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Volume 2, Issue 1

Volume 2, Issue 1, Winter and Spring 2022, Page 1-121

Experimental study and evaluation of heavy crude oil desulfurization process using combination of Alkalines Solutions and Catalytic Oxidative

Mohammed Youns; Talib Al-Bayati; Alaa Ali

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 1-12
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1010

Research on the desulfurization of heavy crude oil will be carried out utilizing Alkalines, Oxidative desulfurization, and a combination of Alkalines and Oxidative desulfurization, among other approaches. In this study, the effects of alkaline solutions with different weights (10–30 gm), temperatures (30–60°C), contact times (30–60 min), and mixing speeds (300–500 rpm) were studied. It was revealed that the removal efficiency of the individual alkaline process was very low. A number of tests are carried out with the goal of offering a suitable technique for the removal of sulfur from heavy crude oil while taking a variety of procedures into consideration. According to the findings of the study, the combination of oxidative and alkaline desulfurization generates the best desulfurization effect, which is around 64.45 %. This is followed by oxidative desulfurization, which produces a 56.54 % desulfurization effect. A study found that alkalines removed the least amount of sulfur (39.52 %) when no oxidative desulfurization was used It is also being researched the influence of different H2O2 concentrations, treatment times, and temperatures on crude oil desulfurization when using a combination of alkaline and oxidative procedures. The results show that when the temperature and H2O2 volume ratio increase, the ultimate sulfur removal rate increases, but virtually maintains constant as treatment time increases. These significant findings will pave the way for widespread usage of combination aulkaline and oxidative desulfurization procedures.

Enhancement the Properties of Local Crude Oil using DE-asphalting Process

Firas AL-Zuhairi; Rana Abbas Azeez; Nabil Majd Alawi; Hoang M. Nguyen

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 13-19
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1011

Asphaltene precipitation is one of the main hitches in the oil sector through the production and refining stages that causes real damages every year. The object of the present work is to study the effect of the deasphalting process of crude oils using different concentrations (5, 10, and 15 wt.%) of n-heptane as a solvent, the experiments were done at a laboratory scale. The deasphalting process quality was based on the sulfur content, conradson carbon residue, density, API, and kinematic viscosity. The results have been shown that the deasphalting process quality was enhanced with increasing weight fraction of added n-heptane, the API value and kinematic viscosity were increased by about 37 and 19.5% respectively, while the density, conradson carbon residue, and sulfur content were decreased by about 5, 17 and 26.8% respectively when 15 wt.% of n-heptane was used, i.e. , the quality of deasphalting methods was enhanced with increased solvent concentrations.

Looking into the Reservoir: Performance Evaluation of Fractured Long Horizontal Wells Using of Borehole Imaging Logs

Jihad Al-Joumaa; Ali Al-Jumah; Houda Rumhi

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 20-30
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1012

Field G is a highly fractured and faulty field, this paper is seeking about the necessity to keep running Image logs in new oil wells and how the interpretation of the results would led the team to completing wells optimally and to design our well completion properly to prevent high initial water cut. Learnings are summarized from 40+ image logs ran in this field over the last few years. A cross field G seismic interpretation confirmed on lapping reservoirs and 3 major fault trends with different transmissibility. Also, sseismic and sub seismic Faults and fractures are confirmed from BHI with a NE-SW strike of field G and can be possibly related to production behavior of some wells.

In 2015, field G Water Encroachment Study was conducted to identify the cause of high initial water cut of producers. It proposed that detecting fractures early via under-balanced drilling, Borehole Imaging Tools (BHI) and sealing the conduits with production packers would help reduce initial water-cuts [2].
BHI tools are open hole tools that measure either electrical conductivity of the borehole wall or the sonic travel time and amplitude. Micro-conductivity or amplitude and travel time measurements generate an image that shows bedding, fractures and many other fine-scale features. Acoustic tools are preferred in Oil Based Mud (OBM) system and hence they have not been used in field G to the extent that it required a dedicated discussion.

Investigations of Miscible Water Alternating Gas Injection Efficiency in Layered Sandstone Porous Media

Duraid Al-bayati; Emad Al-Khdheeawi; Ali Saeedi; Matthew Myers; quan xie

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 31-44
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1013

Carbon dioxide (CO2) flooding deliberated as one of the most common and feasible used gas to improve oil recovery. CO2 utilisation has grown significantly due to availability, greenhouse effect and easy achievement of miscibility relative to other gases. There have been limited experimental efforts conducted at core-scale focused on evaluating the influence of permeability heterogeneity on oil recovery. Thus the results from this manuscript are essential to highlight the importance of geological uncertainties in the current and future enhanced oil recovery projects.
This manuscript presents a coupled experimental and simulation study to assess the effect of cross bedded reservoir heterogeneity on WAG flooding performance. We performed core flooding experiments with a fluid system consisting of n C10, synthetic brine, and CO2 at a temperature of 343 K and 17.2 MPa pore pressure. In addition to the experimental work, a 2D core scale CMG-GEM simulation associated with PVT module CMG WinProp has been built based on our experimental results. We found that oil recovery decreases dramatically with increasing permeability ratio of cross bedded core samples. Besides, our results revealed channelling of injected CO2 in high permeability beds leaving a considerable amount of oil untouched in low permeability bed. Furthermore, we pronounced a water shielding effect which reduces further contact of the injected CO2 with oil. We thus conclude that reservoir heterogeneity significantly impact WAG flooding performance and evaluation of these influences on oil recovery before any field application are essential.

Comparing between permeability prediction by using classical and FZI methods/Tertiary Reservoir in Khabaz Oil Field / Northern Iraq

Yousif Abdulmajeed; Ahmad Ramadhan; Ahmed Mahmood

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 45-54
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1015

This study are developed to predict the permeability of Tertiary reservoir in Khabaz oil field northern of Iraq. The Tertiary reservoir include many geological formations (Aaliji, Jaddala, Oligocene system, Jeribe, Fatha, Muqdadia formations). Actually Seven wells (Kz-1, Kz-2, Kz-3, Kz-4, Kz-9, Kz-14, Kz-15) used for this study in Khabaz oil field. Two methods are used, which are classical methods depending on core test and well log interpretations and FZI methods, the results show that the permeability estimated by core and well log interpretation method which depending on just the porosity are not close enough for the real values because it’s not toke in the consideration all the parameters that effect the values of permeability.
The FZI method are show more real values and provides best correlation coefficient in comparing with the classical methods. The must conclusions of the result refer that the FZI method results are more accurate because of the high correlation coefficient (R2) values.

A trends in Ozone Treatment of Wastewater: a Review

Najem Al-Rubaiey

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 55-64
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1016

In recent years, great efforts have been done by the scientific community to develop many green chemical processes to treat water and wastewater effluent. Taking into consideration these new approaches, a new environmentally friendly techniques are giving special attention such as ozonization. Molecular ozone, or tri-oxygen, can be considered as an inorganic molecule with the chemical formula of O3. Ozone is a pale blue gas having pungent smell and far less stable molecule than the molecular O2, decaying in the lower atmosphere to free O2 gas. Ozone is an efficient gas for killing bacteria and eliminating endotoxins and biofilm, with effectiveness being dependent on concentration and operating time. In addition, because the ozone is a strong oxidant, suitably compatible materials ought to be adopted. Moreover, the manufacture of ozone should always be supervised and its level checked occasionally in the surrounding environment to keep a pollution air standard of less than 0.1 ppm. In this paper, essentials and practical features dealing with ozonization system and its utilization are presented and discussed.

Evaluation of Cementation Job Using Cement Bond Log

Fadhil Kadhim; Mojtaba Sameer; Emad Al-Khdheeawi; Abbas Abbas

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 65-82
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1017

Well cementing is an important process during oil and gas well drilling due role in supporting the well casing and preventing formation collapsing. Generally, there are two types of cementing process that are primary cementing and remedial cementing. The type of cement uses in oil and gas well is Portland cement mixed with improvements additives to enhance its characteristics. Various types of cements are used depends on different factors of the cemented region. This cementing process is evaluated using various methods such as ( CBL , Image, VDL, RBT , UST , RIB , URS logs ). Each one of them have its features, specifications and applications. In this paper, we evaluated the cement process for an Iraqi oil well by using CBL, Image and VDL logsy divided to two by selecting two different sections of the well; section A (depth 1780 m to 1800 m) , and section B (depth 1800 m to 1825 m). Our results show that in section A the cementing process is failed because there is no cement behind the casing (a free pipe case is available with fast formation), while section B show a good cementing process.

Various Techniques for Enhanced Oil Recovery: A review

Muayad M. Hasan

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 83-97
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1018

Crude oil can be extracted from the reservoirs by three mechanisms with different amounts of oil depending on the natural conditions of the reservoir. When the reservoir has an enough pressure, the amount of the produced oil is about 20% to 30% through primary recovery mechanism, and this amount can extent up to about 40% using secondary recovery. Because of the massive amount of the oil left behind the two mechanisms, enhanced oil recovery technique (EOR), the third mechanism, is designed to reduce the residual oil, in which, up to 70% of original oil in place can be recovered (Ahmed, 2018). Almost 3.0 trillion cubic meter light oil and 8.0 trillion cubic meter of unconventional oil will be left underground after primary and secondary stages (Thomas, 2008). Therefore, EOR techniques are applied to improve the oil production and extract much of the oil left in the reservoirs. Economics and technology have to be taken into account to choose the appropriate method in the recovery processes. Mainly, this study discusses various EOR techniques used in the enhancement of the oil recovery, including miscible, immiscible, polymer, surfactants, surfactants-polymer flooding as well as thermal methods.

Mechanisms of Miscible and Immiscible scCO‌2 Displacement Efficiency: Analytical Evaluation of Experimental conditions

Doaa Saleh Mahdi; Duraid Al-bayati; Ali Saeedi; Mathew Myers; Cameron White

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 98-107
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1019

CO2 injection has proven to be one of the most successful EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) methods, as compared with other injection gases CO2 miscibility with oil is easier to achieve. During gas injection into reservoirs, oil might be bypassed on either a micro- or macroscopic scale because of different types of heterogeneities. In this work, the performance of first-contact-miscible (FCM) and immiscible (IM) CO2 injections were investigated experimentally using outcrop sandstone core samples. Decane was also used as the hydrocarbon phase as it has a relatively low minimum miscibility pressure (MMP) with CO2 (12.4 MPa). Core flooding experiments were conducted at two pressures of 17.2 MPa and 9.6 MPa and the common temperature of 343 K. Furthermore, analytical calculations of dimensionless numbers are used to study the dominant forces and mechanisms which are correlated with the results of the core flooding experiments. The impacts of gravity, swelling and vaporization on the end results were inferred from the oil recoveries, variations in the pore pressure and dimensional analysis. For CO2 injection in homogeneous core samples, a maximum recovery of 93.5% and 76% was achieved for the FCM and IM displacements, respectively. The higher recovery results of FCM is attributed to the vanishing capillary pressure between displacing and displaced phases. Dimensional analysis showed that the flow is at the capillary-gravity equilibrium at immiscible conditions, while there is dominance of gravity-viscous forces at miscible conditions.

Modeling, Kinetic and Experimental optimization of Reforming Unit for ‎Al- Doura Heavy Naphtha over bi and Tri-metallic Catalysts

Ramzy Hamied; Khalid A. Sukkar; Shahrazad Raouf

Iraqi Journal of Oil and Gas Research (IJOGR), 2022, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 108-121
DOI: 10.55699/ijogr.2022.0201.1020

In the present work mathematical representation (simulation studies) and experimental work in order to describe the Iraqi heavy naphtha ‎(feed stock) for catalytic reforming process ‎reaction kinetics. Tri and bi-metal catalysts were prepared by adding of tin and iridium (Ir) ‎to classical catalyst using in catalytic reforming unit in Al –Doura refinery to enhance ‎th reaction selectivity. Catalysts performance (activity and selectivity) for the three main catalytic reforming reactions were investigated such as dehydrogenation, hydrocracking, and dehydrocyclization reaction. Catalysts performances were investigated under the following operating condition: constant reaction pressure equal to 6 atm‎, the reaction temperature range of (480, 490, 500, and 510 ˚C), constant hydrogen to hydrocarbon ratio of 4:1, and WHSV (weight hour space velocity) range of (1, 1.5, and 2 hr-1)
The results show that as reaction temperatures increase‎ higher conversion of Paraffins and Naphthenes components ‎in Iraqi heavy naphtha while negative impact on conversion as‎ weight hourly space velocity increase (i.e., higher WHSV shows lower conversion). Generally tri and bi-metal catalysts the aromatics and light components ‎yields will be increased under the same operating conditions reforming process.