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Enhanced Oil Recovery

Badie Morsi

University of Pittsburgh

Prof. Badie Morsi is the Director of the Petroleum Engineering Program at the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh. He is the winner of the SPE Eastern North America Regional Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty (2020).


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The continuous global increase in oil demand and the decrease in discovering new petroleum reservoirs have derived the need to recover more oil from mature fields before they were abandoned. Enormous amounts of oil remain unrecovered after primary and secondary recoveries due to poor displacement and sweep efficiencies. Much of this oil can be efficiently and economically extracted by enhanced oil recovery techniques. Increasing oil recovery from mature fields can be achieved by improving the sweep efficiency and the mobilization of oil through the porous formation. This book intends to present various techniques employed in enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The methods to be discussed can include CO2 and miscible gas injection, polymer flooding, alkaline flooding, surfactant flooding, microbial EOR, and thermal methods. State-of-the-art modeling and experimental results from research and field projects are also welcome in this book, as well as the EOR economic strategises, given that the viability of any EOR project is strongly correlated with the injection fluid costs and crude oil prices.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 28th 2021

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: January 24th 2022

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Review results due: April 14th 2022

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Expected publication date: June 13th 2022

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About the editor

Badie Morsi

University of Pittsburgh

Professor Badie I. Morsi joined the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Pittsburgh in 1982 and currently is Director of the Petroleum Engineering Program. Professor Morsi's research involves different aspects of Chemical, Environmental, and Petroleum Engineering. His recent research work focuses on: design and scaleup of multiphase reactors, and modeling and optimization of industrial processes with focus on Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis; CO2 sequestration in deep coal seams; CO2 capture from syngas and natural gas using chemical and physical solvents; and EOR using CO2 and alcohols. Professor Morsi is serving as the Executive Director for the Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference and has been serving as a consultant to major corporations and organizations in the US and worldwide, in addition to being a reviewer for numerous scientific journals, conferences and agencies.

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