Third Annual Meeting

September 25 - 26, 2008

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (CPE) Building
2601 Speedway | Austin, Texas 78712 | 512-471-3161 
Brons Conference Room (CPE 2.236) 
The University of Texas at Austin

The Gas Flooding Research Project annual technical meeting was held on Thursday and Friday, September 25-26, 2008, in Austin, Texas. The first day of the meeting was optional and was intended for software and toolkit demonstrations.

Please note: password required to view presentations.


Thursday, September 25th (Software Demonstrations)


Thursday, September 25th (Software Demonstrations)

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Welcome and Overview of Gas Flooding Website and Toolkits

Defining the MMP with Dispersion

Russell T. Johns
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm Break
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Update on UTCOMP Simulation Developments

Ryosuke Okuno

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner at the UT Club

Friday, September 26th (Technical Presentations)


Friday, September 26th (Technical Presentations)

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Coffee and light breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am

Project Update, Accomplishments, and Deliverables

Dr. Russell T. Johns
8:45 am - 9:15 am

Development of Miscibility for Various Oils and Injection Mixtures, Including Sour Gas (Mixing Cell Model Results)

Kaveh Ahmadi and Russell T. Johns
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Compositional Simulation Using a Simplified Phase Behavior Model (End of Project Report)

Meghdad Roshanfekr and Russell T. Johns
9:45 am - 10:15 am

Workflows for Development Optimization and Value of Information Analysis in Gas Flooding (End of Project Report)

Chris Jablonowski and Quoc Nguyen
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Importance and Implications of Dispersion in EOR

Larry Lake
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Impact of Heterogeneity and Dispersion on the Design of WAG Processes

Gholamreza Garmeh and Russell T. Johns
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Advanced Phase Behavior Modeling for Compositional Simulation 
Part I: Reduced Method Implementation in UTCOMP

Part II: Robust Three-Phase Flash Calculations

Ryosuke Okuno, Kamy Sepehrnoori, and Russell T. Johns
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Inexpensive pH-triggered Polymer Microgels for Deep Conformance Control

Steve Bryant and Farshad Lalehrokh
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Foams and Emulsions Stabilized with Nanoparticles for Potential Conformance Control Applications (1)

Foams and Emulsions Stabilized with Nanoparticles for Potential Conformance Control Applications (2) 

Elliott Hu, Chun Huh, Steve Bryant, and Keith Johnston
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

The Effect of Wettability on Three-Phase Relative Permeability During Gravity Drainage

David DiCarlo

3:45 pm - 4:20 pm

Proposals for New Topics (5 – 10 minutes each)
1) Evaluation of Lab-Scale Sweep Efficiency in Quarter 5-Spot for WAG//Foam Floods

Kishore K. Mohanty
3:45 pm - 4:20 pm

Wrap Up and Discussion of JIP Direction

Russ Johns
4:30 pm End of Meeting
4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
Optional Laboratory Tours and Follow Up Discussions in CPE Building