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Recent Insights in Petroleum Science and Engineering

This book presents new insights into the development of different aspects of petroleum science and engineering. The book contains 19 chapters divided into two main sections: (i) Exploration and Production and (ii) Environmental Solutions. There are 11 chapters in the first section, and the focus is on the topics related to exploration and production of oil and gas, such as characterization of petroleum source rocks, drilling technology, characterization of reservoir fluids, and enhanced oil recovery. In the second section, the special emphasis is on waste technologies and environmental cleanup in the downstream sector. The book written by numerous prominent scholars clearly shows the necessity of the multidisciplinary approach to sustainable development in the petroleum industry and stresses the most updated topics such as EOR and environmental cleanup of fossil fuel wastes.

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Recent Insights in Petroleum Science and EngineeringEdited by Mansoor Zoveidavianpoor

Published: February 7th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/65538

ISBN: 978-953-51-3810-5

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3809-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-3981-2

Copyright year: 2018

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32713 Total Chapter Downloads

48 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

79 Dimensions Citations


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1. Petroleum Source Rocks Characterization and Hydrocarbon Generation

By Nabil Mohammed Al-Areeq


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2. Petroleum Extraction Engineering

By Tatjana Paulauskiene


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3. Optimal Planning for Deepwater Oilfield Development Under Uncertainties of Crude Oil Price and Reservoir

By Zhang Haoran, Liang Yongtu, Ma Jing, Di Pengwei, Yan Xiaohan and Huang Zhongliang


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4. Drilling Fluids for Deepwater Fields: An Overview

By Luis Alberto Alcázar-Vara and Ignacio Ramón Cortés-Monroy


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5. Evaluation of Different Correlation Performance for the Calculation of the Critical Properties and Acentric Factor of Petroleum Heavy Fractions

By Dacid B. Lacerda, Rafael B. Scardini, André P. C. M. Vinhal, Adolfo P. Pires and Viatcheslav I. Priimenko


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6. Characterization of Crude Oils and the Precipitated Asphaltenes Fraction using UV Spectroscopy, Dynamic Light Scattering and Microscopy

By Ernestina Elizabeth Banda Cruz, Nohra Violeta Gallardo Rivas, Ulises Páramo García, Ana Maria Mendoza Martinez and José Aarón Melo Banda


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7. Density Anomalies in Crude Oil Blends Reflect Multiple Equilibrium States of Asphaltene Colloidal Aggregates

By Igor N. Evdokimov, Aleksey A. Fesan and Aleksandr P. Losev


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8. A Realistic Look at Nanostructured Material as an Innovative Approach for Enhanced Oil Recovery Process Upgrading

By Lezorgia Nekabari Nwidee, Ahmed Barifcani, Maxim Lebedev, Mohammad Sarmadivaleh and Stefan Iglauer


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9. Lessons Learned from Our Recent Research in Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (C-EOR) Methods

By Bing Wei, Peng Wei, Shuai Zhao and Wanfen Pu


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10. Numerical Study of Low Salinity Water Flooding in Naturally Fractured Oil Reservoirs

By Reda Abdel Azim, Sara Faiz, Shaik Rahman, Ahmed Elbagir and Nour Al Obaidi


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11. Experimental Study of the Effect of Composite Solvent and Asphaltenes Contents on Efficiency of Heavy Oil Recovery Processes at Injection of Light Hydrocarbons

By Dmitry N. Borisov, Dmitry V. Milordov, Svetlana G. Yakubova and Makhmut R. Yakubov


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12. Total Acid Number Reduction of Naphthenic Acids Using Supercritical Fluid and Ionic Liquids

By Pradip Chandra Mandal and Mitsuru Sasaki


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13. Conducting Polymers Films Deposited on Carbon Steel and Their Interaction with Crude Oil

By Oscar E. Vázquez‐Noriega, Javier Guzmán, Nohra V. Gallardo‐Rivas, Reinaldo David Martínez Orozco, Ana M. Mendoza‐Martínez, María Yolanda Chávez Cinco, Luciano Aguilera Vázquez and Ulises Páramo‐García


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14. Desulfurization of Dibenzothiophene by Pseudomonas fluorescens (UCP 1514) Leading to the Production of Biphenyl

By Thayse A.L. Silva, Manfred Schwartz, Patrícia M. Souza, Ian Garrard, Galba M. Campos-Takaki and Elias B. Tambourgi


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15. Reduction in the Sulfur Content of Fossil Fuels by Cunninghamella elegans (UCP 0596) to Dibenzothiophene Compound

By Patrícia Mendes de Souza, Thayse Alves de Lima e Silva, Marcos Antonio Barbosa Lima, Luciana de Oliveira Franco, Manfred Schwartz, Paulo Henrique da Silva, Lúcia Roberta Barbosa, Aline Elesbão do Nascimento, Kaoru Okada and Galba Maria de Campos- Takaki


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16. Microbial Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon– Contaminated Marine Environments

By Mouna Mahjoubi, Simone Cappello, Yasmine Souissi, Atef Jaouani and Ameur Cherif


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17. Petroleum Degradation: Promising Biotechnological Tools for Bioremediation

By Maddela Naga Raju and Laura Scalvenzi


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18. Organic Contaminants in Refinery Wastewater: Characterization and Novel Approaches for Biotreatment

By Taghreed Al-Khalid and Muftah H. El-Naas


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19. Analytical Methods for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and their Global Trend of Distribution in Water and Sediment: A Review

By Abiodun Olagoke Adeniji, Omobola Oluranti Okoh and Anthony Ifeanyi Okoh


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