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    Experimental investigation of near miscibility effect on relative permeability curves

    , Article 74th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2012 Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012: Responsibly Securing Natural Resources, 4 June 2012 through 7 June 2012 ; June , 2012 , Pages 5469-5474 ; 9781629937908 (ISBN) Parvazdavani, M ; Masihi, M ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE  2012
    The requirement of reliable relative permeability data is more intensified when the miscibility condition approaches. In this work the relative permeability of CO2 and oil has been measured at different miscibility conditions using conventional methods. Fractured dolomite and sandstone core plugs samples were used in the experiments. Due to some errorful assumptions of conventional methods such as immiscible, incompressible displacement, inverse modeling was used for predicting the reliable relative permeability of oil and gas phases at near miscible condition from measured oil production and pressure drop data. The initial guesses of relative permeabilities were provided from conventional... 

    Performance of near-miscible simultaneous water and CO2 injection for oil recovery in secondary and tertiary modes

    , Article 76th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2014: Experience the Energy - Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2014 ; Nov , 2014 , p. 1007-1011 Seyyedsar, S. M ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Taghikhani, V ; Sharif University of Technology
    Simultaneous water and CO2 injection has been performed on a sandstone core to evaluate oil recovery under the secondary and tertiary near-miscible injection modes. It is demonstrated that secondary SWACO2 injection as well as tertiary flood is an effective method for the oil/residual oil recovery from oil saturated/water-flooded porous media. In the secondary SWACO2 injection, the ultimate oil recovery increases by increasing SWAG ratio from 0.2 to 0.4 but due to some limits, e.g. topological effects, prohibiting contacting of injected gas with residual oil in pores, altering SWAG ratio from 0.4 to 0.6 showed no effect on ultimate oil recovery. Secondary SWACO2 injection can recover higher... 

    Permeability impairment study due to asphaltene deposition: experimental and modeling approach

    , Article Transport in Porous Media ; Volume 91, Issue 3 , February , 2012 , Pages 999-1012 ; 01693913 (ISSN) Bolouri, S. H ; Ghoodjani, E ; Sharif University of Technology
    This fact is well known that during any scenario of production, asphaltene deposition in porous media has a substantial effect on oil flow. But a clear understanding of asphaltene deposition mechanisms can help to minimize asphaltenic problem in oil-bearing formations. In this study, the experimental results of three dynamic CO 2 miscible injection tests were investigated. Regarding the effects of adsorption, mechanical entrapment, and sweeping mechanisms on permeability behavior, a mathematical mass and permeability variation model were developed. According to the experimental results asphaltene deposition causes a 70% loss of sand stone initial permeability while the loss is significantly... 

    A newmodel for permeability reduction rate due to calciumsulfate precipitation in sandstone cores

    , Article Journal of Porous Media ; Volume 13, Issue 10 , 2010 , Pages 911-922 ; 1091028X (ISSN) Tahmasebi, H. A ; Soltanieh, M ; Kharrat, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this work, a reliable dimensionless correlation is proposed for prediction of permeability reduction rate in porous media, which is verified by experimental data obtained in this work in glass bead and sand pack as well as the core data from the literature. Although this correlation is based on the data which were obtained in our work in glass bead and sand-packed media at low pressure, it shows considerable flexibility to match with the extracted data for sandstone cores at high pressure, various flow rates, different temperatures and concentrations of calcium, and sulfate ions in brine solutions. In addition, a novel relationship for predicting the rate of precipitation of CaSO4 in... 

    A study on the key influential factors of a gas reservoir's potential for aqueous phase trapping

    , Article Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects ; Volume 34, Issue 16 , 2012 , Pages 1541-1549 ; 15567036 (ISSN) Mirzaei Paiaman, A ; Dalvand, K ; Oraki Kohshour, I ; Masihi, M ; Moghadasi, J ; Sharif University of Technology
    Aqueous phase trapping in many oil and gas reservoirs is a noteworthy mechanism of formation damage during drilling, completion, work over, and stimulation operation. Aqueous phase trapping can limit the productivity of a well to a high extent, especially in low permeable gas reservoirs. In this article, using aqueous phase trapping laboratory tests on low permeable sandstone cores' effect of key factors on gas reservoir's potential for aqueous phase trapping was investigated. Studied factors were initial water saturation, permeability, water filtrate viscosity, and drawdown pressure. Results showed that severity of formation damage caused by aqueous phase trapping increases as each of the...