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.

  12. Raimbay, A., Babadagli, T., Kuru, E. and Develi, K.: “Fractal Analysis of Single-Phase Water and Polymer Solution Flow at High Rates in Open and Horizontally Displaced Rough Fractures,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. & Min. Sci., vol. 92, 54-71, 2017.

  13. Babadagli, T.: “Transport in Complex Natural Fractures of Earth: Unraveling the Secrecy by Fractal Geometry,” J. of Hydrology, vol. 584, 124937, Aug. 2020.


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

  7. 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.

  8. 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).

  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.

  11. Raimbay, A., Babadagli, T., Kuru, E. and Develi, K.: “Quantitative and Visual Analysis of Proppant Transport in Rough Fractures,” J. of Natural Gas Sci. and Eng., vol. 33, 1291-1307, 2016.

  12. Hofmann, H., Babadagli, T., Yoon, J., Blocher, G., and Zimmermann, G.: “A Hybrid Discrete/Finite Element Modeling Study of Complex Hydraulic Fracture Development for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) in Granitic Basements,” Geothermics, vol. 64, 362-381, 2016.

  13. Rangriz-Shokri, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Laboratory Measurements and Numerical Simulation of Cyclic Solvent Stimulation with Thermally-Aided Solvent Retrieval Phase in the Presence of Wormholes after CHOPS,” Energy and Fuels, vol. 30, no, 11, 9181-9192, 2016.

  14. Shi, Y. and Babadagli, T.: “Simultaneous Occurrence of Miscible and Immiscible Displacement Processes during Solvent Displacement of Heavy-Oil: A Parametric Analysis Using Micro-Scale Experiments,” SPEJ, vol. 24, no. 4, 1630-1644, 2019.

  15. Basilio, E. and Babadagli, T.: “Testing the Injection of Air with Methane as a New Approach to Reduce the Cost of Heavy Oil Recovery: An Experimental Analysis to Determine Optimal Application Conditions,” Fuel, vol. 265 (April 1), Article 116954, 2020.

  16. Basilio, E. and Babadagli, T.: “Use of Air with Methane in Cyclic Solvent Injection Applications for Improved Foam Stability and Cost Effective Heavy Oil Recovery,” Energy and Fuels, vol. 34, 278-293, 2020.

  17. Wei, G., Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Hou, L. and Li, H.A..: “Determination of the Effect of Resin-Coating on Ceramic Proppant Settlement for Optimal Hydraulic Fracturing Applications,” J. of Powder Tech., vol. 373, 109-117, 2020.

  18. Huang, H., Babadagli, T., Li, H.A., Develi, K. and Zhou, D.: “A Visual Experimental Study on Proppant Transport in Rough Vertical Fractures,” Int. J. Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., vol. 134, 104446, 2020.

  19. Al-Kindi, I. and Babadagli, T.: “Thermodynamics of Liquids in Capillary Medium,” J. of Fluid Mech., vol. 905, 2020.

 

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., vol. 130, 77-85, 2015.

 

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.

  11. Hofmann, H., Babadagli, T., Yoon, J.S. and Zimmermann, G.: “Multi-Branched Growth of Fractures in Shales for Effective Reservoir Contact: A Particle Based Distinct Element Modeling Study,” J. of Natural Gas Sci. and Eng., vol. 35 (Part A), 509-521, 2016.

  12. Leyva, H. and Babadagli, T.: “High Temperature Solvent Injection for Heavy-Oil Recovery from Oilsands:  Determination of Optimal Application Conditions through Genetic Algorithm,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 20, no. 2, 372-382, 2017.

  13. Irfan, M., Bisson, T., Bobicki, E., Xu, Z., Arguelles-Vivas, F., Liu, Q, Xu, Z. and Babadagli, T.: “CO2 Storage in Saline Aquifers by Dissolution/Penetration Mechanism:  An Experimental Investigation,” Coll. and Surf. A: Phys. and Eng. Aspects, vol. 548, 37-45, 2018.

 

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.

  6. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Estimation of Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability Using Fractal and Statistical Network Properties,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 92-93, 110-123, 2012.

  7. Korfanta, M., Babadagli, T. and Develi, K.: “Fractal Aspects of Miscible Displacement in Rough Fractures: An Experimental Approach,” Fractals, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 1540005-1/24, 2015.

 

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.

  4. Rangriz-Shokri, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Feasibility Assessment of Heavy-Oil Recovery by CO2 Injection after Cold Production with Sands: Lab-to-Field Scale Modeling Considering Non-Equilibrium Foamy Oil Behavior,” Applied Energy, vol. 205, 615-625, 2017.

 

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.

  3. Hofmann, H., Babadagli, T. and Zimmermann, G.: “A Grain Based Modeling Study of Fracture Branching during Compression Tests in Granites,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., vol. 77, 152-162, 2015.

  4. Hofmann, H., Babadagli, T., Yoon, J., Zang, A., and Zimmermann, G.: “A Grain Based Modeling Study of Mineralogical Factors Affecting Strength, Elastic Behaviour and Micro Fracture Development during Compression Tests in Granites,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol. 147, 261-275, 2015.

  5. Hofmann, H., Blocher, G., Milsch, H., Babadagli, T., and Zimmermann, G.: “Transmissivity of aligned and displaced tensile fractures in granitic rocks during cyclic loading,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. & Min. Sci., vol. 87, 69-84, Sept. 2016.

  6. Korfanta, A., Babadagli, T., and Develi, K.: “Experimental Analysis of Miscible Displacement in a Single Fracture,” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol. 205, 25-36, 2017.

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