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ISSN: 2096-2495
CN: 10-1439/TE
e-ISSN: 2524-1729

Coupled tripartite investigation of breaker fluid invasion and impact on hydrocarbon recovery in sandstone reservoirs

Breaker fluids are designed to dissolve filter cakes by breaking their long-chain molecules, thereby removing solid deposits on the wellbore wall. Although breaker fluids are not intended to infiltrate...

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Design and construction of a continuous pilot flotation facility: A case study for water-based oil sand extraction

In this work, the design and construction of a continuous and pilot-scale flotation facility are demonstrated. The performance of the new facility was evaluated from series of pilot flotation tests,...

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Mineral analysis of sandstone formation using chelating agents during sandstone matrix acidizing

For many years, the most common acid practice for sandstone acidizing is based on mud acid and dolomite formations using hydrochloric acid. During various stages of sandstone acidizing, different acids...

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Impact of microfacies and diagenesis on the reservoir quality of Upper Devonian carbonates in Southeast Tatarstan, Volga-Ural Basin, Russia

The results of integrated sedimentology, petrography, and petrophysical study of the Upper Devonian (Middle Famennian) Dankovo-Lebedyansky carbonates from Southeast Tatarstan of the Volga-Ural Basin...

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Experimental investigation of the influence of carbonated water on sandstone and carbonate rock properties

Laboratory measurements using nuclear magnetic resonance, scanning electron microscopy, and gas porosity and permeability analysis were conducted to acquire a petrophysical interpretation of the Carbon...

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Statistical distribution of geomechanical properties and ‘Sweet Spots’ identification in part of the upper Bakken

Completions and Reservoir Quality are two key attributes that are used to characterize nonconventional hydrocarbon assets. This is because, for optimum exploitation of these unconventional assets, horizontal...

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An artificial neural network visible mathematical model for real-time prediction of multiphase flowing bottom-hole pressure in wellbores

Accurate prediction of multiphase flowing bottom-hole pressure (FBHP) in wellbores is an important factor required for optimal tubing design and production optimization. Existing empirical correlations...

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Evaluation of sour gas-low salinity waterflooding in carbonate reservoirs - A numerical simulation approach

Although significant amount of H2S (sour gas) rich natural gas is estimated globally, but not much attention has been given to the application of H2S in the oil recovery process. Recent studies on the...

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Experimental study on modification of water-based filtercake to improve the bonding strength at the wellbore second interface

The objective of this experimental study is to improve the cementing bond quality of sandstone oil-gas well along the wellbore cement-formation interface (WCFI), so as to ensure long-term zonal isolation...

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Fundamentals and developments of compressed biogas in city gas distribution network in India: A review

Biogas is a significant renewable source as well as an alternative energy carrier provided by Anaerobic Digestion (AD) of biodegradable food wastes and other organic materials. This paper describes...

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Physio-chemical interaction of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate copolymer on bonding ability in the cementing material used for oil and gas well

Effective bond of cement sheath to casing or formation depends on higher tensile strength and lower young's modulus which are a measure of its ability to withstand deformation under load without parting....

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Molecular dynamics approach on intermolecular interaction between n-icosane and gemini surfactant assisted nanoparticles

Wax molecules tend to aggregate, and form wax solid at low temperature and result in a wax deposition. Chemical wax inhibitors are introduced to prevent wax deposition. However, the performance of chemical...

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An improved model for severe slugging stability criteria in offshore pipeline-riser systems

Flow assurance has been a major challenge in petroleum production systems especially in offshore operations where severe slugging is a dominant aching issue. This is characterized by pulsating flow...

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New prospective gas plays in pliocene sands, offshore Nile Delta Basin: A case study from Kamose-1 well at North Sinai Concession, Egypt

The Pliocene sands in the offshore parts of the Nile Delta Basin represent significant gas reservoirs. Several targets have been recently discovered in different places along the offshore Nile Delta...

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A compositional function hybridization of PSO and GWO for solving well placement optimisation problem

Advances in technology and optimisation are helping to improve decision making in the oil and gas industry. However, most of the traditional metaheuristic algorithms applied in well placement optimisation...

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Simulation of catalytic upgrading in CAPRI, an add-on process to novel in-situ combustion, THAI

Based on the analysis of recent projections by the International Energy Agency (IEA), to meet the growing and subsequently declining demands of oil from now to 2040, we need up to around 770 billion...

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Fracture permeability estimation utilizing conventional well logs and flow zone indicator

Characteristics of the natural open fractures on the oil and gas reservoirs is crucial in drilling and production planning. Direct methods of fractures studies such as core analysis and image log interpretation...

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Evaluation of influential parameters for supersonic dehydration of natural gas: Machine learning approach

The supersonic dehydration of natural gas is gaining more attention due to its numerous advantages over the conventional natural gas dehydration technologies. However, supersonic separators have seen...

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Investigation of adsorption behaviors of paraffin waxes on iron, iron oxide, and iron III oxide pipeline's internal surfaces using adsorption locator model

Wax deposition in pipelines leads to pressure drop, reduced effective cross-sectional area, and blockages. Although mathematical models and experimental loops were used to model wax precipitation on...

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Oil-water interfacial tension, wettability alteration and foaming studies of natural surfactant extracted from Vernonia Amygdalina

Surfactant flooding is an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) method for recovering residual oil in the reservoir through mechanism of interfacial tension (IFT) reduction and wettability alteration. Due to...

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Screening the synergy of sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate and carboxymethyl cellulose for surfactant-polymer flooding

Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) has emerged in oil and gas industries as a superior substitution to the conventional HPAM and xanthan gum (XG) for high viscosity polymer flooding application. In this...

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Role of the injected water salinity and ion concentrations on the oil recovery in carbonate reservoirs

Low salinity water flooding (LSWF) was initially considered using water with a low concentration of dissolved salts and was later extended to include modifying the ionic content of injected brines....

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Measurement-While-Milling (MWM): An innovative approach for increasing the casing milling efficiency in deep drilling operations

Deep boreholes are secured by steel tubes (casings) which are run in the hole and cemented in place. In most cases, these casings are considered a permanent installation. However, sometimes they have...

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An advanced workflow to compress the uncertainties of stochastic distribution of Bahariya reservoir properties using 3D static modeling; an example from Heba Oil Fields, Western Desert, Egypt

The main objective of this paper is to construct a static model that compress the uncertainties of the stochastic distribution of the reservoir properties of the Bahariya Formation in Heba field, at...

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Geomechanical analysis of an oil field: Numerical study of wellbore stability and reservoir subsidence

Geomechanics as the knowledge of rock deformation and stability is an indispensable part of all field development plans. Conducting geomechanical analyses leads to a safer and more efficient operation...

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