An impending energy crisis is looming globally, which has led to the use of effluents from paper mills for enhanced oil recovery (EOR), CO2 flooding and wastewater treatment by biosurfactants, and the current market demand for cost-competitive and environment-friendly alternatives to synthetic chemicals. This up-to-date book on petroleum technology provides a comprehensive review of the background and recent advances in the field of petroleum technology and highlights various facets of the fascinating world of upstream, midstream and downstream petroleum technologies. It comprises 25 chapters, each representing the progress, prospects and challenges in petroleum research, and focuses on the tremendous progress made by the scientific community in this research field. The book covers in detail EOR processes, reservoir engineering, production operation and optimisation, pipeline transportation and storage, CO2 capture and sequestration, wastewater management and innovative treatment, refining technologies, environmental chemistry, and biochemistry and biotechnology for the petroleum industry.
Subrata Borgohain Gogoi is professor of petroleum technology at Dibrugarh University, India, since 1994, before which she served as technical services engineer at Bongaigoan Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, Assam. She obtained her MTech in chemical engineering and PhD in petroleum technology. She successfully completed four major research projects as principal investigator (PI), the most prestigious of which was the Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative project with the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA. Currently, she is also working as the Indian PI for three international projects and three national projects funded by the Government of India. Prof. Gogoi is a reviewer for 12 international journals and has authored 1 book. Her current research interests include EOR leading to CO2 sequestration and application of nanotechnology for oilfield-produced water (OFPW) treatment. Her EOR group is engaged in characterising reservoir fluids and rocks for formulating EOR slugs for application in depleted reservoirs, both nationally and globally, and in validating experimental findings of the research through simulation and modelling. Her OFPW group is developing membrane-based treatment technologies and working on bioremediation and the evaluation of the corrosion and scaling potential of OFPW.
1. A Preliminary Study on Grain Size Analyses of Reservoir Rocks of the Upper Assam Basin 2. The Depositional Environment and Hydrocarbon Source Potential of the Barail and Disang Group of Rocks along the Tuli-Mokokchung Road Section, Nagaland 3. Characterization of Barail Sandstones of Mizoram: A Sedimentological Approach 4. Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery with Special Reference to the Upper Assam Basin 5. Formulation of a Stable Microemulsion Slug for Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Upper Assam Basin 6. Systematic Study of Low-Cost , High-Performance Chemical Flooding as EOR for Depleted Oil Fields of Upper Assam 7. Characterization of Reservoir Rock and Fluids for CO2 Foam-Enhanced Oil Recovery Application 8. Formulation of an Optimum Surfactant Combination for EOR Applications 9. A Review of Microbial-Origin Biosurfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery: Prospects and Strategies 10. A Preliminary Theoretical Study of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery 11. Characterization of Some Crude Oils of the Upper Assam Basin 12. A Study on the Effects of Iron Nanoparticles in Water-Based Drilling Mud 13. Use of Environment-Friendly Additives for Improving the Properties of Water-Based Mud for Drilling Reactive Formations 14. Effect of Different Plant Extracts for Enhancing Rheological Properties of Water-Based Drilling Fluid 15. Effects of Temperature on the Transportation of Assam Crude Oil through the Pipeline 16. Average Angle Method Employed Microsoft Excel for Directional Well Path Planning and Risk Monitoring 17. Using Digital Capabilities in Geoscience Software for the Estimating Resource Volume of a Reservoir Using Map-Based Method: A Quick Evaluation Procedure 18. Chemical Consolidation as a Sand Control Method in the Oil Fields of the Upper Assam Basin 19. A Review of Microbial Degradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons 20. Evaluation of the Corrosion and Scaling Potential of Oil Field-Produced Water of the Upper Assam Basin 21. A Review of the Treatment and Management of Oil Field-Produced Water 22. Experimental Work to Evaluate the Effects of Disposed Produced Water on the Surrounding Environment: A Case Study in Libya 23. Role of Sand Particle Size in the Retention of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals 24. A Review of the Characterization and Treatment of Oil Field-Produced Water 25. Application of Membrane Bioreactors for the Modification of Microfiltration Membrane Surface for Enhanced Antibiofouling Capability in Wastewater Treatment