Special Issue "Advances in Improving Energy Efficiency and Reducing Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Recovery"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Geo-Energy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rouhi Farajzadeh
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Mekelweg 5, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
Interests: sustainable energy; transport phenomena; CO2 sequestration; enhanced oil recovery
Dr. Ali Akbar Eftekhari
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Guest Editor
Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: exergy; flow in porous media; subsurface energy storage; sustainable energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the coming decades, valuable and declining oil and gas resources will continue to provide the driving force for a transition to a world with a larger share of sustainable energy. Even after a green transition, it is expected that responsible use of oil, as raw material and strategic energy resource, will play a vital role in a green society. Production and processing of fossil fuels, however, is becoming more energy-intensive due to the declining conventional oil and gas resources. The increasingly stringent environmental regulations demand more efficient processes with lower environmental footprints, e.g. lower CO2 emission and hazardous species in the water discharge. Recent developments in the energy-efficiency of upstream equipment combined with more-advanced methods of mobilizing oil and gas in the reservoir, a successful combination of environmentally-beneficial measures such as CO2 storage and produced water reinjection in the reservoirs, and utilizing renewable energy in oil and gas production are among the responses of the academia and industry to these new challenges. Having a collection of quantified demonstrations of recent activities regarding the increased efficiency and reduced environmental footprint of oil and gas production seems timely and essential. We would like to invite you to submit an article to this special issue and highlight how your recent work increases energy efficiency and reduces the hazardous emissions of oil and gas production.

Keywords

  • Clean production
  • Low CO2 emission
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Energy efficiency
  • CO2 sequestration
  • Oil and gas processing
  • Produced water processing
  • Oil and gas separation

Thank you very much!

Dr. Rouhi Farajzadeh
Dr. Ali Akbar Eftekhari
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Clean production
  • Low CO2 emission
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Energy efficiency
  • CO2 sequestration
  • Oil and gas processing
  • Produced water processing
  • Oil and gas separation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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