Oil & Gas Science and Technology

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List of Papers (Total 756)

SiteChar – Methodology for a Fit-for-Purpose Assessment of CO2 Storage Sites in Europe

The FP7-funded SiteChar project examined the entire CO2 geological storage site characterisation process, from the initial feasibility studies through to the final stage of application for a CO2 storage permit based on criteria defined by the relevant European legislation. The SiteChar workflow for CO2 geological storage site characterisation provides a description of all...

Prediction of Mass Flow Rate in Supersonic Natural Gas Processing

The mass flow rate of natural gas through the supersonic separator was numerically calculated by various cubic equations of state. The numerical results show that the compressibility factor and specific heat ratio for ideal gas law diverge remarkably from real gas models at a high inlet pressure. Simultaneously, the deviation of mass flow calculated by the ideal and real gas...

Influence of Microalgal Bio-Oil on the Lubrication Properties of Engine Oil

In order to accelerate and expand the application of bio-energy, two kinds of microalgal bio-oils, prepared via co-liquefaction of Chlorella and Spirulina under sub- and supercritical ethanol conditions, were used as partial substitutes for the engine oil CD SAE 15W-40. The friction and wear behaviors of the oils were tested on a four-ball tribometer, referring to the ASTM D4172...

A Review of Kinetic Modeling Methodologies for Complex Processes

In this paper, kinetic modeling techniques for complex chemical processes are reviewed. After a brief historical overview of chemical kinetics, an overview is given of the theoretical background of kinetic modeling of elementary steps and of multistep reactions. Classic lumping techniques are introduced and analyzed. Two examples of lumped kinetic models (atmospheric gasoil...

Equivalent Alkane Carbon Number of Live Crude Oil: A Predictive Model Based on Thermodynamics

We took advantage of recently published works and new experimental data to propose a model for the prediction of the Equivalent Alkane Carbon Number of live crude oil (EACNlo) for EOR processes. The model necessitates the a priori knowledge of reservoir pressure and temperature conditions as well as the initial gas to oil ratio. Additionally, some required volumetric properties...

Reservoir Simulator Runtime Enhancement Based on a Posteriori Error Estimation Techniques

In this work, we show how the a posteriori error estimation techniques proposed in [Di Pietro et al. (2014) Computers & Mathematics with Applications 68, 2331-2347] can be efficiently employed to improve the performance of a compositional reservoir simulator dedicated to Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes. This a posteriori error estimate allows to propose an adaptive mesh...

Investigation of an IC Engine Intake Flow Based on Highly Resolved LES and PIV

To reduce emissions and fuel consumption, the current generation of gasoline engines uses technologies such as direct injection, downsizing and supercharging. All of them require a strong vortical in-cylinder charge motion, usually described as “tumble”, to improve fuel-air mixing and enhance flame propagation. The tumble development strongly depends on the flow field during the...

An Experimental and Simulation Study of Early Flame Development in a Homogeneous-charge Spark-Ignition Engine

An integrated experimental and Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) study is presented for homogeneous premixed combustion in a spark-ignition engine. The engine is a single-cylinder two-valve optical research engine with transparent liner and piston: the Transparent Combustion Chamber (TCC) engine. This is a relatively simple, open engine configuration that can be used for LES model...

Identification and Quantification of Carbonate Species Using Rock-Eval Pyrolysis

This paper presents a new reliable and rapid method to characterise and quantify carbonates in solid samples based on monitoring the CO2 flux emitted by progressive thermal decomposition of carbonates during a programmed heating. The different peaks of destabilisation allow determining the different types of carbonates present in the analysed sample. The quantification of each...

Design of Smart Ion-Selective Electrode Arrays Based on Source Separation through Nonlinear Independent Component Analysis

The development of chemical sensor arrays based on Blind Source Separation (BSS) provides a promising solution to overcome the interference problem associated with Ion-Selective Electrodes (ISE). The main motivation behind this new approach is to ease the time-demanding calibration stage. While the first works on this problem only considered the case in which the ions under...

Morphological Component Analysis for the Inpainting of Grazing Incidence X-Ray Diffraction Images Used for the Structural Characterization of Thin Films

Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction (GIXD) is a widely used characterization technique, applied for the investigation of the structure of thin films. As far as organic films are concerned, the confinement of the film to the substrate results in anisotropic 2-dimensional GIXD patterns, such those observed for polythiophene-based films, which are used as active layers in...

NMR Data Analysis: A Time-Domain Parametric Approach Using Adaptive Subband Decomposition

This paper presents a fast time-domain data analysis method for one- and two-dimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, assuming Lorentzian lineshapes, based on an adaptive spectral decomposition. The latter is achieved through successive filtering and decimation steps ending up in a decomposition tree. At each node of the tree, the parameters of the corresponding...

Screening Method Using the Derivative-based Global Sensitivity Indices with Application to Reservoir Simulator

Reservoir simulator can involve a large number of uncertain input parameters. Sensitivity analysis can help reservoir engineers focusing on the inputs whose uncertainties have an impact on the model output, which allows reducing the complexity of the model. There are several ways to define the sensitivity indices. A possible quantitative definition is the variance-based...

An Efficient XFEM Approximation of Darcy Flows in Arbitrarily Fractured Porous Media

Subsurface flows are influenced by the presence of faults and large fractures which act as preferential paths or barriers for the flow. In literature models were proposed to handle fractures in a porous medium as objects of codimension 1. In this work we consider the case of a network of intersecting fractures, with the aim of deriving physically consistent and effective...

CO2 Absorption by Biphasic Solvents: Comparison with Lower Phase Alone

The mixtures of 2 M 1,4-butanediamine (BDA) and 4 M 2-(diethylamino)-ethanol (DEEA) have been found to be promising biphasic solvents. This work identifies the composition of the lower phase using a DX-120 Ion Chromatograph (IC) and a Metrohm 809 Titrando auto titrator. The cyclic capacities, cyclic loadings and reaction products of the biphasic solvent are compared with those of...

Development of HiCapt+TM Process for CO2 Capture from Lab to Industrial Pilot Plant

It is now well known that “first generation” MEA based post-combustion carbon capture processes require high energy consumption and have problems with solvent degradation due to oxygen. Nevertheless, it is the only available process for first industrial units. That is why IFP Energies nouvelles, has developed HiCapt+ process, based on a conventional MEA solvent but using high...

Energy Management Strategies for Diesel Hybrid Electric Vehicle

This paper focuses on hybrid energy management for a Diesel Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) with a parallel architecture. The proposed strategy focuses on the reduction of Nitric Oxides (NOx) emissions that represents a key issue to meet diesel emissions standards. The strategy is split in two separated functions aiming at limiting the NOx in steady-state and transient operating...

Investigation of Cycle-to-Cycle Variability of NO in Homogeneous Combustion

Cyclic variability of spark ignition engines is recognized as a scatter in the combustion parameter recordings during actual operation in steady state conditions. Combustion variability may occur due to fluctuations in both early flame kernel development and in turbulent flame propagation with an impact on fuel consumption and emissions. In this study, a detailed chemistry model...

Control-Oriented Models for Real-Time Simulation of Automotive Transmission Systems

A control-oriented model of a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) was developed for real-time Hardware In the Loop (HIL) applications, to support model-based development of the DCT controller and to systematically test its performance. The model is an innovative attempt to reproduce the fast dynamics of the actuation system while maintaining a simulation step size large enough for...

Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles: 15 years of development at the Ohio State University

The aim of this paper is to document 15 years of hybrid electric vehicle energy management research at The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (OSUCAR). Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) technology encompasses many diverse aspects. In this paper we focus exclusively on the evolution of supervisory control strategies for on-board energy management in HEV. We present a...

Biofuels Barrier Properties of Polyamide 6 and High Density Polyethylene

In this paper, a comparison of the biofuels barrier properties of PolyAmide 6 (PA6) and High Density PolyEthylene (HDPE) is presented. Model fuels were prepared as mixtures of toluene, isooctane and ethanol, the ethanol volume fraction varying between 0% and 100%. Barrier properties were determined at 40°C by gravimetric techniques or gas chromatography measurements, and it was...

Development of Innovating Materials for Distributing Mixtures of Hydrogen and Natural Gas. Study of the Barrier Properties and Durability of Polymer Pipes

With the growing place taken by hydrogen, a question still remains about its delivery and transport from the production site to the end user by employing the existing extensive natural gas pipelines. Indeed, the key challenge is the significant H2 permeation through polymer infrastructures (PolyEthylene (PE) pipes, components such as connecting parts). This high flow rate of H2...

Development of Reactive Barrier Polymers against Corrosion for the Oil and Gas Industry: From Formulation to Qualification through the Development of Predictive Multiphysics Modeling

Corrosion is a key issue for operators in the oil and gas industry since production fluids contain some water and both CO2 and H2S acid gases. In this context, this paper illustrates the development of a reactive barrier polymer against corrosion by H2S of offshore flexible pipes. The role of this reactive material, called anti-H2S material, is to avoid H2S reaching the...