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dc.contributor.authorPal, Nilanjan
dc.contributor.authorMandal, Ajay
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-10T08:23:02Z
dc.date.available2021-05-10T08:23:02Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-28
dc.date.submitted2021-03-09
dc.identifier.citationPal, N., & Mandal, A. (2021). Compositional simulation model and history-matching analysis of surfactant-polymer-nanoparticle (SPN) nanoemulsion assisted enhanced oil recovery. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. doi:10.1016/j.jtice.2021.04.022
dc.identifier.issn1876-1070
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jtice.2021.04.022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/669150
dc.description.abstractBackground: Simulation plays a pivotal role in the design of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes based on reservoir and in-situ fluid conditions. A robust compositional model, using a complicated multi-component nanoemulsion injection fluid, was developed to describe the performance of nanoemulsion flooding to predict their feasibility for pilot oilfield projects. Method: Gemini surfactant/polymer/nanoparticle stabilized Pickering nanoemulsions were prepared by high-energy method and characterized to assess core-flooding performance. During simulation, a Cartesian grid model with fixed bulk volume, injection flow rate, well completion parameters and rock-fluid properties was employed. Core-flooding experiments were performed in steps, involving ~2.16 pore volume (PV) brine injection, ~0.90 PV nanoemulsion injection and ~1.50 PV chase water injection. Significant findings: Oil saturation map and relative permeability data analyses showed that the wetting nature of sandstone core altered from intermediate-wet to strongly water-wet condition. Tertiary recoveries were obtained in the range of 21-27% of the original oil in place (OOIP) for different surfactant/polymer/nanoparticle (SPN) compositions of injected nanoemulsion fluids. Flooding simulation studies showed good history matching of production data within ± 6% between experimental and simulated results. In summary, the efficacy of SPN nanoemulsions as an EOR fluid was corroborated with the aid of numerical simulation analyses.
dc.description.sponsorshipAuthors gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance provided by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (Ref. No. 22(0821)/19/EMR-II), and Oil Industry Development Board, Govt. of India, New Delhi (Ref. No. 4/3/2020-OIDB). The authors are also thankful to Computer Modelling Group Ltd. for providing (educational) licensed version of CMG Software.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.urlhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1876107021001942
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, [, , (2021-04-28)] DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2021.04.022 . © 2021. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleCompositional simulation model and history-matching analysis of surfactant-polymer-nanoparticle (SPN) nanoemulsion assisted enhanced oil recovery
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering Division
dc.identifier.journalJournal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers
dc.rights.embargodate2023-04-28
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad, Dhanbad 826004, India
kaust.personPal, Nilanjan
dc.date.accepted2021-04-13
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85104961050


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