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A review of high-performance MEMS sensors for resource exploration and geophysical applications

MEMS sensors have the advantages of small volume, lightweight, and low cost, therefore, have been widely used in the fields of consumer electronics, industry, health, defence, and aerospace. With their...

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Recent developments in high-performance Nafion membranes for hydrogen fuel cells applications

As a promising alternative to petroleum fossil energy, polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell has drawn considerable attention due to its low pollution emission, high energy density, portability, and...

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CO2 storage with enhanced gas recovery (CSEGR): A review of experimental and numerical studies

CO2 emission mitigation is one of the most critical research frontiers. As a promising option of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), CO2 storage with enhanced gas recovery (CSEGR) can reduce...

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Advances in enhanced oil recovery technologies for low permeability reservoirs

Low permeability oil and gas resources are rich and have great potential all over the world, which has gradually become the main goal of oil and gas development. However, after traditional primary and...

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The mechanism of microwave rock breaking and its potential application to rock-breaking technology in drilling

The exploration and development of oil and gas resources have shifted from shallow to deep and ultradeep. The difficulty of rock breaking has also increased, introducing new challenges to traditional...

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A comparison of deep learning methods for seismic impedance inversion

Deep learning is widely used for seismic impedance inversion, but few work provides in-depth research and analysis on designing the architectures of deep neural networks and choosing the network hyperparameters....

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A review on the structure-performance relationship of the catalysts during propane dehydrogenation reaction

Dehydrogenation of propane (PDH) technology is one of the most promising on-purpose technologies to solve supply-demand unbalance of propylene. The industrial catalysts for PDH, such as Pt- and Cr-based...

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Rock thin-section analysis and identification based on artificial intelligent technique

Rock thin-section identification is an indispensable geological exploration tool for understanding and recognizing the composition of the earth. It is also an important evaluation method for oil and...

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On the time-varying correlations between oil-, gold-, and stock markets: The heterogeneous roles of policy uncertainty in the US and China

This paper investigates the effects of economic policy uncertainty (EPU) and monetary policy uncertainty (MPU) in the US and China on oil-stock and gold-stock correlations. A quantile regression approach...

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A review of fluid displacement mechanisms in surfactant-based chemical enhanced oil recovery processes: Analyses of key influencing factors

Surfactant-based oil recovery processes are employed to lower the interfacial tension in immiscible displacement processes, change the wettability of rock to a more water-wet system and emulsify the...

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Seismic impedance inversion based on cycle-consistent generative adversarial network

Deep learning has achieved great success in a variety of research fields and industrial applications. However, when applied to seismic inversion, the shortage of labeled data severely influences the...

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A review of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology applied in the characterization of polymer gels for petroleum reservoir conformance control

Polymer gel systems have been widely applied to control excessive water and improve oil recovery (IOR) in petroleum reservoirs. They are usually divided into two main types, in-situ cross-linked polymer...

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The key parameter of shale oil resource evaluation: Oil content

The United States has become the world's largest oil producer of shale oil. China has abundant shale oil resources, but its resource potential has not yet been exploited. The core of the evaluation...

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Application of nanomaterial for enhanced oil recovery

Nanofluid offers more opportunities and challenges over the traditional surfactant and polymer solutions during enhanced oil recovery (commonly referred to as tertiary oil recovery) due to its remarkable...

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Risk analysis and maintenance decision making of natural gas pipelines with external corrosion based on Bayesian network

Buried natural gas pipelines are vulnerable to external corrosion because they are encased in a soil environment for a long time. Identifying the causes of external corrosion and taking specific maintenance...

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Laboratory to field scale assessment for EOR applicability in tight oil reservoirs

Tight oil reservoirs are contributing a major role to fulfill the overall crude oil needs, especially in the US. However, the dilemma is their ultra-tight permeability and an uneconomically short-lived...

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A deep reinforcement learning (DRL) based approach for well-testing interpretation to evaluate reservoir parameters

Parameter inversions in oil/gas reservoirs based on well test interpretations are of great significance in oil/gas industry. Automatic well test interpretations based on artificial intelligence are...

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A comprehensive review of in-situ polymer gel simulation for conformance control

Gel treatment has been widely applied in mature oilfields to improve sweep efficiency and control water production. Correct numerical simulation is of major importance to the optimization design and...

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The role and potential of attapulgite in catalytic pyrolysis of refinery waste activated sludge

Pyrolysis is a promising technology for the treatment of refinery waste activated sludge (rWAS). In this study, attapulgite as a natural clay was used to enhance the pyrolysis of rWAS. The yields, characteristics...

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Organic geochemistry and petrology of source rocks from the Banqiao Sag, Bohai Bay Basin, China: Implications for petroleum exploration

The organic geochemistry and petrology of source rocks determine the hydrocarbon generation potential of the Banqiao Sag. In this study, organic geochemistry and petrology were used to determine the...

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Sedimentary characteristics and implications for hydrocarbon exploration in a retrograding shallow-water delta: An example from the fourth member of the Cretaceous Quantou Formation in the Sanzhao depression, Songliao Basin, NE China

Based on the analysis of core, logging, and testing data, the fourth member of the Cretaceous Quantou Formation (K2q4) in the Sanzhao depression, Songliao Basin, is investigated in order to understand...

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Development of re-crosslinkable dispersed particle gels for conformance improvement in extremely high-temperature reservoirs

Micro-scale and nano-scale dispersed gel particles (DPG) are capable of deep migration in oil reservoirs due to their deformability, viscoelasticity, and suitable particle size. Therefore, it has been...

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Distribution characteristics and oil mobility thresholds in lacustrine shale reservoir: Insights from N2 adsorption experiments on samples prior to and following hydrocarbon extraction

The pore structure and oil content of shales have an important influence on the oil mobility and enrichment. In this study, the lacustrine shale samples from the Qingshankou Formation (Q1) of Songliao...

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Research progress on seismic imaging technology

High-precision seismic imaging is the core task of seismic exploration, guaranteeing the accuracy of geophysical and geological interpretation. With the development of seismic exploration, the targets...

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Research progress and challenges of natural gas hydrate resource evaluation in the South China Sea

As an efficient clean energy, natural gas hydrate (NGH) has become a hot topic in recent researches. Since 1990s, China has made great achievements and progress in NGH exploration in the South China...

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