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Carbonate Reservoir Group

The Carbonate Reservoir Group at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering is world-renowned for its applied and fundamental research on improving the predictability of hydrocarbon recovery from carbonate reservoirs.

Conference Publications

2017

Geiger S, Arnold D, Demyanov, V, Ibiam E, Numerical simulation of polymer flooding in a heterogeneous reservoir - constrained vs unconstrained optimization. 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, 2017.

Egya D, Geiger S, March R, Corbett PWM, The effect of fracture skin, network connectivity, and network size on well-test responses in naturally fractured reservoirs. 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, 2017.

Al-Ameri S, Agada S, El-Sheikh A, Geiger S, Doster F, Multi-objective optimization of WAG injection in fractured carbonate reservoirs under geological uncertainty. 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, 2017.

Al-Breiki M, Geiger C, Corbett PWM, A consistent workflow to re-evaluate the Hhydrocarbon distribution in a giant carbonate reservoir in the Middle East. 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, 2017.

Al-Hashmi F, Geiger S, Applying fast and quantitative screening methods to understand the reservoir dynamics in complex carbonate reservoirs. 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France, 2017.

March R, Elder H, Doster F, Geiger S, Accurate dual-porosity modelling for CO2 storage in fractured reservoirs. SPE Paper SPE-182646, 2017

Al-Maqbali A, Spooner VE, Geiger S, Arnold D, Mackay EJ, Uncertainty quantification for foam flooding in fractured carbonate reservoirs. SPE Paper SPE-182669, 2017.

Zhang Z, Geiger S, Rood M, Jacquemyn C, Jackson M, Hampson G, de Moura F, Coda C, Silva D, Costa Sousa M, Flow diagnostics on fully unstructured grids. SPE Paper SPE-182635, 2017.

2016

Al-Maqbali A, Geiger S, Mackay E, Numerical simulation of foam injection in fractured carbonates - Quantifying the impacts of foam and reservoir properties. 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 2016.

Egya D, Geiger S, Corbett PWM, Bisdom K, Bertotti G, Bezerra H, Assessing the validity and limitations of dual-porosity models using geological well testing for fractured formations. 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 2016.

Mackay E, Jordan M, Geiger S, Impact of in-situ reactivity on scale management in sandstone and carbonate reservoirs. 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 2016.

Jiang Z, Corbett PWM, Identification of critical pore size for permeability calculation. EAGE-SCA International Symposium on Digital Rock Physics and Applications, Beijing, China, 2016.

2015

Al-Maqbali A, Agada S, Geiger S, Haugen A, Ferno M, Modelling foam displacement in fractured carbonate reservoirs. SPE Paper SPE-177600, 2015.

Aljuboori F, Corbett PWM, Bisdom K, Bertotti G, Geiger S, Using outcrop data for geological well test modelling in fractured reservoirs. 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. Madrid, Spain, 2015.

Dominquez Lopez D, Pickup GE, Corbett PWM, The effects of relative permeability and capillary pressure curves on a 2D karst reservoir models. 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. Madrid, Spain, 2015.

Tavares AC, Corbett PWM, Borghi L, Camara R, Diagenetic facies in Coquina carbonates - A new approach for complex diagenetic reservoirs. 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. Madrid, Spain, 2015.

Agada S, Soni K, Geiger S, Numerical simulation of foam EOR processes in heterogeneous fractured carbonate reservoirs. 18th EAGE IOR/EOR conference, Dresden, Germany, 2015.

Agada S, Geiger S, El-Sheikh AH, Mackay EJ, Oladyshkin S, Reduced order models for rapid EOR simulation in fractured carbonate reservoirs. SPE Paper 173205, 2015.

Jackson MD, Hampson GJ, Rood D, Geiger S, Zhang Z, Costa Sousa M, Amorim R, Vital Brazil E, Samavati FF, Guimaraes L, Rapid Reservoir Modeling: Prototyping of reservoir models, well trajectories and development options using an intuitive, sketch-Based interface. SPE Paper 173237, 2015.

Doster F, Nordbotten JM, Full pressure coupling for geo-mechanical multi-phase multi-component flow simulations. SPE Paper 173232, 2015.

2014

Gibrata MA, van Dijke MIJ, Geiger S, Pore scale modeling and its advantage for enhanced oil recovery of near miscible three-phase flow WAG flooding in carbonate reservoirs. IPTC Paper 17799, 2014.

Taabbodi L, Chen, Z, Geiger S, Transient shape factors for thermal flow Simulation in naturally fractured reservoirs: A concept. SPE Paper 171083, 2014.

Chanda V, Barnett A, Wright PV, Steele R, Geiger S, Corbett PWM, Milroy P, Novel near-wellbore rock typing  and upscaling workflow to improve reservoir characterisation and modelling of carbonates. 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014.

Ahmed Elfeel M, Agada S, Maier C, Geiger S, Integrating discrete fracture models for static and dynamic calibration of fractured reservoirs. 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014.

Mangione A, Lewis H, Geiger S, van der Land C, Wood R, Couples G, Synthetic diagenesis - the key to carbonate systems in basin modelling. 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014.

Gopa K, Demyanov V, Ahmed Elfeel M, Arnold D, Uncertainty quantification with application of distance metric in naturally fractured reservoirs. 6th Saint Petersburg International Conference & Exhibition – Geosciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2014.

Agada S, Geiger S, Wettability, trapping and fracture-matrix interaction during WAG injection in fractured carbonate reservoirs. SPE Paper 169054, 2014.

2013

Jiang Z, van Dijke MIJ, Geiger S, Kronbauer D, Frangiotti Mantovani I, Peres Fernandes C, Impact of the spatial correlation of microporosity on fluid flow in carbonate rocks. SPE Paper 166001, 2013.

Agada S, Geiger S, Optimising gas injection in carbonate reservoirs using high-resolution outcrop analogue models. SPE Paper 166061, 2013.

Chandra V, Geiger S, Corbett PWM, Steele R, Milroy P, Barnett A, Wright P, Jain P, Using near wellbore upscaling to improve reservoir characterization and simulation in highly heterogeneous carbonate reservoirs. SPE Paper 166033, 2013.

Ahmed Elfeel M, Al-Dhahli A, Jiang Z, Geiger S, van Dijke MIJ, Effect of rock and wettability heterogeneity on the eciency of WAG flooding in carbonate reservoirs. SPE Paper 166054, 2013.

Mangione A, Lewis S, Geiger S, van der Land C, Improving the estimation of porosity and permeability distribution by linking basin modelling to diagenetic evolution of carbonate reservoirs. SPE Paper 166000, 2013.

Pak T, Butler IB, Geiger S, van Dijke MIJ, Jiang Z, Elphick S, Sorbie KS, Pore-scale visualisation of two-phase fluid displacement processes in a carbonate rock using X-ray microtomography technique. SPE Paper 165997, 2013.

Annewandter R, Main IG, Geiger S, High-resolution numerical simulations of capillary trapping for carbon dioxide in fractured formations. SPE Paper 166002, 2013.

Maier C, Geiger S, Combining unstructured grids, discrete fracture representation and dual-porosity models for improved simulation of naturally fractured reservoirs. SPE Paper 166049, 2013.

van der Land C, Wood R, Jiang Z, van Dijke MIJ, Corbett PWM, Geiger S, Compaction and diagenesis during burial — Predicting permeability trends with depth. 75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. London, U.K., 2013.

Chandra V, Steele R, Milroy P, Corbett PWM, Geiger S, Improving permeability modelling in a large offshore carbonate field using near wellbore upscaling and dynamic calibration workflow. 75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. London, U.K., 2013.

Pak T, Butler I, van Dijke MIJ, Geiger S, In-situ monitoring of fluid saturation distributions in carbonate rocks. 75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. London, U.K., 2013.

Shaw-Stewart J, Wood R, Corbett PWM, van der Land C, Geiger S, The importance of modelling high-frequency cycles in the habitat of residual oil in carbonate reservoirs. 75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition. London, U.K., 2013.

Jiang Z, Al-Dhahli A, van Dijke MIJ, Geiger S, Couples GD, Ma J, Multi-scale pore-network modelling of WAG in carbonates. 17th EAGE IOR/EOR conference, St Petersburg, Russia, 2013.

Pak T, Butler I, van Dijke MIJ, Geiger S, Jiang Z, Visualisation of two-phase fluid displacement processes at pore scale in carbonate rocks using computed tomography technique. 1st International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures. Ghent, Belgium, 2013.

Fricke C, Geiger S, Butler I, Elphick S, Quantification of fractures in porous materials with micro-X-ray CT for comparison of flow experiments and simulations. 1st International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures. Ghent, Belgium, 2013.

Akhimiona N, Corbett PWM, Geiger S, Numerical modelling of a low-permeability, highly compactible, waterflooded reservoir. SPE Paper 163590, 2013.

Ahmed Elfeel M, Jamal S, Enemanna C, Arnold D, Geiger S, Effect of DFN upscaling on history matching and prediction of naturally fractured reservoirs. SPE Paper 164838, 2013.

Ahmed Elfeel M, Al-Dhahli A, Geiger S, van Dijke MIJ, Multi-scale simulation of WAG flooding in naturally fractured reservoirs. SPE Paper 164837, 2013.

Maier C, Schmid KS, Ahmed Elfeel M, Geiger S, Multi-rate mass-transfer dual-porosity modeling using the exact analytical solution for spontaneous imbibition. SPE Paper 164926, 2013.

Agada S, Chen F, Geiger S, Toigulova G, Agar S, Shekhar R, Benson G, Hehmeyer O, Amour F, Mutti M, Christ N, Immenhauser A, Deciphering the fundamental controls of flow in carbonates using numerical well-testing, production optimisation, and 3D high-resolution outcrop analogues for fractured carbonate reservoirs. SPE Paper 164805, 2013.

Corbett PWM, Fitch P, Geiger S, Rolling back frontiers in carbonate reservoir characterization. First Break, 2013.

2012

Al-Dhahli A, van Dijke MIJ, Geiger S, Pore-to-reservoir modelling of three-phase flow processes in mixed-wet carbonate reservoirs. 13th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery. Biarritz, France, 2012.

Jiang Z, van Dijke MIJ, Geiger S, Couples GD, Wood RA, Extraction of fractures from 3D rock images and network modelling of multi-phase flow in fracture-pore systems. SCA Symposium 2012, Aberdeen, UK.

Jiang Z, van Dijke MIJ, Geiger S, Representation of pore-scale heterogeneity and prediction of multi-Phase flow functions in carbonate rocks. XIX Conference on Computational methods in Water Resources,  Illinois, USA, 2012.

Al-Dhahli A, Geiger S, van Dijke MIJ, Accurate modelling of pore-scale film and layer flow for three-phase EOR in carbonate rocks with arbitrary wettability. SPE Paper 154019, 2012.

Ahmed Elfeel MO, Geiger S, Static and dynamic assessment of DFN permeability upscaling. SPE Paper 154369, 2012.

Chima A, Geiger S, Analytical equation to predict gas-water relative permeability curves in fractures. SPE Paper 152252, 2012.

Kazemi A, Corbett PWM, Wood RA, New approach for geomodeling and dynamic calibration of carbonate reservoirs using Porosity Determined System (PODS). 74th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, , Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012.

Kazemi A, Corbett PWM, van der Land C, Wood RA, Modelling PODS of petrophysical rock Types in a carbonate field for dynamic calibration of a matrix-only reservoir model. 74th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012.

Van der Land C, Wu K, Wood RA, van Dijke MIJ, Jiang Z, Thorpe D, Modelling the diagenetic tipping points in the porosity-permeability evolution of a carbonate reservoir rock. 74th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012.

Lecomte E, Chalak C, Lewis H, Evaluation of a fault zone in a carbonate hydrocarbon reservoir, Alert Geomaterials Workshop, Aussois, France, 2012.

2011

Chandra V, Hamdi H, Corbett PWM, Geiger S, Improving reservoir characterisation and simulation with near wellbore modeling. SPE Paper 148104, 2011.

Al-Dhahli A, Geiger S, van Dijke MIJ, Three-phase pore-network modelling for mixed-wet carbonate reservoirs. SPE Paper 147991, 2011.

Geiger S, Dentz M, Neuweiler I, A novel multi-rate dual-porosity model for improved simulation of fractured and multi-porosity reservoirs. SPE Paper 148130, 2011.

Corbett PWM, Hamdi H, Gurav, Layered reservoirs with internal crossflow: A well-connected family of well-test pressure transient responses. 73rd EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 2011.

Chandra V and Corbett PWM, Near well bore modelling of caliche and impact on oil-in-place determination. 73rd EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 2011.

Akhimiona N, Corbett PWM, Lewis K, A high resolution approach in predicting reservoir performance from diatomite reservoirs. SPE Paper SPE-144515, 2011.

2010

Ahmed Elfeel MO, Couples GD, Geiger S, Ma J, Upscaled multi-phase flow properties of fracture corridors. SPE Paper 139463, 2010.

Tambue A, Geiger S, Lord GJ, Exponential integrators for advection-dominated reactive transport in 3D anisotropic and heterogeneous porous media. In proceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery. Oxford, UK, 2010.

Schmid KS, Geiger S, Sorbie KS, Analytical solutions for co- and countercurrent imbibition of sorbing, dispersive solutes in immiscible two-phase flow. In proceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery. Oxford, UK, 2010.

Zaretskiy Y, Geiger S, Sorbie KS, Pore-scale modelling of chemically induced effects on two-phase flow. In proceedings of the 12th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery. Oxford, UK, 2010.

Geiger S, Fricke C, Schmid KS, Zaretskiy Y, Butler I, Elphick S, Sorbie KS, van Dijke MIJ, A combined numerical-experimental approach to study sub-grid transport processes in real carbonate rocks. 72nd EAGE Conference & Exhibition. Barcelona, Spain, 2010.

Agar SM, Geiger S, Matthai SK, Immenhauser A, Alway R, Tomas S, Shekhar R, Paul J, Benson G, Karcz Z, Kabiri L, The impact of hierarchical fracture networks on flow partitioning in carbonate reservoirs: Examples based on a Jurassic carbonate ramp analog from the High Atlas. SPE Paper 135135, 2010.

Corbett PWM, Geiger S, Borges L, Garayev M, Gonzalez JG, Valdez C, Limitations in numerical well test modelling of fractured carbonate rocks. SPE Paper 130252, 2010.

Weis P, Driesner T, Heirnich CA, Coumou D, Geiger S, Flow of brine and vapour in subaerial and Submarine magmatic hydrothermal systems. Smart Science for Exploration and Mining, Vol 1-2, p. 873-875, 2010.

Ryazanov AV, van Dijke MIJ, Sorbie KS, Pore-network prediction of residual oil saturation based on oil layer drainage in mixed-wet systems. SPE Paper 129919, 2010.

Couples GD and Lewis H, High-pressure experimental models of geological structures. 14th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics. EPJ WebofConferences, 6, 22004, doi:10.1051/epjconf/20100622004, 2010.

2009 and earlier

Geiger S, Huangfu Q, Reid F, Matthäi SK, Coumou D, Belayneh M, Fricke C, Schmid K, Massively parallel sector scale discrete fracture and matrix simulations. SPE Paper 118924, 2009.

Holm R, van Dijke MIJ , Geiger S, Espeda M, Consistent capillary pressure and relative permeability for mixed-wet systems in macroscopic three-phase flow simulation. 11th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery. Bergen, Norway, 2008

Holm R, van Dijke MIJ , Geiger S, Espeda M, Three-phase flow modelling using pore-scale capillary pressure and relative permeability for mixed-wet systems. 10th International Symposium on Evaluation of Reservoir Wettability and Its Effect on Oil Recovery. Abu Dhabi, 2008.

Geiger S, Matthäi SK, Niessner J, Helmig R, Black-Oil simulations for three-component - three-phase flow in fractured porous media. SPE Paper 107485, 2007.

Identification of Critical Pore Size for Permeability Calculation