Journal of
Petroleum and Gas Engineering

  • Abbreviation: J. Petroleum Gas Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2677
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPGE
  • Start Year: 2010

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Prediction of the water saturation around wells with bottom water drive using artificial neural networks

This study is concerned with the water coning phenomenon that takes place around production wells of hydrocarbon reservoirs. In this paper, the development of artificial neural networks to predict the water saturation buildup around vertical and horizontal wells with a good level of accuracy is described. In the development of expert systems, it is assumed that water encroachment originates from an active aquifer which is...

Author(s):Muhammad Alrumah

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Quantitative Research on the Influence of Interlayer to Thermal Recovery Horizontal Wells in Thick Oil Reservoir

At present, the effect of different development patterns of interlayer, such as the length and the longitudinal position of interlayer, on thermal recovery modes, such as steam stimulation (CSS) and steam flooding (SF), is still a qualitative understanding, and there is no systematic study yet. Therefore, it is difficult to control the thermal production of thick oil reservoirs according to different interlayer patterns....

Author(s):Dong Liu, Zong-Bin Liu, Jun-Ting Zhang, Jian-Min Zhu, Li-Lei Wang

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Effect Of Improved Water And Gas Injection Schemes On Synthetic Oil Rim Models

Oil recovery in oil rim reservoirs are usually affected by reservoir and operational parameters. Placket Burman design of experiment was used to develop various models of oil rims with a broader range of uncertainties. Mensuration analysis was used to create the basic grid designs while the Eclipse software was used to incorporate PVT (pressure, volume and temperature) and solution properties to create a black oil model...

Author(s):Olabode O. A

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Testing and Analysis Rheological Properties of Water Based Mud Using New Organic Additives

Polymers which are used as fluid loss control agents are commonly organic and are used in both circulating as well as non-circulating phases of drilling operations. Drilling costs associated with these types of agents are very high contributing to 5 – 15% of total drilling costs and hence it is very important to find a substitute for these additives that can be used for same purpose but at lower drilling cost and at better...

Author(s):Biltayib Misbah Biltayib

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The sulphur content in refined petroleum products namely diesel (AGO), kerosene (DPK) and gasoline (PMS) obtained from a commercial Filling Station in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State were determined before and after desulphurization with aqueous ionic solutions of NaOH, BaCl2, Ca(OH)2 and HCl using a single beam UV-Vis spectrophotometer (Genesys 1OS, Thermo-Scientific). Results obtained showed that the amount of sulphur contained...

Author(s):UDE OBINI, Joseph Afiukwa

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Laboratory study of rheological properties of novel drilling fluid

Rheological specifications of drilling mud which contains nano zinc oxide ( 1 gr) in high temperature – high pressure viscometer are considered in this work to simulate the drilling conditions occurred in deep wells. Shear stress, shear rate, effective viscosity, plastic viscosity and gel strength are measured versus temperature (30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80 C) and working time (0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 and 15 days). Also,...

Author(s):FARSHAD FARAHBOD, Amin Shafie, Ghassem Zargar

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Enhanced Oil Recovery Practices: Global Trend, Nigeria’s Present Status, Prospects and Challenges

Unimpressive oil recovery characterized by declining oil rates and increasing water cut and gas-oil ratio trend necessitates the need for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). However, at present, EOR is yet to be applied in Nigeria, though it was reported that by December 2008 approximately 52 billion barrels of crude oil were potential targets for EOR in Nigeria. It is against this background that this paper reviews the global...

Author(s):Alawode Adeolu Julius

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Numerical Investigation of Rock and Fluid Properties on Water-Oil Relative Permeability Curves by Design of Experiment Method

Relative permeability curves crucially control fluids displacement and reservoir performance in any fluid injection process and EOR projects. Unsteady state core flood test, considered in this study, is the most common method to calculate relative permeability curves. Ignoring capillary pressure and core heterogeneity, the well-known Johnson, Bossler and Neumann (JBN) method is usually used to calculate kr curves in these...


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High resolution infill drilling modeling: A viable tool for effective field development and optimization

The drive for infill drilling is capacitated by the sudden quest for oil and gas development and optimization particularly in the Niger Delta has critical geotechnical constraints such as the favourable position, number of wells and even to know when the well should come on stream. The aim of this study is to apply the above statement with the view of determining the reasonable maximum cumulative gas to be produced and to...


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