Petroleum Science

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List of Papers (Total 179)

Stress redistribution in multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells in shales

Multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells is the main stimulation method in recovering gas from tight shale gas reservoirs, and stage spacing determination is one of the key issues in fracturing design. The initiation and propagation of hydraulic fractures will cause stress redistribution and may activate natural fractures in the reservoir. Due to the limitation of the ...

Influence of gas transport mechanisms on the productivity of multi-stage fractured horizontal wells in shale gas reservoirs

In order to investigate the influence on shale gas well productivity caused by gas transport in nanometer-size pores, a mathematical model of multi-stage fractured horizontal wells in shale gas reservoirs is built, which considers the influence of viscous flow, Knudsen diffusion, surface diffusion, and adsorption layer thickness. A discrete-fracture model is used to simplify the ...

Pore structure and tracer migration behavior of typical American and Chinese shales

With estimated shale gas resources greater than those of US and Canada combined, China has been embarking on an ambitious shale development program. However, nearly 30 years of American experience in shale hydrocarbon exploration and production indicates a low total recovery of shale gas at 12 %–30 % and tight oil at 5 %–10 %. One of the main barriers to sustainable development of ...

Characteristics and control mechanisms of coalbed permeability change in various gas production stages

According to dimensionless analysis of the coalbed methane (CBM) production data of Fanzhuang block in southern Qinshui basin, the dimensionless gas production rate is calculated to quantitatively divide the CBM well production process into four stages, i.e., drainage stage, unstable gas production stage, stable gas production stage, and gas production decline stage. By the ...

Factors influencing physical property evolution in sandstone mechanical compaction: the evidence from diagenetic simulation experiments

In order to analyze the factors influencing sandstone mechanical compaction and its physical property evolution during compaction processes, simulation experiments on sandstone mechanical compaction were carried out with a self-designed diagenetic simulation system. The experimental materials were modern sediments from different sources, and the experiments were conducted under ...

Seismic fluid identification using a nonlinear elastic impedance inversion method based on a fast Markov chain Monte Carlo method

Elastic impedance inversion with high efficiency and high stability has become one of the main directions of seismic pre-stack inversion. The nonlinear elastic impedance inversion method based on a fast Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method is proposed in this paper, combining conventional MCMC method based on global optimization with a preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG) ...

A review of down-hole tubular string buckling in well engineering

Down-hole tubular string buckling is the most classic and complex part of tubular string mechanics in well engineering. Studies of down-hole tubular string buckling not only have theoretical significance in revealing the buckling mechanism but also have prominent practical value in design and control of tubular strings. In this review, the basic principles and applicable scope of ...

Preparation and performance of fluorescent polyacrylamide microspheres as a profile control and tracer agent

Polyacrylamide microspheres have been successfully used to reduce water production in reservoirs, but it is impossible to distinguish polyacrylamide microspheres from polyacrylamide that is used to enhance oil recovery and is already present in production fluids. In order to detect polyacrylamide microspheres in the reservoir produced fluid, fluorescent polyacrylamide microspheres ...

Porosity prediction from seismic inversion of a similarity attribute based on a pseudo-forward equation (PFE): a case study from the North Sea Basin, Netherlands

The objective of this work is to implement a pseudo-forward equation which is called PFE to transform data (similarity attribute) to model parameters (porosity) in a gas reservoir in the F3 block of North Sea. This equation which is an experimental model has unknown constants in its structure; hence, a least square solution is applied to find the best constants. The results derived ...

Thermal decomposition characteristics and kinetics of methyl linoleate under nitrogen and oxygen atmospheres

The thermal decomposition characteristics of methyl linoleate (ML) under nitrogen and oxygen atmospheres were investigated, using a thermogravimetric analyzer at a heating rate of 10 °C/min from room temperature to 600 °C. Furthermore, the pyrolytic and kinetic characteristics of ML at different heating rates were studied. The results showed that the thermal decomposition ...

Forecasting volatility in oil prices with a class of nonlinear volatility models: smooth transition RBF and MLP neural networks augmented GARCH approach

In this study, the forecasting capabilities of a new class of nonlinear econometric models, namely, the LSTAR-LST-GARCH-RBF and MLP models are evaluated. The models are utilized to model and to forecast the daily returns of crude oil prices. Many financial time series are subjected to leptokurtic distribution, heavy tails, and nonlinear conditional volatility. This characteristic ...

An amplitude-preserved adaptive focused beam seismic migration method

Gaussian beam migration (GBM) is an effective and robust depth seismic imaging method, which overcomes the disadvantage of Kirchhoff migration in imaging multiple arrivals and has no steep-dip limitation of one-way wave equation migration. However, its imaging quality depends on the initial beam parameters, which can make the beam width increase and wave-front spread with the ...

Synthesis and self-association of dibenzothiophene derivatives for simulation of hydrogen bonding interaction in asphaltenes

The dibenzothiophene derivatives, namely 2-(dibenzothiophene-2-carbonyl)benzoic acid and 2-(dibenzothiophene-2-carbonyl)alkyl benzoate, were synthesized and characterized by nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR), matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry, and elemental analysis. The self-association behavior of these dibenzothiophene derivatives in ...

Burial and thermal maturity modeling of the Middle Cretaceous–Early Miocene petroleum system, Iranian sector of the Persian Gulf

The Cretaceous Kazhdumi and Gurpi formations, Ahmadi Member of the Sarvak Formation, and Paleogene Pabdeh Formation are important source rock candidates of the Middle Cretaceous–Early Miocene petroleum system in the Persian Gulf. This study characterizes generation potential, type of organic matter, and thermal maturity of 262 cutting samples (marls and argillaceous limestones) ...

Investigation of structural parameters and self-aggregation of Algerian asphaltenes in organic solvents

Elemental analysis, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), 1H-NMR, fluorescence spectroscopy, and surface tension methods have been used to characterize the molecular structure and the aggregation behaviors of two asphaltenic fractions derived, respectively, from an Algerian petroleum well and a corresponding storage tank deposit. Elemental analysis, FTIR, 1H-NMR, and fluorescence ...

Development and evaluation of an electropositive wellbore stabilizer with flexible adaptability for drilling strongly hydratable shales

In order to overcome serious instability problems in hydratable shale formations, a novel electropositive wellbore stabilizer (EPWS) was prepared by a new approach. It has good colloidal stability, particle size distribution, compatibility, sealing property, and flexible adaptability. A variety of methods including measurements of particle size, Zeta potential, colloidal stability, ...

Investment in deepwater oil and gas exploration projects: a multi-factor analysis with a real options model

Deepwater oil and gas projects embody high risks from geology and engineering aspects, which exert substantial influence on project valuation. But the uncertainties may be converted to additional value to the projects in the case of flexible management. Given the flexibility of project management, this paper extends the classical real options model to a multi-factor model which ...

On the feasibility of re-stimulation of shale wells

As a result of advances in horizontal completions and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. has been able to economically develop several decades of worth of natural gas. However, a considerable concern has risen on the economic viability of shale gas development for reasons associated with the fast production declines as well as recent down-turns of natural gas prices besides ...

An experimental and numerical study of chemically enhanced water alternating gas injection

In this work, an experimental study combined with numerical simulation was conducted to investigate the potential of chemically enhanced water alternating gas (CWAG) injection as a new enhanced oil recovery method. The unique feature of this new method is that it uses alkaline, surfactant, and polymer additives as a chemical slug which is injected during the water alternating gas ...

Model inference using the Akaike information criterion for turbulent flow of non-Newtonian crude oils in pipelines

The friction factor is a crucial parameter in calculating frictional pressure losses. However, it is a decisive challenge to estimate, especially for turbulent flow of non-Newtonian fluids in pipes. The objective of this paper is to examine the validity of friction factor correlations adopting a new informative-based approach, the Akaike information criterion (AIC) along with the ...

Contribution of moderate overall coal-bearing basin uplift to tight sand gas accumulation: case study of the Xujiahe Formation in the Sichuan Basin and the Upper Paleozoic in the Ordos Basin, China

Tight sand gas is an important unconventional gas resource occurring widely in different petroleum basins. In coal-bearing formations of the Upper Triassic in the Sichuan Basin and the Carboniferous and Permian in the Ordos Basin, coal measure strata and tight sandstone constitute widely distributed source–reservoir assemblages and form the basic conditions for the formation of ...

A rock physics model for the characterization of organic-rich shale from elastic properties

Kerogen content and kerogen porosity play a significant role in elastic properties of organic-rich shales. We construct a rock physics model for organic-rich shales to quantify the effect of kerogen content and kerogen porosity using the Kuster and Toksöz theory and the self-consistent approximation method. Rock physics modeling results show that with the increase of kerogen ...

Numerical simulation of high-resolution azimuthal resistivity laterolog response in fractured reservoirs

The high-resolution azimuthal resistivity laterolog response in a fractured formation was numerically simulated using a three-dimensional finite element method. Simulation results show that the azimuthal resistivity is determined by fracture dipping as well as dipping direction, while the amplitude differences between deep and shallow laterolog resistivities are mainly controlled ...

Effects of alternating current interference on corrosion of X60 pipeline steel

With rapid economic development in China, demand for energy and transportation is growing. Due to the limitations of factors such as terrain and traffic, a large number of buried oil and gas pipelines are parallel to high-voltage transmission lines and electrified railways over long distances. Alternating current (AC) corrosion of pipelines is very serious in such cases. In this ...

Diffusion coefficients of natural gas in foamy oil systems under high pressures

The diffusion coefficient of natural gas in foamy oil is one of the key parameters to evaluate the feasibility of gas injection for enhanced oil recovery in foamy oil reservoirs. In this paper, a PVT cell was used to measure diffusion coefficients of natural gas in Venezuela foamy oil at high pressures, and a new method for determining the diffusion coefficient in the foamy oil was ...