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Gong, J. (author), Wang, Yuan (author), Kamarul Bahrim, Ridhwan Zhafri B. (author), Tewari, Raj Deo (author), Mahamad Amir, Mohammad Iqbal (author), Farajzadeh, R. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
Foam is utilized in enhanced oil recovery and CO<sub>2</sub> sequestration. Surfactant-alternating-gas (SAG) is a preferred approach for placing foam into reservoirs, due to it enhances gas injection and minimizes corrosion in facilities. Our previous studies with similar permeability cores show that during SAG injection, several banks occupy...
journal article 2024
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Battashi, M. (author), Farajzadeh, R. (author), Bimani, A. (author), Al Abri, M. (author), Mjeni, R. (author), Karpan, V. (author), Fadili, A. (author), van Wunnik, J. (author)
This paper introduces new oil recovery mechanisms for oil recovery by polymer injection in heavy oil reservoirs with strong bottom aquifers. Due to unfavorable mobility ratio between aquifer water and oil and the development of the sharp cones significant amount of oil remains unswept. To overcome these issues, for the case demonstrated in...
journal article 2022
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Masulli, Marco (author), Liu, Z. (author), Guo, Feng Zhi (author), Li, Xue (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author), Kumar, N. (author)
Chemical loss such as surfactants and alkalis by adsorption to reservoir rock surface is an important issue in enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Here, we investigated the adsorption behaviors of anionic surfactants and alkalis on silica for the first time as a function of temperature using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D). The...
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Farajzadeh, R. (author), Glasbergen, G. (author), Karpan, V. (author), Mjeni, R. (author), Boersma, D. M. (author), Eftekhari, A. A. (author), Casquera Garcia, A. (author), Bruining, J. (author)
Production of mature oil fields emits significant amount of CO<sub>2</sub> related to circulation and handling of large volumes of gas and water. This can be reduced either by (1) using a low-carbon energy source and/or (2) reducing the volumes of the non-hydrocarbon produced/injected fluids. This paper describes how improved oil recovery...
journal article 2022
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Mirzaie Yegane, M. (author), Boukany, P. (author), Zitha, P.L.J. (author)
Due to increased energy demand, it is vital to enhance the recovery from existing oilfields. Polymer flooding is the most frequently used chemical enhanced oil recovery (cEOR) method in field applications that increases the oil sweep and displacement efficiencies. In recent years, there has been growing interest to assess the use of polymer...
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Yu, G. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
Foam injection is a promising means of reducing the relative mobility of gas, and hence improving the sweep efficiency of gas, in CO<sub>2</sub> and H<sub>2</sub> storage, soil-contaminant removal in aquifer remediation, enhanced oil recovery, and matrix-acid well stimulation. Theory (Rossen and Gauglitz, 1990; Ashoori et al., 2012) and...
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Lyu, X. (author)
Foam is an agglomeration of gas bubbles separated from each other by thin liquid films. Foam injection has been proved to be an efficient way to increase sweep efficiency in gas-injection enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR) processes or enlarge the storage space for trapping of CO2 in aquifers. Numerical simulation, an important tool developed by...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Mirzaie Yegane, M. (author)
Polymer flooding is a commercially viable chemical enhanced oil recovery (cEOR) method. It includes the injection of water-soluble polymers into a reservoir to improve the drive water viscosity and consequently to increase the sweep and displacement efficiency of the water. Despite the success in both laboratory and field applications, there are...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Zhou, F. (author)
Ground-penetrating radar (GPR), usually working in the frequency from tens of megahertz to several gigahertz, is widely applied in mapping near-surface applications. In recent decades, GPR is frequently utilized for fluid-related applications, such as groundwater assessment, contaminant monitoring, and water-filled fracture detection, based on...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Liu, Z. (author), Hedayati, Pegah (author), Ghatkesar, M.K. (author), Sun, Weichao (author), Onay, Hayati (author), Groenendijk, Dirk (author), van Wunnik, Johannes (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author)
Surfactant losses by adsorption to rock surfaces make surfactant-based enhanced oil recovery economically less feasible. We investigated polyacrylate (PA) as a sacrificial agent in the reduction of anionic surfactant adsorption with focus on calcite surfaces by using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring. It was found that...
journal article 2021
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Liu, Z. (author), Zhao, Ge (author), Brewer, Mark (author), Lv, Qichao (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author)
With the increasing demand for efficient extraction of residual oil, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) offers prospects for producing more reservoirs’ original oil in place. As one of the most promising methods, chemical EOR (cEOR) is the process of injecting chemicals (polymers, alkalis, and surfactants) into reservoirs. However, the main issue...
review 2021
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Gong, J. (author), Flores Martinez, Wendy (author), Vincent-Bonnieu, S.Y.F. (author), Kamarul Bahrim, Ridhwan Zhafri (author), Che Mamat, Che A.Nasser Bakri (author), Tewari, Raj Deo (author), Mahamad Amir, Mohammad Iqbal (author), Farajzadeh, R. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
Surfactant-alternating-gas (SAG) is a preferred method of foam injection, which is a promising means of enhanced oil recovery. Liquid injectivity in a SAG process is commonly problematic. Our previous studies suggest that the liquid injectivity can be better than expected due to the existence of a collapsed-foam region formed during the gas...
journal article 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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Janssen, M.T.G. (author)
Foam-assisted chemical flooding (FACF) is a novel enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methodology that combines the injection of a surfactant slug, to mobilize previously trapped residual oil, with foam generation for drive mobility control, thus displacing the mobilized banked oil. The main goal of this study concerns the understanding of oil...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Gong, J. (author), Flores Martinez, Wendy (author), Vincent-Bonnieu, S.Y.F. (author), Kamarul Bahrim, Ridhwan Zhafri (author), Che Mamat, Che A Nasser Bakri (author), Tewari, Raj Deo (author), Mahamad Amir, Mohammad Iqbal (author), Farajzadeh, R. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
Surfactant-alternating-gas (SAG) is a favored method of foam injection, which has been proved as an efficient way for enhancing oil recovery. However, foam flow is extremely complicated, and there are still unsolved problems for foam application. One is liquid injectivity. Our previous studies suggest that the injectivity in a SAG process is...
journal article 2020
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Hassan, A.M. (author), Ayoub, M. (author), Eissa, M. (author), Bruining, J. (author), Zitha, P.L.J. (author)
This contribution focuses on surface complexes in the calcite-brine-surfactant system. This is relevant for the recovery of oil when using a new hybrid enhanced oil recovery (EOR) method, which combines smart-water (i.e., ionically modified brine) and foam-flooding (SWAF) of light oil with dissolved carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) at high...
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Liu, Z. (author), Bode, Vincent (author), Hadayati, Pegah (author), Onay, Hayati (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author)
We have investigated the conditions of colloidal stability of silica nanoparticles smaller than 100 nm for their applications in enhanced oil recovery (EOR), especially pertaining to chemical flooding processes. Using zeta sizer and dynamic light scattering techniques, the stability of silica nanoparticle (SNP) dispersions has been...
journal article 2020
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Liu, Z. (author), Hedayati, Pegah (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author), Haaring, Robert (author), Shaik, A.R. (author), Kumar, N. (author)
Adsorption behavior of surfactants to rock surfaces is an important issue in oil recovery, especially in the process of surfactant flooding. The surfactant loss through adsorption to rock surfaces makes such process economically less feasible. Here, we investigated the adsorption behavior of anionic surfactants (alcohol alkoxy sulfate, AAS)...
journal article 2020
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Hussain, A.A.A. (author), Vincent-Bonnieu, S.Y.F. (author), Kamarul Bahrim, R. Z. (author), Pilus, R. M. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
As foam is injected into an oil reservoir, the region near an injector can become oil-free due to the relatively high capillary number. Foam created in this region encounters oil further out in the reservoir. The impact of oil on foam in porous media is usually investigated by co-injecting surfactant, gas and oil, or by injecting pre...
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Yáñez, Edgar (author), Ramirez, Andrea (author), Núñez-López, Vanessa (author), Castillo, Edgar (author), Faaij, André (author)
The use of CO<sub>2</sub> for enhanced oil recovery (CO<sub>2</sub>-EOR) is a promising alternative for reducing the cost of carbon capture and storage (CCS). In this study the techno-economic potential of integrated CCS-EOR projects for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Colombian oil industry is estimated. For this purpose, a...
journal article 2020
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