Can Ulas Hatiboglu

PhD (2007)

Currently with Shell Canada

Research topic: Miscible and Immiscible Transfer of Liquid-Liquid and Gas-Liquid Pairs Between Matrix and Fracture Under Static Conditions

Thesis

Ulas's research focuses on matrix-fracture transfer during EOR applications in fractured reservoirs. He uses core samples for static imbibition and diffusion experiments for co- and counter-current transfer. He tests the interaction of water-oil, hot water-oil, oil-solvent, and gas-water, using sandstone and carbonate rocks. The experimental set up he uses for imbibition and diffusion mechanims is shown below. 

LEFT: Vertical and horizontal direction spontaneous counter-current imbibition tests, and RIGHT: Data acquisition system to monitor the matrix-fracture transfer due to diffusion (it consists of an automated weight measurement system, its parts are scales, data acquisition sofware/hardware).

 

The second part of his research focuses on the 2-D visualization of this type of processes. 5x5x0.1 cm glass bead models were used for this purpose. 

Displacement of kerosene (white) by solvent (red) through diffusion in upward direction (co-current) and corresponding fractal dimensions of the displacement front (Paper No: 2005-077, 6th Canadian Int. Petroleum Conf., Calgary, AB, June 7-9, 2005).

 

Publications:

  1. Babadagli, T. and Hatiboglu, C.U.: “Analysis of Counter-Current Gas-Water Capillary Imbibition at Different Temperatures,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 55, no.3-4 (Feb. 2007) 277-293. 

  2. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Oil Recovery by Counter-Current Spontaneous Imbibition:  Effects of Matrix Shape Factor, Gravity, IFT, Oil Viscosity, Wettability, and Rock Type,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 59, 2007, 106-122. (Ranked in the top ten of the most cited papers, 2007-2010 period).

  3. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Lattice-Boltzmann Simulation of Solvent Diffusion into Oil Saturated Porous Media,” Phys. Review E, vol. 76, 066309-12, 2007.

  4. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Primary and Secondary Oil Recovery from Different Wettability Rocks by Counter-Current Diffusion and Spontaneous Imbibition,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 11, No. 2 (April 2008) 418-428.

  5. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Diffusion Mass Transfer in Miscible Oil Recovery:  Visual Experiments and Simulation,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 74, 2008, 169-184.

  6. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Pore-scale Studies of Spontaneous Imbibition into Oil-saturated Porous Media,” Phys. Review E, vol. 77, 066311-11, 2008.

  7. Babadagli, T., Hatiboglu, C. U. and Hamida, T.: “Evaluation of Matrix-Fracture Transfer Functions for Counter-Current Capillary Imbibition,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 80, no. 1, 17-56, 2009.

  8. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental and Visual Analysis of Co- and Counter-Current Spontaneous Imbibition for Different Viscosity Ratios, Interfacial Tensions, and Wettabilities ,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 70, no. 3-4, 214-228, Feb. 2010.

  9. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental and Visual Analysis of Diffusive Mass Transfer between Matrix and Fracture under Static Conditions,” vol. 74, 31-40, J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., 2010.

  10. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Dynamics of Spontaneous Counter-Current Imbibition For Different Matrix Shape Factors, Interfacial Tensions, Wettabilities and Oil Types,” Paper 2004-091, CIM 55th Annual Technical Meeting, Canadian International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, Canada, 8-10 June 2004.

  11. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental Analysis of Primary and Secondary Oil Recovery from Matrix by Counter-Current Diffusion and Spontaneous Imbibition,” SPE 90312, 2004 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exh., Houston, TX, 26-29 Sept., 2004.

  12. Babadagli, T. and Hatiboglu, C. U.: “Analysis of Counter-Current Interaction Between Matrix and Fracture for Gas-Water Systems,” Paper 1187, 2005 World Geothermal Congress, Antalya-Turkey, April 24-29, 2005.

  13. Babadagli, T., Hatiboglu, C. U. and Hamida, T.: “Evaluation of Matrix-Fracture Transfer Functions for Counter-Current Capillary Imbibition,” SPE 92111, SPE Asia Pacific Oil  & Gas Conf. and Exh., 5-7 April 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia.

  14. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on the Capillary Imbibition Recovery of Oil,” SPE 92124, SPE Asia Pacific Oil  & Gas Conf. and Exh., 5-7 April 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia.

  15. Babadagli, T. and Hatiboglu, C. U.: “Gas-Water Counter-Current Capillary Imbibition at Different Temperatures,” SPE 93882, SPE Western Regional Meeting, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2005, Irvine, CA, USA.

  16. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Visualization Studies on Matrix-Fracture Transfer Due to Diffusion,” Paper No. 2005-077, CIM 56th Annual Technical Meeting, Canadian International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, Canada, 7-9 June 2005.

  17. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental and Stochastic Modeling of Diffusion Controlled Matrix-Fracture Transfer in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” SPE 95474, 2005 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exh., Dallas, TX, 9-12 Oct., 2005.

  18. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Primary and Secondary Oil Recovery from Different Wettability Rocks by Counter-Current Diffusion and Spontaneous Imbibition,” SPE 94120, SPE/DOE Symp. on Imp. Oil Rec. Conf. 22-26 April 2006, Tulsa, OK.

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