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Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2024

  • Research Article

    Production and Characterization of New Surfactant Formulated from Thevetia Peruviana Seed Oil for Use in Enhanced Oil Recovery

    Ihekoronye Kingsley Kelechi, Sulaiman Ibrahim Dodo, Adamu Mohammed Bello, Usman Hassan

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2024
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Sep. 12, 2023
    Accepted: Dec. 13, 2023
    Published: Jan. 18, 2024
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    Abstract: Surfactant flooding is one of the various methods used in the oil and gas industry to improve oil recovery from the hydrocarbon reservoir. It involves the injection of surfactants which are chemicals to displace residual oil in the reservoir by reducing the interfacial tension between the displacing and displaced fluids thereby maximizing oil produ... Show More
  • Research Article

    Two-dimensional Numerical Analysis of Waves at Interface of Laminar Core-annular Flow in Vertical Pipe: Detailed Investigation of Influence of Several Physical Parameters

    Gijsbert Ooms*, Mathieu Pourquie

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2024
    Pages: 7-15
    Received: Dec. 22, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 03, 2024
    Published: Jan. 24, 2024
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    Abstract: In this study, a two-dimensional numerical analysis is made of the waves at the interface between the core and the annulus of a laminar core-annular flow in a vertical pipe. The Reynolds number did not exceed 600. The volume-of-fluid method in the interFoam solver from the OpenFOAM software package (version 2.1) was used. This solver employs finite... Show More