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Wu, C.L. (author), Wagterveld, R. M. (author), van Breukelen, B.M. (author)
Petroleum products have contaminated groundwater with harmful organic compounds, such as benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). Collecting and analyzing polluted groundwater samples is expensive and undertaken infrequently. However, quick remedial action in case of unexpected events requires continuous monitoring. In-situ water...
journal article 2024
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Lessoff, A.H. (author)
This article provides an overview of the Texas Gulf Coast as a port city region dedicated above all to oil and gas. By the late 1800s, the same trends in transportation and industry that encouraged ship channel construction around the world drew attention to schemes to transform the Gulf Coast’s shallow bays and estuaries into inland deep-water...
journal article 2023
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Anupam, K. (author), Akinmade, O.D. (author), Kasbergen, C. (author), Erkens, S. (author), Adebiyi, Festus (author)
The demand for alternative bitumen which could fully/partially replace Petroleum sourced bitumen for pavement construction is globally increasing. The increase in demand can be associated with several factors: depletion in crude oil resources, advances in crude oil refining processes, increased demand for highway infrastructure, and regional...
review 2023
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Hein, C.M. (author)
Over the last century the petroleum industry’s rapid growth has been accompanied by a steady flow of aggressively promoted petroleum-based products. The petroleumscape’s spatial expansion and visual representation achieved widespread citizen buy-in. Following World War II the use of plastic materials in the building industry significantly...
journal article 2022
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Hein, C.M. (author)
Over the last century the petroleum industry’s rapid growth has been accompanied by a steady flow of aggressively promoted petroleum-based products. The petroleumscape’s spatial expansion and visual representation achieved widespread citizen buy-in. Following World War II the use of plastic materials in the building industry significantly...
journal article 2022
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Fatemi, S.A. (author)
This dissertation focuses on polymer flooding, as an example of an EOR process. Chemical floods such as polymer floods are EOR techniques intended to increase sweep and/or displacement efficiency. Even though the compatibility and the efficiency of the injected chemicals are thoroughly tested and validated in the laboratory, uncertainty still...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Janjua, Mahad Nadeem Janjua (author)
The recent discovery of the Zama field in offshore Sureste Basin in the southern Gulf of Mexico has piqued interest in the Mexican petroleum industry regarding the hydrocarbon potential within the region. In this study, a deposition-only thermal model was developed in an area of interest (AOI) in this region. Using structural input obtained from...
master thesis 2021
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Shachor, Benny (author)
Understanding the permeability of the subsurface is a crucial step to simulate fluid flow in the subsurface. A parameter estimation problem for the flow equations can be solved to find the permeability. The robust identification of material parameters remains a significant challenge. In classical approaches, the non-linear least-squares problem...
master thesis 2019
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van Oosterhout, Paul (author)
The heterogeneity of layered systems leads to variation in rock or soil mechanical properties, influencing the resistance to failure. A formation breaks by fracture propagation when the effective stress surpasses the formation strength. The propagation of a fracture through a mechanical interface depends on whether the formation strength of the...
master thesis 2019
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Cui, Xue (author)
As petroleum depletion and climate change becoming evident, it is relevant for urban designers and planners to think within a new energy paradigm contextualized by post-petroleum era. This report combines drosscape and energy landscape theory with post-petroleum planning, and tests this proposed method in Daqing, an oil city located in the...
master thesis 2019
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Troost, Diederik (author)
Jetted radial wells are a relatively new form of hydraulic stimulation for oil and gas wells, where small diameters holes extend radially from a wellbore. This technique for increasing well connectivity could also be applied to geothermal wells. Radials can be freely placed along a backbone well, making the design of an economically viable well...
master thesis 2019
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Zhu, P. (author)
Since 2004, the Chinese government has been planning and building enormous petroleum reserves in China’s highly industrialized port cities, located along an environmentally fragile coastline. The construction of these national oil reserves should have complied with the principle of sustainability proposed by the Chinese Communist Party in the...
journal article 2019
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Fustic, Milovan (author), Strobl, Rudy (author), Fowler, Martin (author), Jablonski, Bryce V. (author), Martinius, A.W. (author)
This study documents and attempts to describe the processes leading to the formation and preservation of exposed oil, water, and paleo-gas contacts at the McMurray Formation type section, Alberta, Canada. The McMurray Formation type section, a part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Deposit (AOSD), the largest exhumed oil reservoir on Earth, is...
journal article 2019
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sealiti, mohamed (author)
After a waterflood the oil saturation is (close to) the irreducible oil saturation, wherein oil in a porous medium is dispersed over the pore network in unconnected droplets due to snap off. In a chemical flood, the surfactant reduces oil-water interfacial tension and liberates the trapped oil droplets. These mobilised droplets coalesce into a...
master thesis 2018
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Sangers, Marvin (author)
This study discusses the potential of the in-depth water diversion (IDD) process to enhance oil recovery from subsurface reservoirs and investigates IDD strategies through an ensemble optimization approach. Pilot studies in the North Sea performed in recent years have shown that Sodium Silicate can be applied as blocking agent, diverting water...
master thesis 2018
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Pragt, Nasar (author)
The geological history of the McArthur Basin (NT Australia) is poorly understood. It consists of five onshore Paleo- to Mesoproterozoic packages with mainly siliciclastic and carbonate rocks, with cumulative thicknesses up to 15km. The basin contains the world’s oldest hydrocarbons, principally hosted in unconventional...
master thesis 2018
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Reerink, Ayla (author)
Simulation to predict the well and reservoir performance is a very important and established process in reservoir engineering. Integrated production modeling allows improving the understanding of the field’s performance and production network, fluid flow behavior and optimization at any stage and level during the life of the field through...
master thesis 2018
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Hein, C.M. (author)
Corporate and public actors have built the physical and financial flows of petroleum into the very landscape. This article identifies different layers of those flows— physical, represented, and everyday practices—that combine into a palimpsestic global petroleumscape. It posits that these layers historically became essential parts of modern...
journal article 2018
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Trujillo Cuellar, Roberto (author)
In-depth water diversion is a chemical EOR method that has been winning acceptance over the last years because of several reasons. One of them is the fact that sodium silicate, active component, is considered a green chemical. Moreover, this component has shown the ability to generate thermally activated plugs at far away distances from the...
master thesis 2017
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Smit, Michiel (author)
The mobilization of the trapped residual oil is an important part of Enhanced Oil Recovery. The desaturation of nonwetting fluids from porous media is often described using capillary numbers which are a ratio of viscous forces over the capillary forces between the wetting and the nonwetting fluids. Twodimensional microfluidic devices ...
bachelor thesis 2017
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