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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 15, Issue 02

Fractional-Flow Theory of Foam Displacements With Oil

Ashoori, Elham, Delft University of Technology
van der Heijden, Thom, Delft University of Technology
Rossen, William, Delft University of Technology
121579-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Measurement of Nonwetting-Phase Trapping in Sandpacks

Pentland, Christopher H., Imperial College London
Itsekiri, Endurance, Imperial College London
Al-Mansoori, Saleh, Imperial College London
Iglauer, Stefan, Imperial College London
Bijeljic, Branko, Imperial College London
Blunt, Martin J., Imperial College London
115697-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer Processes: Wide Range of Conditions for Good Recovery

Liu, Shunhua, Occidental Oil and Gas
Miller, Clarence A., Rice University
Li, Robert Feng, Rice University
Hirasaki, George, Rice University
113936-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Effect of Calcium and Iron (II) Ions on the Precipitation of Calcium Carbonate and Ferrous Carbonate

Alsaiari, Hamad A., Rice University
Kan, Amy, Rice University
Tomson, Mason, Rice University
121553-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Statistical Model for Dispersion in a 2D Glass Micromodel

Ghazanfari, Mohammad Hossein, Sharif University of Technology
Kharrat, Riyaz, Petroleum University of Technology
Rashtchian, Dawood, Sharif University of Technology
Vossoughi, Shapour, University of Kansas
113343-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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A New Algorithm for Rachford-Rice for Multiphase Compositional Simulation

Okuno, Ryosuke, University of Texas at Austin
Johns, Russell, University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, University of Texas at Austin
117752-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Unstructured-Coarse-Grid Generation Using Background-Grid Approach

Evazi, Mohammad, Sharif University of Technology
Mahani, Hassan, Shell International Exploration and Production
120170-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Stability of Partially Hydrolyzed Polyacrylamides at Elevated Temperatures in the Absence of Divalent Cations

Seright, Randall S., New Mexico Tech
Campbell, Andrew, New Mexico Tech
Mozley, Peter, New Mexico Tech
Han, Peihui, Daqing Oilfield Company
121460-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Experimental and Modeling Study of the Transport of Chromium Acetate Through Carbonate Rocks

Chen, Feiyan, Core Laboratories
McCool, C. Stanley, University of Kansas
Green, Don W., University of Kansas
Willhite, G. Paul, University of Kansas
100064-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Numerical Simulation of the In-Situ Upgrading of Oil Shale

Fan, Yaqing, Stanford University
Durlofsky, Louis, Stanford University
Tchelepi, Hamdi A., Stanford University
118958-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Data Assimilation of Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanics Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter

Chang, Haibin, Peking University
Chen, Yan, Chevron
Zhang, Dongxiao, University of Southern California
118963-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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A Multiscale Mixed Finite Element Method for Vuggy and Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Gulbransen, Astrid Fossum, SINTEF ICT
Hauge, Vera Louise, SINTEF ICT
Lie, Knut-Andreas, SINTEF ICT
119104-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Acid-Etched Channels in Heterogeneous Carbonates--a Newly Discovered Mechanism for Creating Acid-Fracture Conductivity

Mou, Jianye, China University of Petroleum
Zhu, Ding, Texas A&M University
Hill, Alfred D., Texas A&M University
119619-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Production-System Optimization of Gas Fields Using Hybrid Fuzzy/Genetic Approach

Park, Hui-June, Korea National Oil Corporation
Lim, Jong-Se, Korea Maritime University
Roh, Jeongyong, Korea National Oil Corporation
Kang, Joo M., Seoul National University
Min, Bae-Hyun, Seoul National University
100179-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Use of Reduced-Order Modeling Procedures for Production Optimization

Cardoso, Marco A., Stanford University
Durlofsky, Louis J., Stanford University
119057-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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A Mimetic Finite Volume Discretization Method for Reservoir Simulation

Alpak, Faruk O., Shell International E&P
106445-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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The Effect of Including Tracer Data in the Ensemble-Kalman-Filter Approach

Valestrand, Randi, IRIS
Sagen, Jan, IFE
Nævdal, Geir, IRIS
Huseby, Olaf K., IFE
113440-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Control-Relevant Upscaling

Vakili-Ghahani, S. Ali, Delft University of Technology
Jansen, Jan-Dirk, Shell International Exploration and Production
113647-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Simplified Modeling of Turbidite Channel Reservoirs

Alpak, Faruk O., Shell International Exploration and Production
Barton, Mark D., Shell International Exploration and Production
van der Vlugt, Frans F., Shell International Exploration and Production
Pirmez, Carlos, Shell International Exploration and Production
Prather, Bradford E., Shell International Exploration and Production
Tennant, Steven H., Shell International Exploration and Production
114854-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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History Matching With Parametrization Based on the SVD of a Dimensionless Sensitivity Matrix

Tavakoli, Reza, University of Tulsa
Reynolds, Albert C., University of Tulsa
118952-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Estimation of Depths of Fluid Contacts by History Matching Using Iterative Ensemble-Kalman Smoothers

Wang, Yudou, China University of Petroleum
Li, Gaoming, University of Tulsa
Reynolds, Albert C., University of Tulsa
119056-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Adaptively Localized Continuation-Newton Method--Nonlinear Solvers That Converge All the Time

Younis, Rami, Stanford University
Tchelepi, Hamdi A., Stanford University
Aziz, Khalid, Stanford University
119147-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Tie-Simplex Parameterization for EOS-Based Thermal Compositional Simulation

Iranshahr, Alireza, Stanford University
Voskov, Denis, Stanford University
Tchelepi, Hamdi A., Stanford University
119166-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Water Quality and Well Injectivity: Do Residual Oil-in-Water Emulsions Matter?

Buret, Sandra, Institut Français du Pétrole
Nabzar, Lahcen, Institut Français du Pétrole
Jada, Amane, Institut de Sciences des Matériaux de Mulhouse
122060-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Hierarchical Ensemble Kalman Filter

Myrseth, Inge, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Omre, Henning, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
125851-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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Model-Based Integration and Optimization--Gas-Cycling Benchmark

Juell, Aleksander, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Whitson, Curtis H., Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Hoda, Mohammad F., Petroleum Engineering Reservoir Analysts
121252-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2010
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