Petroleum Science

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List of Papers (Total 178)

Extractive oxidative desulfurization of model oil/crude oil using KSF montmorillonite-supported 12-tungstophosphoric acid

12-Tungstophosphoric acid (PW) supported on KSF montmorillonite, PW/KSF, was used as catalyst for deep oxidative desulfurization (ODS) of mixed thiophenic compounds in model oil and crude oil under mild conditions using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as an oxidizing agent. A one-factor-at-a-time method was applied for optimizing the parameters such as temperature, reaction time, amount ...

Interactions between the fluid and an isolation tool in a pipe: laboratory experiments and numerical simulation

A remote-control tether-less isolation tool is a mechanical device that is normally used in pipelines to block the flow at a given position by transforming a blocking module. In this study, the interactions between the fluid and the plug module of the isolation tool were investigated. Simulations of the plug process and particle image velocimetry measurements were performed to ...

FCC riser quick separation system: a review

The riser reactor is the key unit in the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) process. As the FCC feedstocks become heavier, the product mixture of oil, gas and catalysts must be separated immediately at the outlet of the riser to avoid excessive coking. The quick separation system is the core equipment in the FCC unit. China University of Petroleum (Beijing) has developed many kinds of ...

Influence of friction on buckling of a drill string in the circular channel of a bore hole

Enhancement of technology and techniques for drilling deep directed oil and gas bore hole is one of the most important problems of the current petroleum industry. Not infrequently, the drilling of these bore holes is attended by occurrence of extraordinary situations associated with technical accidents. Among these is the Eulerian loss of stability of a drill string in the channel ...

The remarkable effect of organic salts on 1,3,5-trioxane synthesis

The effects of organic salts on 1,3,5-trioxane synthesis were investigated through batch reaction and continuous production experiments. The organic salts used include sodium methanesulfonate (CH3NaO3S), sodium benzenesulfonate (C6H5NaO3S), sodium 4-methylbenzenesulfonate (C7H7NaO3S), and sodium 3-nitrobenzene sulfonate (C6H4NNaO5S). It was shown that the effects of organic salts ...

Rheology of rock salt for salt tectonics modeling

Numerical modeling of salt tectonics is a rapidly evolving field; however, the constitutive equations to model long-term rock salt rheology in nature still remain controversial. Firstly, we built a database about the strain rate versus the differential stress through collecting the data from salt creep experiments at a range of temperatures (20–200 °C) in laboratories. The aim is ...

Effects of pH on rheological characteristics and stability of petroleum coke water slurry

In this study, the effects of pH on slurrying properties of petroleum coke water slurry (PCWS) were investigated. The slurrying concentration, rheological characteristics and stability of PCWS were studied with four different types of additives at pH varying from 5 to 11. The results showed that the slurrying concentration, rheological characteristics and stability of PCWS all ...

The potential of domestic production and imports of oil and gas in China: an energy return on investment perspective

Concerns about China’s energy security have escalated because of the country’s high dependency on oil and gas imports, so it is necessary to calculate the availability of domestic oil and gas resources and China’s ability to obtain foreign energy through trade. In this work, the calculation was done by using the energy return on investment (EROI) method. The results showed that the ...

Origin of dolomite in the Middle Ordovician peritidal platform carbonates in the northern Ordos Basin, western China

The carbonates in the Middle Ordovician Ma 5 5 submember of the Majiagou Formation in the northern Ordos Basin are partially to completely dolomitized. Two types of replacive dolomite are distinguished: (1) type 1 dolomite, which is primarily characterized by microcrystalline (<30 µm), euhedral to subhedral dolomite crystals, and is generally laminated and associated with ...

Characteristics of fault zones and their control on remaining oil distribution at the fault edge: a case study from the northern Xingshugang Anticline in the Daqing Oilfield, China

Most major oil zones in the Daqing Oilfield have reached a later, high water cut stage, but oil recovery is still only approximately 35 %, and 50 % of reserves remain to be recovered. The remaining oil is primarily distributed at the edge of faults, in poor sand bodies, and in insufficiently injected and produced areas. Therefore, the edge of faults is a major target for remaining ...

Combination and distribution of reservoir space in complex carbonate rocks

This paper discusses the reservoir space in carbonate rocks in terms of types, combination features, distribution regularity, and controlling factors, based on core observations and tests of the North Truva Oilfield, Caspian Basin. According to the reservoir space combinations, carbonate reservoirs can be divided into four types, i.e., pore, fracture–pore, pore–cavity–fracture, and ...

Forecasting of China’s natural gas production and its policy implications

With the vigorous promotion of energy conservation and implementation of clean energy strategies, China’s natural gas industry has entered a rapid development phase, and natural gas is playing an increasingly important role in China’s energy structure. This paper uses a Generalized Weng model to forecast Chinese regional natural gas production, where accuracy and reasonableness ...

Selective dissolution of eodiagenesis cements and its impact on the quality evolution of reservoirs in the Xing’anling Group, Suderte Oil Field, Hailar Basin, China

Reservoirs in the Xing’anling Group in the Suderte Oil Field, Hailar Basin exhibit ultra-low to low permeability and high tuffaceous material content. This study comprehensively analyzed diagenesis and quality evolution of these low-permeability reservoirs using thin sections, SEM samples, rock physical properties, pore water data, as well as geochemical numerical simulations. ...

Sedimentary characteristics and processes of the Paleogene Dainan Formation in the Gaoyou Depression, North Jiangsu Basin, eastern China

In this paper, the type, vertical evolution, and distribution pattern of sedimentary facies of the Paleogene Dainan Formation in the Gaoyou Depression of the North Jiangsu Basin are studied in detail. Results show that fan delta, delta, nearshore subaqueous fan, and lacustrine facies developed during the Dainan Formation period and their distribution pattern was mainly controlled ...

In situ catalytic upgrading of heavy crude oil through low-temperature oxidation

The low-temperature catalytic oxidation of heavy crude oil (Xinjiang Oilfield, China) was studied using three types of catalysts including oil-soluble, water-soluble, and dispersed catalysts. According to primary screening, oil-soluble catalysts, copper naphthenate and manganese naphthenate, are more attractive, and were selected to further investigate their catalytic performance ...

Fluidization characteristics of different sizes of quartz particles in the fluidized bed

Fluidization characteristics of quartz particles with different sizes are experimentally investigated in a fluidized bed with an inner diameter of 300 mm and height of 8250 mm. Results show that the average solid holdup increases with the increase in superficial gas velocity and the decrease in initial solid holdup in the dense zone of the fluidized bed. The average cross-sectional ...

Modeling, analysis, and screening of cyclic pressure pulsing with nitrogen in hydraulically fractured wells

Cyclic pressure pulsing with nitrogen is studied for hydraulically fractured wells in depleted reservoirs. A compositional simulation model is constructed to represent the hydraulic fractures through local-grid refinement. The process is analyzed from both operational and reservoir/hydraulic-fracture perspectives. Key sensitivity parameters for the operational component are chosen ...

Sensitivity-based upscaling for history matching of reservoir models

Simulation of reservoir flow processes at the finest scale is computationally expensive and in some cases impractical. Consequently, upscaling of several fine-scale grid blocks into fewer coarse-scale grids has become an integral part of reservoir simulation for most reservoirs. This is because as the number of grid blocks increases, the number of flow equations increases and this ...

Experimental and modeling study of kinetics for methane hydrate formation in a crude oil-in-water emulsion

A low-viscosity emulsion of crude oil in water can be believed to be the bulk of a flow regime in a pipeline. To differentiate which crude oil would and which would not counter the blockage of flow due to gas hydrate formation in flow channels, varying amount of crude oil in water emulsion without any other extraneous additives has undergone methane gas hydrate formation in an ...

Waxes in asphaltenes of crude oils and wax deposits

Composition and molecular mass distribution of n-alkanes in asphaltenes of crude oils of different ages and in wax deposits formed in the borehole equipment were studied. In asphaltenes, n-alkanes from C12 to C60 were detected. The high molecular weight paraffins in asphaltenes would form a crystalline phase with a melting point of 80–90 °C. The peculiarities of the redistribution ...

Performance improvement of ionic surfactant flooding in carbonate rock samples by use of nanoparticles

Various surfactants have been used in upstream petroleum processes like chemical flooding. Ultimately, the performance of these surfactants depends on their ability to reduce the interfacial tension between oil and water. The surfactant concentration in the aqueous solution decreases owing to the loss of the surfactant on the rock surface in the injection process. The main ...

Where is the future of China’s biogas? Review, forecast, and policy implications

This paper discusses the history and present status of different categories of biogas production in China, most of which are classified into rural household production, agriculture-based engineering production, and industry-based engineering production. To evaluate the future biogas production of China, five models including the Hubbert model, the Weibull model, the generalized ...

Kinetics and mechanisms of the catalytic thermal cracking of asphaltenes adsorbed on supported nanoparticles

The production of heavy and extra-heavy oil is challenging because of the rheological properties that crude oil presents due to its high asphaltene content. The upgrading and recovery processes of these unconventional oils are typically water and energy intensive, which makes such processes costly and environmentally unfriendly. Nanoparticle catalysts could be used to enhance the ...

Catalytic aquathermolysis of Shengli heavy crude oil with an amphiphilic cobalt catalyst

An interfacially active cobalt complex, cobalt dodecylbenzenesulfonate, was synthesized. Elemental analysis, atomic absorption spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), thermogravimetric analysis, and surface/interfacial tension determination were performed to investigate the properties of the catalyst. Results showed that the synthesized catalyst showed active ...

Laboratory studies of rice bran as a carbon source to stimulate indigenous microorganisms in oil reservoirs

There is a great interest in developing cost-efficient nutrients to stimulate microorganisms in indigenous microbial enhanced oil recovery (IMEOR) processes. In the present study, the potential of rice bran as a carbon source for promoting IMEOR was investigated on a laboratory scale. The co-applications of rice bran, K2HPO4 and urea under optimized bio-stimulation conditions ...