Research Papers/Topics in Petroleum Engineering

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.     ...

RECOVERY OF HEAVY OIL USING THE TOE-TO- HEEL AIR INJECTION, (THAI) METHOD BY ANEKWE MICHAEL I. (PETROLEUM ENGINEERING DEPT. FUTO)

ABSTRACT This project work deals on the feasibility of transferring the Toe – To – Heel Air Injection (THAI) technology which is a new in-situ combustion method of heavy oil recovery from Alberta, Canada, where the technology has recorded success with high rate of recovery to South-West, Nigeria (Ondo state) for efficient heavy oil recovery. In this work, the textural, reservoir, physical and chemical properties of oil sand in Nigeria were compared with that in Canada where the te...

Prediction of Generalised and localized carbon steel corrosion using improved Norsok and Papavinasam Models

Carbon steel corrosion is a commonly encountered issue in pipelines transporting hydrocarbons containing corrosive agents such as CO2, H2S and water. As a result, several corrosion prediction models have been put forward over the years although no standard model exists for corrosion prediction in the industry. Two of such models are the Norsok model for predicting sweet generalized corrosion and the Papavinasam model for predicting localised corrosion which are both insufficient to accurately...

Response of Floating Production and Storage Vessel in an Offshore Environment

The aim of the project is to develop a numerical tool used to predict vessel motions of a turret mooredFPSO, then perform a comparative analysis between the 6 degree of motions measured on the FPSOsduring the 7 months period and the predictions from this numerical model.The first step was to carry out statistical and extreme value analysis of the metocean data obtainedfrom hindcast and measured data, this gave an insight to the characteristics of the measured data andhow it closely relates to...

Evaluating the Different Methods of Corrosion Prevention, Control and Monitoring

ABSTRACTThis research work was carried out to evaluate the different methods of corrosion prevention, control and monitoring. In the course of the research many scholarly articles on the subject matter were reviewed from which the researcher got lot information concerning the topic at hand. Thus making the research work a reliable source of information as far as facts about corrosion is concerned. To ensure this work satisfies the quality expected of it, an experiment was carried out by ...

Research work

ABSTRACT   Demulsification (emulsion breaking) is necessary in many practical applications such as the petroleum industry, painting and waste-water treatment in environmental technology. Chemical demulsification is the most widely applied method of treating water-in-crude oil emulsions and involves the use of chemical additives to accelerate the emulsion breaking process. The effect of chemical demulsification operations on the stability and propertie...

PRODUCED WATER(water coming along side crude) how can it be separated in a petroleum refinery

ABSTRACTDemulsification (emulsion breaking) is necessary in many practical applications such as the petroleum industry, painting and waste-water treatment in environmental technology. Chemical demulsification is the most widely applied method of treating water-in-crude oil emulsions and involves the use of chemical additives to accelerate the emulsion breaking process. The effect of chemical demulsification operations on the stability and properties of water-in-crude oil emulsions was assesse...

Produced water(how water coming along side crude from a drilling reservoir can be treated ,separate from crude in a petroleum refinery)

ABSTRACT   Demulsification (emulsion breaking) is necessary in many practical applications such as the petroleum industry, painting and waste-water treatment in environmental technology. Chemical demulsification is the most widely applied method of treating water-in-crude oil emulsions and involves the use of chemical additives to accelerate the emulsion...

Analysis of the Economics of LNG and GTL Technologies in Nigeria

TABLE OF CONTENT TITLE PAGEDEDICATIONACKNOWLEDGEMENTABSTRACTTABLE OF CONTENTCHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION  1.1 BACKGROUND 1.2 NATURAL GAS AND THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY 1.3 OBJECTIVE 1.4 PROBLEM STATEMENT  CHAPTER IILITERATURE REVIEW    2.1 GAS UTILISATION IN NIGERIA  2.2 LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS 2.3 FISCHER TROPSCH GAS TO LIQUID TECHNOLOGY    2.3.1 SYNGAS PRODUCTION    2.3.2 FISCHER-TROPSCH PROCESS    2....

DEMERIT AND MERIT OF DEREGULATING THE DOWNSTREAM SECTOR OF THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTDeregulation is the removal or simplification of government rules and regulations that constrain the operation of market force. In course of  studying the effect of deregulation, various economic model will be applied  to data gotten from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC for efficient and workable economic policy that will bring a sustainable development to both the sector and the country as a whole. This work analyzes the various implications removal of subs...

EVALUATING THE DIFFERENT METHODS OF CORROSION PREVENTION, CONTROL AND MONITORING

ABSTRACTThis research work was carried out to evaluate the different methods of corrosion prevention, control and monitoring. In the course of the research many scholarly articles on the subject matter were reviewed from which the researcher got lot information concerning the topic at hand. Thus making the research work a reliable source of information as far as facts about corrosion is concerned. To ensure this work satisfies the quality expected of it, an experiment was carried out by ...

PIPELINE PRODUCTS MARKETING COMPANY (PPMC) DEPOT OPERATIONS

ABSTRACTThis research work was carried out to evaluate the laboratory analysis of pipeline products marketing company (PPMC) depot operations. In the course of the research many scholarly articles on the subject matter were reviewed from which the researcher got lot information concerning the topic at hand. Thus making the research work a reliable source of information as far as facts about petroleum products marketing company (PPMC) is concerned.The Pipeline Inspectorate is charged with...