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Molecular modeling the microstructure and thermodynamic properties of complex fluids
The accurate prediction of a complex fluid's equilibrium microstructure and corresponding thermodynamic properties relies on the capability to describe both the molecular level architecture and specific governing physics. ...
Study of Foam Mobility Control in Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes in One-Dimensional, Heterogeneous Two-Dimensional, and Micro Model Systems
The focus of this thesis was conducting experiments which would help in understanding mechanisms and in design of surfactant enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes in various scenarios close to reservoir conditions such as ...
Bilayer Approaches for Nanoparticle Phase Transfer
Nanoparticles (NPs) are often synthesized in organic solvents due to advantages of superior size and shape control obtainable in a non-polar environment. However, many applications featuring NPs require them to be in aqueous ...
Transverse relaxation in sandstones due to the effect of internal field gradients and characterizing the pore structure of vuggy carbonates using NMR and Tracer analysis
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has become an indispensable tool in petroleum industry for formation evaluation. This dissertation addresses two problems. • We aim at developing a theory to better understand the phenomena ...
Transport of Components and Phases in a Surfactant/Foam
The transport of components and phases plays a fundamental role in the success of an EOR process. Because many reservoirs have harsh conditions of salinity, temperature and rock heterogeneity, which limit process options, ...