alexa Impact Of Pure CO2 And Carbonated Water Injection To Enhance Recovery Of Heavy Oil | 68865
ISSN:2157-7463

Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

3rd International Conference and Expo on Oil and Gas
July 13-14, 2017 Berlin, Germany

Behzad Rostami, Mohammad Mohammadifar, Peyman Pourafshary and Maryam Khosravi
University of Tehran, Iran
Iranian Offshore Oil Company, Iran
Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
National Iranian Oil Company, Iran
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Pet Environ Biotechnol
DOI: 10.4172/2157-7463-C1-034
Abstract
Performance of CO2 and hydrocarbon (HC) gas injection into a heavy crude oil was investigated at high pressure/temperature condition, using high permeable well-sorted original reservoir sandstone. Complete series of PVT and slime tube tests were followed by vertical and horizontal gas floods to study the impact of injection rate, injectant type and reservoir pressure. Dimensional analysis was performed to study the involved mechanism and forces. Sometimes direct injection of CO2 may not be practically and economically possible. In addition, in plans for CO2 storage, CO2 as a free phase in a reservoir is coupled with a significant leakage risk that prevents the scenario of direct injection. Therefore, in the second part, the enhancement of heavy oil recovery was tested by the carbonated water injection. The results of the first part of core flooding experiments demonstrated that gravity and solubility are the most effective mechanisms in oil recovery. The reduction in oil recovery in horizontal flooding for HC gas injection is higher due to the smaller difference between the densities of CO2 and oil compared to HC gas/oil systems. Furthermore, a small increase of oil recovery after breakthrough (BT) during N2 injection proves the importance of the solubility mechanism. Therefore, In this case, more precise analysis could be performed by applying the dissolution number instead of capillary and/or bond number. For the second part of the experiments, the results obtained demonstrate that the capability of carbonated water to enhance oil recovery for both secondary and tertiary flooding is significantly greater than that for water flooding. The creation of a low resistance flow channel and low oil recovery in water flooding is compensated by CO2 diffusion and subsequent viscosity reduction and oil swelling in heavy oils.
Biography

Behzad Rostami is an Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering in the Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) at University of Tehran, Iran. His research interests involve gas injection based methods of enhanced oil recovery, foam injection and carbonated water injection, CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers and depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs, gravity drainage and multi block interaction in fractured media. He has authored more than 40 technical papers in international journals and has also guided more than 30 graduate students.

Email: [email protected]

image PDF   |   image HTML
 

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version