gas-condensates in shale and tight reservoirs

June 2018
Arash Kamari | Lei Li | James J. Sheng

Shales make up a large proportion of the rocks with extremely low permeability representing many challenges which can be complex in many cases. A careful study of rock and fluid properties (i.e. PVT...

Screening of inhibitors for remediation of asphaltene deposits: Experimental and modeling study

June 2018
Mehdi Madhi | Riyaz Kharrat | Touba Hamoule

One of the most severe problems during production from heavy crude oil reservoirs is the formation of asphaltene precipitation and as a result deposition in the tubing, surface facilities and near wellbore...

Development of new correlations for the oil formation volume factor in oil reservoirs using artificial intelligent white box technique

June 2018
Salaheldin Elkatatny | Mohamed Mahmoud

Oil formation volume factor (OFVF) is considered one of the main parameters required to characterize the crude oil. OFVF is needed in reservoir simulation and prediction of the oil reservoir performance....

Throttle characteristics of multi-stage circumfluence nozzle during the separate-layer injection of CO2

June 2018
Haizhu Wang | Gensheng Li | Lichuan Zhao | Youwen Wang | Yun Liu | Qingling Liu | Meng Wang | Fei Gao | Meng Cai

Separate-layer injection of CO2 is an important method to improve oil and gas production and recovery. Conventional single-stage nozzle is usually blocked by impurities, and the ice-barrier phenomenon...

A methodology to improve nanosilica based cements used in CO2 sequestration sites

June 2018
Khizar Abid | Raoof Gholami | Henry Elochukwu | Masood Mostofi | Chua Han Bing | Golam Muktadir

Attempts to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere in recent years have led to the development of Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) technology. However, there have been...

A novel stimulation strategy for developing tight fractured gas reservoir

June 2018
Zhifeng Luo | Nanlin Zhang | Liqiang Zhao | Xuefang Yuan | Yang Zhang

Conventional stimulation methods such as matrix acidizing, acid fracturing, or proppant fracturing have resulted in products that perform poorly and/or fail within months. Other options, such as water...

Analytical models & type-curve matching techniques for reservoir characterization using wellbore storage dominated flow regime

June 2018
Salam Al-Rbeawi

The applicability of early time data in reservoir characterization is not always considered worthy. Early time data is usually controlled by wellbore storage effect. This effect may last for pseudo-radial...

Diagenesis and reservoir quality of the Upper Triassic Chang 6 member in Jingan Oilfield, Ordos Basin, China

June 2018
Bin Li | Jun Peng | Qingsong Xia | Jiatong Xie | Meijianzi Han

The Chang 6 reservoir of Yanchang formation in Jingan oilfield has relatively poor quality: the porosity ranges mainly from 8 to 14%, and permeability ranges from 0.018 to 10.48 md, with a mean of 1.10...

Simplification workflow for hydraulically fractured reservoirs

June 2018
Raul Velasco | Palash Panja | Milind Deo

Production from unconventional formations, such as shales, has significantly increased in recent years by stimulating large portions of a reservoir through the application of horizontal drilling and...

Numerical simulation for erosion effects of three-phase flow containing sulfur particles on elbows in high sour gas fields

June 2018
Enbo Zhang | Dezhi Zeng | Hongjun Zhu | Shuanggui Li | Dongbo Chen | Jie Li | Yanyan Ding | Gang Tian

Sulfur particles carried by high-speed flow impact pipelines, which may cause equipment malfunctions and even failure. This paper investigates the scouring effect of mist gas containing sulfur particles...

Mathematical model study on the damage of the liquid phase to productivity in the gas reservoir with a bottom water zone

June 2018
Xiaoliang Huang | Xiao Guo | Xinqian Lu | Xiang Zhou | Zhilin Qi | Wende Yan | Jiqiang Li

The production process in the gas reservoir with an aquifer is complex. With gas production, aquifer water could possibly flow into the production well and accumulate within the well bore, which leads...

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

Available online 31 May 2018
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...

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

Available online 8 May 2018
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...

Evaluation of shale fracture toughness based on micrometer indentation test

Available online 8 May 2018
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...

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

Available online 5 May 2018
Song Fuquan | Song Xingxing | Wang Yong | Sun Yeheng

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

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

Available online 5 May 2018
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...

Study on mechanical behaviors of double shoulder drill pipe joint thread

Available online 4 May 2018
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...

Fluid flow with compaction and sand production in unconsolidated sandstone reservoir

Available online 3 May 2018
Yu Xiong | Hongguang Xu | Yongqing Wang | Wensheng Zhou | Chen Liu | Ling Wang

The fluid flow of unconsolidated sandstone reservoir can be affected by compaction and sand production which will damage the reservoir and affect oil well productivity. This study aims to measure how...

Sand transport in multiphase flow mixtures in a horizontal pipeline: An experimental investigation

Available online 23 April 2018
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...

A novel Shan and Chen type Lattice Boltzmann two phase method to study the capillary pressure curves of an oil water pair in a porous media

Available online 12 April 2018
Sahand Nekoeian | Ataallah Soltani Goharrizi | Mohammad Jamialahmadi | Saeed Jafari | Fatemeh Sotoudeh

In this study, an immiscible oil-water two phase flow in a typical porous media was modeled using the well-known Lattice Boltzmann method. A set of flow tests for modeling an oil-water two phase flow...

Depositional and petrophysical controls on the volumes of hydrocarbons trapped in the Messinian reservoirs, onshore Nile Delta, Egypt

Available online 12 April 2018
Mahmoud Leila | Andrea Moscariello

The Messinian sequence in the Nile Delta hosts the most prolific hydrocarbon reservoirs, and is therefore of great importance from the aspect of nonrenewable fuel sources exploration and development...

Reconstruction and prediction of capillary pressure curve based on Particle Swarm Optimization-Back Propagation Neural Network method

Available online 10 April 2018
Lijun You | Qigui Tan | Yili Kang | Chengyuan Xu | Chong Lin

Capillary pressure curve plays a critical role in the reservoir evaluation. It is essential to reconstruct and predict capillary pressure curve properly. Many traditional capillary pressure correlations...

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

Available online 10 April 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...

Insight into heavy oil recovery of cyclic solvent injection (CSI) utilizing C3H8/CH4 and C3H8/CH4/CO2

Available online 10 April 2018
Arash Ahadi | Farshid Torabi

In this study, a sandpack model with porosity and permeability of 32.3% and 9.4 D, and a heavy crude oil with viscosity of 6430 mPa.s were used to represent a typical thin heavy oil formation. First,...

Study and application of a new blockage remover in polymer injection wells

Available online 24 March 2018
Yiyong Pan | Changlong Liu | Liqiang Zhao | Feng Li | Yigang Liu | Pingli Liu

With the extensive application of polymer flooding technology in offshore oilfields, the plugging in polymer injection wells has become more and more severe, which seriously affects the oil displacement...

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

Available online 22 March 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,...

Intermittent and short duration ultrasound in a simulated porous medium

Available online 22 March 2018
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 characteristics of well-test type curves for composite reservoir with sealing faults

Available online 17 March 2018
Qiguo Liu | Heng Lu | Longxin Li | Aiting Mu

The pressure response for the composite reservoirs with a sealing fault locating in inner and outer region is different, which neglected by previous researchers, would cause significant errors during...

Development of an artificial neural network model for prediction of bubble point pressure of crude oils

Available online 16 March 2018
Aref Hashemi Fath | Abdolrasoul Pouranfard | Pouyan Foroughizadeh

Bubble point pressure is one of the most important pressure–volume–temperature properties of crude oil, and it plays an important role in reservoir and production engineering calculations. It can be...

Experimental research of condensate blockage and mitigating effect of gas injection

Available online 15 March 2018
Zhouhua Wang | Shili Zhu | Wei Zhou | Huang Liu | Yisheng Hu | Ping Guo | Jianfen Du | Junjie Ren

The condensate blockage causes a substantial decrease in well productivity for gas condensate reservoirs. Based on the previous studies, a novel experimental method was designed to evaluate condensate...

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

Available online 13 March 2018
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...

A new heuristic model for estimating the oil formation volume factor

Available online 10 March 2018
Mohammad Reza Mahdiani | Mohammad Norouzi

The necessity of oil formation volume factor (Bo) determination does not need to be greatly emphasized. Different types of reservoir oil have specific conditions which impart the hydrocarbon's major...

Role of biosurfactants in bioremediation of oil pollution-a review

Available online 10 March 2018
Abraham Peele Karlapudi | T.C. Venkateswarulu | Jahnavi Tammineedi | Lohit Kanumuri | Bharath Kumar Ravuru | Vijaya ramu Dirisala | Vidya Prabhakar Kodali

The energy resources mainly petroleum and petroleum hydrocarbons are major pollutants of the environment. The oil and oil products contamination may cause severe harm and hence, the attention has been...

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

Available online 9 March 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...

A slug capturing method in unconventional scenarios: The 5ESCARGOTS code applied to non-Newtonian fluids, high viscous oils and complex geometries

Available online 5 March 2018
Marco Ferrari | Arianna Bonzanini | Pietro Poesio

Previous work showed that a one-dimensional, hyperbolic, transient five-equation two-fluid model can predict automatically the formation, growth, and subsequent development of slugs in horizontal and...

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

Available online 3 March 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...

A hybrid PSO-SVM-based model for determination of oil recovery factor in the low-permeability reservoir

March 2018
Bing Han | Xiaoqiang Bian

Oil recovery factor is one of the most important parameters in the development process of oil reservoir, especially in the low-permeability reservoir. In general, the determination of recovery factor...

The study of CO2 absorption intensification using porous media material in aqueous AMP solution

March 2018
Min Xiao | Helei Liu | Haiyan Zhang | Yanqing Na | Paitoon Tontiwachwuthikul | Zhiwu Liang

In this work, the performance of CO2 absorption into aqueous 2-amino-2-methyl-propanol (AMP) solution was investigated by measuring the amount of CO2 in the liquid phase during CO2 absorption process...

CO2 storage in depleted gas reservoirs: A study on the effect of residual gas saturation

March 2018
Arshad Raza | Raoof Gholami | Reza Rezaee | Chua Han Bing | Ramasamy Nagarajan | Mohamed Ali Hamid

Depleted gas reservoirs are recognized as the most promising candidate for carbon dioxide storage. Primary gas production followed by injection of carbon dioxide after depletion is the strategy adopted...

Research on shape parameters of circular arc disc teeth for three-cone bit

March 2018
Qin Hu | Huan Zhu | Hang Ren

Through the single row drilling experiment, this paper studied the regularity of the tooth shape parameter's influence to the disc teeth's rock-breaking effect, which provided some basis for the composite...

Application of artificial intelligence to forecast hydrocarbon production from shales

March 2018
Palash Panja | Raul Velasco | Manas Pathak | Milind Deo

Artificial intelligence (AI) methods and applications have recently gained a great deal of attention in many areas, including fields of mathematics, neuroscience, economics, engineering, linguistics,...

Thermal maturity and burial history modelling of shale is enhanced by use of Arrhenius time-temperature index and memetic optimizer

March 2018
David A. Wood

Thermal maturity indices and modelling based on Arrhenius-equation reaction kinetics have played an important role in oil and gas exploration and provided petroleum generation insight for many kerogen-rich...

A fully coupled finite element framework for thermal fracturing simulation in subsurface cold CO2 injection

March 2018
Shunde Yin

Thermal fracturing could occur during cold CO2 injection into subsurface warm rock formations. It can be seen in a variety of fields such as carbon geo-sequestration, unconventional gas development,...

Focus on adsorptive equilibrium, kinetics and thermodynamic components of petroleum produced water biocoagulation using novel Tympanotonos Fuscatus extract

March 2018
Matthew Menkiti | Ifechukwu Ezemagu | Sreeram Singaraju

Adsorptive component of produced water (PW) coagulation using Tympanotonos Fuscatus coagulant (TFC) was studied. Influence of the following parameters: pH, coagulant dose, settling time, and temperature...

The influence of water disposal method on the property of chemical oil-displacement agent--taking Guan 109-1 area of Dagang oilfield as example

March 2018
Shengwang Yuan

Aiming at the actual demand of Guan 109-1 block in Dagang oilfield, by means of instrumental analysis, chemical analysis, modern physical simulation, viewing polymer viscosity and seepage characteristic...

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