Publications

Reservoir Description:

Reservoir description through fractal geometry, percolation theory, and unconventional modeling techniques

  1. Babadagli, T.: “Fractal Analysis of 2-D Fracture Networks of Geothermal Reservoirs in South-Western Turkey”, J. of Volcanology and Geothermal Res., vol. 112/1-4, Dec. 2001, 83-103.

  2. Babadagli, T.: “Scanline Method to Determine the Fractal Nature of 2-D Fracture Networks”, Mathematical Geology, vol. 34, no. 6, 647-670, 2002.

  3. Bogatkov, D. and Babadagli, T.: “Characterization of Fracture Network System of the Midale Field,” J. Can. Petr. Tech., vol. 48, no. 7, July 2009, 30-39.

  4. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “A Sensitivity Analysis for Effective Parameters on 2-D Fracture Network Permeability,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 12, no. 3, June 2009, 455-469.

  5. Bogatkov, D. and Babadagli, T.: “Integrated Modeling of the Fractured Carbonate Midale Field and Sensitivity Analysis through Experimental Design,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 12, no. 6, Dec. 2009, 951-962.

  6. Al-Anazi, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Automatic Fracture Density Update Using Smart Well Data and Artificial Neural Networks,” Comp. and Geosciences, vol 36, 335-347, 2010.

  7. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Effective Fracture Network Permeability of Geothermal Reservoirs,” Geothermics, vol. 40, 25-38, 2011.

  8. Stalgorova, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Field Scale Modeling of Tracer Injection in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using the Random-Walk Simulation,” SPEJ, vol. 17, no. 2, June 2012, 580-592.

  9. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of Multi-Layer-Complex Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” Tran. in Porous Media, vol. 91 (1), 2012, 339-362.

  10. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Relationship between Percolation-Fractal Properties and Fracture Network Permeability of 2-D Fracture Networks,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., vol. 60, 353-362, 2013.

  11. Hofmann, H., Babadagli, T., and Zimmermann, G.: “Numerical Simulation of Complex Fracture Network Development by Hydraulic Fracturing in Naturally Fractured Ultratight Formations,” J. of Energy Resources Technology, vol. 136, 042907 / 1-9, Dec. 2014.


Effects of complex reservoir/rock characteristics on reservoir/displacement dynamics at micro and macro scale

  1. Develi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Quantification of Natural Fracture Surfaces Using Fractal Geometry”, Mathematical Geology, vol. 30, no.8, 1998, 971-998.

  2. Babadagli, T.: “Invasion Percolation in Correlated Porous Media”, Physica A, vol. 285, no: 3-4, Oct. 2000, 248-258.

  3. Develi, K., Babadagli, T. and Comlekci, C.: “A New Computer Controlled Surface Scanning Device for Measurement of Joint Surface Roughness”, Computers and Geosciences, vol. 27, no: 3, 2001, 265-277.

  4. Babadagli, T. and Develi, K.: “Fractal Characteristics of Rocks Fractured Under Tension”, Theoretical and Applied Frac. Mech., vol.39, no.1, 2003, 73-88.

  5. Babadagli, T. and Al-Salmi, S.: “A Review of Permeability Prediction Methods for Carbonate Reservoirs Using Well Log Data,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 7, no. 2 (April 2004) 75-88.

  6. ​Ozdemirtas, M. and Babadagli, T. and Kuru, E.: “Effects of Fractal Fracture Surface Roughness on the Borehole Ballooning,” Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 8, No. 1, Feb. 2009.

  7. Ozdemirtas, M., Kuru, E., and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental Investigations of Borehole Ballooning Due to Flow of  Non-Newtonian Fluids in Fractured Rocks,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., vol. 47, 1200-1206, 2010 (Technical Note-peer reviewed).

  8. Babadagli, T.: “Analysis of The Displacement in Fractal Lattices with Different Number of Grids,” Fractals, vol 13, no 3, Sept. 2005, 207-213.

  9. Develi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental Analysis of Single-Phase Flow through Deformable Rough Rock Fractures,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., vol. 73, 139-155, 2014.

  10. Babadagli, T., Ren, X. and Develi, K.: “Effects of Fractal Surface Roughness on Single and Multiphase Flow in a Single Fracture:  An Experimental Investigation,” Int. J. of Multiphase Flow, vol. 68, 40-58, 2014.

 

Effects of complex reservoir/rock characteristics on reservoir/displacement dynamics at giga (field) scale

  1. Babadagli, T., Al-Bemani, A. and Al-Shammakhi, K.: “Permeability-Distribution Assessment through Well Test Analysis”, J. Petroleum Tech., July 2001, 60-61.

  2. Babadagli, T., Al-Bemani, A. and Al-Shammakhi, K.: “Numerical Estimation of the Degree of Reservoir Permeability Heterogeneity Using Pressure Draw-Down Tests,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 57, 2004, 313-331.

  3. Babadagli, T.: “Effective Permeability Estimation for 2-D Fractal Permeability Fields,” Mathematical Geology, vol 38, no. 1, Jan. 2006.

  4. Al-Gosayir, M., Babadagli, T., Leung, J., and Al-Bahlani, A.M.: “Design of SOS-FR (Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs) Method for Heavy-Oil Recovery Using Hybrid Optimization Framework,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., 2014 (to appear).

 

Dimensionless parameters to model flow in fractured reservoirs to be used in the up-scaling studies

  1. Babadagli, T.: “Scaling of Capillary Imbibition under Static Thermal and Dynamic Fracture Flow Conditions” J. of Petroleum Science and Eng., vol. 33, no. 4, 223-239, 2002. 

  2. Babadagli, T.: “Selection of Proper Enhanced Oil Recovery Fluid for Efficient Matrix Recovery in Fractured Oil Reservoirs,” Colloids and Surface A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 223, no. 1-3, 2003, 157-175.

  3. Babadagli, T.: “Analysis of Oil Recovery by Spontaneous Imbibition of Surfactant Solution,” Oil and Gas Sci. and Tech. – Revue de l’IFP, vol. 60, no 4, 2005, 697-710.

  4. Babadagli, T.: “Evaluation of Critical Parameters in Oil Recovery from Fractured Chalks by Surfactant Injection,” J. Pet. Sci. and Eng, vol 54, no. 1-2, 2006, 43-54.

  5. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Investigations on Capillary and Viscous Displacement under Ultrasonic Waves,” Technical Note, J. of Canadian Pet. Tech., Feb. 2006, 16-19.

  6. 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

  7. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Efficiency of Diffusion Controlled Miscible Displacement in Fractured Porous Media,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 71, no. 3, Feb. 2008, 379-394.

  8. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Scaling Miscible Displacement in Fractured Porous Media Using Dimensionless Groups,” J. of Petr. Eng. and Sci., vol. 61, 2008, 58-66.

  9. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental and Numerical Modeling of the Mass Transfer between Rock Matrix and Fracture,” Chem. Eng. Jour., vol. 146, 2009, 194-204.

  10. 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.

 

Fracture property characterization (density, average matrix size, orientation) and use of fractal geometry in reservoir characterization/description

  1. Babadagli, T.: “Effect of Fractal Permeability Correlations on Waterflooding Performance in Carbonate Reservoirs” J. of Petroleum Science and Eng., vol. 23, no. 3-4, 223-238, 1999.

  2. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “A Sensitivity Analysis for Effective Parameters on 2-D Fracture Network Permeability,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 12, no. 3, June 2009, 455-469.

  3. Bogatkov, D. and Babadagli, T.:”Fracture Network Modeling Conditioned to Pressure Transient and Tracer Test Dynamic Data,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 75, 154-167, 2010.

  4. Singh, R. and Babadagli, T.: “Mechanics and Up-scaling of Heavy-Oil Bitumen Recovery by Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) Method,” J. Can. Petr. Tech.,  vol. 50, no. 1, (Jan) 2011, 33-42.

  5. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Generating 3-D Permeability Map of Fracture Networks Using Well, Outcrop, and Pressure Transient Data,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng, vol. 14, no. 2, April 2011, 215-224.

 

Fracture network characterization and upscaling

  1. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Relationship between Percolation-Fractal Properties and Fracture Network Permeability of 2-D Fracture Networks,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., vol. 60, 353-362, 2013.

  2. Rangriz Shokri, A., Babadagli, T. and Jafari, A.: “A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Statistical and Fractal Fracture Network Characteristics and Effective Fracture Network Permeability,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., 2014.

  3. Stalgorova, K. and Babadagli, T.: Scaling of Production Data Obtained from Random Walk Particle Tracking Simulations in Highly Fractured Porous Media,” Physica A, vol. 405, 181-192, 2014.

 

Fracture dynamics and development

  1. Hofmann, H., Babadagli, T. and Zimmermann, G.: “Hydraulic Fracturing Scenarios for Low Temperature EGS Heat Generation from the Precambrian Basement in Northern Alberta,” GRC Transactions, vol. 36, 459-467, 2012.

  2. Hofmann, H., Babadagli, T., and Zimmermann, G.: “Numerical Simulation of Complex Fracture Network Development by Hydraulic Fracturing in Naturally Fractured Ultratight Formations,” J. of Energy Resources Technology, vol. 136, 042907 / 1-9, Dec. 2014.

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