International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering

Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014

  • Experimental Study on Foamy Viscosity by Analysing CO2 Micro-Bubbles in Hexadecane

    Chanmoly Or, Kyuro Sasaki Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano, Motonao Imai

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 11-18
    Received: 9 February 2014
    Published: 20 March 2014
    Abstract: Continuous desorbing gas in the heavy oil generates lower viscosity with dispersing gas micro-bubbles. In this study, laboratory experiments were carried out to measure the viscosity of foamy hexadecane, typical component of heavy oil, and to investigate the CO2 gas micro-bubbles at ranged temperature of 20 – 50 °C and depressurization pressure of ... Show More
  • Geochemical Characterization of Potential Source Rock of the Central (Saltpond) Basin, Ghana

    S. Bansah, E. K. Nyantakyi, L. A. Awuni, J. K. Borkloe, Gong Qin

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014
    Pages: 19-27
    Received: 5 May 2014
    Accepted: 15 May 2014
    Published: 30 May 2014
    Abstract: This research characterized the potential source rock of 3 exploratory wells from the Central (Saltpond) Basin, Ghana. Ten (10) samples each of the drilled cuttings from the three key exploratory wells were geochemically characterized for total organic carbon contents (TOC), rock-eval pyrolysis techniques and vitrinite reflectance measurements (Ro)... Show More