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PhD student Tijana Voake from The National IOR Centre of Norway. PhD student Tijana Voake from The National IOR Centre of Norway.

Tuesday 25 April

Low Salinity

Produced Water Treatment with Membranes for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Carbonate and Sandstone Reservoirs – Remya Nair, The National IOR Centre of Norway/UiS

Impact of Salinity and Water Ions on Surface Charge Alteration in Arab D Reservoir Cores at Elevated Temperatures – Subhash Ayirala, Saudi Aramco PE&D

Laboratory Investigation of Low Salinity Waterflooding Using Carbonate Reservoir Rock Samples – Takaaki Uetani, INPEX Corporation

Streaming Potential Measurement to Quantify Wetting State of Rocks for Water Based EOR, In-house Novel Setup Experience – Mohammad Rahbar, Tarbiat modares university

The Influence of Crude Oil Flooding and Ageing on Carbonate Core Wettability During Core Restoration – Paul Hopkins, University of Stavanger

Mineral Dissolution and Precipitation Rate Laws Predicted from Reactive Pore Scale Simulations – Jan Ludvig Vinningland, IRIS

Interaction of Ionic Species with Calcite and Oil Components in Waterflooding – Theoretical Study – A. O. Alghamdi, King Abdulaziz University

Impact of Anhydrite on the Low Salinity EOR Effect in Sandstone Material with High Clay Content – Ivan Piñerez Torrijos, University of Stavanger

Uncertainties in the Mechanistic Models of the Modified Brine Water-flooding of Chalk – Ali A. Eftekhari, Technical University of Denmark

Application of Low Salinity Water to Improve Oil Recovery from a Fractured Tight Carbonate Reservoir – A Case Study – Alireza Emadi, Corex (UK) Ltd

Miscible/Immiscible Gas Injection

Investigation of CO2 Application for Enhanced Oil Recovery in a North African Field – A New Approach to EOS Development – Roman Khabibullin, Wintershall

Pore-scale Simulation of Three-phase Capillary Pressure and Trapping on 3D Rock Images – Johan Olav Helland, International Research Institute of Stavanger

Novel Application of Micro-CT and Interpretive Geological Analysis to Assess Asphaltene Deposition by CO2 Injection – Alireza Emadi, Corex (UK) Ltd

What Are the Differences between CO2 Injection Offshore and Onshore? – Saeed Ghanbari, Heriot-Watt University

New Methodology for Numerical Simulation of Water-Alternating-Gas (WAG) Injection – Hassan Alzayer, Heriot-Watt University


Field Pilot of Gel Barriers Placement for In-depth Fluid Diversion of Horizontal Wells in Jidong Oilfield – Jingnan Li, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

Application of Self-Conforming Well Stimulation Technology in Oil and Gas Fields – Fundamentals and Case Histories – Janos Lakatos, University of Miskolc

Analysis on Pilot-scale Water Control Tests for Multi-stage Fractured Horizontal Wells in Changqing Oilfield – Yangwen Pei, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

Silicate Gel for In-depth Placement – Gelation Kinetics and Pre-flush Design – Aruoture Omekeh, The National IOR Centre of Norway/IRIS

Simulation of Sodium Silicate Water Diversion Using IORSim – Aksel Hiorth, The National IOR Centre of Norway, UiS-IRIS

Snorre In-depth Water Diversion Using Sodium Silicate – Evaluation of Interwell Field Pilot – Vegard R. Stenerud, Statoil ASA


Pore-scale Visualization of Oil Recovery by Viscoelastic Flow Instabilities during Polymer EOR – Alexander Rock, Clausthal University of Technology

Modelling of Normal Net Stress Effect on Two-phase Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure of Rough-walled Fracture – Alexander Y. Rozhko, Statoil ASA and University of Stavanger

Dynamic Pore Scale Modelling of Multiphase Flow during Application of EOR Techniques – Ahmed Boujelben, Heriot-Watt University

Associative Polymers as Enhanced Oil Recovery Agents in Oil-wet Formations – A Laboratory Approach – Reza Askarinezhad, University of Stavanger (UiS) / DrillWell


Temperature-switchable Polymer for Enhanced Oil Recovery – Roland Reichenbach-Klinke, BASF Construction Solutions GmbH

Design, Characterization and Implementation of Emulsion-based Polyacrylamides for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery – A. Thomas, SNF

Enhanced Polymer Flooding – Reservoir Triggering Improves Injectivity and Eliminates Shear Degradation – William J. Andrews, NALCO Champion

Qualifying an «Emulsion» Polymer for Field Use – Lab-scale Assessments on Adsorption and Injectivity – Kristian Sandengen, Statoil ASA

Poster Introductions 1

Experimental Investigation of Inorganic Scale Deposition during Smart Water Injection – A Formation Damage Point of View – Rasoul Mokhtari, Shiraz University

A New Frontier Technique for Nano-analysis on Flooded Chalk – TERS (Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy) – Laura Borromeo, UiS, The National IOR Centre of Norway

Water-blocking Solution Based on Emulsion with SiO2 Nanoparticles Content for Reservoir Stimulation Technologies – Vladislav V. Sergeev, VI-ENERGY LLC, Skolkovo Foundation

Integrated Approach to CO2 EOR and Storage Potential Evaluation in an Abandoned Oil Field in Czech Republic – Roman Berenblyum, International Research Institute of Stavanger

Gravity Override and Vertical Sweep Efficiency in Dipping Reservoirs – G.Y. Yu, Delft University of Technology

Study of Effectiveness of Different Surfactants for Wettability Alterations on Reservoir Rocks for Improved Oil Recovery – Yogesh Choudhary, Halliburton

Evaluation of Chemical Assisted Smart Water Enhanced Oil Recovery in One of Iranian Oil Field – Saber Mohammadi, Ahwaz Petroleum University of Technology (PUT)

Uncertainties – Extension of Smart Waterflooding from Core to Field Scale – Chalong Jaruwattanasakul, University of Stavanger

Water Ion Interactions at Crude Oil-water Interface – Is there a Correlation between IFT and Interfacial Rheology? – Subhash C. Ayirala, Saudi Aramco PE&D

Effects of Potassium Ion on Low Salinity Waterflooding in Sandstone Formation – Falan Srisuriyachai, Chulalongkorn University

Elasticity and Electrical Resistivity of Chalk and Greensand during Smart Water Flooding – K. Katika, Technical University of Denmark

Effect of Mud Invasion on the Determined Low Salinity Water Flooding Potential – Ingebret Fjelde, IRIS and University of Stavanger

A Novel Characterization of Effective Permeability of Tight Reservoir – Based on the Flow Experiments in Microtubes – J.Z. Wu, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

Petrological, Mineralogical and Geochemical Constraints on Hydrocarbon Bearing North Sea Reservoir Chalk – Emanuela I. Kallesten, The National IOR Centre of Norway/UiS

Physical Modelling of Rheological Properties of Polymer Solutions for Enhanced Oil Recovery – Dmitry Shogin, UiS/ The National IOR Centre of Norway

Scale Risk Management during CO2 WAG in Carbonate Formations – Ayrton S. Ribeiro, Heriot-Watt Universit

Improved Modelling of Gravity-Aided Spontaneous Imbibition Using Momentum-Equation-Based Relative Permeabilities – Pål Ø. Andersen, University of Stavanger, Nat. IOR Center of Norway

An Analytical Model for Analysis of Centrifuge Capillary Pressure Experiments – Pål Ø. Andersen, University of Stavanger, Nat. IOR Center of Norway

Reflection of Processes of Non-equilibrium Plastic or Two-phase Filtration in Oil-saturated Hierarchic Medium – Olga A. Hachay, Institute of Geophysics, Ural Branch of RAS

Induced Shear Failure by Temperature Reduction at Uni-axial Strain Conditions – Tijana Voake, University of Stavanger, IOR Centre of Norway

A Laboratory Study of Production Enhancement Mechanism of Natural Gas Huff and Puff – R. Wang, RIPED, CNPC

Interaction Forces between Two Calcite Surfaces in Nacl Solutions as a Function of Ionic Strength – Shaghayegh J. Javadi, University of Stavanger/University of Oslo

Elastic and Plastic Behavior of Chalks at Deviatoric Stress Condition: Experiments Performed with Four Different Brines – Jaspreet S. Sachdeva, The National IOR Centre of Norway, UiS

Comparative Studies of Mineralogical Alterations of Three Ultra-long-term Tests of Onshore Chalk at Reservoir Conditions – Mona W. Minde, The National IOR Centre of Norway, University of Stavanger

Wettability Characterization Using the Flotation Technique Coupled with Geochemical Simulation – Samuel Erzuah, University of Stavanger

Quantification of Mineralogical Changes in Flooded Carbonate under Reservoir Conditions – Nina Egeland, The National IOR Centre of Norway, UiS

Effect of Water Salinity on Asphaltene Precipitation Behavior during Low Salinity Water Flooding – Rasoul Mokhtari, Shiraz University

SmartWater Flooding in a Carbonate Asphaltenic Fractured Oil Reservoir – Comprehensive Fluid-fluid-rock Mechanistic Study – S. Afzali, Amirkabir University of Technology

Interfacial Rheology at the Crude Oil/brine Interface – A Microscopic Insight of SmartWater Flood – Sultan M. Al Enezi, Saudi Aramco


Wednesday 26 April

Best of Tulsa

Introducing a Novel Enhanced Oil Recovery Technology – Chris Parsons, Shell Global Solutions International B.V.

Nanoparticle-stabilized Emulsions for Improved Mobility Control for Adverse-mobility Waterflooding – Ijung Kim, Western New England University

Evaluation of Innovative Associative Polymers for Low Concentration Polymer Flooding – D. Alexis, Chevron

Reservoir Management in Howard-Glasscock Field – Waterflood Redevelopment in a 90 Year Old Field – C. Smith, ConocoPhillips

How Much Polymer Should Be Injected during a Polymer Flood? Review of Previous and Current Practices – Randy S. Seright, New Mexico Tech

Polymer II

Polymer – Kristian Sandengen, Statoil ASA

An Original SEC Method to Assess Simultaneously Concentration and Hydrolysis of HPAM for EOR – M.L. Loriau, TOTAL E&P

Flow of Polymer Solutions through Porous Media-pre diction of Mobility Reduction from Ex-situ Measurements of Elasticity – Stephane Jouenne, TOTAL E&P

Analysis of Viscous Crossflow in Polymer Flooding – Mohammed H. Alshawaf, Imperial College London/Saudi Aramco

Reduced Residual Oil Saturation for Secondary and Early Tertiary Polymer Floods Obtained in the Laboratory –
M.J. Bourgeois, TOTAL E&P

Advanced Selection of Polymers for EOR Considering Shear and Hardness Tolerance Properties – Nikola Gaillard, SNF

Spontaneous Imbibition as Indicator of Wettability Change During Polymer Flooding – J.L. Juarez-Morejon, University of Bordeaux

Mechanical Degradation of Polymers at the Field Scale – A Simulation Study – Oddbjørn M. Nødland, The National IOR Centre of Norway/UiS/IRIS


Application of New Tracer Technologies for Surveillance of EOR and IOR – Olaf K. Huseby, Restrack

Improved Method for Inter-well Partitioning Tracer Response Interpretation – D.W. van Batenburg, Shell International E&P BV

New Fluorescent Tracers for SWCTT –  Mahmoud O.M. Ould Metidji, Institutt For Energiteknikk / IOR center of Norway

Integration of Analytical and Simulation Techniques to Estimate Uncertainty in Incremental Oil Recovery from SWCTTs – D.J. Robbins, BP

Modelling & Optimization of EOR

Robust Dynamic Modelling of the Impact of Chemical Flood Implementation Time on Ultimate Recovery and Net Present Value – M. A. Algeer, Saudi Aramco

Modelling Waterflood Sweep Improvement at Prudhoe Bay and Determining Key Controls on Incremental Oil Recovery – D.R. Thrasher, BP Exploration

Capital Rationing by Metrics – Implications for IOR/EOR-projects – Petter O. Osmundsen, University of Stavanger

Optimization of Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer (ASP) Flooding Minimizing Risk of Scale Deposition – O. Vazquez, Heriot Watt University

Joint Optimization of Field Development and Water-alternating-gas Recovery Strategies – T. Feng, STATOIL

Value of Information from History Matching – How Much Information is Enough? – Aojie J. Hong, University of Stavanger, Norway


Characterizing Foam Flow in Fractures for Enhanced Oil Recovery – B.I. AlQuaimi, Delft University of Technology

SAG Foam Flooding in Carbonate Rocks – C.S. Boeije, Delft University of Technology

The Effect of Trapped Gas on Foam Flow in a Model Porous Medium – Sebastien Vincent-Bonnieu, Shell Global Solutions Int. B.V. & TU Delft

Numerical Modelling Study for Designing CO2-foam Field Pilot – Mohan Sharma, University of Stavanger

An Automated Sandpack as a New Intermediate Test for EOR Foam Formulation Design – E. Chevallier, Solvay

Chemical-foam Design as a Novel Approach Towards Immiscible Foam Flooding for Enhanced Oil Recovery –
Mojtaba Hosseini-Nasab, Delft University of Technology

Effects of Compositional Variations on CO2 Foam Under Miscible Conditions – Siavash Kahrobaei, Delft University of Technology

Poster Introductions 2

Environmental Consequences of Polymer Flooding – Eystein O. Opsahl, University of Stavanger

Multilateral Technology – Riding the Uncertainty Wave – Gorm L. Liland, Halliburton

Detection of Divalant Cations Present in Intersitial Water Using a Nanofluid Pill – K. Shahbazy, Petroleum Univercity of Technology

Performance Analysis of Radial Jet Drillings (RJD) in Heterogeneous and Fractured Chalk Reservoirs – Saeed Salimzadeh, Technical University of Denmark

Effect of Oil on Gravity Segregation in SAG Foam Flooding – Ahmed A.A. Hussain, Delft University of Technology

Application of Low Concentration Surfactant Enhanced Water-Alternating-Gas Flooding – I. Sagbana, London South Bank University

Improvement in Foamability/stability Test Rigs for CO2 Foam EOR Screening Evaluation – H. Yonebayashi, INPEX Corporation

The Effect of Oil on Steady-state Foam Flow Regimes in Porous Media – Jinyu Tang, Delft University of Technology

Experimental Study of Hysteresis Behavior of Foam in Porous Media – Siavash Kahrobaei, Delft University of Technology

Chemical EOR – High Potential beyond ASP – R. Rommerskirchen, Sasol Performance Chemicals

Comparative Study of Polyacrylamide Co-polymers for EOR at High Salinity Conditions Laboratory and Simulation – Maria A. Centeno, London South Bank University

Surfactant Polymer Formulation Design Targeting High Salinity High-temperature Giant Middle East Carbonate Reservoir – Muhammad Mushtaq, The Petroleum Institute Abu Dhabi

Surfactant-steam-noncondensible Gas-foam Modelling for SAGD Process in the Heavy Oil Recovery – Z.Y.G Zhou, China University of Petroleum-Beijing

Laboratory Artefacts in Your IOR Corefloods – Have You Got Them? – C.M. Lindsay, Core Specialist Services Limited

New Potential Tracer Compounds for Inter-well SOR Determination – Stability at Reservoir Conditions – Mario Silva, National IOR Centre of Norway

Characteristic Fracture Spacing in Primary and Secondary Recovery for Naturally Fractured Reservoirs – J. Gong, Delft University of Technology

Bayesian Inversion of Time-lapse Seismic Waveform Data Using an Integral Equation Method – Kjersti S. Eikrem, IRIS

Estimation of Pressure-Saturation and Porosity Fields from Seismic AVA Data Using an Ensemble Based Method – Tuhin Bhakta, The National IOR Centre of Norway/ IRIS

Optimization of Recovery under Injection of Biopolymer, Synthetic Polymer and Gels in a Heterogeneous Reservoir – H.A. Anggraini, HESS

Non-linear Newton Solver for a Polymer Two-phase System Using Interface-localized Trust Regions – Øystein S. Klemetsdal, NTNU/SINTEF Digital

Numerical Modelling Analysis of Smart Water-oil Interactions in Carbonates – P. Kowollik, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology

Impact of Biodegradation – Consideration in the Polymer Flood Model – A. Behr, Wintershall Holding GmbH

Data Conditioning of 4D Seismic Timelapse Data for Improved Inversion of Reservoir Pressure and Saturation – Stefan F.A. Carpentier, TNO

Modelling the Rheology of Two-phase Polymer Flow – Dmitry Shogin, UiS / The National IOR Centre of Norway

Effect of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Viscosifying Agents on the Stability of Foam for EOR – Part I, under Bulk Condition – Mojtaba Hosseini-Nasab, Delft University of Technology

Detailed Modelling of Injection and Production Induced Rock Displacements – Michael Niebling, Schlumberger Stavanger Research

When Size Matters – Polymer Injectivity in Chalk Matrix – Ingunn W. Jolma, International Research Institution of Stavanger

4D Seismic History Matching of the Norne Field Model Using Ensemble-based Methods with Distance Parameterization – Yanhui Zhang, TNO

Foam Coarsening – Behaviour and Consequences in a Model Porous Medium – S.A. Jones, Technical University of Denmark & TU Delft


Thursday 27 April

Heavy Oil

Optimization of Polymer Waterflooding Using Proxy Modelling and Genetic Programming – Karl Stephen, Heriot-Watt University

Nickel Decorated Carbon Nanocomposites as Catalysts for the Upgrading of Heavy Crude Oil – Kun Guo, University of Stavanger

Characterization of Viscous Unstable Flow in Porous Media at Pilot Scale – Application to Heavy Oil Polymer Flooding – S. Bouquet, IFPEN

Oil Recovery Potential for a Heavy Oil  in Unconsolidated Sands Under Polymer Flood in the UKCS – S. Law, Lloyd’s Register

Pilot & Field Cases

Polymer Injection Start-up in a Brown Field - Injection Performance Analysis and Subsurface Polymer Behavior Evaluation – Michela Spagnuolo, Eni SpA

Field Testing the Polysaccharide Schizophyllan – Single Well Test Design and Current Results – Dhruva Prasad, Wintershall

Optimum Polymer-injection Strategy for the Polymer-flood-expansion Area of the Tambaredjo Field – Hamidreza Salimi, PanTerra Geoconsultants B.V.

CO2 Foam EOR Field Pilot - Pilot Design, Geologic and Reservoir Modelling, and Laboratory Investigations –
Zachary P. Alcorn, University of Bergen

Polymer Injectivity De-risking for West Salym ASP Pilot – D. Wever, Shell Global Solutions International

Grimbeek -120 cp Oil in a Multilayer Heterogeneous Fluvial Reservoir. First Successful Application Polymer Flooding at YPF – J.E. Juri, YPF

Injectivity Experiences and its Surveillance in the West Salym ASP Pilot – F.H.J. van der Heyden, Shell

First Surfactant-Polymer EOR Injectivity Test in the Algyö Field, Hungary – S. Puskas, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Plc

Novel IOR/EOR Technologies

Study of Nanoparticle Retention in Porous Media – A Perfect Sink Model – Maysam Pournik, University of Oklahoma

Experimental Investigation of EOR by Injecting SiO2 Nanoparticles as Water Additive with Application to the Hebron Field – Han Byal Kim, Memorial University

Dynamic Screening for Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) – F.K. Kögler, Wintershall Holding GmbH

Nanoemulsion Enhanced Oil Recovery – From Theoretical Aspects to Coreflooding Simulation – G. Maddinelli, Eni SPA

Poster Introductions 3

Shift to Hydrogen – 100% Recovery from Depleted and Abandoned Gas Fields – L. Surguchev, LUKOIL Overseas North Shelf AS

A New Method of Bidirectional Displacement to Enhance Oil Recovery in Fault-block Reservoirs at High Water Cut Stage – K. Ma, China University of Petroleum-Beijing

Application of Nanoparticles in Chemical EOR – A.A. Ivanova, Skoltech institute of science and technology

Supramolecular Assemblies as Displacement Fluids in EOR – H.A. Anggraini, HESS

Nanoemulsion Flooding – The Journey to Field Begins – E. Braccalenti, Eni S.p.A

Zonal Isolation in a Unique Fractured Carbonate Heavy Oil Reservoir – Cementing Steam Injection Wells Issaran Field – D. Bhaisora, Halliburton

A Novel Optimization of SAGD to Enhance Oil Recovery – The Effects of Pressure Difference – H. Xiong, China University of Petroleum

Laboratory Testing of Thermo-chemical Schemes for Carbonate Heavy Oil Reservoirs – S. Ursegov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

On Mobilizing Residual Heavy Oil by Micellar-Water Alternate Flooding – An Experimental Investigation – Ronald Nguele, Kyushu University

Overcome Viscous Fingering Effect in Heavy Oil Reservoirs by an Optimized Smart Water Injection Scheme Part II – Chalong Jaruwattanasakul, University of Stavanger

Sedimentary Characteristics and Architecture of Fan Delta Front Reservoir Based on Dense Well Pattern in Oilfield, China – J. Wang, PetroChina Exploration & Development Research Inst

A Non-standard Model for Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Including the Oil-water Interfacial Area – David Landa-Marbán, University of Bergen

EOR Screening and Potential Applications on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) – John Zuta, IRIS - International Research Institute of Stavanger

Bugs and Electric Fields – Underexplored IOR? – Johanna N. Ravnås, DEA Norge AS

Evaluation of Three Large Scale ASP Flooding Field Test – Hu Guo, China University of Petroleum,Beijing

Comparison of Scaling in Strong Alkali and Weak Alkali ASP Flooding Pilot Tests – Hu Guo, China University of Petroleum,Beijing

Efficient Brownfield Optimization of a Reservoir in West Siberia – David Echeverria Ciaurri, IBM

Advanced Intelligent Completion System – Toe to Hanger – Norwegian Continental Shelf Case Study – J.J. Joubran, Halliburton

Integration of IOR Research Projects through Generic Case Studies – Jarle Haukås, The National IOR Centre of Norway/Schlumberger

Economic Analysis of Profitability Index and Development Cost Based on Improved Oil Recovery (IOR) Projects in Indonesia – A. Azizurrofi, SKK Migas

Fluid-rock Interaction between SiO2 Nanofluids and Standard Cores Mimicking Hebron Field Conditions for EOR Applications – D. Sivira Ortega, Memorial University

New Anionic Surfactants for EOR and a Partnership Solution to Meet a Pilot – C.L. Lund, Unger Fabrikker AS

Cost-effective Seawater Pre-treatment for EOR Development – Bjørn Dørum, ENWA Water Technology AS

Integrated Conceptual Design for a CO2 Neutral Capture Re-injection System for Offshore Enhanced Oil Recovery – Lesley A. James, Memorial University of Newfoundland