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15th Annual Meeting of the

Rice University Consortium on


Processes in Porous Media
Rice University
April 26, 2011

Consortium Members

Addax
Baker - Hughes
Champion
Chevron
Conoco Phillips
Core Labs*
Exxon Mobil
Kinder Morgan
* In-kind contributions

Marathon
Oil Chem*
PTS*
Rhodia
Schlumberger
Shell
Saudi Aramco
TIORCO
Total

Faculty & Collaborators

George J. Hirasaki
Clarence A. Miller
Walter G. Chapman
Ken Cox
Lisa Biswal
Michael S. Wong
Rafael Verduzco
Kishore Mohanty (UT)
Gary Pope (UT)
Keith Johnston (UT)
Quoc Nguyen (UT)
Kamy Sepehrnoori (UT)
Francisco (Paco) Vargas (PI)

Staff

Maura Puerto (retired Exxon)


Olina Raney (PhD, Rice)
Amir Amini (PhD, Rice)
Anju Kurup (PhD, N. U. Singapore)

Current Ph.D. Students

Mike Rauschhuber
Elton Yang
Robert Li
Jose Lopez
Neeraj Rohilla
Guangsheng Gu
Sumedh Warudkar
Sayantan Chatterjee
Kun Ma
Leyu Cui
Aparna Raju Sagi
Sai Panuganti
Hadi ShamsiJazeyi (2011)
Aarthi Muthuswamy (2011)

Undergraduate Students

Yezi Dong
Ying Zhang
Nancy Huang
Kate Waldorf
Yimin Luo
Shrinidhi Rao
Jose Andres Novoa
Fan Meng
John Chapman

Insoo Ro
Kelsey Wolak
Erte Xi
Deughyeong An
Tianlong Wang

Ph. D. graduates in oil & gas industry


Robert Szafranski (1997), Exxon-Mobil
Sho-Wei Lo (1999), Shell
Dicksen Tanzil (2001), BRIDGES to Sustainability
Gigi Qian Zhang (2001) Baker Hughes
David Ting (2003), Shell
Alejandro Pena (2003), Schlumberger, Bakersfield
Jason Chen (2005), Marathon
Leslie Zhang (2005), Westport
Mark Flaum (2006 ), Schlumberger - Sugarland
Busheng Li (2006), Shell
Wei Yan (2006), Bectel, IPS
Vivek Anand (2007), Schlumberger - Sugarland

Ph. D. graduates in oil & gas industry

Shunhua Liu (2008), Oxy


Gaurav Bhatnagar (2008), Shell-Westhollow
Doris Gonzalez (2008), Schlumberger- OilPhase
Clint Aichele (2009), Conoco Phillips
Tianmin Jiang (2009), Schlumberger
Francisco Vagas (2009), The Petroleum Institute
Arjun Kurup (2009), Schlumberger (Saudi Arabia)
Robert Li (2011), Shell - Bellaire
Elton Yang (2011), Chevron - Richmond

Processes in Porous Media Consortium


Focus Areas

NMR well logging


Wettability alteration & low IFT EOR
Foam mobility control
Emulsion separation
Asphaltene deposition
Gas hydrate

Core competency

Formation evaluation
Enhanced oil recovery
Flow assurance

Products

Graduates
Theses
Preprints for publications
Computer code (upon request)

Department of Energy
Detection and Production of Dynamic,
Heterogeneous Methane Hydrate Systems
2007-2011
Jerry Dickens, Brandon Dugan, and Colin
Zelt (Earth Science)
Priyank Jaiswal (Oklahoma State
University)
Kishore Mohanty (UT)

Department of Energy
Novel CO2 Foam Concepts and
Injection Schemes for Improving CO 2
Sweep Efficiency in Sandstone and
Carbonate Hydrocarbon Formations
(2010-2013)
Quoc Nguyen, UT
Keith Johnston, UT
Lisa Biswal, Rice
Cost-share with Consortium

Proprietary Research

Shell High temperature & salinity surfactants


IOC EOR, Middle East
National Oil Company EOR (with UT, CSM, Stanford)
Kinder Morgan Surfactant EOR in Carbonate
ADCO CO2 Foam, with UT & PI (2010)

Manuscripts on: Website:

http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~gjh/Consortium/

Wettability Alteration of Clays in Solid Stabilized Emulsions

Low IFT, Wettability, & Foam in Heterogeneous Systems

Viscosity of Live BItumen from NMR

Methane Hydrate in Heterogeneous Systems

Separation of Produced Emulsions from Surfactant EOR

Effects of clay wettability and process variables on diluted bitumen


emulsions

Analytical Theory for Sulfate-Methane Transition to Gas Hydrate Saturation

Surfactant Systems For EOR In High-temperature, High-salinity Environments

One-Third Rule for Hydrocarbons

Surfactant Titration Manual

Acid Number Titration Manual

Kaolinite Zeta Potential

NMR Response of Liquids and Natural Gas Mixtures

Characterization and Rheology of Emulsions from Deepwater Fields

Saturation Profiles via NMR Imaging

Processes in Porous Media, 2011


April 26, 2011
McMurtry Auditorium, Duncan Hall
7:45
Coffee
8:00
George Hirasaki, State of the Consortium and Agenda
8:15
Leyu Cui, Evaluation of Betaine as Foam Booster
8:35
Robert Li, Foam Mobility Control & Wettability
Alteration in Heterogeneous
9:00
Lisa Biswal, Micromodels for Foam in Porous Media
9:15
Kun Ma, Surfactant Adsorption on Carbonates
9:30
Amir Amini, HPLC Surfactant Analysis
9:50
Hadi Shamsi Jazeyi, Surfactant Adsorption Reduction
10:00 Coffee
10:15 Maura Puerto, Salinity Maps & Dynamic Emulsification
10:35 Jose Lopez Salinas, Foam at High Temperature and
Salinity
10:55 Olina Raney, Diluted Bitumen Emulsions
11:10 Aparna Raju Sagi, Low Salinity, Low Temperature
Carbonates
11:30 Neeraj Rohilla, Rate Dependent Displacement in
Carbonate Rocks
11:50 Lunch

Agenda (afternoon)
1:00
Elton Yang, Estimating Viscosity of Live
Bitumen with NMR
1:20
Michael Rauschhuber, Oil Saturation from T2
D Profiling
1:40
Anju Kurup, Asphaltene Deposition Simulator
2:00
Sai Ravindra Panuganti, Asphaltene
Compositional Grading
2:20
SayantanChatterjee, Gas Hydrate in
Heterogeneous Systems
2:40
Guangsheng Gu, Seismic Blanking in Hydrate
Systems
3:00
Sumedh Warudkar, Alkanolamines for Carbon
Capture
3:20
GJH, Advice from Consortium on way forward
3:40
Lab Visit

Attendees

Terry Hagiwara
Aramco Services Company
Jackie Behles
Baker Hughes
Gigi Zhang
Baker Hughes Inc.
Mark Williams
Baker Hughes Inc.
Jason Fox
Champion Technologies
Jan Beetge
Champion Technologies
Dengen Zhou
Chevron
Marcos Briceno
ConocoPhillips
Terry Christian
ConocoPhillips
Liping Jia
ConocoPhillips
Qing Chen
ConocoPhillips
Robin Gupta
ExxonMobil
Loan Vo
ExxonMobil
Mark Beckman
ExxonMobil
Sergio Leonardi
ExxonMobil
Kyle Guice
ExxonMobil
George L Stegemeier GLS Engineering, Inc.
Jonathan Kwan
Kinder Morgan CO2

Candace Craft
Marathon Oil
Hung-Lung Chen Marathon Oil
Jason Chen
Marathon Oil Company
Peter Day
Marathon Oil Company
Mike Dunleavy
Marathon Oil Company
Benjamin Ramirez Marathon Oil Company
Richard Rosen
Marathon Oil Company
Swapn Das
Marathon Oil Company
Edward Yang
Marathon Oil Company
Duy Nguyen
Nalco
Pauziyah Abdul Hamid
PETRONAS
Research
Arif Azhan Abdul Manap PETRONAS Research
SB
Manoel Farias
PUC-RIO / PETROBRAS
Manilal Dahanayake
Rhodia

Attendees

Scott Wellington Rice U


Michael Wong
Rice U.
Walter Chapman Rice Univ.
Olina Raney
Rice University
George Hirasaki
Rice University
Hadi ShamsiJazeyi Rice University
Sayantan Chatterjee
Rice University
Robert Li
Rice university
Kun Ma
Rice University
Guangsheng Gu
Rice University
Amir Amini
Rice University
Sai Panuganti
Rice University
Sibani Lisa Biswal Rice University
Anjushri Kurup
Rice University
Sumedh Warudkar Rice University
Aarthi Muthuswamy
Rice university
Clarence Miller
Rice University
ELTON YANG
RICE UNIVERSITY
Gautam Kini
Rice University
Michael Rauschhuber
Rice University
Rafael Verduzco
Rice University

Alhasan Fuseni
Saudi Aramco
Nick Heaton
Schlumberger
Mark Flaum
Schlumberger
Geza Horvath-Szabo
Schlumberger
Julian Barnes
Shell
Rien Faber
Shell
Grant Haddix
Shell Chem
Joseph Redican
Shell Chemical
Claudia Ishizawa Shell E&P
Kirk Raney
Shell Exploration & Production
Robert Moene
Shell Global Solutions
Jeff Southwick
Shell Intl. E&P
Carmen Reznik
Shell Oil
Michael Poindexter
The Dow Chemical
Company
Aaron Sanders
The Dow Chemical Company
Sayeed Abbas
The Dow Chemical Company
TOM BURGHART
TIORCO LLC
Danielle Morel
Total
Khalid Mateen
TOTAL
Pascal GAUER
TOTAL E&P
Maurice BOURREL TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS

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