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Developing a novel mechanistic model for four-phase oil-water-gas-sand stratified flow in a horizontal pipe. (2020)
Thesis
MORADI, B. 2020. Developing a novel mechanistic model for four-phase oil-water-gas-sand stratified flow in a horizontal pipe. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Presence of sand and solid particles in untreated petroleum sometime is inevitable. Although many techniques have been developed to prevent sand particles from entering the pipeline, such as downhole gravel packs, these downhole sand control devices... Read More about Developing a novel mechanistic model for four-phase oil-water-gas-sand stratified flow in a horizontal pipe..

A holistic approach to assessment of value of information (VOI) with fuzzy data and decision criteria. (2019)
Thesis
VILELA IBARRA, M.J. 2019. A holistic approach to assessment of value of information (VOI) with fuzzy data and decision criteria. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The research presented in this thesis integrates theories and techniques from statistical analysis and artificial intelligence, to develop a more coherent, robust and complete methodology for assessing the value of acquiring new information in the co... Read More about A holistic approach to assessment of value of information (VOI) with fuzzy data and decision criteria..

Petrophysical and geomechanical characterization of a marginal (Wabi) field reservoir in north-central Niger Delta. (2019)
Thesis
ZORASI, C.B. 2019. Petrophysical and geomechanical characterization of a marginal (Wabi) field reservoir in north-central Niger Delta. Robert Gordon University [online], MRes thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The aim of this study is to evaluate marginal field petrophysical and geomechanical parameters, and to develop a model for analysis of geomechanical problems, in order to mitigate stress-related issues in drilling, development and reservoir managemen... Read More about Petrophysical and geomechanical characterization of a marginal (Wabi) field reservoir in north-central Niger Delta..

Chemical and physical effects of interaction between oilfield chemicals and formation rocks and integration with sand failure prediction models. (2018)
Thesis
WUYEP, E.O. 2018. Chemical and physical effects of interaction between oilfield chemicals and formation rocks and integration with sand failure prediction models. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Sand failure may result in the production of formation sand at the same time the formation fluids are being produced. Sand failure occurs when the formation stress exceeds the strength of the formation, which is derived mainly from the natural materi... Read More about Chemical and physical effects of interaction between oilfield chemicals and formation rocks and integration with sand failure prediction models..

Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs. (2016)
Thesis
LABED, I. 2016. Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the last decade, shale reservoirs emerged as one of the fast growing hydrocarbon resources in the world unlocking vast reserves and reshaping the landscape of the oil and gas global market. Gas-condensate reservoirs represent an important part of... Read More about Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs..

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. (2016)
Thesis
TEBOWEI, R. 2016. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The production and transportation of hydrocarbon fluids in multiphase pipelines could be severely hindered by particulate solids deposit - such as the sand particles that can accompany hydrocarbon production. Knowledge of the flow characteristics of... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends..

Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. (2015)
Thesis
IDAHOSA, P.E.G. 2015. Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Polymers are among the most important of various oilfield chemicals and are used for a variety of applications in the oil and gas industry (OGI), including: water and gas shutoff; drilling mud viscosity modification; filtration loss control (FLC); sw... Read More about Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers..

Modeling multiphase solid transport velocity in long subsea tiebacks: numerical and experimental methods. (2013)
Thesis
BELLO, K.O. 2013. Modeling multiphase solid transport velocity in long subsea tiebacks: numerical and experimental methods. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Transportation of unprocessed multiphase reservoir fluids from deep/ultra-deep offshore through a long subsea tieback/pipeline is inevitable. This form of transportation is complex and requires accurate knowledge of critical transport velocity, flow... Read More about Modeling multiphase solid transport velocity in long subsea tiebacks: numerical and experimental methods..

Intelligent grain size profiling using neural network and application to sanding potential prediction in real time. (2007)
Thesis
OLUYEMI, G.F. 2007. Intelligent grain size profiling using neural network and application to sanding potential prediction in real time. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Production of hydrocarbon from both consolidated and unconsolidated clastic reservoir rocks poses a risk of sand production especially if a well articulated programme of sand management strategy is not put in place to deal with the problem at the ons... Read More about Intelligent grain size profiling using neural network and application to sanding potential prediction in real time..