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  • 21. A-THREE DIMENSIONAL NUMERICAL SIMULATOR FOR EXPANSION-DRIVE RESERVOIRS

    » ABSTRACT   Every simulation study is a unique process, starting from the geological model and reservoir description to the final analysis of recovery factor optimizations. In petroleum engineering area, numerical reservoir simulators are often employed to obtained meaningful and reliable solutions for most actual cases due to extreme complexity of reservoir systems.   In this work, a three dimen...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,282 engagements | 

  • 22. BUILDING AND RANKING OF GEOSTATISTICAL PETROLEUM RESERVOIR MODELS

    » ABSTRACT   Techniques in Geostatistics are increasingly being used to generate reservoir models and quantify uncertainty in reservoir properties. This is achieved through the construction of multiple realizations to capture the physically significant features in the reservoir. However, only a limited number of these realizations are required for complex fluid flow simulation to predict reservoir ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,300 engagements | 

  • 23. 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 reserv...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,586 engagements | 

  • 24. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF RESERVES DETERMINATION TECHNIQUES IN OVERPRESSURED GAS R...

    » ABSTRACT   Conventional methods used in determining initial gas in place and reserves for a dry gas reservoir entails the use of P/z vs cumulative production data. In a normally pressured gas reservoir, the only important production mechanism is the compressibility of the gas. Many reservoir engineering calculations take advantage of this fact to simplify analysis. However, in deep geopressured g...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,271 engagements | 

  • 25. COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

    » ABSTRACT         Hydrocarbon production in the petroleum industry is often constrained by reservoir heterogeneity, deliverability and capacity of surface facilities, also optimization technique in the petroleum industry requires execution of several iterative runs by comparing various solutions until an optimum or satisfactory solution is found.   In this study a comparative economic analysis...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,681 engagements | 

  • 26. DEEPWATER PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION IN THE GULF OF GUINEA

    » ABSTRACT   Petroleum Fiscal System (PFS) is a major determinant of investment decision in the exploration and production of oil and gas in any country. It basically describes the profitability relationship between the host government of the producing community and the International Oil Companies (IOCs). The comparative analysis of the performance of the fiscal regimes becomes imperative as it aff...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,439 engagements | 

  • 27. DETAILED ANALYSIS OF PRESSURE DROP IN A LARGE DIAMETER VERTICAL PIPE

    » ABSTRACT   With the ever increasing need to optimize production, the accurate understanding of the mechanics of multi phase flow and its effect on the pressure drop along the oil well flow string is becoming more pertinent. The efficient design of gas lift pump, electric submersible pumps, separators, flow strings and other production equipment depends on the accurate prediction of the pressure d...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,399 engagements | 

  • 28. DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SOLIDS CONTROL

    » ABSTRACT   Computer software is used extensively to increase productivity and reduce man’s hours of labour. This work presents the development of a solids control software (SOLCON) which is designed for real time mud system management and quick performance of routine rig computations: determination of total solids and low gravity solids content; mud property and density control requiring optima...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,481 engagements | 

  • 29. DEVELOPMENT OF A GAS CONDENSATE RESERVOIR

    » ABSTRACT   Gas condensate reservoirs are single phase at the initial condition. It changes to multiphase when the reservoir conditions are located between the critical point and the cricondentherm of the reservoir in the phase envelope. This makes it unique to providing a reliable source of energy for human usage.   The objective of this study is to use a 3D compositional model of the Niger Delt...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,205 engagements | 

  • 30. DEVELOPMENT OF BREAKTHROUGH TIME CORRELATIONS FOR CONING IN BOTTOM WATER SUPPORT...

    » ABSTRACT     This research work mainly investigates the development and the behavior of cones (both water and gas cones) in oil reservoirs supported by strong aquifer, and from which analytical correlations are developed for quick engineering estimates of the time for water/gas cones to break into the perforations of the producing wells. The studies treated the cone development and breakthrough ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,393 engagements | 

  • 31. DEVELOPMENT OF CONING CORRELATIONS FOR OIL RIM RESERVOIRS USING EXPERIMENTAL DES...

    » ABSTRACT   Proper management of thin oil rim reservoirs is required to maximize recovery and minimizes coning tendencies. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of reservoir and fluid properties on coning tendencies in thin oil rim reservoirs and to develop numerical correlations to predict oil recovery and water break through time for these reservoirs.   Numerical correlations f...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,424 engagements | 

  • 32. DEVELOPMENT OF GENERALIZED WELL SEMI-ANALYTICAL CONING MODELS

    » ABSTRACT     Oil deposits are often found in association with a communicating gas or water zone. The production of the oil often leads to the coning of water or gas. This dynamic interaction can be captured by a properly detailed reservoir simulation, which unfortunately may not always be practical. To bridge the gap, researchers over the years have developed both analytical and empirical method...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,283 engagements | 

  • 33. DIAGNOSTIC PLOTS FOR ANALYSIS OF WATER PRODUCTION AND RESERVOIR PERFORMANCE

    » ABSTRACT   The research is aimed at the understanding of the various diagnostic plots for the analysis of water production that are available as well as the application of these methods in a case study. It also aimed at the establishment of a work flow for the evaluation of water production mechanisms. A workflow was developed that combines numerical simulation and diagnostic plots to analyze the...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,473 engagements | 

  • 34. DIRECTIONAL DRILLING HYDRAULICS OPTIMIZATION USING CONVENTIONAL AND NANOBASED DR...

    » ABSTRACT   During drilling operations, special attention must be given to wellbore hydraulics to ensure functional, safe, economic, and environmentally responsible delivery of the well. The Hydraulics system shares common purposes with the drilling fluid, it helps to control subsurface pressures, remove cuttings from the well, clean the bit, size the pump, increase the rate of penetration, and mi...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,775 engagements | 

  • 35. EFFECT OF GAS-OIL-RATIO ON OIL PRODUCTION

    » ABSTRACT     Maximum production from an oil well can be achieved through proper selection of tubing size. The selection of optimum tubing size must be evaluated when completing a well in any type of reservoir especially solution gas drive reservoir since there is likelihood of producing more gas as the reservoir pressure declines. The most widely used methods such as Tarner, Muskat and Tracy met...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,120 engagements | 

  • 36. EFFECTS OF PARTIAL COMPLETION ON PRODUCTIVITY INDEX

    » ABSTRACT   A new method for analysing productivity index (PI) on vertical wells is the main objective of this study. Well performance is often measured in terms of the well’s productivity which is dependent on a number of factors such as the reservoir’s configuration, the type of completion, petrophysical and fluid properties, formation damage, etc. The effect of partial completion is the mai...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,562 engagements | 

  • 37. ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY IN HIGH VISCOUS RESERVOIR USING THE THERMAL PROCESS

    » ABSTRACT   New sources of energy should be found to relieve the high demand of energy. Even though heavy oil and bitumen are difficult to produce due to their high viscosity which can be reduced by heating, with increased oil price, the production of these heavy oils are seen viable thus the need for a model that would help make predictions for the future and also take into consideration areal an...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,208 engagements | 

  • 38. ESTIMATION OF DRILLING WASTES – AN ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN WHILE DRILLING OIL AN...

    » ABSTRACT       Despite its numerous benefits the search and production of crude oil poses a lot of dangers to the environment. Among these include land, water and air pollution. Prominent among the major sources of E&P waste is drilling operations which form the second largest source of waste after production activities. The major drilling wastes are drill cuttings, drilling mud and obnoxious g...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  2,014 engagements | 

  • 39. EVALUATION OF IN-FILL WELL PLACEMENT AND OPTIMIZATION USING EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN ...

    » ABSTRACT   Determination of optimal well locations for infill drilling is a challenging task because engineering and geologic variables affecting reservoir performance are often nonlinearly correlated and have some degree of uncertainty attached to them. Numerical models which are the basis of well placement decisions rely on data that are uncertain, which in turn translate to uncertainty in our ...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,256 engagements | 

  • 40. HYDRODYNAMICS BEHAVIOUR OF SLUG FLOW IN 800 OFF THE HORIZONTAL PIPE USING ELECTR...

    » ABSTRACT   This study presents an investigation of the hydrodynamics behaviour of slug flow in an inclined (80 degree inclination) and 67 mm internal diameter pipe. The study provides a more rudimentary explanation into the physical phenomenon that controls slug flows behaviour and the way these parameters behave under variable flow conditions. Various correlations for determining slug characteri...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,127 engagements | 

  • 41. IMPLICATION OF VOID PREDICTION IN THE DETERMINATION OF PRESSURE GRADIENT IN VERT...

    » ABSTRACT   This research work mainly investigates the implication of void prediction in the estimation of total pressure gradient in vertical pipes for multiphase flow systems. Experimental data was collected for a multiphase flow system with silicone oil and air as the liquid and gas phases. The void fraction prediction was carried out using Microsoft Excel. Ten correlations were used for void e...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,142 engagements | 

  • 42. INVESTIGATING HORIZONTAL-WELL INTERFERENCE TEST APPLICATIONS

    » ABSTRACT     One of the major challenges in reservoir engineering is the accurate description of the reservoir. This description is essential in all aspects of petroleum engineering, and is typically achieved through reservoir characterization by integrating various kinds of information obtained from the reservoir. One reliable source of reservoir information is well testing. Analysis of well te...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,110 engagements | 

  • 43. INVESTIGATING THE BEHAVIOUR OF AIR-SILICONE OIL FLOWS IN VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL...

    » ABSTRACT     The concurrent flow of gas/liquid in pipes poses a great challenge due to the difficulty associated with the flow of fluid. The flow is characterized by the existence of flow regimes which can be identified by the geometrical arrangement of the phases in a pipe, with Churn flow being the least understood flow pattern in vertical pipes because of the controversies associated with its...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,134 engagements | 

  • 44. MATERIAL BALANCE APPLICATION FOR BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT

    » ABSTRACT   The need to re develop one of the Brown fields located in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria was necessitated by the fact that there are still three undeveloped reservoirs in the field. A total of six stacked reservoirs, A100 to A600 (all oil bearing with associated gas) were penetrated between 8552 ftss and 10652 ftss by APV 1 well. Reservoir blocks A200 and A600 are the largest in the f...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,104 engagements | 

  • 45. MODELING AND SIMULATION OF RESERVOIR FORMATION DAMAGE DUE TO CHEMICAL PRECIPITAT...

    »  ABSTRACT     Formation damage is an undesirable operational and economic problem that can occur in many phases of field development including drilling, completion, workover, production, stimulation, waterflooding and enhanced oil recovery. In fact, it is among the major causes of a well productivity reduction in petroleum reservoirs. Proper understanding of the factors causing these damages is...Continue Reading »

    Item Type: Project Material |  50 pages |  1,346 engagements | 


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