Special Issue on Advances in Enhanced Oil Recovery for Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs

Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Guoqing Jian
      Energy and environment directorate,Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA
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    • Xingguang Xu
      Australian Resources Research Centre,Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Kensington, Australia
    • Ying Wang
      Reservoir Engineering Department,Saudi Aramco Beijing Research Center (BRC), Beijing, China
    • Qingfeng Hou
      Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China
    • Bing Wei
      State Key Laboratory of Oil and Gas Reservoir Geology and Exploitation, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
    • Quan Xie
      Department of petroleum engineering,Curtin University, Perth, Australia
    • Chang Da
      Department of chemical engineering,The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
  • Introduction

    Enhanced oil recovery is a traditional research area for reservoir development in conventional reservoirs. Currently, the revolution of unconventional oil and gas exploration and production bring lots of opportunities for research in enhancing oil recovery in these tight formations, such as shales.
    Recent advances in new chemicals and formulations (especially nanomaterials and nanofluids), novel analytical methods and devices such as micro-fluidics and nano-fluidics, new modeling techniques for conventional and unconventional oil recovery process (such as population balance modeling, complexation modeling of low salinity water flooding, embedded finite element method for hydraulic fracturing) attracted increased attention. These advances have the potential to address the most challenging issues that existed in the development process of the conventional and unconventional reservoir.
    This special issue will focus on reporting the advances in all aspects of novel chemicals (synthesis, formula optimization), devices fabrication, analytical methods development, and mathematical modeling and simulation techniques for the research in conventional and unconventional oil and gas development area. These advances will help foster the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of developing oil and gas in conventional and unconventional more efficiently.
    Other topics such as the experimental and modeling work on the development of geothermal resources, heavy and viscous oil, gas hydrate, carbon dioxide capture and utilization, asphaltene, etc., are also welcomed for publication in this special issue.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Novel chemicals (polymers, surfactant, nanomaterials, and their hybrids)
    2. Microfluidics and nanofluidics
    3. Novel analytical methods such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance(NMR) for unconventional reservoirs
    4. New oil and gas development process especially for unconventional reservoirs
    5. New mechanisms of interfacial and fluid transport phenomenon
    6. New models and algorisms for reservoir simulation

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijogce.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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