International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering

Special Issue

Advances in Enhanced Oil Recovery for Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

  • Submission Deadline: Apr. 10, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Guoqing Jian
About This Special Issue
Enhanced oil recovery is a traditional research area for reservoir development in conventional reservoirs. Currently, the revolution of unconventional oil and gas exploration and production bring lots of opportunities for research in enhancing oil recovery in these tight formations, such as shales.
Recent advances in new chemicals and formulations (especially nanomaterials and nanofluids), novel analytical methods and devices such as micro-fluidics and nano-fluidics, new modeling techniques for conventional and unconventional oil recovery process (such as population balance modeling, complexation modeling of low salinity water flooding, embedded finite element method for hydraulic fracturing) attracted increased attention. These advances have the potential to address the most challenging issues that existed in the development process of the conventional and unconventional reservoir.
This special issue will focus on reporting the advances in all aspects of novel chemicals (synthesis, formula optimization), devices fabrication, analytical methods development, and mathematical modeling and simulation techniques for the research in conventional and unconventional oil and gas development area. These advances will help foster the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of developing oil and gas in conventional and unconventional more efficiently.
Other topics such as the experimental and modeling work on the development of geothermal resources, heavy and viscous oil, gas hydrate, carbon dioxide capture and utilization, asphaltene, etc., are also welcomed for publication in this special issue.

Aims and Scope:

  1. Novel chemicals (polymers, surfactant, nanomaterials, and their hybrids)
  2. Microfluidics and nanofluidics
  3. Novel analytical methods such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance(NMR) for unconventional reservoirs
  4. New oil and gas development process especially for unconventional reservoirs
  5. New mechanisms of interfacial and fluid transport phenomenon
  6. New models and algorisms for reservoir simulation
Lead Guest Editor
  • Guoqing Jian

    Energy and environment directorate,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, United States

Guest Editors
  • Xingguang Xu

    Australian Resources Research Centre,Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Kensington, Australia

  • Quan Xie

    Department of petroleum engineering,Curtin University, Perth, Australia

  • Chang Da

    Department of chemical engineering,The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States

  • Ying Wang

    Reservoir Engineering Department,Saudi Aramco Beijing Research Center (BRC), Beijing, China

  • Qingfeng Hou

    Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China

  • Bing Wei

    State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China

Published Articles
  • Estimation of the New Gas-cap to the Performance of the Reservoir of the Oil Field Libwa, Offshore of the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Joel Kabesa Kilungu , Dominique Wetshondo Osomba , El-Richard Molodi Empi , Shams Diambu Mbudi , Romulus Mawa Tuzingila , Link Bukasa Muamba , Junior Mbambo Bokitshi

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 109-117
    Received: Sep. 16, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 29, 2019
    Published: Nov. 20, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ogce.20190706.11
    Abstract: The quantity of hydrocarbons initially in place and the technique of exploitation employed in the reservoir determine the period of an oilfield. But the quantity of hydrocarbons in a reservoir defines as a preliminary the type of mechanism drainage which governs the pressure of the oilfield. And this pressure is the key parameter of the oil product... Show More