Sustainable Petroleum Engineering

Rafiqul Islam (Editor)
Dalhousie University, Canada

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI024000

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We are facing a crisis that threatens the sustainability of the entire planet. Civilization has been defined up to now by how efficiently we handle our energy needs; nevertheless, today we are bombarded by proposals for alternative technologies that are more energy-intensive than whatever preceded. “Engineering” has come to mean more processing, greater profit margin, and yet more implosive outcome. Covering up this failure to develop sustainable alternatives have been definitions of sustainability that highlight only short-term gain.

The focus on short-term and tangibles obscures the true vision of technology users. Perpetual justifications of progressively less efficient technologies as panaceas has become a rampant source of the profoundest disinformation. No sector has fallen bigger victim to this disinformation campaign than the petroleum industry. Today, the most efficient naturally processed fuel (fossil fuel) production is synonymous with unsustainability and compatibility with nature and the environment. Accompanying this slogan is the environmentalists’ drumbeat about “renewable” energy.

Everywhere people are sold on the idea that even genetically altered vegetable oil is sustainable and efficient whereas natural crude oil exploitation is not. With this slogan, it has become fashionable to replace the agricultural industry with “renewable” energy production and try to replace fossil fuel energy with nuclear energy. The industry that single-handedly served mankind a globalization panacea on a silver platter has now become a villain worthy of being replaced with the makers of nuclear bombs and DDT. Similarly, carbon dioxide — the essence of life and energy, through photosynthesis — has become the other villain that must be “sequestered” and possibly replaced by hydrogen and even radioactive nuclear spent fuel. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Modeling of Pressure and Temperature Distributions for a Two-Phase Flow in Producing Oil Wells
(Y.B. Adeboye, C.E. Ubani, and A. Okwananke)

Substitution of Numerical Simulation by Artificial Neural Networks in Counter-Current Spontaneous Imbibition
(Rasoul Arabjamaloei and Ali Zamani)

Advances in Coring and Core Analysis for Reservoir Formation Evaluation
(C.E. Ubani and Y.B. Adeboye)

Development of a New Approach for Lithologic Boundary Detection using Artificial Neural Networks
(Rasoul Arabjamaloei and Ali Zamani)

Hydrodynamic Modeling of Wellbore Hydraulics with Drill Pipe Rotation in Air Drilling
(Y.B. Adeboye and A.M. Akinribide)

Ozone Reactions with Diene Rubbers
(G.E. Zaikov, S.K. Rakovsky, and M.P. Anachkov)

Developing Simple Correlations for Estimation of Mud Invasion in Underbalanced Drilling Using Artificial Neural Networks
(Rasoul Arabjamaloei and Ali Zamani)

Perfect Decoupled Control System for a Distillation Column
(C. Riverol and C. Carosi)

The Effect of Nonionic Surfactants on the Interfacial Tension between Crude Oil and water
(Amir Mosayebi and Reza Abedini)

Hydrodynamic Modeling of Pressure Drop for Two-Phase Flow in Vertical Wellbores
(T.A. Adeosun, E.A. Adebile and R.O.K. Koriko)

The Effect of Nanoclay on the Viscosity of Crude Oil
(Amir Mosayebi and Reza Abedini)

Analysis Methods for Filled Nanocomposites
(G.V. Kozlov, G.E. Zaikov and Yu. G. Yanovskii)

Temperature Variation in Catalytic Beds of Claus Process: Rapid Estimation
(Reza Abedini and Amir Mosayebi)

Calculation of Specific Retention Volumes of Organic Compounds with their Physical-Chemical Properties Using Multiparametric Equations
(V.I. Rohovyk, R.G. Makitra, E.A. Palchykova, L.I. Bazylyak, G.G. Midyana and G.E. Zaikov)

The Effect of EO/PO Block Copolymer on the Interfacial Tension between Crude Oil and Water
(Amir Mosayebi and Reza Abedini)

The Interfacial Layer in Elastomeric Nanocomposites: New Experimental and Theoretical Approaches
(Yu. G. Yanovskii, G.V. Kozlov and G.E. Zaikov)

Investigation of Membrane Technology in Gas Separation Process
(Reza Abedini and Amir Mosayebi)

Fiber Reinforced Antibacterial Laminated Nanostructured Material for Filtration of Toxic Particles
(Akbar K. Haghi, Mohammad Kanafchian, Motahareh Kanafchian and Gennady E. Zaikov)

The Effect of EO/PO Block Copolymer on the Viscosity of Crude Oil
(Amir Mosayebi and Reza Abedini)

Microbiological Corrosion and Protection of Metals
(Elena L. Pekhtasheva, Anatoly N. Neverov, Irina G. Shishkina and Gennady E. Zaikov)

Determination of Crude Oil Viscosity Using Artificial Neural Networks
(Reza Abedini and Amir Mosayebi)

Biodamaging and Protection of Paint Materials
(Elena L. Pekhtasheva, Anatoly N. Neverov, Irina G. Shishkina and Gennady E. Zaikov)

Modeling and Simulation of Scale Deposition during Water Flooding in Porous Media
(Olusiji A. Adeyanju)

Biodegradation and Protection of Synthetic Polymer Materials
(Elena L. Pekhtasheva, Anatoly N. Neverov, Irina G. Shishkina and Gennady E. Zaikov)

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