"Enhanced Oil and Heavy Oil Recovery under Ultrasonic Radiation"
My research focuses on the effects of ultrasonic waves on oil recovery and multiphase flow through porous media.
Capillary imbibition experiments are conducted to investigate these effects.
The focus is mainly on (a) the effect of initial water saturation for different wettability
rocks and (b) the effect of different oil viscosities.
To profoundly investigate the acoustic interaction between rock and fluid, I also
perform some visualization experiments.
I use 2-D glass bead and micro models to clarify the effects of pore structure,
initial water and wettability on the ultrasonically stimulated displacement at
pore (micro models) and core (glass bead models) scales.
The qualitative and quantitative observations and analyses are expected
to shed light on the further investigations in the use of in-situ recovery
of oil/heavy-oil as well as surface extraction.
- Naderi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Clarifications on Oil/Heavy Oil Recovery Under Ultrasonic Radiation through Core and 2-D Visualization Experiments,” CIPC 2007-032, CIM 58th Annual Tech. Meet., Canadian Int. Petroleum Conf., Calgary, Canada, 12-14 June 2007.
- Naderi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Clarifications on Oil/Heavy Oil Recovery under Ultrasonic Radiation through Core and 2-D Visualization Experiments,”
J. Can. Petr. Tech., vol. 47, no. 11, Nov. 2008, 56-62.
- Naderi, K., and Babadagli, T.: “Effect of Ultrasonic Intensity and Frequency on Heavy-Oil Recovery from Different Wettability Rocks,”
SPE 117324, 2008 SPE Int. Thermal Oper. and Heavy-Oil Symp., Calgary, AB, Canada, 20-23 Oct.
- Naderi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Influence of Intensity and Frequency of Ultrasonic Waves on Capillary Interaction and Oil Recovery from
Different Rock Types,” Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, vol. 17, 500-508, 2009.
Progress of the displacement front without ultrasonic energy. To see the video of the process
Progress of the displacement front under ultrasonic energy. To see the video of the process