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de Jonge, Maurits (author)
Water injection is widely used in the petroleum industry for the increase of hydrocarbon recovery or disposal of wastewater. Water production and injection are the primary mechanisms in Geothermal Energy. Both include injecting water into a porous formation under matrix injection conditions. While maintaining water injection is vital in these...
master thesis 2020
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Fattah, Abdulaziz (author)
Polymer flooding plays an essential role in Enhanced Oil Recovery by means of achieving a more favorable mobility ratio through increasing the viscosity of the displacing phase and thus improve macroscopic sweep efficiency. Conventional polymer, e.g., hydrolyzed polyacrylamide, dissolved in brine at high-salinity and high-temperature can be...
master thesis 2020
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Saarig, Maazen (author)
This paper investigates surfactant flooding using a microfluidic device. Its purpose is to validate the results obtained in recent core experiments reported by Janssen et al. (2019) and provide mechanistic interpretation. In these experiments authors injected a surfactant slug into sandstone cores, initially brought to residual oil saturation....
master thesis 2020
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Torres Mendez, Fabian (author)
Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) methods can increase the oil recovery of a reservoir to more than 60% of the volumes originally in-situ. Typical oil recoveries range from 20% to 40% of OIIP under traditional primary and secondary recovery stages. The understanding of the mechanisms that control such complex processes is essential...
master thesis 2019
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Al Mutawa, Abdulaziz (author)
Despite recent drop in the growth of global oil demand, the trend is expected to gradually pick up and continue increasing. Industrial and transportation sectors are still considered the highest consumers of oil. The petrochemicals sector’s demand for oil is increasing sharply and expected to continue in that fashion for the upcoming years. As...
master thesis 2018
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Queroga Caldas, Luiza (author)
Salt caverns formed by solution mining may cause soil subsidence, because the surrounding adapts to fill the void (cavity) created in the strata. The cavern volume is hence not only a function of salt extraction (estimated from mass balance) but also a function of salt creep. The cavern size can be measured by sonar, but a less costly way would...
master thesis 2018
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Toutouh, Azeddine (author)
In 1949, Toms (Toms B.A., (1949, 1977)) observed that small amounts of a drag reducing agent (DRA) could cause a considerable drag reduction in turbulent pipe flow. In application of polymer enhanced oil recovery, degradation of polymers in the supply lead could cause clogging. It was, however observed that surfactants at sufficiently high...
master thesis 2018
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Schmidt, Julia (author)
Synthetic polymers, in the emulsified form, have been utilized for enhanced oil recovery applications by using saline make-up water. However, there are concerns that have been raised about their injectivity. The large entangled polymer chains can clog the pore throats, giving a tendency to cause injectivity reduction. In this study, processing...
master thesis 2018
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Snijders Blok, Tessel (author)
Oil & gas wells are plugged and abandonment when have reached the end of their production life-cycle or are discovered dry during exploration. It is estimated that currently 20-30 million oil & gas wells are waiting to be permanently decommissioned worldwide. The maturation of the oil \& gas industry will only continue to increase...
master thesis 2017
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Schut, Jelmer (author)
A pilot for a large scale, fully integrated chain of CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS) has been initiated in the port of Rotterdam. The initiative aims to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of CCS and show that it can be deployed on a large scale for power plants and energy-intensive industries that emit large volumes of...
master thesis 2017
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Murtaza, Ali (author)
Water injection is a core element of geothermal, petroleum and waste water management industries where water is injected into the subsurface after treatment and filtration to comply with environmental regulations and water quality requirements. Some impurities still remain in the water even after the filtration process. It has been widely...
master thesis 2017
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Harsh, Aditya (author)
It is well known in the oil & gas industry that mature oil fields with a water drive produce increasing volumes of oily produced water which require treatment and efficient disposal. It is a major concern of all waterflood operations now in the industry, to adopt cost effective and environmentally sound water disposal systems. Re-injection...
master thesis 2017
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