Petroleum Engineering
Improving Fluid Flow through Low Permeability Reservoir in the presence of Nanoparticles: An Experimental Core flooding WAG tests

Yaser Ahmadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 December 2021

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2021.287297.1595

Abstract
  Recently nanoparticles are used for improving the volume of oil and gas production and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) purposes. Based on our recent researches, using nanoparticles such as Silica and Calcium oxide has a good potential for changing mechanisms in the porous media such as interfacial tension ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Detection of Heavy Bitumen Contaminations with Using Corrected Rock-Eval Pyrolysis Data

Meisam Hemmati; Yaser Ahmadi

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 1-15

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2021.290550.1598

Abstract
  The Rock-Eval pyrolysis is a thermal method that is widely used by the petroleum geologist for evaluation of source rock characteristics and obtain geochemistry parameters. However, there are misconceptions and misuses in exceptional cases that could lead to erroneous conclusions after using the Rock-Eval ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Investigation of the effect of nano zeolite on the rheological and mechanical properties of heavy weight cement slurry for drilling wells in Iranian southern oil field

Amin poorzangheneh; Bijan ghanavati; Borzu Asgari pirbalouti

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2022

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2022.334377.1630

Abstract
  Oil well cementing is a multi-purpose operation, in which cement slurries are prepared by mixing water, cement and various additives and is pumped into the well in order to isolate productive zones, protect the casing pipe, perform remedial operations, controlling drilling fluid lost or abandon the well. ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Surfactant (Sodium dodecyl sulphate) Coated Silica (SiO2) Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery: An Optimized Approach

JOSHUA LELESI KONNE; Ogochukwu Vivian Udeh; Grace Agbizu Cookey; GODWIN CHUKWUMA JACOB NMEGBU

Volume 11, Issue 2 , April 2022

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2022.334848.1632

Abstract
  Increasing demand of hydrocarbons has prompted new strategies of recovery by application of nanoparticle-surfactant flooding in Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR). Some mechanisms involved in improving oil mobility are alteration of rock wettability and reduction in interfacial tension between the ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Investigation of Origin, Sedimentary Environment and Preservation of Organic matter: A Case Study in Garau Formation

Meisam Hemmati; Yaser Ahmadi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 1-15

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2021.291679.1601

Abstract
  Knowing the characteristics of suitable environments for precipitation of oil prone source rocks facilitates oil explorations and leads to development of oil fields. The current study investigates the organic matter properties and sedimentary environment conditions of the Garau Formation in various outcrop ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Numerical and laboratory modeling of smart water polymer flooding to enhance oil recovery in one of the oil reservoirs in southwestern Iran

AliPanah Rostamzadeh; Seyed Aboutaleb Mousavi Parsa; Faramarzi Mehdi

Volume 11, Issue 1 , January 2022

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2022.335043.1633

Abstract
  One of the most important ways to enhance oil recovery in oil reservoirs is chemical flooding. The study of performance and efficiency of these processes in increasing the range of oil recovery from reservoirs depends on several factors, including the rock and fluid properties of the reservoir, and therefore ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Screening Produced Water Disposal Challenges in an Oilfield: Scale Formation and Injectivity Impairment

Mehdi Amiri; Jafar Qajar; Azim Kalantariasl

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 43-57

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2022.221240.1539

Abstract
  Sarvestan and Saadatabad oilfields produce more than 140 bbl/day of wastewater due to oil processing. Due to environmental issues, the produced water is injected into a disposal well through a pipeline with a diameter of 8 inch and a length of 5 km. Formation of inorganic scale may accelerate the need ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Laboratory Analysis of the Rheology of a Polymer-based Mud Produced from Magnetic Water as a Fluid Used in Oil Well Drilling

Borzu Asgari pirbalouti

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2021, , Pages 58-67

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2022.238781.1554

Abstract
  This study investigated the application of iron oxide nanoparticles in the presence of an external magnetic field to control the rheology of drilling fluids. Drilling fluid rheology is one of the most critical factors in determining the optimal fluid. Drilling fluid must have good rheological properties ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Experimental Investigation of Permeability Reduction Due to Migration of Non-swelling Clay Minerals

Siavash Ashoori; Ehsan Safavi; Jamshid Moghaddasi; Parvin Kolahkaj

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 20-38

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2021.133602

Abstract
  Formation damage is reported during the secondary and tertiary stages of reservoir lifespan. One of the unpleasant sequences of formation damage caused by fine particles is permeability reduction due to pore plugging and bridging. The fine particles might exist initially in a porous medium or be introduced ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Evaluation of a Novel Mechanistic Approach to Predicting Transport of Water and Ions through Shale

Nima Hamidian Shoormasti; Seyyedalireza Tabatabaei-Nezhad

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 49-68

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2021.136167

Abstract
  Shale formations are essential for different disciplines, including wellbore stability studies in petroleum engineering. In shale stability studies, the prediction of transport parameters of water and ions is a significant issue (Farrokhrouz and Asef, 2013). A unique and novel method to address this ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Relationship between Asphaltene Adsorption on the Surface of Nanoparticles and Asphaltene Precipitation Inhibition During Real Crude Oil Natural Depletion Tests

Yaser Ahmadi

Volume 10, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 69-82

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2021.136325

Abstract
  Using nanoparticles for adsorbing asphaltene is an efficient method for upgrading actual oil samples compared to other expensive mechanical treatments or even solvents, such as n-pentane and n-heptane, and surfactants. This study uses nickel–zeolite oxide nanoparticles for asphaltene adsorption ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Preparation of Nickel Oxide Supported Zeolite Catalyst (NiO/Na-ZSm-5) for Asphaltene Adsorption: A Kinetic and Thermodynamic Study

Mohsen Mansouri; Mehdi Parhiz; Behrouz Bayati; Yaser Ahmadi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 63-89

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2021.257740.1571

Abstract
  One of the critical issues in the oil industry is related to asphaltene precipitation during different stages, and using nanoparticles is known as a standard method for solving this problem. Although nickel oxide and zeolite have been addressed in previous research to solve the asphaltene precipitation ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
A Simulation Study of Nanoparticle Transport in Porous Media: Effects of Salinity and Reservoir Parameters

Mehdi Rezaei Abiz; Saeid Norouzi Apourvari; Saeed Jafari; Mahin Schaffie

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, , Pages 90-106

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2021.276860.1587

Abstract
  Although experimental studies confirmed the effectiveness of nanoparticles in enhanced oil recovery applications, no comprehensive investigation has been carried out to reveal the effect of different subsurface factors on this improvement. Proper application of nanoparticles mainly depends on their ability ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Seismic Attribute Analysis and 3D Model-Based Approach to Reservoir Characterization of “KO” Field, Niger Delta

James Sunday Abe; Kenneth Okosun

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 1-28

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.232984.1550

Abstract
  Modelling involves the use of statistical techniques or analogy data to infill the inter-well volume producing images of the subsurface. Integration of available data sets from “KO” field were used to identify hydrocarbon prospects and by means of interpolation, populate the facies and petrophysical ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Application of Bayesian Statistics in Hydraulic Flow Units Modeling and Permeability Prediction (A case study Carbonate Reservoir in SW Iran)

Arian Ahmadi; Mohammad Abdideh

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 29-44

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.225995.1544

Abstract
  < p>The determination of rock types for petrophysical studies has a wide range of applications. It is widely used in drilling, production, and especially in the study and characterization of reservoirs. Zoning of flow units and permeability estimation is one of the challenging tasks of reservoir ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Mechanistic Study of Effect of Ultrasonic Radiation on Asphaltenic Crude Oils

Seyed Mohammadreza Mousavi; Saeed Jafari; Mahin Schaffie; Saeid Norouzi Apourvari

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 45-67

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.246788.1562

Abstract
  Ultrasonic irradiation is a new, economic, and environmentally friendly technique for treating asphaltene aggregation in petroleum industry. In this study, the effect of ultrasonic radiation on asphaltene formation is investigated using conventional optical microscopy, viscosity measurement, and Fourier-transform ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Screening of Enhanced Oil Recovery Methods in One of Iran’s Offshore Oil Fields

Mehdi Bahari Moghaddam; Mostafa Fathalizade

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 68-84

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.237415.1553

Abstract
  Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is a vital part of the process of oil production from sandstone and carbonate reservoirs. Maintaining and increasing oil production from many fields require proper selection, design, and implementation of EOR methods. The selection of EOR methods for specific reservoir conditions ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Simulation and Economic Evaluation of Polygeneration System for Coproduction of Power, Steam, CH3OH, H2, and CO2 from Flare Gas

Mostafa Jafari; Mohammad shahab Deljoo; Ali Vatani

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 93-114

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.227023.1547

Abstract
  Today, one of the challenging issues all over the world is the appropriate use of flare gases in oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. Burning flare gases having high heating value results in economic losses and the pollution of the environment. There are several methods to use flare gases; the heat ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Analyzing Single- and Two-parameter Models for Describing Oil Recovery in Imbibition from Fractured Reservoirs

Mojtaba Ghaedi; Sadegh Ahmadpour

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 11-25

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.207829.1524

Abstract
  The imbibition process is known as one of the main production mechanisms in fractured reservoirs where oil/gas-filled matrix blocks are surrounded by water-filled fractures. Different forces such as gravity and capillary play a role in production from a fractured reservoir during imbibition and complicate ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Mass Transfer Modeling of CO2 Absorption into Blended Aqueous MDEA–PZ Solution

Fahimeh Mirzaei; Ahad Ghaemi

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 77-101

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.222615.1540

Abstract
  In this research, the rate of CO2 absorption into methyl diethanolamine–piperazine (MDEA–PZ) solution was investigated. To model the mass transfer flux in the reactive absorption processes, the dimensionless parameters of the process were obtained using the Buckingham Pi theorem and considering ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Identifying Gas-bearing Carbonate Reservoir Using Extended Elastic Impedance

Hessam MansouriSiahgoli; Mohammad Ali Riahi; Bahare Heidari; Reza Mohebian

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 102-115

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.218837.1535

Abstract
  It is difficult to identify the carbonate reservoirs by using conventional seismic reflection data, especially in cases where the reflection coefficient of the gas-bearing zone is close to that of the carbonate background. In such cases, the extended elastic impedance (EEI) as a seismic reconnaissance ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Implementing Direct and Indirect Wireline Methods in Determination of Total Organic Carbon: A Case Study from a West African Hydrocarbon Field

Amir Gharavi; Mohamed Hassan; Hesam Zarehparvar Ghoochaninejad; John Fianu; Michael Kenomore; Amjad Shah; James Buick

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 1-12

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.193179.1512

Abstract
  Since the development bloom in unconventional reservoirs in North America, total organic carbon (TOC) has become a more essential parameter, as the indicator of the efficiency of these reservoirs. In this paper, by using conventional well logs and NMR log data, the TOC content of an unconventional reservoir ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
A New Methodology to Define Net Pay Zone in Gas Reservoirs

Mehdi Qassamipour; Elnaz Khodapanah; Seyyed Alireza Tabatabaei-Nezhad

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 13-30

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.196320.1516

Abstract
  Net pay thickness is defined as that portion of a reservoir which contains economically producible hydrocarbons with today’s technology, prices, and costs. This thickness is a key parameter of the volumetric calculation of in-place hydrocarbons, well test interpretation, and reservoir characterization. ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Application of Decline Curve Analysis for Estimating Different Properties of Closed Fractured Reservoirs for Vertical Wells

Amin Daryasafar; Mohammad FathiNasab; Giovanni Da Prat; Riyaz Kharrat

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 61-80

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2017.30498.1275

Abstract
  In this paper, decline curve analysis is used for estimating different parameters of bounded naturally fractured reservoirs. This analysis technique is based on rate transient technique, and it is shown that if production rate is plotted against time on a semi-log graph, straight lines are obtained that ...  Read More

Petroleum Engineering
Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of Gelation Time of Nanostructured Polymer Gels by Central Composite Approach

Mohsen Seidmohammadi; Eghbal Sahraei; Behrouz Bayati

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2020, , Pages 81-92

https://doi.org/10.22050/ijogst.2020.208529.1525

Abstract
  Currently available polymers as a component of in-situ gels are unsuitable for treating high-temperature/high-salinity reservoirs due to their chemical and thermal degradation. In this study, a new copolymer-based gel system including high molecular weight nanostructured polymers (NSPs) was developed ...  Read More