Optimization of Three Phases Horizontal Separator Using the Genetic Algorithm (G.A.) Method to Reduce Manufacturing Costs and Promote the Phase Separation Process in the Petroleum Industry

Vahab Montazeri; Atefeh Ghazi

Volume 11, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 11-26

   AbstractIt is essential to separate two immiscible liquids from gas to produce the light liquid, heavy liquid, and vapor phases. The separation of water from hydrocarbons is a practical example in the oil industry. For such separation in industry, three phase separator is used. In this study, different ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
A Novel Approach to Obtaining the Optimum Pressure and Stages of Separators

Ali Moazami Goodarzi; Arman Darvish Sarvestani; Ali Hadipour

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 33-46

  Nowadays, the increasing demand for energy in the world is one of the main concerns for energy supply. In fact, the required energy can be obtained by increasing the production rate of fossil fuels such as oil and natural gas. However, improving the efficiency of the equipment and facilities might have ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Selection of an Optimal Hybrid Water/Gas Injection Scenario for Maximization of Oil Recovery Using Genetic Algorithm

Shahin Kord; Omid Ourahmadi; Arman Namaee-Ghasemi

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 94-111

  Production strategy from a hydrocarbon reservoir plays an important role in optimal field development in the sense of maximizing oil recovery and economic profits. To this end, self-adapting optimization algorithms are necessary due to the great number of variables and the excessive time required for ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
A Numerical Investigation into the Effect of Controllable Parameters on the Natural Gas Storage in a Weak Reservoir-type Aquifer

Arezou Jafari; Peyman Sadirli; Reza Gharibshahi; Esmaeel Kazemi Tooseh; Masoud Samivand; Ali Teymouri

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 11-31

  Natural gas storage process in aquifer, due to fluid flow behavior of gas and water in the porous medium and because of their contact with each other under reservoir conditions, faces several challenges. Therefore, there should be a clear understanding of the injected gas behavior before and after the ...  Read More

Chemical Engineering – Gas Processing and Transmission
Optimization and Modeling of CuOx/OMWNT’s for Catalytic Reduction of Nitrogen Oxides by Response Surface Methodology

Mahnaz Pourkhalil

Volume 8, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 47-59

  A series of copper oxide (CuOx) catalysts supported by oxidized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (OMWNT’s) were prepared by the wet impregnation method for the low temperature (200 °C) selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxides (NOx) using NH3 as a reductant agent in the presence of excess ...  Read More

Investigation of Performance of Ni / Clinoptilolite Nanoadsorbents in Desulfurization of Gas Oil: Experimental Design and Modeling

Seyed Ali Hosseini; Sirus Nouri; Sajad Hashemi; Mansor Akbari

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2017, , Pages 13-25

  The removal of sulfur compounds from petroleum is extremely necessary for industrial and environmental reasons. Sulfur in transportation fuels is a major air pollution source. In this work, the efficiency of nanostructured Ni-clinoptilolite adsorbent was investigated in the removal of sulfur from gas ...  Read More

A Novel Integrated Approach to Oil Production Optimization and Limiting the Water Cut Using Intelligent Well Concept: Using Case Studies

Turaj Behrouz; Mohammad Reza Rasaei; Rahim Masoudi

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 27-41

  Intelligent well technology has provided facility for real time production control through use of subsurface instrumentation. Early detection of water production allows for a prompt remedial action. Effective water control requires the appropriate performance of individual devices in wells on maintaining ...  Read More