Thermal Methods

Thermal Methods

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Abdolhossein Hemmati Sarapardeh, Alireza Alamatsaz, Mingzhe Dong, Zhaomin Li
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219331

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Thermal Methods, Volume Two, the latest release in the Enhanced Oil Recovery series, helps engineers focus on the latest developments in this fast-growing area. In the book, different techniques are described in addition to the latest technologies in data mining and hybrid processes. Supported field case studies are included to illustrate a bridge between research and practical applications, making it useful for both academics and practicing engineers. Structured to start with thermal concepts and steam flooding, the book's editors then advance to more complex content, guiding engineers into areas such as hybrid thermal methods and edgier technologies that bridge solar and nuclear energy. Supported by a full spectrum of contributors, this book gives petroleum engineers and researchers the latest research developments and field applications to drive innovation for the future of energy.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest understanding surrounding the updated research and practical applications specific to thermal enhanced oil recovery methods
  • Provides an analysis of editors’ research on available technology, including hybrid thermal-solvent processes and dual pipe configurations
  • Teaches about additional methods, such as data mining applications, and economic and environmental considerations


Petroleum engineers, petroleum researchers, enhanced oil recovery researchers, reservoir engineers, researchers understanding unconventional reservoirs

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to thermal concepts enhanced oil recovery
    2. Steam flooding (Steam drive)
    3. Cyclic steam stimulation (huff and puff)
    4. Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD)
    5. In-situ combustion
    6. Hybrid thermal-solvent process
    7. Hybrid thermal-NCG process
    8. Hybrid- thermal chemical process
    9. Other thermal methods
    10. EOR processes in the post steam injection era
    11. Formation damage in thermal enhanced oil recovery processes
    12. Application of data mining in thermal enhanced oil recovery methods

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2023
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219331

About the Editors

Abdolhossein Hemmati Sarapardeh

Abdolhossein Hemmati-Sarapardeh is currently an assistant professor at Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman. He is also an adjunct professor at Jilin University and Northeast Petroleum University in China. He was previously a visiting scholar at the University of Calgary. He earned a PhD in petroleum engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, an MSc in hydrocarbon reservoir engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, and a BSc in petroleum engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology. His research interests include enhanced oil recovery processes, heavy oil systems, nanotechnology, and applications of intelligent models in the petroleum industry. Abdolhossein has been awarded as a distinguished graduate MSc student, was an honor PhD student, and a recipient of the National Elites Foundation Scholarship. He works as an associate professor in the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. He has published over 150 journal articles, three books, several conference proceedings, and earned one patent in 2016.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

Alireza Alamatsaz

Alireza Alamatsaz, PhD is a Reservoir Simulation Scientist at an oil and gas modeling company in Calgary. Prior to that, he was an EOR screening specialist and Senior Reservoir Engineer at a major national oil well company. He as accomplished many objectives including steam optimization techniques using artificial intelligence in heavy oil reservoirs, teaching courses on advanced wellbore modeling, and supervised the integrated reservoir basic and simulation studies of a giant gas field. Alireza earned a PhD in petroleum engineering from the University of Calgary, a MSc in petroleum engineering from Imperial College in London, and a BSc in chemical and polymer engineering from the Petroleum University in Iran. He has earned many awards including a NIOC Scholarship as a First Rank Graduate, the Collin Wall Award at Imperial College and scholarships with the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is an active member of SPE.

Affiliations and Expertise

Reservoir Simulation Scientist, Calgary, Canada

Mingzhe Dong

Mingzhe Dong, PhD. P.Eng is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary, and a Distinguished Professor in the School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum. He earned a BASc from Northwest University in China, a MASc from the China University of Petroleum, and a PhD from the University of Waterloo in Canada,all in chemical engineering. His industry and academic research experience include Industry Post-Doctoral Fellow at Imperial Oil in Calgary, Senior Research Engineer at the Saskatchewan Research Council, Professor at University of Regina, and Professor at University of Calgary. His research areas are flow in porous media, interfacial phenomena, enhanced oil recovery, unconventional resources development, and CO2 sequestration. He has co-authored 260 journal papers, 70 conference papers, 35 patents, and over 45 industry and government reports.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor, School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Huadong), Qingdao, China

Zhaomin Li

Zhaomin Li is currently a professor and vice president of China University of Petroleum (East China). His research interests are in oil production engineering theory and technology, application of foam fluids in oil and gas development, and heavy oil. He is also an executive director of the Shandong Petroleum Institute in foam fluids and vice chairman of the Shandong Ocean Development Research Association. He has won many awards and received funding for more than 50 national scientific research projects. He has obtained 68 invention patents, including 7 US patents. He earned a PhD from the China University of Petroleum (Beijing), an MS from Shandong University, and a BS from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President, College of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), China

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