Berna Hascakir

Visiting PhD Student 
(Sept. 2007 - April. 2008) (Co-supervisor: Dr. S. Akin) 
Currently with Texas A&M 

Research topic: Investigation of Productivity of Heavy Oil Carbonate Reservoirs and Oil Shales Using Electrical and Electromagnetic Heating Methods

Depletion of conventional petroleum reserves and increase of hydrocarbon fuel demands require effective and economical recovery of unconventional heavy oil and bitumen resources. Therefore, I concentrate on the recovery of unconventional oil reserves (heavy oil, paraffinic oil, and oil shale) by using retort and microwave methods, experimentally. While retort is a conventional electrical heating method, microwave is a new and quick technology in order to recover unconventional reserves. I also focus on modeling the experimental results by using a commercial reservoir simulator to ascertain if these experiments can be modeled accurately. My research not only deals with the oil recovery but also the environmental aspects of the process, especially in terms of air pollution.

Publications:

  1. Hascakir, B., Babadagli, T. and Akin, S.: “Experimental and Numerical Simulation of Oil Recovery from Oil Shales by Electrical Heating,” Energy and Fuels, vol. 22, no. 6, Sept. 5, 2008, 3976-3985.

  2. Hascakir, B., Babadagli, T. and Akin, S.: “Field Scale Analysis of Heavy-Oil Recovery by Electrical Heating,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 13, no. 1, 131-142, Feb. 2010.

  3. Hascakir, B., Babadagli, T. and Akin, S.: “Experimental and Numerical Modeling of Heavy-Oil Recovery by Electrical Heating,” SPE 117669, 2008 SPE Int. Thermal Oper. and Heavy-Oil Symp., Calgary, AB, Canada, 20-23 Oct.

  4. Hascakir, B., Babadagli, T., Akin, S.: "Oil Recovery from Oil Shales by Electrical Heating," SPE Workshop: History Matching: Field Experiences and Lessons Learned, 29-31 August 2011, Cartagena Colombia.

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