Chemical Engineering – Transport phenomena
Asphaltene deposition in porous media micromodels: experimental studies and comprehensive permeability-reducing mechanisms

Maedeh Mahmoudi; Nima Esmaeilian; Farzin Zokaee Ashtiyani; Bahram Dabir

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2022

  Asphaltene-induced formation damage is one of the complicated processes of permeability damage in porous media, particularly in the near-wellbore area. Asphaltene particles precipitate out of the bulk fluid phase during production as a consequence of pressure drop, which may reduce permeability owing ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering – Production
A Numerical Simulation Study on the Kinetics of Asphaltene Particle Flocculation in a Two-dimensional Shear Flow

Hadi Bagherzadeh; Zahra Mansourpour; Bahram Dabir

Volume 8, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 53-72

  In the current study, the kinetics of asphaltene particle flocculation is investigated under a shear flow through numerical simulation. The discrete element method (DEM) is coupled with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to model the agglomeration and fragmentation processes. In addition, a coalescence ...  Read More