Publications by Type: Conference Proceedings

2016
C. Da, Xue, Z., Worthen, A. J., Qajar, A., Huh, C., Prodanovic, M., and Johnston, K. P., “Viscosity and stability of dry CO 2 foams for improved oil recovery,” SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference. Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2016. Publisher's VersionAbstract
CO2/water foams are of interest for mobility control in CO2 EOR and as energized fracture fluids, or hybrid processes that combine aspects of both processes. In fracturing applications, it would be desirable to lower the water level as much as possible to minimize the production of wastewater and formation damage. It is challenging to stabilize ultra dry foams with extremely high internal phase gas fraction given the high capillary pressure and the rapid drainage rate of the lamellae between the gas bubbles. However, we demonstrate that these ultra dry CO2-in-water foams may be stabilized with surfactants that form viscoelastic wormlike micelles in the aqueous phase. These wormlike micelles are formed by tuning the surfactant packing parameter with electrolytes or a second oppositely-charged surfactant to stabilize ultradry CO2-in-water foams with foam qualities as high as 0.98 and apparent viscosities more than 100 cP up to 90 °C. Applicability of these foams for improved oil recovery is evaluated by running multiphase flow injection simulations in a case-study oil reservoir.
L. Bai, Li, C., Pales, A., Huibers, B., Ladner, D., Daigle, H., and Darnault, C., “Wettability Behavior of Crude Oil-Silica Nanofluids-Sandstone Systems,” EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, vol. 18. pp. 11509, 2016.
2015
M. Nole, Daigle, H., Mohanty, K. K., Hillman, J. I. T., and Cook, A., “Assessing Methane Migration Mechanisms at Walker Ridge, Gulf of Mexico, via 3D Methane Hydrate Reservoir Modeling,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2015.
K. Sokolov, Stover, R., Joshi, P., Yoon, S. J., Murthy, A., Emelianov, S., and Johnston, K., “Biodegradable Plasmonic Nanoparticles: Overcoming Clinical Translation Barriers,” Optical Molecular Probes, Imaging and Drug Delivery. Optical Society of America, pp. OM3D. 4, 2015. Publisher's VersionAbstract
We present biodegradable gold nanoparticles with plasmon resonances in the NIR region that can provide a crucial link between the enormous potential of metal nanoparticles for cancer imaging and therapy and translation into clinical practice.
C. Jiang, Bryant, S., and Daigle, H., “A bundle of short conduits model of the pore structure of gas shale”. Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTEC), 2015.
H. Jiang, Daigle, H., and Hayman, N. W., “Characterization of Connectivity between Fractures and Nano-pores in Shale Using Gas Adsorption Analysis,” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. 2015.
S. Misra, Torres-Verdín, C., Homan, D., and Rasmus, J., “Complex electrical conductivity of mudrocks and source-rock formations containing disseminated pyrite (Expanded Abstract),” Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC). San Antonio, Texas, July 20 – 22, 2015.
S. Misra, Torres-Verdín, C., Homan, D., and Rasmus, J., “Complex electrical conductivity of mudrocks and source-rock formations containing disseminated pyrite (Expanded Abstract),” Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC). San Antonio, Texas, July 20 – 22, 2015.
H. Daigle, Ezidiegwu, S., and Turner, R., “Determining Relative Permeability In Shales By Including The Effects Of Pore Structure On Unsaturated Diffusion And Advection,” SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2015.
J. M. Shultz, Daigle, H., Hammes, U., Smye, K., and Ruppel, S. C., “Eagle Ford pores, pore throats, and fluid content identified through NMR analysis,” AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition. 2015.
D. Pardo, Torres-Verdín, C., and Bakr, S. A., “Fast and automatic inversion of LWD resistivity measurements for petrophysical interpretation (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 56th Ann. Logging Symposium. Long Beach, CA, July 18-22, 2015.
D. Pardo, Torres-Verdín, C., and Bakr, S. A., “Fast and automatic inversion of LWD resistivity measurements for petrophysical interpretation (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 56th Ann. Logging Symposium. Long Beach, CA, July 18-22, 2015.
K. Yang, Yilmaz, A., and Torres-Verdín, C., “A goal-oriented framework for rapid integral-equation based analysis of electromagnetic scattering from 3D structures in subsurface sensing (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 85th Ann. Internat. Mtg. New Orleans, LA, October 18-23, 2015.
K. Yang, Yilmaz, A., and Torres-Verdín, C., “A goal-oriented framework for rapid integral-equation based analysis of electromagnetic scattering from 3D structures in subsurface sensing (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 85th Ann. Internat. Mtg. New Orleans, LA, October 18-23, 2015.
J. W. Espinosa, Good, D. R., Torres-Verdín, C., Steel, R., and Olariu, C., “Integrated geological, petrophysical, and reservoir properties of the Upper and Middle T Sandstones, Tarapoa Block, Oriente Basin, Ecuador (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2015 Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference. Quito, Ecuador, November 18-20, 2015.
J. W. Espinosa, Good, D. R., Torres-Verdín, C., Steel, R., and Olariu, C., “Integrated geological, petrophysical, and reservoir properties of the Upper and Middle T Sandstones, Tarapoa Block, Oriente Basin, Ecuador (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) 2015 Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference. Quito, Ecuador, November 18-20., 2015.
R. Wang, Torres-Verdín, C., Huang, S., and Herrera, W., “Interpretation of sonic waveforms acquired in high-angle and horizontal wells (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 56th Ann. Logging Symposium. Long Beach, CA, July 18-22, 2015.
R. Wang, Torres-Verdín, C., Huang, S., and Herrera, W., “Interpretation of sonic waveforms acquired in high-angle and horizontal wells (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 56th Ann. Logging Symposium. Long Beach, CA, July 18-22, 2015.
S. Misra, Torres-Verdín, C., Homan, D., Minerbo, G., and Rasmus, J., “Laboratory investigation of petrophysical applications of multi-frequency inductive-complex conductivity tensor measurements (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 56th Ann. Logging Symposium. Long Beach, CA, July 18-22, 2015.
S. Misra, Torres-Verdín, C., Homan, D., Minerbo, G., and Rasmus, J., “Laboratory investigation of petrophysical applications of multi-frequency inductive-complex conductivity tensor measurements (Expanded Abstract),” Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 56th Ann. Logging Symposium. Long Beach, CA, July 18-22, 2015.

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