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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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Acid Diversion by Use of Viscoelastic Surfactants: The Effects of Flow Rate and Initial Permeability Contrast

Al-Ghamdi, Abdulwahab H., Saudi Aramco
Mahmoud, Mohamed A., King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Wang, Guanqun, Texas A&M University
Hill, Alfred D., Texas A&M University
Nasr-El-Din, Hisham A., Texas A&M University
142564-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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An Adaptive Hierarchical Multiscale Algorithm for Estimation of Optimal Well Controls

Oliveira, Diego F., University of Tulsa
Reynolds, Albert, University of Tulsa
163645-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Analytical Solutions for Gas Displacements with Bifurcating Phase Behavior

Khorsandi, Saeid, Pennsylvania State University
Ahmadi, Kaveh, BP
Johns, Russell T., Pennsylvania State University
166487-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Bayesian Probabilistic Decline-Curve Analysis Reliably Quantifies Uncertainty in Shale-Well-Production Forecasts

Gong, Xinglai, Texas A&M University
Gonzalez, Raul, Texas A&M University
McVay, Duane A., Texas A&M University
Hart, Jeffery D., Texas A&M University
147588-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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A Complete Petrophysical-Evaluation Method for Tight Formations From Drill Cuttings Only in the Absence of Well Logs

Ortega, Camilo, University of Calgary
Aguilera, Roberto, University of Calgary
161875-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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A Computational-Fluid-Dynamics-Based Eulerian-Granular Approach for Characterization of Sand Erosion in Multiphase-Flow Systems

Lu, Yaojun, FMC Technologies Incorporated
Agrawal, Madhusuden, Ansys
159921-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Constraints on Simultaneous Growth of Hydraulic Fractures from Multiple Perforation Clusters in Horizontal Wells

Bunger, Andrew, University of Pittsburgh
Jeffrey, Robert G., CSIRO
Zhang, Xi, CSIRO
163860-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Data Assimilation by Use of the Iterative Ensemble Smoother for 2D Facies Models

Zhang, Yanhui, University of Bergen
Oliver, Dean S., Uni Research
Chen, Yan, International Research Institute of Stavanger
Skaug, Hans J., University of Bergen
170248-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Dynamic Ranking of Multiple Realizations By Use of the Fast-Marching Method

Sharifi, Mohammad, Amirkabir University of Technology
Kelkar, Mohan, University of Tulsa Center for Reservoir Studies
Bahar, Asnul, Kelkar and Associates
Slettebo, Tormod, Kelkar and Associates
169900-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Effect of Buried Depth on Steady-State Heat-Transfer Characteristics for Pipeline-Flow Assurance

Oh, Dong-Wook, Chosun University
Park, Jang Min, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials
Lee, Kong Hoon, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials
Zakarian, Erich, Woodside Energy Ltd.
Lee, Jungho, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials
166595-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Effect of Elemental-Sulfur Deposition on the Rock Petrophysical Properties in Sour-Gas Reservoirs

Mahmoud, Mohamed, KFUPM
164440-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Efficient and Accurate Global Sensitivity Analysis for Reservoir Simulations By Use of Probabilistic Collocation Method

Dai, Cheng, Peking University
Li, Heng, Peking University
Zhang, Dongxiao, Peking University
167609-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Efficient Displacement of Heavy Oil by Use of Three Hydrocarbon Phases

Okuno, Ryosuke, University of Alberta
Xu, Zhongguo, University of Alberta
165470-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Efficient Production Optimization With Flow-Network Models

Lerlertpakdee, Pongsathorn, Texas A&M University
Jafarpour, Behnam, University of Southern California
Gildin, Eduardo, Texas A&M University
170241-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Estimation of Mutual Information and Conditional Entropy for Surveillance Optimization

Le, Duc H., University of Tulsa
Reynolds, Albert C., University of Tulsa
163638-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Evaluation of Well Performance for the Slot-Drill Completion in Low- and Ultralow-Permeability Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Odunowo, Tioluwanimi O., Texas A&M University
Moridis, George J., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Texas A&M University
Blasingame, Thomas A, Texas A&M University
Olorode, Olufemi M., Afren Resources/Texas A&M University
Freeman, Craig M., Hilcorp Energy Company
164547-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Experimental and Modeling Study of Salt Precipitation During Injection of CO2 Contaminated with H2S into Depleted Gas Fields in the Northeast of the Netherlands

Bolourinejad, Panteha, Groningen University
Herber, Rien, Groningen university
164932-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Experimental Study on the Compressibility of Gelled Crude Oil

Liu, Gang, China University of Petroleum
Chen, Lei, China University of Petroleum
Zhang, Guozhong, China University of Petroleum
Chen, Zhongliang, China University of Petroleum
Hao, Yingpeng, China University of Petroleum
Dong, Pingsheng, China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corporation
Liu, Junfeng, SINOPEC
170244-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Fast Simulation of Polymer Injection in Heavy-Oil Reservoirs on the Basis of Topological Sorting and Sequential Splitting

Lie, Knut-Andreas, SINTEF ICT
Nilsen, Halvor Møll, SINTEF ICT
Rasmussen, Atgeirr Flø, SINTEF ICT
Raynaud, Xavier, SINTEF ICT
163599-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Gas Flow Tightly Coupled to Elastoplastic Geomechanics for Tight- and Shale-Gas Reservoirs: Material Failure and Enhanced Permeability

Kim, Jihoon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Moridis, George J., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
155640-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Gas-Injection Rate Needed for SAG Foam Processes To Overcome Gravity Override

Boeije, Christian S., Delft University of Technology
Rossen, William, Delft University of Technology
166244-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Generalized Field-Development Optimization With Derivative-Free Procedures

Isebor, Obiajulu J., BP
Echeverría Ciaurri, David, IBM
Durlofsky, Louis J., Stanford University
163631-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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A Generalized Framework Model for the Simulation of Gas Production in Unconventional Gas Reservoirs

Wu, Yu-Shu, Colorado School of Mines
Li, Jianfang, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development
Ding, Didier, IFP Energies Nouvelles
Wang, Cong, Colorado School of Mines
Di, Yuan, Peking University
163609-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Investigation of the Critical Velocity Required for a Gravity-Stable Surfactant Flood

Tavassoli, Shayan, University of Texas at Austin
Lu, Jun, University of Texas at Austin
Pope, Gary A., University of Texas at Austin
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, University of Texas at Austin
163624-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Investigation of the Mitigation of Lost Circulation in Oil-Based Drilling Fluids by Use of Gilsonite

Guo, Hua, Delft University of Technology
Voncken, Jack, Delft University of Technology
Opstal, Tom, 3M Belgium BVBA
Dams, Rudolf, 3M Belgium BVBA
Zitha, Pacelli L.J., Delft University of Technology
157751-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Kinetics of Low-Salinity-Flooding Effect

Mahani, Hassan, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
Berg, Steffen, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
Ilic, Denis, Technische Hogeschool Rijswijk
Bartels, Willem-Bart, University of Utrecht
Joekar-Niasar, Vahid, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.
165255-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Laboratory Characterization of Gel Filter Cake and Development of Nonoxidizing Gel Breakers for Zirconium-Crosslinked Fracturing Fluids

Reddy, B. Raghava, Halliburton Energy Services Group
164116-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Mass Transfer on Multiphase Transitions in Low-Temperature Carbon Dioxide Floods

Okuno, Ryosuke, University of Alberta
Xu, Zhongguo, University of Alberta
166345-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Measurement and Prediction of Thermal Degradation of Scale Inhibitors

Wang, Wei, Chevron Energy Technology Company
Kan, Amy T., Rice University
Zhang, Fangfu, Rice University
Yan, Chao, Rice University
Tomson, Mason, Rice University
164047-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Measuring the Reaction Rate of Lactic Acid with Calcite and Dolomite by Use of the Rotating-Disk Apparatus

Rabie, Ahmed I., Texas A&M University
Shedd, Daniel C., Texas A&M University
Nasr-El-Din, Hisham A., Texas A&M University
140167-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Mobilization of Immobile Water: Connate-Water Mobility During Waterfloods in Heterogeneous Reservoirs

Graue, Arne, University of Bergen
Ramsdal, Johannes, University of Bergen
Fernø, Martin A., University of Bergen
170249-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Modeling of Cyclic Hysteresis of Three-Phase Relative Permeability During Water-Alternating-Gas Injection

Shahverdi, Hamidreza, Isfahan University of Technology
Sohrabi, Mehran, Heriot-Watt University
166526-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Multiparadigm Parallel Acceleration for Reservoir Simulation

Fung, Larry Siu-Kuen, Saudi Aramco
Sindi, Mohamad, Saudi Aramco
Dogru, Ali H., Saudi Aramco
163591-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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The Multiscale Finite-Volume Method on Stratigraphic Grids

Møyner, Olav, SINTEF
Lie, Knut-Andreas, SINTEF
163649-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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New Analytical Model for Predicting the Unstable Zone Around the Borehole

Heidarian, Mohamad, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Jalalifar, Hossein, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Schaffie, Mahin, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Jafari, Saeed, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
169899-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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A New Foam Model in Pipes for Drilling and Fracturing Application

Edrisi, Ali, Louisiana State University
Kam, Seung I., Louisiana State University
162709-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Novel High-Efficiency Boron Crosslinkers for Low-Polymer-Loading Fracturing Fluids

Legemah, Magnus, Baker Hughes
Sun, Hong, Baker Hughes
Guerin, Michael, Baker Hughes
Qu, Qi, Baker Hughes
164118-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Novel Large-Hydrophobe Alkoxy Carboxylate Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery

Lu, Jun, Ultimate EOR Services
Britton, Christopher, Ultimate EOR Services
Solairaj, Sriram, ConocoPhillips
Liyanage, Pathma J., University of Texas at Austin
Kim, Do Hoon, Chevron
Adkins, Stephanie, Ultimate EOR Services
Arachchilage, Gayani W. P. Pinnawala, University of Texas at Austin
Weerasooriya, Upali, University of Texas at Austin
Pope, Gary A., University of Texas at Austin
154261-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Novel Method for Characterizing Single-Phase Polymer Flooding

Li, Kewen, Stanford University
Sun, Wenjie, Peking University
Li, Fen, Sinopec
Qu, Yantao, Sinopec
Yang, Yaozhong, Sinopec
152988-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Optic Imaging of Two-Phase-Flow Behavior in 1D Nanoscale Channels

Wu, Qihua, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Bai, Baojun, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Ma, Yinfa, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Ok, Jeong Tae, Colorado School of Mines
Yin, Xiaolong, Colorado School of Mines
Neeves, Keith, Colorado School of Mines
164549-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Optimization Algorithms Based on Combining FD Approximations and Stochastic Gradients Compared with Methods Based Only on a Stochastic Gradient

Yan, Xia, PetroChina Coalbed Methane Company Limited
Reynolds, Albert C., University of Tulsa
163613-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Optimization of Injection/Extraction Rates for Surface-Dissolution Process

Tao, Qing, University of Texas at Austin
Bryant, Steven, University of Texas at Austin
167256-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Phase Behavior and Adsorption of Pure Substances and Mixtures and Characterization in Nanopore Structures by Density Functional Theory

Li, Zhidong, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute
Jin, Zhehui, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute
Firoozabadi, Abbas, Yale University
169819-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Preconditioning for Efficiently Applying Algebraic Multigrid in Fully Implicit Reservoir Simulations

Gries, Sebastian, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI)
Stüben, Klaus, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI)
Brown, Geoffrey L., Computer Modelling Group Limited
Chen, Dingjun, Computer Modelling Group Limited
Collins, David A., Computer Modelling Group Limited
163608-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Prediction of Stimulated Reservoir Volume and Optimization of Fracturing in Tight Gas and Shale With a Fully Elasto-Plastic Coupled Geomechanical Model

Nassir, Mohammad, Taurus Reservoir Solutions Limited
Settari, Antonin, Taurus Reservoir Solutions Limited
Wan, Richard G., University of Calgary
163814-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Pressure Evolution and Production Performance of Waterflooding in n-Heptane-Saturated Fired Berea Cores

Rezaei, Nima, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute
Firoozabadi, Abbas, Reservoir Engineering Research Institute
167264-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Proppant Placement Using Alternate-Slug Fracturing

Malhotra, Sahil, University of Texas at Austintin
Lehman, Eric R., University of Texas at Austin
Sharma, Mukul M., University of Texas at Austin
163851-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Reduced-Order Modeling for Compositional Simulation by Use of Trajectory Piecewise Linearization

He, Jincong, Stanford University
Durlofsky, Louis J., Stanford University
163634-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Results of Reservoir Modeling of the Operation and Production of a Recompleted Gas Well in a Geopressured/Geothermal Reservoir in the Wilcox Formation, Texas, for Electricity Generation

Esposito, Ariel, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Augustine, Chad, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
169902-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Second-Order Gas-Permeability Correlation of Shale During Slip Flow

Niu, Cong, University of Science and Technology of China
Hao, You-zhi, University of Science and Technologies of China
Li, Daolun, University of Science and Technologies of China
Lu, Detang, University of Science and Technologies of China
168226-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Shale-Drape Modeling for the Geologically Consistent Simulation of Clastic Reservoirs

Alpak, Faruk O., Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.
van der Vlugt, Frans F., Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.
169820-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Simultaneous Multifracture Treatments: Fully Coupled Fluid Flow and Fracture Mechanics for Horizontal Wells

Wu, Kan, University of Texas at Austin
Olson, Jon E., University of Texas At Austin
167626-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Sorption Study of ?-AlO(OH) Nanoparticle-Crosslinked Polymeric Scale Inhibitors and Their Improved Squeeze Performance in Porous Media

Yan, Chao, Rice University
Kan, Amy T., Rice University
Wang, Wei, Rice University
Yan, Fei, Rice University
Wang, Lu, Rice University
Tomson, Mason B., Rice University
164086-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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State of the Art of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics in the E&P Industry: A Technology Survey

Bravo, César E., Halliburton
Saputelli, Luigi, Frontender Corporation
Rivas, Francklin, Universidad de los Andes
Pérez, Anna G., Universidad de los Andes
De Guzmán, Neil, Intelligent Agent Corp
Nickolaou, Michael, University of Houston
Zangl, Georg, Fractured Reservoir Dynamics
Mohaghegh, Shahab Dean, West Virginia University
Nunez, Gustavo, Schlumberger
150314-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Strategies for Petroleum Exploration on the Basis of Bayesian Networks: A Case Study

Martinelli, Gabriele, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Eidsvik, Jo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Hokstad, Ketil, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Hauge, Ragnar, Norwegian Computing Center
159722-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2013
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Thermal Reactivation of Microfractures and its Potential Impact on Hydraulic-Fracture Efficiency

Dahi Taleghani, Arash, Louisiana State University
Ahmadi, Milad, Louisiana State University
Wang, Wei, Louisiana State University
Olson, Jon E., University of Texas At Austin
163872-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Unconstrained Voronoi Grids for Densely Spaced Complex Wells in Full-Field Reservoir Simulation

Fung, Larry S.-K., Saudi Aramco
Ding, Xiang Y., Saudi Aramco
Dogru, Ali H., Saudi Aramco
163648-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Understanding the Thermo-Hydromechanical Pressurization in Two-Phase (Steam/Water) Flow and its Application in Low-Permeability Caprock Formations in Steam-Assisted-Gravity-Drainage Projects

Ghannadi, Sahar, University of Alberta
Irani, Mazda, RPS Energy
Chalaturnyk, Rick, University of Alberta
165544-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Use of Cosolvents To Improve Alkaline/Polymer Flooding

Fortenberry, Robert, University of Texas at Austin
Kim, Do Hoon, University of Texas at Austin
Nizamidin, Nabijan, University of Texas at Austin
Adkins, Stephanie, University of Texas at Austin
Arachchilage, Gayani W. P. Pinnawala, University of Texas at Austin
Koh, Hee Song, University of Texas at Austin
Weerasooriya, Upali, University of Texas at Austin
Pope, Gary A., University of Texas at Austin
166478-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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Use of pH-Responsive Amphiphilic Systems as Displacement Fluids in Enhanced Oil Recovery

Chen, I-Cheng, Texas A&M University
Yegin, Cengiz, Texas A&M University
Zhang, Ming, Texas A&M University
Akbulut, Mustafa, Texas A&M University
169904-PA SPE Journal Paper - 2014
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