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.

Mid-Career Research Award

Hassan Dehghanpour

Award

A Laboratory Workflow to Screen Microemulsion Additives for Hydrocarbon Recovery from Tight Resources

Hassan Dehghanpour

Scholarly Refereed Journal

A Theoretical Explanation for Wettability Alteration by Adding Nanoparticles in Oil-Water-Tight Rock Systems

Hassan Dehghanpour, Lin Yuan

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Advances in Understanding Relative Permeability Shifts by Imbibition of Surfactant Solutions into Tight Plugs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mohammad Yousefi, Lin Yuan

Conference Proceedings

Advances in Understanding Relative Permeability Shifts by Imbibition of Surfactant Solutions into Tight Plugs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mohammad Yousefi, Lin Yuan

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

An experimental and field case study to evaluate the effects of shut-in on well performance

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Reza Yassin

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Annual consortium meeting for unconventional petroleum production

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

Other Event

Application of Electro-oxidation Technology for Water Treatment and Rock Wettability Alteration

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mohtada Sadrzadeh, Lin Yuan

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Application of Electro-oxidation Technology for Water Treatment and Rock Wettability Alteration

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mohtada Sadrzadeh, Lin Yuan

Conference Proceedings

Associate Editor, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering

Hassan Dehghanpour

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Effects of Electro-Oxidation Process on Tight-Rock Wettability and Imbibition Oil Recovery

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mohtada Sadrzadeh, Lin Yuan

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Estimating compressibility of complex fracture networks in unconventional reservoirs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Obinna Ezulike

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Evaluating Formation Damage and Remediation Methods: Physical Simulation of Leak-Off and Flowback

Hassan Dehghanpour, Son Thai Tran

Conference Proceedings

Evaluating porous media wettability from changes in Helmholtz free energy using spontaneous imbibition profiles

Hassan Dehghanpour, Amin Alinejad

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Evaluation of Enhanced Oil Recovery Application in Tight-Oil Formations

Son Thai Tran

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Evaluation of Wettability and EOR Potential of Shale and Tight Formations

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Reza Yassin

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Executive committee of SPE Canada virtual unconventional resources conference 2020

Hassan Dehghanpour

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Leak-Off and Flowback Experiments on Tight Carbonate Core Plugs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Son Thai Tran

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Leakoff and Flowback Experiments on Tight Carbonate Core Plugs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Son Thai Tran

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Liquid imbibition in tight rocks: The role of disjoining pressure

Hassan Dehghanpour, Lin Yuan

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

Modeling of Natural-Gas Diffusion in Oil-Saturated Tight Porous Media

Hassan Dehghanpour, Son Thai Tran, 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 Reza Yassin

Conference Proceedings

Quantification of convective and diffusive transport during CO2 dissolution in oil: A numerical and analytical study

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mohammad Hossein Doranehgard

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Quantifying Oil-Recovery Mechanisms during Natural-Gas Huff ā€˜nā€™ Puff Experiments on Ultratight Core Plugs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Reza Yassin, Son Thai Tran, Mohammad Hossein Doranehgard, Sara Eghbali

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Quantifying Oil-Recovery Mechanisms during Natural-Gas Huff ā€˜nā€™ Puff Experiments on Ultratight Core Plugs

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Reza Yassin, Son Thai Tran, Mohammad Hossein Doranehgard, Sara Eghbali

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE) - Distinguished Lecturer

Hassan Dehghanpour

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Hassan Dehghanpour, Son Thai Tran, Sara Eghbali

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Hassan Dehghanpour, Son Thai Tran, Sara Eghbali

Conference Proceedings

The Effects of Asphaltene Precipitation on Bitumen Recovery during Non-Thermal Cyclic Solvent Injection in Cold Lake Oil Sands- An Experimental Study

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mohammad Yousefi, Lin Yuan

Conference Proceedings

The Effects of Asphaltene Precipitation on Bitumen Recovery during Non-Thermal Cyclic Solvent Injection in Cold Lake Oil Sands-An Experimental Study

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mohammad Yousefi, Lin Yuan

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

The effects of kerogen maturity on pore structure and wettability of organic-rich calcareous shales

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Reza Yassin

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Unconventional well shut-in and reopening: Multiphase gas-oil interactions and their consequences on well performance

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Reza Yassin, Amin Alinejad

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Visualizing Interactions Between Liquid Propane and Heavy Oil

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Reza Yassin

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Hassan Dehghanpour, Mahmood Reza Yassin, Son Thai 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 Reza Yassin

Conference Proceedings