Seventh Annual Meeting

October 11-13, 2012

EMS Energy Institute
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

The seventh annual Gas Flooding Initiative meeting will be held on the Pennsylvania State University Campus from October 11 - 13, 2012. There will be a workshop on Thursday in addition to a brief tour of campus and the EMS Energy Institute. Thursday evening we will hold a reception with dinner and a cash bar at the Nittany Lion Inn. Technical presentations will take place on Friday and Saturday is reserved for a tour of the Drake Well Museum in Titusville, PA.


Thursday, October 11th (Workshop and Reception)

Thursday, October 11th (Workshop and Reception)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Toolkit Updates (PennPVT, UTCOMP)

104 Hosler
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Special Lecture

Russell T. Johns - 104 Hosler
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Tour of the EMS Energy Institute
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Break, move to the Nittany Lion Inn
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn (Cash Bar)
Friday, October 12th (Technical Presentations)

Friday, October 12th (Technical Presentations)

8:00 am - 8:20 am

Coffee and continental breakfast
8:20 am - 8:30 am


Dr. Russell T. Johns
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Method of Characteristic Solutions for Compositional Floods

Saeid Khorsandi Kouhanestani, supervised by Dr. Russell T. Johns
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Geochemical Modeling of CO2 Flooding in Carbonates Considering Wettability 

Changhe Qiao, supervised by Drs. Li Li, Jinchao Xu, and Russell T. Johns
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Modeling of CO2 Flooding with Geochemical Reactions in Carbonate Reservoirs

Ashwin Venkatraman, supervised by Drs. Larry Lake and Russell T. Johns
10:00 am - 10:10 am Break
10:10 am - 10:40 am

Comparison of Reduced and Conventional Phase Behavior Calculations

Seyhan Emre Gorucu, supervised by Dr. Russell T. Johns
10:40 am - 11:10 am

Tie-Line Simplex Method for Compositional Simulation

Mohsen Rezaveisi, Supervised by Drs. Sephernoori and Russell T. Johns
11:10 am - 11:40 am

Upscaling Including Dispersion in Compositional Simulation

Olaoluwa O. Adepoju, supervised by Drs. Larry Lake and Russell T. Johns
11:40 am - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Compositional Simulation of CO2 Floods Considering Four Phases

Saeedeh Mohebbinia, supervised by Drs. Kamy Sephernoori and Russell T. Johns
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Miscible Gas Injection in Fractured Reservoirs

Ali Moinfar, supervised by Drs. Russell T. Johns and Kamy Sephernoori
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Capturing of Shock Fronts in a Compositional Simulator

Nithiwat Siripatrachai, supervised by Drs. Turgay Ertekin and Russell T. Johns
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Measurement and Modeling of Three-Phase Relative Permeability 

Amir Kianinejad, supervised by Dr. David DiCarlo
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm Break
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Origin of Scale Dependent Dispersion Using High-Order Methods

Michael Connolly, supervised by Dr. Russell T. Johns
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

Three-Phase Mixing Cell for MMP Determination

Liwei Li, supervised by Dr. Russell T. Johns
4:10 pm - 4:40 pm

Upscaling Miscible Residual Oil Saturation

Dhiraj Singla, supervised by Dr. Russell T. Johns
4:40 pm - 5:10 pm

Reservoir Cooling for Enhanced Gas Flooding

Amey Khanzode, Zhenzhen Wang, supervised by Dr. Russell T. Johns
5:10 pm - 5:20 pm Wrap Up and Discussion of JIP Direction
Russell T. Johns and All
5:20 pm End of Meeting
Saturday, October 13th (Drake Well Museum Tour)

Saturday, October 13th (Drake Well Museum Tour)

7:30 am Meet bus at EMS Energy Institute
8:00 am - 11:00 am Arrive at Drake Well Museum in Titusville, PA
11:00 am - 1:00 pm Guided Tour of the Drake Well Museum ($3 admission fee)
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch - provided
4:30 pm Arrive back at the PSU Campus

Hotel Reservations

Nittany Lion Inn - (preferred) Historic hotel located on campus
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center - Modern, can take a shuttle to campus
The Atherton Hotel - Located Downtown one block from campus
The Days Inn State College - Located Downtown one block from campus

Getting to University Park

The Penn State University Park Campus is located in State College, a small town in located in central Pennsylvania. If coming by car, State College is about a three-hour drive from Washington or Philadelphia.

There are three airports that have flights into the University Park Airport (Washington, Detroit, and Philadelphia). Make reservations as soon as possible as there are a limited number of flights in and out of state college. The train can also be taken from New York, Philadelphia, or Washington. The nearest Amtrak station is Huntingdon, PA. From there you will need to rent a car and drive about 20 miles to State College.

Maps of the campus and surrounding areas are available here.

About the Area

State College is a small town located in central Pennsylvania. It's surrounded by forests but also close to several major cities. There are numerous activities that you can take advantage of in and around State College. 

If you have time to travel a bit further, other possible destinations include.

  • A large elk herd about an hour and a half drive from State College.
  • Gettysburg and other civil war battle sites are located within a few hours drive.
  • Washington and Philadelphia are just over a three-hour drive from State College. New York City is about four hours.
  • Niagara Falls is located about four hours to the North, and Toronto Canada is five hours to the north.

About the Drake Well Museum

The Drake Well Museum is in Titusville, PA where in 1859 Edwin L. Drake drilled the oil well that launched the modern petroleum industry. The Drake Well Museum tells the story of the beginning of the modern oil industry with orientation videos, exhibits, operating oil field machinery, and historic buildings in a park setting.