Oil & Gas Science and Technology

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List of Papers (Total 756)

Characterization of Polymer Layered Silicate Nanocomposites by Rheology and Permeability Methods: Impact of the Interface Quality

Polymer clay nanocomposites are mostly described as materials with improved properties. However, many studies are not concluding about the possible benefits. This work reports permeability measurements on different polyolefins nanocomposites. Clay exfoliation has been proved by various techniques. Unfortunately, the nanocomposite does not exhibit good barrier properties. Hence...

Gas Permeation in Semicrystalline Polyethylene as Studied by Molecular Simulation and Elastic Model

We have employed molecular simulation to study the permeation of two different gases (CH4 and CO2) in polyethylene. The simulations have been performed at temperatures below the polymer melting point. Although under such conditions, polyethylene is in a semicrystalline state, we have used simulation boxes containing only a purely amorphous material. We showed in previous works...

Comparative TPR and TPD Studies of Cu and Ca Promotion on Fe-Zn- and Fe-Zn-Zr-Based Fischer-Tropsch Catalysts

The present study demonstrates the effect of zirconium promotion on Fe-Zn-based catalysts to boost the active sites of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) catalysts. The catalysts are also promoted by Cu and Ca and the active sites are examined using Temperature-Programmed Reduction (TPR) with H2 and CO and Temperature-Programmed Desorption (TPD) with NH3 and CO2. The results are presented as a...

Refractometric Sensing of Heavy Oils in Fluorescent Core Microcapillaries

The refractometric sensing of calibrated heavy oils (density > 1 000 kg/m3) is demonstrated using fluorescent-core microcapillaries. A 25-micron capillary channel was first coated with a high-index layer of fluorescent silicon Quantum Dots (QD). This QD film supports the development of cylindrical Whispering Gallery Mode (WGM) resonances inside the capillary. Heavy oils spanning...

Synchrotron X-Ray Scattering as a Tool for Characterising Catalysts on Multiple Length Scales

Optimising the properties of catalysts for industrial processes requires a detailed knowledge of their structure and properties on multiple length scales. Synchrotron light sources are ideal tools for characterising catalyts for industrial R&D, providing data with high temporal and spatial resolution, under realistic operating conditions, in a non-destructive way. Here, we...

Automatic and Systematic Atomistic Simulations in the MedeA® Software Environment: Application to EU-REACH

This work demonstrates the systematic prediction of thermodynamic properties for batches of thousands of molecules using automated procedures. This is accomplished with newly developed tools and functions within the Material Exploration and Design Analysis (MedeA®) software environment, which handle the automatic execution of sequences of tasks for large numbers of molecules...

CCS Acceptability: Social Site Characterization and Advancing Awareness at Prospective Storage Sites in Poland and Scotland

This paper summarizes the work on the social dimension conducted within the EU FP7 SiteChar project. The most important aim of the research was to advance public awareness and draw lessons for successful public engagement activities when developing a CO2 storage permit application. To this end, social site characterization (e.g. representative surveys) and public participation...

Techno-Economic Assessment of Four CO2 Storage Sites

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) should be a key technology in order to achieve a decline in the CO2 emissions intensity of the power sector and other intensive industry, but this potential deployment could be restricted by cost issues as the International Energy Agency (IEA) in their last projections (World Energy Outlook 2013) has considered only around 1% of global fossil fuel...

Evaluation and Characterization of a Potential CO2 Storage Site in the South Adriatic Offshore

The Southern Adriatic Sea is one of the five prospective areas for CO2 storage being evaluated under the FP7 European Sitechar project. The potential reservoir identified in the investigated area is represented by a carbonate formation (Scaglia Formation – Late Cretaceous). This paper shows the site characterization applied to one of the structures identified in the carbonate...

CO2 Storage Feasibility: A Workflow for Site Characterisation

In this paper, we present an overview of the SiteChar workflow model for site characterisation and assessment for CO2 storage. Site characterisation and assessment is required when permits are requested from the legal authorities in the process of starting a CO2 storage process at a given site. The goal is to assess whether a proposed CO2 storage site can indeed be used for...

A Semi-Analytical Pressure-Transient Model to Detect Inter-well Interference of Multi-Well-Pad-Production Scheme in Shale Gas Reservoirs

Recently, Multi-Well-Pad-Production (MWPP) scheme has been in the center of attention as a promising technology to improve Shale Gas (SG) recovery. However, Inter-Well Pressure Interference (IWPI) induced by MWPP scheme severely distorts flow regimes, which strongly challenges the traditional pressure-transient analysis methods, which focus on Single Multi-Fractured Horizontal...

Efficient estimation of hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (HPAM) solution viscosity for enhanced oil recovery process by polymer flooding

Polymers applications have been progressively increased in sciences and engineering including chemistry, pharmacology science, and chemical and petroleum engineering due to their attractive properties. Amongst the all types of polymers, partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamide (HPAM) is one of the widely used polymers especially in chemistry, and chemical and petroleum engineering...

Impact of geomechanical effects during SAGD process in a meander belt

In the reservoir simulations, the geomechanical effects are usually taken into account to describe the porosity and the permeability variations. In this paper, we present a new method, patented by authors, which allows to model the geomechanical effects also on the well productivity index. The Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) method is widely used for the heavy oil...

Streamline simulation of water-oil displacement in a heterogeneous fractured reservoir using different transfer functions

Main parts of oil and gas reserves are stored in fractured reservoirs. Simulation of multiphase flow in fractured reservoirs requires a large amount of calculations due to the complexity, reservoir scale and heterogeneity of the rock properties. The accuracy and speed of the streamline method for simulating hydrocarbon reservoirs at field scale make it more applicable than...

Real-time capable virtual NOx sensor for diesel engines based on a two-Zone thermodynamic model

This paper presents a control-oriented thermodynamic model capable of predicting nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions in diesel engines. It is derived from zero-dimensional combustion model using in-cylinder pressure as the input. The methodology is based on a two-zone thermodynamic model which divides the combustion chamber into a burned and unburned gas zone. The original...

Study on the stability of a shear-thinning suspension used in oil well drilling

In order to avoid solid-liquid gravitational separation of particles in the drilling fluid and cuttings generated in this process, the oil industry has been developing drilling fluids with shear-thinning and thixotropic characteristics. In case of operational stops in the drilling process, the intense sedimentation of these particles can damage the equipment used and the well. In...

Investigation of Asphaltene Adsorption onto Zeolite Beta Nanoparticles to Reduce Asphaltene Deposition in a Silica Sand Pack

Zeolite beta nanoparticles were used as a new asphaltene adsorbent for reducing asphaltene deposition during fluid injection into a silica sand pack. At first, the asphaltene adsorption efficiency and capacity of zeolite beta nanoparticles were determined by UV-Vis spectrophotometer. It was found that the proper concentration of nanoparticles for asphaltene adsorption was 10 g/L...

Real-time capable virtual NOx sensor for diesel engines based on a two-Zone thermodynamic model

This paper presents a control-oriented thermodynamic model capable of predicting nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions in diesel engines. It is derived from zero-dimensional combustion model using in-cylinder pressure as the input. The methodology is based on a two-zone thermodynamic model which divides the combustion chamber into a burned and unburned gas zone. The original...

Correlating Stochastically Distributed Reservoir Heterogeneities with Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage Production

Application of big data analytics in reservoir engineering has gained wide attention in recent years. However, designing practical data-driven models for correlating petrophysical measurements and Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) production profiles using actual field data remains difficult. Parameterization of the complex reservoir heterogeneities in these reservoirs is...

Flow Simulation Using Local Grid Refinements to Model Laminated Reservoirs

Super-giant carbonate fields, such as Ghawar, in Saudi Arabia, and Lula, at the Brazilian pre-salt, show highly heterogeneous behavior that is linked to high permeability intervals in thin layers. This article applies Local Grid Refinements (LGR) integrated with upscaling procedures to improve the representation of highly laminated reservoirs in flow simulation by preserving the...

Multi-Objective Optimization of Microemulsion Flooding for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery

Microemulsion flooding is one of the most effective methods of Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR), particularly for the production of residual oil trapped in unconventional reservoirs. A critical step for successful application of this technique is to achieve a suitable formulation. Previous studies have almost focused on the technical aspects while considering both practical...

GRAB-ECO for Minimal Fuel Consumption Estimation of Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicles

As a promising solution to the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in road transport sector, hybrid electric powertrains are confronted with complex control techniques for the evaluation of the minimal fuel consumption, particularly the excessively long computation time of the design-parameter optimization in the powertrain's early design stage. In this work, a novel...

LES of Internal Combustion Engine Flows Using Cartesian Overset Grids

Accurate computations of turbulent flows using the Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) technique with an appropriate SubFilter Scale (SFS) model require low artificial dissipation such that the physical energy cascade process is not perturbed by numerical artifacts. To realize this in practical simulations, energy-conserving numerical schemes and high-quality computational grids are...