SPE Journal

SPE Journal includes fundamental research papers on all aspects of engineering for oil and gas exploration and production. SPE Journal covers the theories and emerging concepts that will become the new technologies of tomorrow.  Recent issues have included articles covering reservoir characterization, multiphase flow, drilling dynamics, well architecture, gas well deliverability, numerical simulation, and CO2 sequestration. 


Volume 14, Issue 02

Inevitable Disappointment in Projects Selected on the Basis of Forecasts

Chen, Min, University of Texas at Austin
Dyer, James, University of Texas at Austin
107710-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Determination of Gas Trapping With Foam Using X-Ray Computed Tomography and Effluent Analysis

Nguyen, Quoc P., University of Texas at Austin
Rossen, William R., Delft University of Technology
Zitha, Pacelli L.J., Delft University of Technology
Currie, Peter K., Delft University of Technology
94764-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Study of Enhanced-Oil-Recovery Mechanism of Alkali/Surfactant/Polymer Flooding in Porous Media From Experiments

Shen, Pingping, Res. Inst. Petr. E&D, PetroChina
Wang, Jialu, Res. Inst. Petr. E&D, PetroChina
Yuan, Shiyi, PetroChina
Zhong, Taixian, PetroChina
Jia, Xu, Res. Inst. Petr. E&D, PetroChina
126128-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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A Study of Polyacrylamide-Based Gels Crosslinked With Polyethyleneimine

Al-Muntasheri, Ghaithan A., Saudi Aramco
Nasr-El-Din, Hisham A., Texas A&M University
Al-Noaimi, Khalid, Saudi Aramco
Zitha, Pacelli L.J., Delft University of Technology
105925-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Quantitative Mechanism for Permeability Reduction by Small Water Saturation in Tight-Gas Sandstones

Motealleh, Siyavash, University of Texas at Austin
Bryant, Steven L., University of Texas at Austin
107950-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Mechanisms, Parameters, and Modeling of Naphthenate-Soap-Induced Formation Damage

Sarac, Sukru, Schlumberger
Civan, Faruk, University of Oklahoma
112434-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Numerical Studies on the Geomechanical Stability of Hydrate-Bearing Sediments

Rutqvist, Jonny, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Moridis, George J., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
126129-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Analyses of Wellbore Instability in Drilling Through Chemically Active Fractured-Rock Formations

Nguyen, Vinh X., PoroMechanics Institute
Abousleiman, Younane N., University of Oklahoma
Hoang, Son, University of Oklahoma
105383-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Coupling Equation-of-State Compositional and Surfactant Models in a Fully Implicit Parallel Reservoir Simulator Using the Equivalent-Alkane-Carbon-Number Concept

Han, Choongyong, Chevron ETC
Delshad, Mojdeh, University of Texas at Austin
Pope, Gary A., University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, University of Texas at Austin
103194-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Stability Criteria for Thermal Adaptive Implicit Compositional Flows

Moncorgé, Arthur, Total E&P
Tchelepi, Hamdi A., Stanford University
111610-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Numerical Modeling of Diffusion in Fractured Media for Gas-Injection and -Recycling Schemes

Hoteit, Hussein, ConocoPhillips
Firoozabadi, Abbas, Reservoir Engr. Research Inst.
103292-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Black-Oil Simulations for Three-Component, Three-Phase Flow in Fractured Porous Media

Geiger-Boschung, Sebastian, Heriot-Watt University
Matthäi, Stephan K., University of Leoben
Niessner, Jennifer, University of Stuttgart
Helmig, Rainer, University of Stuttgart
107485-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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A General Unstructured-Grid, Equation-of-State-Based, Fully Implicit Thermal Simulator for Complex Reservoir Processes

Liu, Kai, ExxonMobil
Subramanian, Ganesan, ExxonMobil
Dratler, David I., ExxonMobil
Lebel, Jean-Pierre, Imperial Oil Ltd.
Yerian, Jeffrey A., ExxonMobil
106073-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Transient Flow in Discretely Fractured Porous Media

Izadi, Mehdi, Norwest Questa Engineering
Yildiz, Turhan, Colorado School of Mines
108190-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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Estimating Channelized-Reservoir Permeabilities With the Ensemble Kalman Filter: The Importance of Ensemble Design

Jafarpour, Behnam, Texas A&M University
McLaughlin, Dennis B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
108941-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2009
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