Advances in Geo-Energy Research

ISSN: 2207-9963 (Print); eISSN: 2208-598X (Online)

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Call for Paper: Special Issue on Enhanced Oil Recovery in Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs


Title: Enhanced Oil Recovery in Conventional and Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs

    Oil production is normally divided into three categories including primary, secondary, and tertiary stages (enhanced-oil-recovery (EOR)). In the primary stage, the oil and gas are produced by natural energy of reservoirs. In the second stage, water or gas is injected to reservoirs to displace the oil and drive it to the surface. However, after these two stages, only about 25% of the oil is produced and the remained hydrocarbons should be produced by EOR. Generally, EOR can produce oil up to 75%. EOR techniques are also applicable to unconventional reservoirs such as tight gas, oil sands, coal bed methane, and shale oil reservoirs. EOR methods are generally classified into thermal recovery, gas injection, chemical injection, and new emerging technologies such as microbial, electrical, mechanical, and chemical leaching.

    The goal of this special issue is to present the state-of-the-art EOR technologies in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. We seek submissions on the latest fundamental advances in experimental and numerical modeling studies on chemical, thermal, and gas injection as well as new emerging EOR methods.

    We expect that this special issue will contribute to basic and applied research in reservoir engineering, oil and gas production engineering, natural gas reservoir engineering, unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, reservoir simulation, shale oil, shale gas, gas condensate reservoirs, heavy oil, tar sands, natural bitumen,

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Fundamental of EOR
  • Screening criteria of EOR
  • Geological factors in EOR
  • EOR simulation
  • Thermal EOR
  • Cyclic steam stimulation (CSS)
  • Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)
  • SAGD derivatives
  • Toe to Heel Air Injection (THAI)
  • Steam/solvent based hybrid processes
  • Heat loss in flow lines and wellbore
  • In-situ combustion
  • Immiscible and miscible gas injection
  • Optimizing EOR processes
  • Water alternative gas processes
  • Gas properties
  • Intelligent models in EOR
  • Corrosion protection during EOR
  • Mechanisms of miscible displacement
  • EOR filed case studies
  • Chemical flooding
  • Surfactant flooding
  • Polymer flooding
  • Alkaline flooding
  • ASP flooding
  • Mechanisms involved in EOR processes
  • Natural and green surfactants
  • Environmental consideration in EOR processes
  • Low salinity water injection
  • Carbonated water injection
  • Upscaling in EOR
  • Fluid/fluid and rock/fluid interactions during EOR
  • Nanotechnology in EOR
  • Two-phase and three-phase relative permeability
  • Emulsion flooding
  • Cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS)
  • EOR techniques for shale oil and shale gas reservoirs
  • EOR screening in unconventional reservoirs
  • Technical and economic aspects of EOR
  • Coal Bed Methane (CBM) processes to recover non-conventional gas
  • Microbial EOR
  • Electrical EOR
  • Mechanical EOR


Key Dates for Submission:

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019;

Decision Notification Deadline: November 1, 2019

Publication Date: March, 2020 (First issue of Volume 4)             


Guest Editors:

Dr. Abdolhossein Hemmati-Sarapardeh, Email:

Department of Petroleum Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

Dr. Mohamad Reza Soltanian, Email:

Departments of Geology and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Dr. Jianchao Cai, Email:

Institute of Geophysics and Geomatics, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, P.R. China

Posted: 2019-03-05
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