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Dr. George Hirasaki

Welcome to Rice University's Consortium for Processes in Porous Media. We are a group of Rice University faculty, staff and students engaged in collaborative research with industry partners and various academic researchers. Our core research areas include the study of surfactant and foam Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes and NMR and molecular simulation characterization of unconventional oil and gas resources. As the Director of this research consortium, I thank you for your interest in our research and welcome you to potential opportunities for collaboration and participation.
                                                                                                                                         Dr. George Hirasaki


21th Annual Consortium, April 5, 2017

Preliminary Agenda



George Hirasaki


Arne Graue

Application of CO2 Foam EOR as CCUS Enabler: - Upscaling CO2 Foam EOR from Lab to Field Pilots

Reza Amirmoshiri

Effects of Oil Saturation and Composition on Foam Transport in Porous Media

Yongchao Zeng

Probing CO2 Soluble Surfactant for Foaming

Pengfei Dong

Low-Interfacial-Tension Foaming System for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Highly Heterogeneous/Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs

Maura Puerto

Titration of Surfactant after ASP Flooding

Jin Song

Experiment and Surface Complexation Modeling of Calcite Zeta Potential in Brines with Mixed Potential Determing Ions

Philip Singer 

NMR Relaxation of Polymer - Alkane Mixes, a Model System for Crude Oils

Zeliang Chen

Effects of Bitumen Extraction on the 2D NMR Response of Saturated Kerogen Isolates

Eric Vavra

Characterizing Foam Displacement of Crude Oil in Model Porous Media

Xiujuan He

The Progress on Low IFT Viscoelastic Surfactants

Lisa Biswal

Visualizing the Smart Foam Rheology in Crude Oil Displacement

Luqing Qi

pH-responsive Polymer Coated Nanoparticles for Controlled Emulsification of Heavy Oil

Peng He

Asphaltene Precipitation and Deposition from Crude Oil in Porous Media by Microfluidic Observation

Nate Lin

Invesitigation of Deposition and Oil-Brine Interfacial Rheology of Asphaltene-Stabliazed Emulsion

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