RESEARCH PROJECTS and GRANTS

          Completed

  1. "Investigations on Recovery Mechanisms of Water and Steam Injections in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs", Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Project No: TUBITAK YBAG-124, August 1993 - Oct. 1994, (amount: US$14,000).

  2. "Mechanisms Occurring During Water and Steam Injections into Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Containing Heavy Oil", Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Research Fund of Istanbul Tech. Univ., Project No: 497, Jan.1994 - Feb. 1995, (amount: US $6,500).

  3. "Numerical Modeling of Heat and Fluid Flow Between Matrix and Fracture in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs” , Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Research Fund of Istanbul Tech. Univ. Project No: 657, June 1995-October 1996, (amount: US $6,500).

  4. "Characterization of Geothermal Reservoirs in Turkey", Principal Investigator, Project supported by Turkish Prime Ministry State Planning Organization Project No:87, Jan. 1996-May 1997, (amount: US $7,000).

  5. “Fracture Pattern Characterization of Kizildere and Germencik Geothermal Fields” , Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Project No: TUBITAK YDABCAG-285, April 1996-April 1997, (amount: US $8,500).

  6. “Investigations on Fracture Development During Injection and the Effect of Fractures on Steamflooding Performance in Oil Reservoirs”, Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Research Fund of Istanbul Tech. Univ., Feb. 1997-Aug. 1998 (amount: US $8,500).

  7. “SAHMAH Reservoir Simulation Study” Project supported by Petrogas, Oman, with Dr. A. Al-Bemani and Dr. F. Boukadi (Principal Investigator), Jan. 2000 – Dec. 2000, (amount: US $23,400).

  8. “Evaluation of Nitrogen Injection Recovery Performance for SAHMAH Field” Principal Investigator, Project supported by Petrogas, Oman, with Dr. A. Al-Bemani and Dr. F. Boukadi, April 2000 – Dec. 2000, (amount: US $24,700).

  9. “Investigations on the EOR Possibilities for Yibal Field, Oman” Principal Investigator, Project supported by Petroleum Development Oman (CR/ENG/PMRE/01/11), with Dr. A. Al-Bemani, Dr. F. Boukadi, and Dr. R. Al-Maamari, Sept. 2000 – Jan. 2002 (amount: US $55,000).

  10. “A Lost Circulation Material As a Mud Loss Control Agent – Phase-I and Phase-II” Project supported by Petroleum Development Oman (CR/ENG/PMRE/01/05), with Dr. F. Boukadi (Principal Investigator), Dr. A. Al-Bemani, Dr. B. Yaghi and Dr. H. Al-Hadrami, Nov. 2000 – Dec. 2001 (amount: US $296,000).

  11. “Recovering More Oil from Omani Fields” Principal Investigator, Project supported by Sultan Qaboos University, the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research (IG/ENG/PMRE/99/01), with Dr. A. Al-Bemani and Dr. F. Boukadi, Dec. 1999 – March 2002, (amount: US $42,000).

  12. “Investigations on Matrix Recovery During Steam Injection into Qarn Alam Field” Principal Investigator, Project supported by Petroleum Development Oman (CR/ENG/PMRE/01/13) , with Dr. A. Al-Bemani and Dr. F. Boukadi, Nov. 2000 – June 2002 (amount: US $116,000).

  13. “Investigating Ways to Reduce Uncertainty in Generating Relative Permeability Profiles” Project supported by Petroleum Development Oman (CR/ENG/PMRE/01/12), with Dr. F. Boukadi (Principal Investigator) and Dr. A. Al-Bemani, Nov. 2000 – June 2003 (amount: US $119,000).

  14. “Pore to Field Scale Investigation of CO2 Sequestration in Oil Reservoirs” , Principal Investigator , FSIDA Grant #04-14O (University of Alberta, Fund for Support of International Development Activities) Jan. 2005 – Jan. 2006 (amount $ CAN 8,815).

  15. “Fluid Flow Characteristics of Heterogeneous and Fractured Porous Media” Principal Investigator, NSERC Grant, No: G121210595 (amount: CAN $ 84,000) April 2003 – April 2007.

  16. “Modeling Fluid and Heat Flow in Fractured/Porous Media” Principal Investigator, CFI (New Opportunities) Grant, Project # 7566 (amount: CAN $ 77,500-CFI share, total amount: CAN $195,000) June 2003.

  17. “Modeling Fluid and Heat Flow in Fractured/Porous Media” Principal Investigator , CFI (New Opportunities) Grant (Infrastructure Operating Funds, IOF), Project # 7566 (amount CAN $ 22,500) July 2005.

  18. “Improvement of the Efficiency of Heavy-Oil Recovery,” Principal Investigator , University of Alberta International Partnership Fund (IPF) April 2006 – April 2007 (amount CAN $4,500).

  19. “Interfacial Properties of Heavy Oil,” Principal Investigator, Schlumberger DBR, Grant # CS00000260, May 1, 2007 – July 11, 2007 (amount CAN $2,353).

  20. “Improvement of In-Situ Bitumen Recovery by Ozone and SO2 Injection” Principal Investigator, APEX Eng., Grant # G099001400, Feb. 1, 2006 – March 31, 2008 (amount CAN $2,300).

  21. “Investigations on the Greenhouse Gas Storage Capacity of Oil Reservoirs,” , Principal Investigator (with Dr. Zhenghe Xu) NSERC Strategic Grant No: G121990070 (amount CAN $188,000) Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2008 (Additional $25,000 matching fund from the collaborating company, Apache Oil Canada).

  22. “Investigations on the Greenhouse Gas Storage Capacity of Oil Reservoirs,” Principal Investigator (with Dr. Zhenghe Xu) Apache Canada Ltd. Grant No: Apache/NSERC ghgpj322124 (amount CAN $25,000) Oct. 2006 – Dec. 2008.

  23. “One Dimensional Steam Displacement of Oil Sands Bitumen,” Principal Investigator, APEX Eng., July 1, 2008 – Oct. 31, 2009 (amount CAN $14,175).

  24. “Increasing the Efficiency of Heavy-Oil/Bitumen Recovery,” Principal Investigator, NSERC Grant, No: G121210595 (amount: CAN $ 115,000) April 2007 – April 2012.

  25. “Experimental Analysis of the Steam and CO2 EOR Potential of the Gorisht Field,” Principal Investigator, Stream Oil and Gas Ltd. Project, Project No: RES0006246 (amount CAN$ 30,000) Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2011.

  26. “Steam Injection Potential of Fractured Carbonates Containing Bitumen,” Principal Investigator, Sunshine Oilsands, Ltd., Project No: RES0009156 Jan. 2011 – Mar. 2012 (amount CAN$ 52,325).

  27. “Bitumen Recovery from Grosmont Carbonates by Low Pressure Solvent and Hot Water Injection,” Principal Investigator, Husky Energy Project, No: RES0003005 (amount CAN $ 25,000) Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2011.

  28. “Bitumen Recovery from Grosmont Carbonates by Low Pressure Solvent and Hot Water Injection,” Principal Investigator, NSERC Collaborative Research Development (CRD), with support of Husky Energy Principal Investigator, Project No: 385291-09 (amount CAN $ 37,750) July 2010 – July 2012.

  29. “Recovery of Bitumen from Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs by Hot Solvent Injection,” Principal Investigator, Laricina Energy Project, No: RES0002567 (amount: CAN $ 130,000) Sept. 2009 – Oct. 2012.

  30. “Recovery of Bitumen from Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs by Hot Solvent Injection,” Principal Investigator, NSERC Collaborative Research Development (CRD), with support of Laricina Energy Principal Investigator, Project No: 385289-09 (amount CAN $ 155,500) July 2010 – Oct. 2012.

  31. “Integrated research to evaluate the potential for developing engineered geothermal systems (EGS) in Alberta: Reservoir simulation of heat production from an EGS in Northern Alberta granites” with eight University of Alberta professors (Dr. Martyn Unsworth, Theme Leader), and three GFZ Potsdam researchers, Sept. 2010-Dec. 2015, No: RES0006266 (amount: $273,000 of the total budget of $3,000,000).

  32. “Chromatographic analysis of gas and gas condensate samples,” Principal Investigator, Suncor Energy, Project No: 4502318743 (amount CAN $ 5,040) Nov. 1, 2016 – Dec. 31, 2016.

  33. “Unconventional Oil Recovery,” NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRC), Partner Companies: CNRL, SUNCOR, Petrobank (Touchstone Exp.), APEX Eng., Sherritt, PEMEX, Husky Energy, Saudi Aramco (total amount CAN $725,000/year for five years). July 1, 2011– Nov. 1, 2016.

  34. “Optimal Use of Solvents and Nanomaterials in Thermal Recovery of Heavy-Oil/Bitumen in Oilsands and Carbonates,” Principal Investigator, NSERC Discovery Grant, No: RES0011227 (amount CAN $ 170,000) April 2012 – April 2017.

  35. “Impact of Residual Oil Saturation on the CO2 Storage Capacity in Depleted Reservoirs,” Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. H. Andy Li (Principal Investigator, University of Alberta) and Dr. J. Qin (Principal Investigator, RIPED, China), China Opportunity Fund – University of Alberta, RES0031814 (amount: $40,000 for two years) May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2018.

  36. “Partial Up-Grading Using Nano Metal Catalysts by Microwave Heating Assisted Aquathermolysis,” Principal Investigator, Suncor Energy Inc., Grant No: RES44506 (total amount CAN $ 12,000) Jan. 1, 2019 – Mar. 1, 2019.



    Continuing

    Internal projects:

  37. “Improvement of Heavy-Oil/Bitumen Recovery Efficiency by New Generation Chemicals and Optimization Models,” Principal Investigator, NSERC Discovery Grant, No: RGPIN-2017-03980 (total amount CAN $ 165,000 for five years) April 2017 – April 2022 (extended until April 2023).

  38. “New Chemical Flooding Technology of Thermal Recovery,” Principal Investigator (with Dr. H. Andy Li), PetroChina Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, RIPED (PetroChina Res. Inst. of Petro. Explor.&Dev.), Grant No: RES0048980 (amount CAN$400,000), Dec. 1, 2019-Dec. 31, 2023.

    External and joint projects:

  39. “The Simulation and Behavioral Research on Proppant Transport and Placement in the Fracture with Complex Wall of Tight Sandstone Oil Reservoir,” National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSF), Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. H. Andy Li (University of Alberta), Principal Investigator is Dr. Hai Huang from Xi’an Shiyou University, No. 51874240, (amount: RMB 600,000 (~CAN $100,000) Jan. 1, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2022.

  40. “Laboratory Scale Modeling of Proppant Transportation and Settlement on Transparent Rough Fracture Replicas Generated from Tight Sands and Shales Gas Reservoirs in the Thrace Region, Turkey,” Istanbul Technical University, Scientific Research Project Coordination Unit, Co-Investigator, Principal Investigator is Dr. Kayhan Develi from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, Project No: MGA-2020-42581 (amount: ~CAD $15,200) Apr. 22, 2020 – Jan. 1, 2022 (extended until Jan. 1, 2023).

    Chair Position - NSERC-IRC:

  41. “Unconventional Oil Recovery,” NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRC), Partner Companies: APEX Eng., Husky Energy, Saudi Aramco, Petroleum Development Oman, Total, SIGNa, Devon, CNRL, BASF and Suncor (total amount CAN $430,000/year for five years). Nov. 1, 2016– Nov. 1, 2021 (extended until Nov. 1, 2023).


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