Petroleum Science

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List of Papers (Total 178)

Estimation of the water–oil–gas relative permeability curve from immiscible WAG coreflood experiments using the cubic B-spline model

Immiscible water-alternating-gas (WAG) flooding is an EOR technique that has proven successful for water drive reservoirs due to its ability to improve displacement and sweep efficiency. Nevertheless, considering the complicated phase behavior and various multiphase flow characteristics, gas tends to break through early in production wells in heterogeneous formations because of ...

The coupling of dynamics and permeability in the hydrocarbon accumulation period controls the oil-bearing potential of low permeability reservoirs: a case study of the low permeability turbidite reservoirs in the middle part of the third member of Shahejie Formation in Dongying Sag

The relationships between permeability and dynamics in hydrocarbon accumulation determine oil-bearing potential (the potential oil charge) of low permeability reservoirs. The evolution of porosity and permeability of low permeability turbidite reservoirs of the middle part of the third member of the Shahejie Formation in the Dongying Sag has been investigated by detailed core ...

Positive carbon isotope excursions: global correlation and genesis in the Middle–Upper Ordovician in the northern Tarim Basin, Northwest China

Stable carbon isotope ratio (δ13Ccarb) analysis has been widely applied to the study of the inter-continental or global marine carbonate correlation. Large-scale Cambrian–Ordovician carbonate platforms were developed in the Tarim Basin. But research on fluctuation characteristics and global correlation of δ13Ccarb is still weak. Based on conodont biostratigraphy and whole-rock ...

Laboratory investigation of a new scale inhibitor for preventing calcium carbonate precipitation in oil reservoirs and production equipment

The formation of mineral scale is a complex problem during the oilfield operations. Scale inhibitors are widely used to prevent salt precipitation within reservoirs, in downhole equipment, and in production facilities. The scale inhibitors not only must have high effectiveness to prevent scale formation, but also have good adsorption–desorption characteristics, which determine the ...

Velocity calibration for microseismic event location using surface data

Because surface-based monitoring of hydraulic fracturing is not restricted by borehole geometry or the difficulties in maintaining subsurface equipment, it is becoming an increasingly common part of microseismic monitoring. The ability to determine an accurate velocity model for the monitored area directly affects the accuracy of microseismic event locations. However, velocity ...

Distribution and geochemical significance of phenylphenanthrenes and their isomers in selected oils and rock extracts from the Tarim Basin, NW China

Twenty-two oil samples and eight source rock samples collected from the Tarim Basin, NW China were geochemically analyzed to investigate the occurrence and distribution of phenylphenanthrene (PhP), phenylanthracene (PhA), and binaphthyl (BiN) isomers and methylphenanthrene (MP) isomers in oils and rock extracts with different depositional environments. Phenylphenanthrenes are ...

Numerical estimation of choice of the regularization parameter for NMR T2 inversion

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) T2 inversion is the basis of NMR logging interpretation. The regularization parameter selection of the penalty term directly influences the NMR T2 inversion result. We implemented both norm smoothing and curvature smoothing methods for NMR T2 inversion, and compared the inversion results with respect to the optimal regularization parameters (α opt) ...

A scenario analysis of oil and gas consumption in China to 2030 considering the peak CO2 emission constraint

China is now beginning its 13th five-year guideline. As the top CO2 emitter, China has recently submitted the intended nationally determined contributions and made the commitment to start reducing its total carbon emissions in or before 2030. In this study, a bottom-up energy system model is built and applied to analyze the energy (mainly coal, oil, and gas) consumption and carbon ...

Layer regrouping for water-flooded commingled reservoirs at a high water-cut stage

Layer regrouping is to divide all the layers into several sets of production series according to the physical properties and recovery percent of layers at high water-cut stage, which is an important technique to improve oil recovery for high water-cut multilayered reservoirs. Different regroup scenarios may lead to different production performances. Based on unstable oil–water flow ...

Fractional thermoelasticity applications for porous asphaltic materials

A new mathematical model of poro-thermoelasticity has been constructed in the context of a new consideration of heat conduction with fractional order. One-dimensional application for a poroelastic half-space saturated with fluid is considered. The surface of the half-space is assumed to be traction-free, permeable, and subjected to heating. The Laplace transform technique is used ...

Perikinetics and sludge study for the decontamination of petroleum produced water (PW) using novel mucuna seed extract

In this study, Mucuna flagellipes seed extract was applied in the coagulation–flocculation of produced water (PW). Process parameters such as pH, dosage, and settling time were investigated. Process kinetics was also studied. Instrumental characterization of mucuna seed (MS), mucuna seed coagulant (MSC), and post effluent treatment settled sludge (PTSS) were carried out. The ...

A new method for evaluating the injection effect of chemical flooding

Hall plot analysis, as a widespread injection evaluation method, however, often fails to achieve the desired result because of the inconspicuous change of the curve shape. Based on the cumulative injection volume, injection rate, and the injection pressure, this paper establishes a new method using the ratio of the pressure to the injection rate (RPI) and the rate of change of the ...

Numerical analysis of hydroabrasion in a hydrocyclone

The velocity profiles and separation efficiency curves of a hydrocyclone were predicted by an Euler–Euler approach using a computational fluid dynamics tool ANSYS-CFX 14.5. The Euler–Euler approach is capable of considering the particle–particle interactions and is appropriate for highly laden liquid–solid mixtures. Predicted results were compared and validated with experimental ...

CO2-triggered gelation for mobility control and channeling blocking during CO2 flooding processes

CO2 flooding is regarded as an important method for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and greenhouse gas control. However, the heterogeneity prevalently distributed in reservoirs inhibits the performance of this technology. The sweep efficiency can be significantly reduced especially in the presence of “thief zones”. Hence, gas channeling blocking and mobility control are important ...

Experimental analysis of pressure characteristics of catalyst powder flowing down a cyclone dipleg

An experiment was carried out for investigating pressure behavior of catalyst powders, with a Sauter mean diameter of 63.6 μm, flowing downward in a cyclone dipleg with 150 mm inner diameter and 9000 mm high. Time mean pressure and time series of pressure fluctuations were measured at different axial positions in the dipleg with particle mass fluxes ranging from 50.0 to 385.0 kg ...

The use of grass as an environmentally friendly additive in water-based drilling fluids

Excellent drilling fluid techniques are one of the significant guaranteed measures to insure safety, quality, efficiency, and speediness of drilling operations. Drilling fluids are generally discarded after the completion of drilling operations and become waste, which can have a large negative impact on the environment. Drilling materials and additives together with drill cuttings, ...

Supply-based optimal scheduling of oil product pipelines

Oil product pipelines have features such as transporting multiple materials, ever-changing operating conditions, and synchronism between the oil input plan and the oil offloading plan. In this paper, an optimal model was established for a single-source multi-distribution oil product pipeline, and scheduling plans were made based on supply. In the model, time node constraints, oil ...

Three-dimensional physical simulation and optimization of water injection of a multi-well fractured-vuggy unit

With complex fractured-vuggy heterogeneous structures, water has to be injected to facilitate oil production. However, the effect of different water injection modes on oil recovery varies. The limitation of existing numerical simulation methods in representing fractured-vuggy carbonate reservoirs makes numerical simulation difficult to characterize the fluid flow in these ...

Investigation of asphaltene deposition under dynamic flow conditions

Asphaltene deposition is one of the most serious problems, which usually occurs in oil wells, petroleum production, oil processing, and transportation facilities. Deposition of heavy organic components, especially asphaltene, can lead to wellbore blockage and impacts well economics due to reduction in oil production. Therefore, it is necessary to pay more attention to finding some ...

A comprehensive experimental evaluation of asphaltene dispersants for injection under reservoir conditions

As the efficiency of dispersants with different origins is questionable for each typical oil sample, the present study provides a reproducible and reliable method for screening asphaltene dispersants for a typical asphaltenic crude oil. Four different asphaltene dispersants (polyisobutylene succinimide, polyisobutylene succinic ester, nonylphenol-formaldehyde resin modified by ...

Genetic mechanism and development of the unsteady Sarvak play of the Azadegan oil field, southwest of Iran

The upper Cretaceous Sarvak reservoir in the Azadegan oil field of southwest Iran has its oil–water contact nearly horizontal from the north to the center and dips steeply from the center to the south. The purpose of this paper is to interpret this abnormal reservoir feature by examining the accumulation elements, characteristics, and evolution based on the 3D seismic, coring, and ...

Classification and characteristics of tight oil plays

Based on the latest conventional–unconventional oil and gas databases and relevant reports, the distribution features of global tight oil were analyzed. A classification scheme of tight oil plays is proposed based on developed tight oil fields. Effective tight oil plays are defined by considering the exploiting practices of the past few years. Currently, potential tight oil areas ...

Genetic mechanisms of secondary pore development zones of Es 4 x in the north zone of the Minfeng Sag in the Dongying Depression, East China

The genetic mechanisms of the secondary pore development zones in the lower part of the fourth member of the Shahejie Formation (Es 4 x ) were studied based on core observations, petrographic analysis, fluid inclusion analysis, and petrophysical measurements along with knowledge of the tectonic evolution history, organic matter thermal evolution, and hydrocarbon accumulation ...