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Pore-level experimental investigation of ASP flooding to recover heavy oil in fractured five-spot micromodels, Article EUROPEC 2015, 1 June 2015 through 4 June 2015 ; June , 2015 , Pages 1033-1058 ; 9781510811621 (ISBN) ; Mohammadzadeh, O ; Kord, S ; Chatzis, I ; Sharif University of Technology
Society of Petroleum Engineers 2015
Although Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer (ASP) flooding is proved to be efficient for heavy oil recovery, the displacement mechanisms/efficiency of this process should be discussed further in fractured porous media especially in typical waterflood geometrical configurations such as five-spot injection-production pattern. In this study, several ASP flooding tests were conducted in fractured glass-etched micromodels which were initially saturated with heavy oil. The ASP flooding tests were conducted at constant injection flow rates and different fracture geometrical characteristics were used. The ASP solutions constituted of five polymers, two surfactants and three alkaline types. The results...
Heavy oil recovery using ASP flooding: A pore-level experimental study in fractured five-spot micromodels, Article Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering ; Volume 94, Issue 4 , 2016 , Pages 779-791 ; 00084034 (ISSN) ; Mohammadzadeh, O ; Kord, S ; Chatzis, I ; Sharif University of Technology
Wiley-Liss Inc 2016
Although alkaline-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flooding has proven efficient for heavy oil recovery, the displacement mechanisms and efficiency of this process should be discussed further in fractured porous media. In this study, several ASP flooding tests were conducted in fractured glass-etched micromodels with a typical waterflood geometrical configuration, i.e. five-spot injection-production pattern. The ASP flooding tests were conducted at constant injection flow rates but different fracture geometrical characteristics. The ASP solutions consisted of five polymers, two surfactants, and three alkaline types. It was found that using synthetic polymers, especially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide...
Article Energy and Fuels ; Volume 26, Issue 2 , December , 2012 , Pages 1412-1419 ; 08870624 (ISSN) ; Ayatollahi, S ; Alamdari, A ; Zolghadr, A ; Dashti, H ; Kord, S ; Sharif University of Technology
Carbon dioxide miscible flooding has become a popular method for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) because it not only efficiently enhances oil recovery but also considerably reduces green house gas emissions. However, it can significantly cause asphaltene deposition, which leads to serious production problems such as wettability alteration, plugging of the reservoir formation, blocking the transportation pipelines, etc. It is crucial to investigate the effects of different factors on asphaltene deposition. A novel experimental setup was prepared to employ a high-pressure visual cell for investigation of asphaltene deposition on a model rock under typical reservoir conditions. The evolution of...
Mechanistic study to investigate the effects of different gas injection scenarios on the rate of asphaltene deposition: An experimental approach, Article Fuel ; Volume 262 , 2020 ; Zanganeh, P ; Kord, S ; Ayatollahi, S ; Amiri, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Elsevier Ltd 2020
Asphaltene deposition during enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes is one of the most problematic challenges in the petroleum industry, potentially resulting in flow blockage. Our understanding of the deposition mechanism with emphasis on the rate of the asphaltene deposition is still in its infancy and must be developed through a range of experiments and modelling studies. This study aims to investigate the rate of asphaltene deposition through a visual study under different gas injection scenarios. To visualise the asphaltene deposition, a high-pressure setup was designed and constructed, which enables us to record high-quality images of the deposition process over time. Present research...
Effect of multi-pass friction stir processing on the microstructure, mechanical and wear properties of AA5083/ZrO2 nanocomposites, Article Journal of Alloys and Compounds ; Volume 726 , 2017 , Pages 1262-1273 ; 09258388 (ISSN) ; Alipour, M ; Hamouda, A. M. S ; Matin, A ; Kord, S ; Afshari, B. M ; Koppad, P. G ; Sharif University of Technology
In this study, multi-pass friction stir processing using zirconia nanoparticles was performed on AA5083 sheets to fabricate surface nanocomposites. Effect of using different number of passes on the microstructure, microhardness, tensile and wear properties of the specimens was investigated. Therefore, it was found that iteration of FSP consistently improves tensile properties and microhardness of the materials. This was mainly related to microstructural modification through FSP, including better dispersion of powders, finer grain size and minimum clustered particles. EBSD and TEM analysis indicated a large number of high angle grain boundaries and occurrence of continuous dynamic...
Mechanistic investigation of the synergy of a wide range of salinities and ionic liquids for enhanced oil recovery: Fluid-fluid interactions, Article Energy and Fuels ; Volume 35, Issue 4 , 2021 , Pages 3011-3031 ; 08870624 (ISSN) ; Maghsoudian, A ; Shirazi, M ; Tamsilian, Y ; Kord, S ; Sheng, J.J ; Sharif University of Technology
American Chemical Society 2021
In this paper, the performance of three imidazolium-based ionic liquids (ILs) including 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([HMIM][Cl] or IL6), 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([OMIM][Cl] or IL8), and 1- dodecyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ([DMIM][Cl] or IL12) in reducing the interfacial tension (IFT) between crude oil and IL solutions was analyzed for the first time under a wide range of salinities (1000 to 195 476 ppm) at a reservoir temperature of 80 °C. The purpose was to microscopically analyze the occurring phenomenon at the fluid-fluid interface to determine the mechanism leading to oil extraction and to address the existing ambiguities in the literature concerning the...