Enhanced Oil Recovery Annual Workshop

Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019
University Park campus

Enhanced Oil Recovery 14th Annual Workshop set for November 22

The Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) will hold its 14th Annual Workshop on Friday, November 22, on the University Park campus, including a dinner on Thursday, November 21.

The EOR IAP focuses on research topics in gas flooding, chemically-tuned water flooding, and alkali-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flooding, along with various hybrid techniques. Current funded research projects use analytical, experimental, and numerical methods supervised by five Penn State faculty members.

Some notable accomplishments of the EOR IAP include developing the first multiple contact mixing cell algorithm to calculate the MMP for combined condensing/vaporizing drives; developing the first surface complexation reaction equations for wettability alteration in low salinity waterflooding; publishing the first equation-of-state for microemulsions; developing a novel coupled equation-of-state approach for relative permeability and capillary pressure that make compositional simulation truly compositional, more robust, more accurate, and faster computationally; developing a new transport mechanism based on diffusion as the primary unifying mechanism of oil and gas production in shales; and developing generalized Riemann solutions that show how to transform MMP calculations and compositional path for gas flood displacement to tie-line space.

For more information about the workshop or how to become a sponsor, visit http://www.energy.psu.edu/gf/ or contact Russell Johns at rjohns@psu.edu or 814-865-0531.

The Clearwater Clean Energy Conference

Sunday, June 7, 2020 to Friday, June 12, 2020
Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida
The Clearwater Clean Energy Conference will be held June 7-12, 2020 at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater, Florida. Details will be available at https://clearwatercleanenergyconference.com/ as they become available.

First Annual Short Course on Modeling Aqueous Systems

Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020
EMS Energy Institute Conference Center

First Annual Short Course on Modeling Aqueous Systems will take place June 22-26
The First Annual Short Course on Modeling Aqueous Systems: Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques with OLI Studios will take place June 22-26 at the Penn State University Park campus, EMS Energy Institute Conference Center.
This course will cover the fundamentals of modeling aqueous solutions and corrosion processes used within OLI studio. Lectures and hands-on OLI Studio modeling exercises will be used to demonstrate how complex systems can be modeled. This course is appropriate for those new to OLI studio, professionals working with this software, and those looking for a refresher course in its underlying theory. Modeling walkthroughs will be presented using OLI’s Stream Analyzer, Corrosion Analyzer, and Studio ScaleChem programs.
Lecture Topics include:
Chemical Potential, Gibbs Energy and Standard States
Concentration, Ionic Strength and Activity Coefficients
Chemical Equilibria, Speciation and pH
Phase Equilibria and Gibbs Energy Minimization
Redox Reactions, Redox Potentials and the Nernst Equation
Pourbaix (Potential-pH) Diagrams
Overpotential and Polarization Curves
Mixed Potential Theory
Corrosion Rate and Types of Corrosion
The Role of Aqueous Thermodynamics in Scaling
The Role of Gas-Water Interactions in Scaling
For more information about the short course, contact Derek M. Hall at Hall@psu.edu