The Science and Engineering of Sustainable Petroleum


Rafiqul Islam (Editor)
Dalhousie University, Canada

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: TEC047000

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 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 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)



Table of Contents


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

Nanofiber Diameter Prediction for Optimization of Laminated Nanostructured Material for Filtration of Toxic Particles
(Akbar K. Haghi, Mohammad Kanafchian, Motahareh Kanafchian, and -Gennady E. Zaikov)

Prediction of Asphaltene Precipitation with Different Types of Scaling Equations
(Reza Abedini and Amir Mosayebi)

Intensified Desalting of the Gas Distillate in Turbulent Flows
(V.P. Zakharov, T.G. Umergalin, B.E. Murzabekov, F.B. Shevlyakov, and G.E. Zaikov)

An Evaluation of Gravel Packing as a Tool for Sand Production Control and Well Productivity Enhancement: Case Study of Four Wells in Niger Delta, Nigeria
(Y.B. Adeboye, C.E. Ubani, and A. Okwananke)

Theoretical Analysis of Macromolecular Coil Connectivity Degree Influence on Autohesion Strength
(Kh. Sh. Yakh’yaeva, G.V. Kozlov, G.M. Magomedov, and G.E. Zaikov)

A Model for Predicting Sand Production in Horizontal Wells
(S.O. Isehunwa, N. Nwokeke, and O. Olanrewaju)

Nanostructured Energy Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Fuels
(G.A. Korablev, S.M. Strelkov, N.V. Khokhriakov and G.E. Zaikov)

Evaluation of the KBr/ZnBr<sub>2</sub> Brines as Injected Fluids in Well Completion Operations
(Y.B. Adeboye, M.A. Usman, and O.O. Olanipekun)

The Temperature Dependence of Autohesional Bolding Strength for Miscible Polymer Pairs
( Kh. Sh. Yakh’yaeva, G.V. Kozlov, G.M. Magomedov, and G.E. Zaikov)

Hydrodynamics of Sand-Oil-Gas Multiphase Flow in a Deviated Petroleum Well
(O.A. Adeyanju)

Water Cresting Predictions in Horizontal Oil Wells
(A. Okwananke, S.O. Isehunwa, T.A. Adeosun, and Y.B. Adeboye)

Geometry and Reinforcement Degree of Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer Nanocomposites
(Z.M. Zhirikova, V.Z. Aloev, G.V. Kozlov, and G.E. Zaikov)

Modeling and Simulation of Bottomhole Pressure in Underbalanced Drilling with Drillpipe Rotation
(L.O. Oyekunle and Y.B. Adeboye)

Theoretical Analysis of Interfacial Phenomena in Polymer Nanocomposites
(Kh. Sh. Yakh’yaeva, G.V. Kozlov, G.M. Magomedov, G. Kirshenbaum, and G.E. Zaikov)

Electronic Excitation Energy Transfer between Molecules of Carbocyanine Dyes in Complexes with DNA: Stoichiometric and Pseudophase Models
(P.G. Pronkin, and A.S. Tatikolov)

Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Antibiocorrosive Covers Based on Polyurethanes and Coordination Compounds of Some Transition Metals
(N. Lekishvili, Kh. Barbakadze, W. Brostow, T. Datashvili, A. Fainleib, O. Grigorieva, and G. Zaikov)

Modeling and Optimization of the Production of Methyl Tert-Butyl Ether and Methyl Acetate by Reactive Distillation
(A. Ramoutar, S. Rampersad, and C. Riverol)

X-Ray Photoelectron Study of the Functionalization of Metal-Containing Carbon Nanotubes with Phosphorus and Nitrogen Atoms
(I.N. Shabanova, N.S. Terebova, and G.V. Sapozhnikov)

IR Study of Silanol Modification of Ethylene Copolymers
(S.N. Rusanova, O.V. Stoyanov, S. Ju. Sofina, V.K. Gerasimov, A.E. Chalykh, and E.G. Zaikov)

Influence of Organic Zinc Inhibitors on Improvement of Corrosion Resistance of Carbon Steel
(I.N. Shabanova, E.A. Naimushina, F.F. Chausov, and I.S. Kazantseva)

Complexation of Lecithin with Phenolic Antioxidants
(K.M. Marakulina, R.V. Kramor, Yu. K. Lukanina, L.N. Shishkina, A.V. Kutchin, and I. Yu. Chukicheva)

Electronic Excitation Energy Transfer between Molecules of Carbocyanine Dyes in Complexes with DNA: Distribution of Donor–Acceptor Distances
(P.G. Pronkin and A.S. Tatikolov)


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