Twelfth Annual Meeting

October 12-13, 2017

EMS Energy Institute
C-213 Coal Utilization Lab
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

The twelfth annual Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative meeting was held on The Pennsylvania State University Campus from October 12-13, 2017. There was an optional workshop on Thursday and technical presentations on Friday. Thursday evening a dinner was held.

Agenda

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (Workshop and Reception)
C213 Coal Utilization Lab, EMS Energy Institute

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 (Workshop and Reception)
C213 Coal Utilization Lab, EMS Energy Institute

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Welcome and Toolkit Updates (PennPVT,  PennSurf, PennSim, and PennWave)

Saeid Khorsandi and Dr. Russell T. Johns
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Demonstration of Phase Behavior Tuning with PennSurf

Saeid Khorsandi, Daulet Magzymov and Dr. Russell T. Johns
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Special  Workshop Topic:  Advances in Modeling Relative Permeability

Dr. Russell T. Johns
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Lab and building tours

5:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Travel to restaurant at corner of West College Ave. and Allen Street

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner at the Allen Street Grill, 100 West College Ave., 814-231-4745
  End of Workshop

 

Friday, October 13, 2017 (Technical Presentations)
C213 Coal Utilization Lab, EMS Energy Institute

 

Friday, October 13, 2017 (Technical Presentations)
C213 Coal Utilization Lab, EMS Energy Institute

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Coffee and continental breakfast
8:10 am - 8:20 am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Dr. Russell T. Johns
8:20 am - 8:50 am

Improved Modeling of Gas Flooding in Highly Fractured Shale Oil Reservoirs

Michael Cronin, Dr. Hamid Emami-Meybodi, and Dr. Russell T. Johns
8:50 am - 9:20 am

WAG Modeling with Hysteresis

Liwei Li, Saeid Khorsandi, and Dr. Russell T. Johns
9:20 am - 9:50 am

Injectivity Errors During WAG Using Peaceman’s Model

Liwei Li, Saeid Khorsandi, and Dr. Russell T. Johns
9:50 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 10:30 am

EoS for Relative Permeability and Capillary Pressure

Saeid Khorsandi, Liwei Li, and Dr. Russell T. Johns
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Experimental Study for Modeling of Relative Permeability in an EoS Form: Chemically-tuned Waterflooding

Miral Tawfik, and Dr. Zuleima Karpyn
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Advances in Understanding Chemically Tuned Polymer Flooding in Carbonates

Prakash Purswani, and Dr. Zuleima Karpyn
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Low Salinity Water Flooding: Zeta Potential Measurements and Surface Interaction Models

Tim Duffy, Dr. Derek Hall, Dr. Serguei Lvov, and Dr. Russell T. Johns
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

EoS for Surfactant Flooding with Impure Excess Phases

Saeid Khorsandi and Dr. Russell T. Johns
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Microemulsion Phase Separation Mechanisms and K-values Approach

Daulet Magzymov and Dr. Russell T. Johns
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Curvature-Based Phase Behavior and Interfacial Tensions

Victor Torrealba and Dr. Russell T. Johns
2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Break
2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

A Thermodynamic Approach to Model Viscosity of Winsor Microemulsions

Pooya Khodaparast, Hafsa Abboud, and Dr. Russell T. Johns
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Impact of Reservoir Mixing on Surfactant Slug Size Optimization

Evan Galimberti and Dr. Russell T. Johns
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

Impact of Microbial Iron Reduction on Reservoir Souring During Watherflooding

Mohammed A. Al-Saffar, Dr. Li Li, and Dr. Russell T. Johns
4:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Disucssion and Future Directions

4:30 pm End of Meeting

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.

Parking

The workshop on October 1st is walking distance from the Nittany Lion Inn, if you choose to stay there. On the 2nd, meeting attendees may park in the parking lot directly in front of the EMS Energy Institute (Penn State Students may not park in this lot). Attendees must request a parking permit upon arrival.

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.
  • The Drake Well Museum is in Titusville, PA where in 1859 Edwin L. Drake drilled the oil well that launched the modern petroleum industry.