Reservoir Engineering and Enhanced Oil Recovery

The industry is facing serious challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions and poor understanding of in-situ recovery mechanisms. This FES project will investigate the fate of injected solvents, i.e. CO2 and lean gas, by conducting experiments using a state-of-the-art laboratory system to characterize and visualize solvent-oil-rocks interactions under reservoir conditions. The focus will be on solvent injection into mature oil reservoirs with the ultimate goal of enhancing oil recovery and energy conservation. After evaluation of the concept at the laboratory scale, the University of Alberta research team will collaborate with the industrial partners to conduct a pilot test. It is expected that the results of this research will pave the way for optimizing in-situ recovery techniques by injecting solvents.

Annual Consortium Meeting for Unconventional Petroleum Production (CUPP)

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Yassin, Son Tran, Mohammad Hossein Doranehgard

Conference/Workshop

Executive Committee of SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference 2020

Hassan Dehghanpour

Conference/Workshop

An Experimental and Modeling Study of Carbon Dioxide/Bitumen and C4/Bitumen Phase Behavior at Elevated Temperatures Using Cold Lake Bitumen

Hassan Dehghanpour, Sara Eghbali

Scholarly Refereed Journal

An Experimental and Modeling Study on Interactions of Cold Lake Bitumen with CO2, C3, and C4 at High Temperatures

Hassan Dehghanpour, Sara Eghbali

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Associate Editor, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Hassan Dehghanpour

Invited/Keynote

Estimating compressibility of complex fracture networks in unconventional reservoirs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Obinna Ezulike

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Evaluating and Controlling Formation Damage: Physical Simulation of Leak-off and Flowback Processes in a Tight Carbonate Reservoir

Hassan Dehghanpour, Son Tran

Conference Proceedings

Evaluation of Wettability and EOR Potential of Shale and Tight Formations

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Yassin

PhD Thesis

Laboratory Experiments on Leak-Off and Flowback with Tight Carbonate Core Plugs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Son Tran

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Measuring diffusion coefficients of gaseous propane in heavy oil at elevated temperatures

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mohammad Hossein Doranehgard, Sara Eghbali

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Numerical investigation of CO2 dissolution in liquids using Lattice Boltzmann Model

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Yassin, Mohammad Hossein Doranehgard

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Pore Size Distribution of Unconventional Rocks with Dual-Wet Pore Network: A Sequential Spontaneous and Forced Imbibition Technique

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Yassin

Conference Proceedings

Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE) - Distinguished Lecturer

Hassan Dehghanpour

Invited/Keynote

Studying Phase Behavior of Oil-Natural Gas Systems for Designing Gas Injection Operations: A Montney Case Study

Hassan Dehghanpour, Son Tran, Sara Eghbali

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Visualizing Interactions Between Liquid Propane and Heavy Oil

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Yassin

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Visualizing Oil Recovery Mechanisms During Natural Gas Huff-n-Puff Experiments on Ultra-tight Core Plugs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Yassin, Son Tran, Sara Eghbali

Conference Proceedings

Wettability Of Calcareous Shales From The East Duvernay Basin: The Role Of Natural Fractures, Thermal Maturity, And Organic-Pore Connectivity

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Yassin

Conference Proceedings