Fourth Annual Meeting

October 8 - 9, 2009

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, October 8 - 9, 2009, 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, October 8th (Software Demonstrations)


Thursday, October 8th (Software Demonstrations)

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Welcome and Overview of Gas Flooding Website and Toolkits 

Brief Lecture on “Flow Regimes and the Importance of Heterogeneity”

Russell T. Johns
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Update on the MMP Estimation Module of UTPVT (Fluid Characterization Toolkit)

Kaveh Ahmadi
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 AT&T Center (Shuttle leaving at 5:30 PM)

Friday, October 9th (Technical Presentations)


Friday, October 9th (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

Impact of Heterogeneity and Dispersion on Gas Flooding 

Gholamreza Garmeh, Russell T. Johns, and Larry Lake
9:45 am - 10:15 am

Prediction of the Optimum WAG Performance

Rouzbeh Ghanbarnezhad and Larry Lake
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am

Advanced Phase Behavior Modeling for Compositional Simulation 
Part 1:Three-Phase Flash in Compositional Simulation Using a Reduced Method

Part 2:Mechanisms for High Displacement Efficiency for Low-Temperature CO2 Floods

Part 3:Phase Behavior Calculations using Compositional Space Parameterization

Ryosuke Okuno, Gurpreet Singh, Kamy Sepehrnoori, and Russell T. Johns
11:15 am - 11:45 am

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

Hassan Dehghanpour and David DiCarlo
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Foams and Emulsions Stabilized with Nanoparticles for Potential Conformance Control Applications

David Espinosa, Chun Huh, Steve Bryant, and Keith Johnston
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Inexpensive pH-triggered Polymer Microgels for Deep Conformance Control(End of Project)

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

Three-Phase Capillary/Gravity Equilibrium in Oil-Wet Media (New Project)

Mohammad Mirzaei and David DiCarlo
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

CO2 Flooding and Simulation in Carbonates (New Project) 
Part 1: Rigorous CO2 Simulator Using UTCOMP

Saeedeh Mohebbinia, Olaoluwa Adepoju, Russ Johns, Kamy Sepehrnoori, and Larry Lake

Part 2: Experimental Studies

Ashwin Venkatraman, Kishore Mohanty, and Russell T. Johns

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Miscible Gas Flooding in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (New Project)

Ali Moinfar, Russell T. Johns, and Kamy Sepehrnoori
3:45 pm - 4:20 pm

Wrap Up and Discussion of JIP Direction

Russell T. Johns and All
4:30 pm End of Meeting
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Optional Laboratory Tours and Follow Up Discussions in CPE Building