Past Projects

Advanced Design of WAG Processes – Mixing in Reservoirs

Gholamreza Garmeh & Russell T. Johns

Larry Lake

Jagannathan Mahadevan, Larry Lake, & Russell T. Johns

  • Paper- Estimation of True Dispersivity in Field Scale Permeable Media, SPE 75247, Thirteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA April 13-17, 2002.

R. Solano,  Russell T. Johns, & Larry Lake

  • Paper- Impact of Reservoir Mixing on Recovery in Enriched-Gas Drives Above the Minimum Miscibility Enrichment, SPE 73829, Thirteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA April 3-5, 2000.

Russell T. Johns, Leonardo Bermudez, & Harshad Parakh

  • Paper- WAG Optimization for Gas Floods Above the MME, SPE 84366, Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, Colorado, USA October 5-8, 2003.

Gholamreza Garmeh, Russell T. Johns, & Larry Lake

  • Paper-Pore-Scale simulation of Dispersion in Porous Media, SPE 110228, Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Anaheim, California, USA November 11-14, 2007.

Advanced Phase Behavior Modeling for Compositional Simulation

Olaoluwa O. Adepoju, Larry Lake, & Russell T. Johns

Seyhan Emre Gorucu & Russell T. Johns

Saeedeh Mohebbinia, Kamy Sephernoori, & Russell T. Johns

Ryosuke Okuno, Gurpreet Singh, Kamy Sepehrnoori, & Russell T. Johns

Ryosuke Okuno, Kamy Sepehrnoori, & Russell T. Johns

Yinghui Li & Russell T. Johns

Mohsen Rezaveisi, Kamy Sephernoori, & Russell T. Johns

Kamy Sepehrnoori

Nithiwat Siripatrachai, Turgay Ertekin, & Russell T. Johns

Abdoljalil Varevei & Kamy Sepehrnoori

A. M. Egwuenu, Russell T. Johns, & ​Yinghui Li

  • Paper- Improved Fluid Characterization for Miscible Gas Floods, SPE/IADC 94034, 14th Europec Biennial Conference, Madrid, Spain June 13-16, 2005.

An One-Dimensional Multiphase Multicomponent Reactive Transport Modeling During Gas Flooding

Changhe Qiao, Li Li, Russell T. Johns, & Jinchao Xu


Analysis & Fluid Characterization of Reduced Methods

Seyhan Emre Gorucu & Russell T. Johns


Analytical Modeling of Three Phase Coning

Chonpati Phaiboonpaylayoi & Russell T. Johns


Analytical Solutions for Gas Displacements with Bifurcating Phase Behavior

Saeid Khorsandi & Russell T. Johns


Asphalene Modeling Using the SAFT EOS

Saeedeh Mohebbinia, Kamy Sepehrnoori, & Russell T. Johns


CO2 Flooding in Carbonates

Ashwin Venkatraman, Larry Lake, & Russell T. Johns

Ashwin Venkatraman, Russell T. Johns, & Kishore K. Mohanty

Saeedeh Mohebbinia, Russel T. Johns, & Kamy Sepehrnoori


Compositional Simulation Using a Simplified Phase Behavior Model

Meghdad Roshanfekr & Russell T. Johns


Development of a Multi-Mechanistic Triple-Porosity, Triple-Permeability Compositional Model for Gas Flooding

Nithiwat Siripatrachai, Turgay Ertekin & Russell T. Johns


Development of Fluid Characterization Toolkit (MMP Estimation)

Kaveh Ahmadi


Development of Miscibility for Various Oils and Injection Mixtures, Including Sour Gas

Kaveh Ahmadi & Russell T. Johns

Kaveh Ahmadi, Russell T. Johns, Kristian Mogensen, & Rashed Norman

  • Paper - Limitations of Current Method of Characteristic Methods Using Shock-Jump Approximations to Predict MMPs for Complex Gas/Oil Displacements, SPE 129709, Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA April 24-28, 2010.

Michael Connolly, Dhiraj Singla, & Russell T. Johns

Russell T. Johns

Russell T. Johns, Kaveh Ahmadi, D. Zhou, & M. Yan

  • Paper - A Practical Method for Minimum-Miscibility-Pressure Estimation of Contaminated CO2 Mixtures, SPE 124906, Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA October 4-7, 2009.

Russell T. Johns, B. Dindoruk, & F. M. Orr, Jr.

  • Paper- Analytical Theory of Combined Condensing/ Vapourizing Gas Drives, SPE Advanced Technology Series, Vol. 1, No. 2.

Russell T. Johns & F. M. Orr, Jr.

  • Paper- Miscible Gas Displacement of Multicomponent Oil, SPE 30798, SPE Journal March 1996 Vol. 1. No. 1. 

Hua Yuan &  Russell T. Johns

  • Paper- Simplified Method for Calculation of Minimum Miscibility Pressure or Enrichment, SPE 77381, Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas USA September 29 - October 2, 2002.

Hua Yuan, Russell T. Johns, & A. M. Egwuenu

  • Paper- Improved MMP Correlations for CO2 Floods Using Analytical Gasflooding Theory, SPE 89359, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 2005.

Russell T. Johns, Hua Yuan, & B. Dindoruk

  • Paper- Quantification of Displacement Mechanisms in Multicomponent Gasfloods, SPE 88999, Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas USA September 29 - October 2, 2002.

Development of Simulation Toolkit (UTCOMP Update)

Ryosuke Okuno


Effect of Grid-Block Size Miscible residual Oil Saturation

Dhiraj Singla & Russell T. Johns


Effect of Wettability on Three-Phase Relative Permeability

Hassan Dehghanpour, Behdad Aminzadeh, & David DiCarlo 

Hassan Dehghanpour & David DiCarlo 

David DiCarlo, Abhishek Gaurav, & Hassan Dehghanpour

David DiCarlo, Alshay Sahni, & Martin J. Blunt

Gary A. Pope & Russell Johns


Foams & Emulsions Stabilized with Nanoparticles for Potential Conformance Control Applications

Elliott Hu, Steven Bryant, Chun Huh, Walter Bauer, Matt Roberts, & Kenny Yu

Federico Caldelas, David Espinosa, Steven Bryant, & Chun Huh

David Espinosa, Federico Caldelas, Keith Johnston, Steven Bryant, & Chun Huh

David Espinosa, Tarek Hariz, Keith Johnston, Steven Bryant, & Chun Huh


Geochemical Modeling of CO2 WAG Flooding in Carbonates Considering Wettability

Change Qiao, Li Li, Jinchao Xu, & Russell T. Johns


Gibbs Free Energy Minimization for Reactive Flow in Porous Media

Ashwin Venkatraman, Larry Lake, & Russell T. Johns


Gravity Stable CO2 Flooding with Strong & Weak Water Drives

Russell T. Johns & Larry Lake


Inexpensive pH-triggered Polymer Microgels for Deep Conformance Control

Steven L. Bryant, Mukul S. Sharma, & Chun Huh

Steven L. Bryant, Chun Huh, Farshad Lalehrokh & S. K. Choi

Farshad Lalehrokh, Steven L. Bryant, Chun Huh,  &  Mukul M. Sharma


Interaction of Rock, CO2, & Water on the Miscible Process

Larry Lake & Russell T. Johns

Rouzbeh Ghanbarnezhad, & Larry Lake 


Measurement & Modeling of Three-Phase Relative Permeability

Amir Kianinejad & David DiCarlo


Method of Characteristic Solutions for Compositional Floods

Saeid Khorsandi & Russell T. Johns


Microemulsion Phase Behavior

Victor Torrealba, Soumyadeep Ghosh, Russell T. Johns


Miscible Gas Flooding in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Ali Moinfar, Russell T. Johns, and Kamy Sepehrnoori


Modeling Solvent Injection for Heavy Oil Recovery

Steven L. Bryant, Chun Huh, & Russell Johns


Multigrid Techniques for Capturing Shock Fronts in Gas Flooding

Nithiwat Siripatrachai, Turgay Ertekin, & Russell T. Johns


Multiple Mixing Cell Method for Three-Hydrocarbon-Phase Displacements

Liwei Li, Saeid Khorsandi, Russell T. Johns, & Kaveh Ahmadi


Oil Recovery from Low-Temperature CO2 Flooding

Zhenzhen Wang, Amey Khanzode, & Russell T. Johns


Optimizing Technology Selection, Capital Investment, and Production Decisions for EOR

Suryansh Purwar, Chris Jablonowski, & Quoc Nguyen


Prediction of the Optimum WAG Performance

Rouzbeh Ghanbarnezhad & Larry W. Lake


Proposal- Compositional Gravity Drainage

David DiCarlo, Mandana Ashouripashaki, & Kristian Jessen

David DiCarlo, Kristian Jessen, & Franklin M. Orr, Jr.

  • Paper- Compositional Gravity Drainage 2:  Experimental Measurements using an Analog System, Springer Science + Business Media B. V. 2006.

 David DiCarlo & Franklin M. Orr, Jr.

  • Paper- Compositional Gravity Drainage 1. Equilibrium lSolutions and Controlling Bond Numbers for a Two-Phase, Three-Component, Springer Science + Business Media B. V. 2006. 


Proposal- Stabilization of CO2 Foam with Silica-Based Nanoparticles

Stephanie S. Adkins, Dhiren Gohil, Jasper L. Dickson, Stephen E. Webber & Keith P. Johnston

Elliott Hu, Steve Bryant, Keith Johnston & Chun Huh


Reduced-Order Model for CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery & Storage Using a Gravity-Enhanced Process

Liwei Li, Saeid Khorsandi, Russell T. Johns, & Robert Dilmore


Robust Solution of Composition Paths & MMPs Using Tie-Line Space

Saeid Khorsandi & Russell T. Johns


Scale Dependent Dispersion

Michael Connolly & Russell T. Johns


SP Phase Behavior Modeling

Soumyadeep Ghosh, Victor Torrealba, & Russell T. Johns


Three-Phase Capillary/Capillary Equilibrium in Oil-Wet Media

Mohammad Mirzaei, David DiCarlo, & Mandana Ashouri

Mohammad Mirzaei, David DiCarlo, & Mandana Ashouri


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

Seyhan Emre Gorucu & Russell T. Johns


Three-Phase Mixing Cell Method for MMP Determination

Liwei Li, Russell T. Johns, & Kaveh Ahmadi


Upscaling of Miscible Gas Floods

Ola Adepoju, Larry Lake, & Russell T. Johns

Ola Adepoju, Gholamreza Garmeh, Larry Lake, & Russell T. Johns

Olaoluwa Adepoju, Larry Lake, and Russ Johns