Kamy Sepehrnoori Research Projects

Modeling Wettability Alteration Using Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Mojdeh Delshad, Kamy Sepehrnoori, Gary A. Pope

Funding amount: $445,000 for the period of Oct. 2004 - Sep. 2007

This research will provide a computer model of the complex wettability alterations that occur when detergents are used to induce oil production from fractured oil reservoirs. Extremely large volumes of oil remain in such known oil reservoirs and better models are needed to economically produce such oil by enhanced oil recovery methods.

Reservoir Simulation Joint Industry Project

Kamy Sepehrnoori, Principal Investigator

Research activities include the development, testing, verification and application of reservoir simulators for oil and gas recovery processes.

The following research topics will be investigated in the project. The first two research topics are further development of an existing compositional chemical flooding simulator and further development of an existing equation-of-state compositional miscible gas flooding simulator.