Research Papers/Topics in Petroleum Engineering

Development and Performance Analysis of Compressed Natural Gas as Transport Fuel for Automobiles in Nigeria

ABSTRACT Development and performance analysis of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel for automobiles in Nigeria are presented. The study involved compositional analysis of natural gas obtained from the product sales point at a treatment plant about 10km off the Port Harcourt-Onitsha route chosen to ensure standard sales gas specifications, design of the gas pipeline network and the refuelling stations requirement and locations. Using field investigations and developed physic...

Optimum Artificial Lift Selection for Condensate Gas Well

The reservoir characteristics of the gas condensate well is special and the changes of the behavior of the well have a significant impact to the production rate. When we do a proper optimization that can lower the operating costs, maximizing HC recovery and the net present value of a project can be increased. The optimization of the well level can be accomplished by adjusting well parameters such as tubing size, wellhead and the skin factor. All of these parameters were investigated wi...

Theoretical Analysis Of Gravity-Controlled Waterfloods

ABSTRACT The concept of dumpflooding is to flow water from a high pressure aquifer zone to a low pressure oil producing zone by natural force of gravity through a well connecting the two zones to enhance oil sweep into a producing well. The research described is aimed to find solutions to one of the flaws in dumpflooding that is, the inability to quantify the rate of water injection from a high pressure aquifer zone to a low pressure oil producing zone. Theoretical dumpflood equations ...

Application Of Minimum Curvature Method To Wellpath Calculations

ABSTRACT A major drawback of directional and horizontal well drilling is the numerous complex computations required to be done while planning a well. These computations are very stressful and time consuming especially when done manually. One of the objectives of this study was to develop a user friendly Excel Spreadsheet program that would make the computations of these well trajectory parameters easier, faster and accurate. An Excel Spreadsheet program was developed employing the Mini...

A Review Of The Rheological Effects Of Power Law Drilling Fluids On Cuttings Transportation In Non-Vertical Boreholes

ABSTRACT Cuttings transportation during in non-vertical boreholes is necessary for oil and gas wells. Adequate cuttings removal from a well in drilling is critical for cost-effective drilling as high annular cuttings buildup often leads to high risk of stuck pipe, reduced rate of penetration and other impediments to standard drilling and completion procedures. This study investigates how rheological parameters influence the removal of cuttings in non-vertical boreholes. It contributes ...

A Case Study Of Natural Flow And Tubing String Design For A Water Drive Reservoir

ABSTRACT The design of natural flow and artificial lift tubing strings for the whole life of a water drive reservoir was carried out using data based on synthetic reservoir performance based on a material balance. The effects of reservoir properties on the life of the well was also investigated. Constraints such as maximum production, maximum drawdown, limitations on surface facilities capacities, as well as available gas lift was imposed. The production conditions for natural flow, con...

Case Study Of Natural Flow And Artificial Lift For A Solution Gas Drive Reservoir

Abstract Solution gas drive reservoirs are characterized by rapid and continuous decline of reservoir pressure. This rapid and continuous decline of reservoir pressure causes direct decline of reservoir performance at early stages of the life of the reservoir. The principal source of energy which is gas liberation from the crude oil and the subsequent expansion of the solution gas as the reservoir pressure is reduced are inadequate to produce such reservoirs to their full capacities. Ul...

Pressure Analysis Of A Well With An Inclined Asymmetric Hydraulic Fracture

Abstract Hydraulic fracturing is an effective well stimulation technique which is introduced in the 1950s and widely used in the oil and gas industry. Most of the works about hydraulic fracture assumed that the fracture is symmetric and either vertical or horizontal. But, several field and laboratory observations show very complex fractures, inclined, multi-segmented, asymmetric, and the presence of multiple fractures. The purpose of this study is to investigate the pressure behavior of ...

Pressure Analysis Of A Well With An Inclined Hydraulic Fracture In A Naturally Fractured Reservoir

Abstract Hydraulic fracturing has been an effective technique to stimulate damaged wells or wells producing from low-permeability formation. It has been established that the orientation of a hydraulic fracture is perpendicular to the direction of the least principal stress in the formation. Thus, most pressure transient analysis techniques are based on the assumption that the fracture is vertical. However, it is now generally agreed that the direction of the least principal stress is not...

A Study Of The Effect Of Liquid Flow Rate, Pipe Size And Pipe Orientation On The Liquid Hold-Up Using Beggs And Brill Correlation

ABSTRACT The effect of liquid flow rate, pipe size (diameter) and pipe orientation (inclination) on liquid hold-up was investigated. Liquid flow rate between 500 STB/day and 5000 STB/day was studied. An oil of 25˚API at an average temperature of 175˚F, a gas gravity of 0.65, water cut of 25% with water gravity of 1.07 and containing no free gas was used in this study. The correlations given by Standing, Culberson and Maketta, Vasquez, Dodson and Standing, Papay, Beggs and Robinson, an...

EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOME AGRICULTURAL WASTE IN THE TREATMENT OF PRODUCED WATER

This study investigated the concentration of heavy metals in oil field produced waterfrom Niger Delta, before and after treatment with locally sourced agriculturalwastes. Two produced water samples were investigated for different metal ions suchas; Lead, Nickel, Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Chromium, Zinc,Manganese, Calcium, Arsenic, Boron, Tin and Barium. The produced water sampleswere treated with four different adsorbents which are; Orange peels, Banana peels,Palm Kernel Fiber and Luf...

A COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENT ON THE EFFECT OF WATER INFLUX/PRODUCTION, FORMATION AND RESIDUAL FLUIDCOMPRESSIBILITY, AND GAS SORPTION ON THE VALUE OF ORIGINAL GAS IN PLACE USING THE MA

For  a  volumetric  gas  reservoir,  gas  expansion  (the  most  significant  source  of  energy)  dominates  depletion  behavior,  and  the  general gas  MBE  is  a  very  simple  yet  powerful  tool  for  interpretation.  However,  in  cases  where other  source  of  energy  are  significant  enough&nbsp...

UNIVERSITY OF BENIN PROJECT WORK1

This is a review of The HP HT wells in Niger Delta.

Application of Reveal for polymer flooding modelling

ABSTRACTThe maximum recoverable oil in place from the reservoir is a major challenge when it comes to EOR which is an essential part of every oil production project. In some cases, the natural drive mechanism is a relatively inefficient process and results in a low overall oil recovery. The lack of sufficient natural drive in such reservoirs has led to the practice of supplementing the natural reservoir energy by introducing some form of artificial drive, the most basic method being the injec...

Simulated Design for the Removal & Recycling of Acid Gases from Natural Gas

Natural gas is one of the major sources of fuel and raw material to industries all over the world. However, it contains some acid gases such as CO2 and H2S which are corrosive and harmful to the environment. These acid gases must be brought to permissible limits to promote safety in the operation and increase the heating value of the natural gas. In this project, we design an acid gas removal plant based on the amine treatment process using ASPEN HYSYS software.     ...


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