Volume 1  Issue 1 

Volume 1  Issue 1 
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Research Article
Numerical Approach to Mobilization of an Oil Slug in a Capillary Tube Subjected to Various External Excitations

Harsh Joshi, Liming Dai*

This research attempts to numerically investigate the mobilization of an oil drop, also known as an oil “slug”, under the stimulation of an external excitation. This differs from other works in this area wherein the oil is forced through the throat of a pore. An oil drop is first considered to be placed in a small diameter tube filled with water and then flushed from the tube by injecting more water. The pressure difference between the inlet and outlet of the tube is then evaluated. The model in this study also likely represents a novel simulation in which vibrations are used to aid in the formation of the water film. Tests, that use these vibratory excitations, are carried out as part of a second series of simulations, in order to study and visualize how vibrations help in the mobilization and movement of an oil slug. The results show that different vibrations produce varying results.

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Research Article
Safety Management and risk in kill well with case study in Iran and the Other countries

Seyed Kourosh Mahjour*, Ehsan Momeni, Mohammad Hadi Parhamvand

We know that a kill well with drilling relief well is a one of prevalent process and all of company know a managing this work is a one of hard working. In this article, we try to study managing kind of relief wells and show relief well planning. Relief well planning was started as a contingency immediately after the blowout occurred with full resources directed to that effort after the second drill pipe kill attempt failed.

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Research Article
Comparison of Hydrocarbon Potentials of New Albany Shale And Maquoketa Group in Indiana, USA

Çağla Akar, Maria Mastalerz*, Arndt Schimmelmann, Agnieszka Drobniak

Organic petrographic (maceral composition and vitrinite reflectance, Ro) and geochemical methods (Rock-Eval pyrolysis and total organic carbon, TOC) were used to compare hydrocarbon potentials of New Albany Shale (Middle Devonian to Lower Mississippian) and Maquoketa Group (Upper Ordovician) based on 51 samples from 5 drill cores from the Illinois Basin. New Albany Shale is an effective source rock due to its organic matter content and character (Type I and Type II kerogen) and its dominant placement in the oil window.

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