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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. 


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Advanced Semianalytical Geomechanical Model for Wellbore-Strengthening Applications

Pordel Shahri, Mojtaba P., Weatherford
Oar, Trevor T., Weatherford
Safari, Reza, Weatherford
Karimi, Moji, Weatherford
Mutlu, Ovunc, Weatherford
167976-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Alkali Metal Silicides: A New Material for Heavy-Oil Production Processes

Krumrine, Paul Henry, SiGNa Chemistry
Lefenfeld, Michael, SiGNa Chemistry Inc.
Romney, Gregory A., Fifty Mile LLC
169490-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Ammonia as Alkali for Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer Floods

Southwick, Jeffrey G., Shell Global Solutions Intl.B.V.
van den Pol, Esther, Shell Global Solutions Intl. B.V.
van Rijn, Carl H. T., Shell Global Solutions Intl. B.V.
van Batenburg, Diederik W., Shell Global Solutions Intl. B.V.
Boersma, Diederik, Shell Global Solutions Intl.B.V.
Svec, Yi, Shell Technology Oman
Anis Mastan, Ahmad, Petronas Research Sdn Bhd
Shahin, Gordon, Shell Intl. E&P Inc.
Raney, Kirk Herbert, Shell Intl. E&P Inc.
169057-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Analysis of Reservoir Applicability of Hydrophobically Associating Polymer

Xie, Kun, Northeast Petroleum University
Lu, Xiangguo, Northeast Petroleum University
Li, Qiang, CNOOC Research Institute
Jiang, Weidong, CNOOC Limited
Yu, Qin, Department of chemical and chemistry engineer
174553-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Analytical Models for Liquid Loading in Multifractured Horizontal Gas Wells

Shi, Juntai, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Sun, Zheng, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Li, Xiangfang, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
2014-1922861-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Asphaltene Precipitation During Bitumen Extraction With Expanding-Solvent Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage: Effects on Pore-Scale Displacement

Mukhametshina, Albina, Texas A&M University
Kar, Taniya, Texas A&M University
Hascakir, Berna, Texas A&M University
170013-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Assessing the Biotreatability of Produced Water From a Qatari Gas Field

Janson, Arnold, ConocoPhillips
Santos, Ana, ConocoPhillips
Katebah, Mary, ConocoPhillips
Hussain, Altaf, ConocoPhillips
Minier-Matar, Joel, ConocoPhillips
Judd, Simon, Cranfield University
Adham, Samer, ConocoPhillips
173188-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Assisted History Matching for Fractured Reservoirs by Use of Hough-Transform-Based Parameterization

Lu, Le,
Zhang, Dongxiao, University of Southern California
176024-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Biotreatment of Hydrate-Inhibitor-Containing Produced Waters at Low pH

Janson, Arnold, ConocoPhillips
Santos, Ana, ConocoPhillips
Hussain, Altaf, ConocoPhillips, Global Water Sustainability Center
Judd, Simon, Cranfield University
Soares, Ana, Cranfield University
Adham, Samer, ConocoPhillips
174551-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Boundary Conditions: A Key Factor in Tubular-String Buckling

Huang, Wenjun, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Gao, Deli, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Wei, Shaolei, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Chen, Pengju, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
174087-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Closed-Loop Field Development Under Uncertainty by Use of Optimization With Sample Validation

Shirangi, Mehrdad G., Stanford University
Durlofsky, Louis J., Stanford University
173219-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Complexity Reduction of Multiphase Flows in Heterogeneous Porous Media

Ghommem, Mehdi, Schlumberger
Gildin, Eduardo, Texas A&M University
Ghasemi, Mohammadreza, Texas A&M University
167295-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Computation of Three-Phase Capillary Pressure Curves and Fluid Configurations at Mixed-Wet Conditions in 2D Rock Images

Zhou, Yingfang, IRIS
Helland, Johan O., IRIS
Hatzignatiou, Dimitrios G., IRIS
170883-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Controlling the Height of Multiple Hydraulic Fractures in Layered Media

Khanna, Aditya, The University of Adelaide
Kotousov, Andrei, The University of Adelaide
176017-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Crosswell Magnetic Sensing of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles for Subsurface Applications

Rahmani, Amir Reza, University of Texas at Austin
Bryant, Steven, University of Texas at Austin
Huh, Chun, University of Texas at Austin
Athey, Alex Edward, University of Texas at Austin
Ahmadian, Mohsen, University of Texas at Austin
Chen, Jiuping, Schlumberger EMI Technology Center
Wilt, Michael, Schlumberger EMI Technology Center
166140-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Determination of Individual Diffusion Coefficients of Solvent/CO2 Mixture in Heavy Oil With Pressure-Decay Method

Li, Huazhou (Andy), University of Alberta
Yang, Daoyong (Tony), University of Regina
176032-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Development and Application of Electrical-Joule-Heating Simulator for Heavy-Oil Reservoirs

Lashgari, Hamid Reza, University of Texas at Austin
Delshad, Mojdeh, University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, University of Texas at Austin
de Rouffignac, Eric, University of Texas at Austin
170173-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Discrete-Fracture-Network Generation From Microseismic Data by Use of Moment-Tensor- and Event-Location-Constrained Hough Transforms

Yu, Xin, Schlumberger
Rutledge, Jim T., Schlumberger
Leaney, Scott W., Schlumberger
Maxwell, Shawn, Schlumberger
168582-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Effect of Confinement on Pressure/Volume/Temperature Properties of Hydrocarbons in Shale Reservoirs

Pitakbunkate, Termpan, Texas A&M University
Balbuena, Perla B., Texas A&M University
Moridis, George J., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Blasingame, Thomas A., Texas A&M University
170685-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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The Effect of Surfactants on Vertical Air/Water Flow for Prevention of Liquid Loading

van Nimwegen, Andreas T., Delft University of Technology
Portela, Luis M., Delft University of Technology
Henkes, Ruud A. W. M., Delft University of Technology
164095-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Effect of Temperature on the Gas/Oil Relative Permeability of Orinoco Belt Foamy Oil

Li, Songyan, China University of Petroleum
Li, Zhaomin, China University of Petroleum
174089-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Effective Flow Properties for Cells Containing Fractures of Arbitrary Geometry

Sakhaee-Pour, Ahmad, University of Oklahoma
Wheeler, Mary F., University of Texas at Austin
167183-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Effects of Hardness and Cosurfactant on Phase Behavior of Alcohol-Free Alkyl Propoxylated Sulfate Systems

Puerto, Maura, Rice University
Hirasaki, George, Rice University
Miller, Clarence A., Rice University
Reznik, Carmen, Shell Global Solutions
Dubey, Sheila Teresa, Shell Global Solutions
Barnes, Julian R., Shell Global Solutions
van Kuijk, Sjoerd Reindert, Shell Global Solutions
169096-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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An Entrained-Droplet Model for Prediction of Minimum Flow Rate for the Continuous Removal of Liquids from Gas Wells

Wang, Zhibin, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation Engineering at Southwest Petroleum University
Bai, Huifang, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation Engineering at Southwest Petroleum University
Zhu, Suyang, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation Engineering at Southwest Petroleum University
Zhong, Haiquan, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation Engineering at Southwest Petroleum University
Li, Yingchuan, State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation Engineering at Southwest Petroleum University
174077-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Estimation of Fluid Composition From Downhole Optical Spectrometry

Indo, Kentaro, Schlumberger
Hsu, Kai, Shlumberger
Pop, Julian John, Shlumberger
166464-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Foams Stabilized by In-Situ Surface-Activated Nanoparticles in Bulk and Porous Media

Singh, Robin, University of Texas at Austin
Mohanty, Kishore K., University of Texas at Austin
170942-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Fracture Characterization Using Flowback Salt-Concentration Transient

Zolfaghari, Ashkan, University of Alberta
Dehghanpour, Hassan, University of Alberta
Ghanbari, Ebrahim, University of Alberta
Bearinger, Doug, Nexen Energy ULC
168598-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Fractured-Reservoir Modeling and Interpretation

Kuchuk, Fikri, Schlumberger
Biryukov, Denis, Schlumberger
Fitzpatrick, Tony, Schlumberger
176030-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Gelation of a Water-Shutoff Gel at High Pressure and High Temperature: Rheological Investigation

Elkarsani, Khalid Saad, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Al-Muntasheri, Ghaithan A., Saudi Aramco
Sultan, Abdullah S, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Hussein, Ibnelwaleed A., King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
173185-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Geochemical Interpretation of Low-Salinity-Water Injection in Carbonate Oil Reservoirs

Al-Shalabi, Emad Walid, The University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, The University of Texas at Austin
Pope, Gary, The University of Texas at Austin
169101-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Geomechanics of Lost-Circulation Events and Wellbore-Strengthening Operations

Mehrabian, Amin, Halliburton
Jamison, Dale E., Halliburton
Teodorescu, Sorin Gabriel, Halliburton
174088-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Heavy-Oil Recovery by Combined Hot Water and Alkali/Cosolvent/Polymer Flooding

Tagavifar, Mohsen, University of Texas at Austin
Fortenberry, Robert, University of Texas at Austin
de Rouffignac, Eric, University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, University of Texas at Austin
Pope, Gary, University of Texas at Austin
170161-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Hierarchical Multiscale Methods for Life-Cycle-Production Optimization: A Field Case Study

Oliveira, Diego F., Petrobras
Reynolds, Albert C., University of Tulsa
173273-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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History Matching of Electromagnetically Heated Reservoirs Incorporating Full-Wavefield Seismic and Electromagnetic imaging

Katterbauer, Klemens, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Hoteit, Ibrahim, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Sun, Shuyu, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
173896-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Influence of Rotary-Steerable-System Design on Borehole Spiraling

Marck, Julien, University of Minnesota
Detournay, Emmanuel, University of Minnesota
174554-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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In-Situ Poisson’s Ratio Determination From Interference Transient Well Test

Pordel Shahri, Mojtaba, University of Tulsa
Miska, Stefan Z., University of Tulsa
166074-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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An Integrated Horizontal- and Vertical-Flow Simulation With Application to Wax Precipitation

Trina, Sameena,
Johansen, Thormod, Memorial University of Newfoundland
156555-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Investigation of Hydromechanical Mechanisms in Microseismicity Generation in Natural Fractures Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing

Han, Yanhui, Saudi Aramco
Hampton, Jesse, Halliburton
Li, Gang, Anadarko
Warpinski, Norman R., Pinnacle
Mayerhofer, Michael J., Pinnacle Technologies
167244-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Iterative Ensemble Smoother as an Approximate Solution to a Regularized Minimum-Average-Cost Problem: Theory and Applications

Luo, Xiaodong, IRIS
Stordal, Andreas S., IRIS
Lorentzen, Rolf J., IRIS
Naevdal, Geir, IRIS
176023-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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A Laboratory and Numerical-Simulation Study of Co-Optimizing CO2 Storage and CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery

Kamali, Fatemeh, The University of New South Wales
Hussain, Furqan, The University of New South Wales
Cinar, Yildiray, Saudi Aramco
171520-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Linear vs. Radial Boundary-Dominated Flow: Implications for Gas-Well-Decline Analysis

Vardcharragosad, Pichit, Pennsylvania State University
Ayala, Luis F., Pennsylvania State University
Zhang, Miao, Pennsylvania State University
176020-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Measurement and Modeling of Solubility and Saturated-Liquid Density and Viscosity for Methane/Athabasca-Bitumen Mixtures

Nourozieh, Hossein, University of Calgary
Kariznovi, Mohammad, University of Calgary
Abedi, Jalal, University of Calgary
174558-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Measurement of Gas Diffusivity in Heavy Oils and Bitumens by Use of Pressure-Decay Test and Establishment of Minimum Time Criteria for Experiments

Ratnakar, Ram R., Shell Int. Exp. & Prod. Inc.
Dindoruk, Birol, Shell International E&P Inc
170931-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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A Mechanistic Integrated Geochemical and Chemical-Flooding Tool for Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer Floods

Kazemi Nia Korrani, Aboulghasem, The University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, The University of Texas at Austin
Delshad, Mojdeh, The University of Texas at Austin
169094-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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A Model for Wettability Alteration in Fractured Reservoirs

Andersen, Pål, University of Stavanger
Evje, Steinar, University of Stavanger
Kleppe, Hans, University of Stavanger
Skjæveland, Svein M., University of Stavanger
174555-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Modeling the Properties of H2S/CO2/Salt/Water Systems in Wide Ranges of Temperature and Pressure

Springer, Ronald D., OLI Systems Incorporated
Wang, Peiming, OLI Systems Incorporated
Anderko, Andrzej, OLI Systems Incorporated
173902-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Multiple-Mixing-Cell Method for Three-Hydrocarbon-Phase Displacements

Li, Liwei, Pennsylvania State University
Khorsandi, Saeid, Pennsylvania State University
Johns, Russell T., Pennsylvania State University
Ahmadi, Kaveh, BP America
169150-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Nodal Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs--Principles and Application

Zhou, Wentao, Schlumberger
Banerjee, Raj, Schlumberger
Proano, Eduardo, Schlumberger
171768-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Novel Analytical Core-Sample Analysis Indicates Higher Gas Content in Shale-Gas Reservoirs

Hosseini, Seyyed Abolfazl, The University of Texas at Austin
Javadpour, Farzam, University of Texas at Austin
Michael, Gerard Eric, ConocoPhillips
174549-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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A Novel Method To Model Low-Salinity-Water Injection in Carbonate Oil Reservoirs

Al-Shalabi, Emad Walid, The University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, The University of Texas at Austin
Delshad, Mojdeh, The University of Texas at Austin
Pope, Gary, The University of Texas at Austin
169674-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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A Novel Pore-Scale Thermal-Fracture-Acidizing Model With Heterogeneous Rock Properties

Lyons, John, Texas A&M University
Nasrabadi, Hadi, Texas A&M University
Nasr-El-Din, Hisham A., Texas A&M University
167158-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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A Novel Water-Injectivity Model and Experimental Validation With CT-Scanned Corefloods

Yerramilli, Ramesh Chandra, The University of Texas at Austin
Zitha, Pacelli L.J., Delft University of Technology
Yerramilli, Sanjay Surya, The University of Texas at Austin
Bedrikovetsky, Pavel, The University of Adelaide
165194-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Optimizing Carbon Sequestration With the Capacitance/Resistance Model

Tao, Qing, The University of Texas at Austin
Bryant, Steven L., The University of Texas at Austin
174076-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Phosphonic-Based Hydrofluoric Acid: Interactions With Clay Minerals and Flow in Sandstone Cores

Zhou, Lijun, Texas A&M University
Nasr-El-Din, Hisham A., Texas A&M University
164472-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Predicting the Performance of the Acid-Stimulation Treatments in Carbonate Reservoirs With Nondestructive Tracer Tests

Zakaria, Ahmed S, Texas A&M University
Nasr-El-Din, Hisham A., Texas A&M University
Ziauddin, Murtaza, Schlumberger
174084-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Preformed-Particle-Gel Extrusion Through Open Conduits During Conformance-Control Treatments

Imqam, Abdulmohsin, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Bai, Baojun, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Al Ramadan, Mustafa, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Wei, Mingzhen, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Delshad, Mojdeh, The University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, The University of Texas at Austin
169107-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Pressure-Transient Analysis of Bottomhole Pressure and Rate Measurements by Use of System-Identification Techniques

Mansoori, Mehdi, Delft University of Technology
Van den Hof, Paul, Eindhoven University of Technology
Jansen, Jan-Dirk, Delft University of Technology
Rashtchian, Davood, Sharif University of Technology
176031-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Pulse Fracturing in Shale Reservoirs: Geomechanical Aspects, Ductile/Brittle Transition, and Field Implications

Safari, Reza, Weatherford
Gandikota, Raju, Weatherford
Mutlu, Ovunc, Weatherford
Ji, Missy, ANSYS
Glanville, Jonathan, ANSYS
Abass, Hazim, Saudi Aramco
168759-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Robust Fully-Implicit Coupled Multiphase-Flow and Geomechanics Simulation

Alpak, Faruk O., Shell Intl E&P
172991-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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A Robust Geochemical Simulator to Model Improved-Oil-Recovery Methods

Luo, Haishan, University of Texas at Austin
Al-Shalabi, Emad Walid, University of Texas at Austin
Delshad, Mojdeh, University of Texas at Austin
Panthi, Krishna, University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, University of Texas at Austin
173211-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Robust Isenthalpic Flash for Multiphase Water/Hydrocarbon Mixtures

Zhu, Di, University of Alberta
Okuno, Ryosuke, University of Alberta
170092-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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A Semianalytical Solution of a Vertical Fractured Well With Varying Conductivity Under Non-Darcy-Flow Condition

Luo, Wanjing, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)
Tang, Changfu, Anhui Provincial Bureau of Coal Geology
178423-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Theories and Applications of Pulsed-Jet Drilling With Mechanical Specific Energy

Wei, Minghui,
Li, Gensheng, China University of Petroleum
Shi, Huaizhong, China University of Petroleum
Shi, Shuaishuai,
Li, Zhaokun, China University of Petroleum
Zhang, Yi, China University of Petroleum
174550-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Thermodynamic Modeling of Phase Behavior in Shale Media

Jin, Zhehui, RERI
Firoozabadi, Abbas, RERI and Yale University
176015-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Time-Dependent Initiation of Multiple Hydraulic Fractures in a Formation With Varying Stresses and Strength

Bunger, Andrew P., University of Pittsburgh
Lu, Guanyi, University of Pittsburgh
171030-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Visualization and Analysis of Surfactant Imbibition into Oil-Wet Fractured Cores

Mirzaei, Mohammad, Occidental Oil and Gas Corp.
DiCarlo, David A., University of Texas at Austin
Pope, Gary, University of Texas at Austin
166129-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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Visualization of Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery by Diffusion in Fractured Chalk

Eide, Øyvind, University of Bergen
Fernø, Martin Anders, University of Bergen
Alcorn, Zachary, University of Bergen
Graue, Arne, University of Bergen
170920-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2015
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