Oct. 18, 2016


Description

Phase behavior in shale remains a challenging problem in the petroleum industry due to many complexities. One complexity arises from strong surface-fluid interactions in shale nano-scale pores. These interactions can lead to a heterogeneous distribution of molecules, which conventional bulk-phase thermodynamics fails to describe. The majority of current models for phase behavior in shale are based on bulk-phase thermodynamics. There are currently very limited experimental data for hydrocarbon phase behavior in shale systems.

In this talk, a presentation on recent findings by a multidisciplinary research team at Texas A&M on the hydrocarbon phase change in nano-scale capillaries using experiments, molecular simulation, and a pore-size-dependent equation of state. The team has used two experimental approaches based upon selected “model” porous materials: a) combination of a nano-channel device and epi-fluorescence microscopy, and b) modulated differential scanning calorimetry to accurately measure the effect of confinement on hydrocarbon phase behavior in shale. I will also present our recent results using molecular simulation and a pore-size-dependent equation of state to model these experiments.


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Speaker: Dr. Hadi Nasrabadi
Speaker Dr. Hadi Nasrabadi
Dr. Hadi Nasrabadi is an Assistant Professor and the Douglass Von Gonten Faculty Fellow at the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University.  Before joining Texas A&M University in 2013, he worked for five years at the Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar as Assistant ...

Dr. Hadi Nasrabadi is an Assistant Professor and the Douglass Von Gonten Faculty Fellow at the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University.  Before joining Texas A&M University in 2013, he worked for five years at the Petroleum Engineering Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar as Assistant Professor. Hadi received his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2002, and the Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College, London, UK, in 2006.  His research interests include hydrocarbon phase behavior and flow in shale reservoirs, multiscale reservoir simulation using the lattice Boltzmann method, and compositional simulation.

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Organizer

Alexsandra Martinez

Contact information: adinorah.martinez@gmail.com


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Date and Time

Tue, Oct. 18, 2016

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Sullivan's Steakhouse

4608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, Texas 77027



Group(s): Reservoir