Kishore Mohanty
Friday, November 6, 2020
12 pm - 1 pm

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In shale oil reservoirs, more than 90% of the oil remains in reservoirs after the primary production.

The oil recovery can be increased by energizing the oil, increasing oil permeability in the matrix, and enhancing the microfracture conductivity. Chemical blend and gas mixture huff-n-puff energize the oil and increase near fracture matrix permeability. Hydrothermal reactions can generate proppants in situ and increase the conductivity of microfractures. Nanoparticle encapsulated acid treatments can etch the microfractures selectively and increase microfracture conductivity. Laboratory evaluation of these processes would be discussed in this presentation.

Kishore Mohanty is the W.A. (Monty) Moncrief Centennial Chair Professor in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his PHD from the University of Minnesota in 1981. He worked in Arco Oil & Gas Company for 10 years before joining academia. He conducts research in Chemical EOR, Gas EOR, and Nanotechnology. He has received the 

SPE Distinguished Achievement Award for Petroleum Engineering Faculty in 2016, and the AIME/SPE Anthony F. Lucas Technical Leadership Gold Medal in 2013.