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Floods  

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Floods Floods Nature Bulletin No. 15 May 19, 1945 Forest Preserve District of Cook County Clayton F. Smith, President Roberts Mann, Superintendent of Conservation FLOODS Fish thrive on floods. Then they can gorge themselves on worms, slugs and insects from the inundated bottomlands, or on food washed in from the fields and woods. The recent heavy rains have put the DesPlaines river far out of its banks. Fish from tributaries and bottomland ponds or lakes where they escaped suffocation under the ice last winter, are moving about actively and restocking those stretches of the streams where thousands perished They may even come upstream, over the dams, from the lower river, Very few fish are ever swept downstream over dams. Within the past few days, bullheads, minnows, bluegills and other kinds have been caught, and found to be fat and plump with food

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Displacement Mechanism of Polymer Flooding by Molecular  

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Whether polymer flooding can enhance displacement efficiency or not is still a problem under debate. Laboratory experiment, numerical simulation and core data analysis are the commonly used means to study polymer flooding displacement efficiency. We discuss the limitations of these methods and employ molecular tribology to study the problem. The black–white ball action principle, i.e. the atom action model for describing the friction principle, is used to analyse the microscopic mechanism of oil displacement and describe the molecular interactions and displacement power during polymer flooding. Both tribology theory and dynamic rheological test show that molecular interactions during polymer flooding are bigger than that during water flooding. It is concluded that displacement efficiency of water flooding may be higher than that of polymer flooding at particular area; while polymer flooding can weaken the heterogeneity significantly, decrease ineffective injection and enhance the total displacement efficiency.

Yang Er-Long; Song Kao-Ping

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of Surfactant-Polymer Flooding  

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We propose a mathematical model (numerical simulation) of surfactant-polymer flooding for a three-phase six-component system. ... model takes into account various phenomena inherent to flooding, the effect of sur...

Baoguang Jin; Hanqiao Jiang; Xiansong Zhang…

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Study of the Polymer Flooding Applied to the Norne Field E-Segment.  

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?? The enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods such as polymer flooding to increase oil production from water flooded fields are becoming more attractive. Water flooding… (more)

Amirbayov, Teyyub

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer flooding design and optimization under economic uncertainty  

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Abstract We use a streamline-based simulator that accurately captures non-Newtonian rheology and controls numerical dispersion to investigate polymer-flooding design. First, we develop and test a parallel design algorithm to optimize polymer floods with respect to net present value in terms of slug size, polymer concentration, and initiation; in which, simulations are run simultaneously and the results are combined through scaling of optimal slug size. In terms of optimal strategies, the optimization results illustrate that polymer-flooding design – with respect to concentration, slug size, and initiation – is more intuitive than earlier expected. It is always beneficial to start polymer flooding as soon as possible preferably before any waterflooding. The optimal slug size is close to being continuous. The optimal concentration is generally high and represents a balance between mobility gains and injectivity losses. Second, we quantify the impact of uncertainty on both the design and profitability of polymer flooding. This serves as a guide to associated data acquisition efforts, where pre-polymer flooding initiation, efforts can be focused on reducing uncertainties of high impact factors thereby increasing the probability of success.

Abdulkareem M. AlSofi; Martin J. Blunt

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Robust quantification of parametric uncertainty for surfactant–polymer flooding  

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Uncertainty in surfactant–polymer flooding is an important challenge to the wide- ... uncertainty in an efficient manner. Monte Carlo simulation is the traditional uncertainty quantification approach that ... unc...

Ali Alkhatib; Peter King

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Continuous, Trapped, and Flowing Gas on Performance of Alkaline Surfactant Polymer (ASP) Flooding  

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Alkali Surfactant Polymer (ASP) flooding has traditionally been considered in tertiary mode, i.e., after a reservoir has been sufficiently water flooded. ... and flow properties of an ASP flood are captured to calibrate a comprehensive reservoir-simulation model. ... Roshanfekr, M.; Johns, R. T.; Pope, G.; Britton, L.; Linnemeyer, H.; Britton, C.; Vyssotski, A.Simulation of the Effect of Pressure and Solution Gas on Oil Recovery From Surfactant/Polymer Floods SPE J. 2012, 17 ( 3) 705 ...

R. Farajzadeh; A. Ameri; M. J. Faber; D. W. van Batenburg; D. M. Boersma; J. Bruining

2013-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

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flash flood  

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flash flood [Context: The flash flood in the Big Thompson Canyon in Colorado on July 31,1976 killed 139 people]? flutartige Überschwemmung f, durch heftige Regenfälle ausgelöste Überschwemmung f ...

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A novel model and sensitivity analysis for viscoelastic polymer flooding in offshore oilfield  

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Abstract Polymer flooding has been widely used in petroleum industry. With the development of theory and technology, some problems in the existing models of polymer flooding appear during simulation. Based on the characteristics of polymer and offshore oilfield such as viscoelasticity, degradation effect and strong salt-sensitive effect, a novel model of viscoelastic polymer flooding is built, and the validation is verified. After comparing the distributions of effective viscosity and residual oil of taking account of elasticity and taking no account of elasticity, it is used to investigate the effects of injection rate, polymer molecular weight, salinity, degradation rate and well space.

Jing Wang; Huiqing Liu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Horizontal well improves oil recovery from polymer flood--  

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Horizontal drilling associated with an injection scheme appears to be highly promising for obtaining additional oil recovery. Horizontal well CR 163H, in the Chateaurenard field is discussed. It demonstrated that a thin unconsolidated sand can be successfully drilled and cased. The productivity index (PI) of the well was much greater than vertical wells, and an unproduced oil bank was successfully intersected. On the negative side, it was necessary to pump low in a very deviated part of the well, and the drilling cost was high compared to an onshore vertical well. CR 163H was the fifth and probably most difficult horizontal well drilled by Elf Aquitaine. Located within a polymer-flood project, the target was a 7-m thick sand reservoir at a vertical depth of 590:0080 m. In this inverted seven-spot configuration with one injector in the center and six producers at a distance of 400 m, a polymer solution was injected from 1977 to 1983, followed by water injection.

Bruckert, L. (Elf Aquitaine, Boussens, (FR))

1989-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Preconditioning concepts in polymer flooding in high-salinity reservoirs; Laboratory investigations and case histories  

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In polymer-flood field projects with partially hydrolized polyacrylamide (PH PAA) solutions, the authors applied two methods of preconditioning: a preflush with fresh water and the use of a relatively small slug of a less-salt-sensitive polymer. Results of laboratory work that led to an improved preconditioning concept with polymer are described. Case histories of two projects with two different preconditioning processes are presented and discussed in detail.

Volz, H.; Maltin, B.K. (RWE-DEA AG (DE)); Sohn, W.O.

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of anode flooding on the performance degradation of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells  

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Abstract Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) stacks in a fuel cell vehicle can be inevitably exposed to harsh environments such as cold weather in winter, causing water flooding by the direct flow of condensed water to the electrodes. In this study, anode flooding was experimentally investigated with condensed water generated by cooling the anode gas line during a long-term operation (?1600 h). The results showed that the performance of the PEMFC was considerably degraded. After the long-term experiment, the thickness of the anode decreased, and the ratio of Pt to carbon in the anode increased. Moreover, repeated fuel starvation of the half-cell severely oxidized the carbon surface due to the high induced potential (>1.5 VRHE). The cyclic voltammogram of the anode in the half-cell experiments indicated that the characteristic feature of the oxidized carbon surface was similar to that of the anode in the single cell under anode flooding conditions during the long-term experiment. Therefore, repeated fuel starvation by anode flooding caused severe carbon corrosion in the anode because the electrode potential locally increased to >1.0 VRHE. Consequently, the density of the tri-phase boundary decreased due to the corrosion of carbons supporting the Pt nanoparticles in the anode.

Mansu Kim; Namgee Jung; KwangSup Eom; Sung Jong Yoo; Jin Young Kim; Jong Hyun Jang; Hyoung-Juhn Kim; Bo Ki Hong; EunAe Cho

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of target oil in 50 major reservoirs in the Texas Gulf Coast for enhanced oil recovery. [Steam injection, in-situ combustion, CO/sub 2/ flood, surfactant flood, and polymer flood  

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This investigation determines the target oil available for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) from 50 major oil reservoirs in the Texas Gulf Coast. A preliminary screening process was used to determine which of five EOR methods, if any, were suitable for each of these reservoirs. Target oil in the 50 reservoirs is estimated to be 4.4 billion barrels of oil unrecoverable under present operating conditions, with about 1.5 billion barrels susceptible to EOR processes. None of the reservoirs have an outstanding potential for thermal recovery; however, seven reservoirs have carbon dioxide miscible flood potential, seven haven surfactant flood potential, and nine have polymer flood potential. None of the five methods was considered suitable for the remaining 27 reservoirs.

Hicks, J.N.; Foster, R.S.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flooding and Fire Ants  

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Fire ants can be a serious problem during and after a flood. This publication explains how to protect yourself when you must return to flooded structures or deal with storm debris....

Nester, Paul

2008-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Preliminary Flood Plain Characterization Appendix A  

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Appendix A Preliminary Flood Plain Characterization #12;Appendix A Preliminary Flood Plain ................................................................................................................................. 1 1.1 Flood Plain Preliminary Characterization Objectives.......................................................................1 2 Flood Plain Preliminary Characterization Activities

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Simulation and Economic Screening of Improved Oil Recovery Methods with Emphasis on Injection Profile Control Including Waterflooding, Polymer Flooding and a Thermally Activated Deep Diverting Gel  

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at 95% Watercut ................................................ 35 Figure 18: Polymer flood [LH] ? Oil Saturation at 95% Watercut .................................. 36 Figure 19: Base Cases ? Incremental Oil Production... 22: DDG ? Incremental Oil Production with 0 md Block .................................... 39 Figure 23: DDG ? Incremental Water Production with 0 md Block................................ 39 Figure 24: Polymer Flood ? Oil Production at Different...

Okeke, Tobenna

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Decontaminating Flooded Wells  

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This publication explains how to decontaminate and disinfect a well, test the well water and check for well damage after a flood....

Boellstorff, Diana; Dozier, Monty; Provin, Tony; Dictson, Nikkoal; McFarland, Mark L.

2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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The distribution characteristics of additional extracted oil displaced by surfactant–polymer flooding and its genetic mechanisms  

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Abstract The pilot test of surfactant–polymer flooding (S–P flooding) in the western part of Gudong 7th reservoir has achieved good development effect. In this work, the distribution characteristics of additional extracted oil (AEO) displaced by S–P flooding were firstly studied using the reservoir numerical simulation method, to improve the understanding of the complicated mechanism during the S–P flooding process. Based on the performance of the components in S–P flooding system, AEO regions were distinguished into three sub-regions, including one enhancing displacement efficiency (S region), one improving sweep efficiency (P region), and one integrating the two mechanisms mentioned above (PS region). S region which had a dam-like distribution and low AEO saturation was located in layers with high permeability around the injection well. PS region that obtained higher AEO saturation was located close to the S region. P region which achieved the highest AEO saturation was located in layers with low permeability furthest away from the injection well. It was vertically distributed in the upper parts of the fining upward sequence reservoir and took on the shape of ellipse between wells. Compared with water flooding, the flux increased in some parts of the reservoir during the S–P flooding process. In order to quantitatively characterize the flux difference between water flooding and S–P flooding in the same area of the reservoir, a new characterization parameter named increased flux percentage (IFP) was defined and then IFP region in the reservoir was established. There was a very good correlation between the AEO region and the IFP region, which revealed the formation mechanisms of the three AEO sub-regions. The formation of S region was mainly due to the low interfacial tension contribution of surfactant in improving displacement efficiency. The polymer in S–P flooding system can improve the injection profile and increase the viscosity of the S–P flooding system. These mechanisms were the main reasons for the formation of P region. The formation of PS region was due to the synergistic effect between surfactant and polymer in the S–P flooding system. This synergistic effect was considered as the key mechanism to achieving good performance in the S–P flooding pilot test. Some characterization parameters were defined, including area of the sub-region, degree of the circularity and position of the centroid. Some sensitivity studies were conducted to find out the influence of surfactant and polymer concentration on the distribution characteristics of AEO and IFP. The results showed that the increased extent of PS region area reduced and the cross flow phenomenon caused by low interfacial tension of surfactant became serious when surfactant concentration was higher than 0.45%. Within a certain range, the areas of three sub-regions all increased as the polymer concentration increased. However, when the polymer concentration increased from 2000 mg/L to 2500 mg/L, the effect of increasing IFP and improving sweep efficiency was significantly decreased. Moreover, the increased extent of PS region area also reduced.

Jian Hou; Guangming Pan; Xuejiao Lu; Cuihua Wei; Maoxin Qiu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of Polymer Gels as Conformance Control Agents for Carbon Dioxide for Floods in Carbonate Reservoirs  

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) .................................................... 203 Fig. 4.110 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core after Flooded with 1 PV of CO2 (CGI) .. 203 Fig. 4.111 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core after Flooded with 3 PV of CO2 (CGI) .. 203 Fig. 4.112 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core (CGI-Fracked...) ...................................... 204 Fig. 4.113 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core after Flooded with 1 PV of CO2 (CGI- Fracked) .................................................................................................. 204 Fig. 4.114 ? CT Image of Oil Saturated Core after...

Al Ali, Ali 1986-

2012-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Necessity and feasibility of improving the residual resistance factor of polymer flooding in heavy oil reservoirs  

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The efficiency of water flooding in heavy oil reservoirs would be improved by increasing the viscosity of the displacing phase, but the sweep efficiency is not of significance due to the low mobility of the vi...

Leiting Shi; Zhongbin Ye; Zhuo Zhang; Changjiang Zhou; Shanshan Zhu…

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of surfactant and surfactant–polymer flooding for enhanced oil recovery using STARS (CMG) software  

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Chemical flooding methods are now getting importance in enhanced oil recovery to recover the trapped oil after conventional recovery. Investigation has been made to characterize the surfactant solution in ter...

Sumit Kumar Rai; Achinta Bera; Ajay Mandal

2014-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reinforcing flood–risk estimation  

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...publication of the Flood estimation handbook, studies of ood risk are now...especially for its neglect of the physics of catchment pro- cesses of...recommended in the Flood estimation handbook (Institute of Hydrology 1999...estimates. The Flood estimation handbook (Institute of Hydrology 1999...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation Study of Enhanced Oil Recovery by ASP (Alkaline, Surfactant and Polymer) Flooding for Norne Field C-segment.  

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?? This research is a simulation study to improve total oil production using ASP flooding method based on simulation model of Norne field C-segment. The… (more)

Abadli, Farid

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood hazard and management: a UK perspective  

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...guidance on increased flood risk, but that future effects...Some issues of flood risk management in England...has raised public and political awareness of flooding...appropriate level of risk for flood protection...flood protection and the insurance industry in the provision...

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evidence for trends in UK flooding  

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...direct analysis of flood records does not yet provide proof. floods...direct analysis of flood records does not yet provide proof. | Centre...direct analysis of flood records does not yet provide proof. Keywords...development of the Flood estimation handbook (Robson et al. 1998; Robson...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of a four-grade and four-segment electrodialysis setup for desalination of polymer-flooding produced water  

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An electrodialysis (ED) setup with an 11 m3/h water treatment scale was designed based on a small experimental device. The setup adopts four-grade and four-segment (four-GS) reversal electrodialysis (EDR) technology to desalinate polymer-flooding produced water (PFPW). The removal rate of total dissolved solids (TDS) with different flow rates was measured with different grades and segments. The operating performance of this setup was determined to meet design standards. The maximum treatment capacity and the optimal operation conditions of the tested setup were studied. The design standards were met only by adopting a four-GS ED setup. The maximal capacity of the four-GS ED setup for treating PFPW was 5 m3/h. The optimal operating condition and results were at an operating electric current of 86 A, 62.5% production rate of diluted treated PFPW, 0.89 kW?h/m3 energy consumption, and 78.7% TDS removal rate. Under optimal conditions, the treated PFPW has two beneficial uses. First, the diluted treated PFPW is feasible for preparing polymer solutions. Second, the concentrated treated PFPW is feasible for replacing the original PFPW as the injecting water in the water-flooding process for high permeability layers.

Jing Guolin; Xing Lijie; Liu Yang; Du Wenting; Han Chunjie

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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National Flood Insurance Act | Open Energy Information  

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Flood Insurance Act Flood Insurance Act Jump to: navigation, search Statute Name National Flood Insurance Act Year 1968 Url [[File:|160px|link=]] Description References FEMA Library[1] Wikipedia[2] The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 is a piece of legislation passed in the United States that led to the creation of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 created the Federal Insurance Administration and made flood insurance available for the first time. The Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 made the purchase of flood insurance mandatory for the protection of property located in Special Flood Hazard Areas. The National Flood Insurance Act is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The NFIP goals are two-fold:

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Evidence for trends in UK flooding  

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...flooding. | Recent major flooding in the UK has raised concern...of a long-term trend in flooding over the last 80-120 years...Gov't | Climate Computer Simulation Disasters Ecosystem Environmental...Evidence for trends in UK flooding By Alice J. Robson Centre...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flash Flooding: Exploiting the Capture Effect for Rapid Flooding in Wireless Sensor Networks  

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Flash Flooding: Exploiting the Capture Effect for Rapid Flooding in Wireless Sensor Networks,whitehouse}@cs.virginia.edu Abstract--We present the Flash flooding protocol for rapid network flooding in wireless sensor networks. Traditional flooding protocols can be very slow because of neighborhood contention: nodes cannot propagate

Whitehouse, Kamin

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2007 Springer. PREDETERMINATION OF FLOODS  

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reliable. A very important standardisation effort has been done in the US, where, since the end, Fréchet. 1. Introduction Humankind has been concerned with floods due to the personal and material damages

Lovejoy, Shaun

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Federal Flood Risk Management Standard  

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The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard builds upon Executive Order (E.O.) 11988 and is to be incorporated into existing Federal department and agency processes used to implement E.O. 11988.

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Interactive Simulation and Visualisation of Realistic Flooding Scenarios  

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Floods are a permanent threat for urban environments ... the numerous environmental and climatological factors that cause floods, their prevention and prediction is complicated. Flood protection and prevention pl...

Christian Kehl; Gerwin de Haan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Neuro-simulation modeling of chemical flooding  

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Chemical flooding has proved to enhance oil recovery of reservoirs considerably. Development strategies of this method are more efficient when they consider both aspects of operation (recovery factor, RF) and economics (net present value, NPV). In this study, a multi-layer perceptron (MLP) neural network is developed for modeling of chemical flooding using surfactant and polymer via prediction of both RF and NPV in a unique model. The modeling algorithm is divided into three processes: training, generalization, and operation. In training process, the initial structure of the network is trained, and then the architecture of the trained network is optimized for reduction of prediction errors in generalization process. Furthermore, the optimum structure is compared with other methods like Radial Basis Function (RBF) neural network, quadratic and multi-objective regressions. The optimum architecture of the network contains one hidden layer with 8 neurons and training function of Bayesian regularization. In operation process, sensitivity analysis is studied for evaluating of effective parameters (inputs) on the performance of chemical flooding. The error is always less than 5% during the implementation of all processes. The results demonstrate that neuro-simulation of chemical flooding is reliable, inexpensive, fast in computational effort, and capable in accurate prediction of both RF and NPV in one model.

M.S. Karambeigi; R. Zabihi; Z. Hekmat

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flooding and Recycling Authorizations Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov  

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Flooding and Recycling Authorizations Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov Laboratory for Education delivery channels with speculatively pre- computed authorizations and actively recycling them on a just Security Keywords authorization recycling, authorization flooding, access con- trol, authorization, publish

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Floods: some probabilistic and statistical approaches  

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...taken from vol. 3 of the Flood estimation handbook (FEH) (Institute of Hydrology 1999...we see that the midpoint approximation does, as would be expected, underestimate...Institute of Hydrology 1999 Flood estimation handbook. Wallingford: Institute of Hydrology...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Floods are too much water on normally dry land. Rivers can flood after heavy rain  

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count. Flash floods move with lightning speed! Move to higher ground--leave everything and run. A flash heavily, there may be flash floods. Flash floods occur in mountain streams, canyons or dry washes. They also happen on low spots in cities and suburbs. Flash floods can occur even though it's not raining

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The Big Flood: North Sea storm surge  

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...designated as high flood risk (ODPM 2003). In the approach to managing flood risk and ensuring safety...social, cultural and political differences contribute...river and coastal flood risk in the UK, with an annual...upgrade works and new investments are executed in the following...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 2013 Colorado Flood Nolan Doesken  

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The 2013 Colorado Flood Nolan Doesken Colorado Climate Center Colorado State University http://ccc.atmos.colostate.edu Presented 27 Feb 2014 Colorado Flood Forum Broomfield, Colorado Prepared with assistance from Zach Schwalbe and Wendy Ryan #12;Since the late 1990s Colorado had not experienced any widespread severe flooding #12

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Modeling Delivery Delay for Flooding in Mobile  

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Modeling Delivery Delay for Flooding in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks TR-UTEDGE-2009-004 Taesoo Jun for Flooding in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Taesoo Jun, Nirmalya Roy, and Christine Julien The Center for Excellence. In mobile networks, a major component of many of these routing protocols is some form of flooding, which

Julien, Christine

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A FLOOD OF ENERGY AWARDS  

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A FLOOD OF ENERGY AWARDS ... During that week, the Department of Energy awarded $5.9 billion in loan guarantees for clean energy manufacturers and $156 million in Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) grants to clean energy inventors and technology entrepreneurs. ... In the case of Solyndra, the infamous ... ...

JEFF JOHNSON

2011-10-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Separation of oil and water produced by micellar-solution/ polymer flooding  

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The phase behavior of produced fluids from a micellar/polymer project is dominated by producedsulfonate equivalent-weight distribution, total sulfonate production, and aqueous-phase salt concentration and type. Produced fluids at Marathon Oil Co.'s 219-R Project showed evidence of having passed through a salinity gradient created by reservoir brine at the leading edge of the displacement and fresh polymer water behind the micellar solution. During early production, when aqueousphase salt concentration was relatively high, highequivalent-weight sulfonates were permanently entrained in produced oil. Significant amounts of water also remained. As the salt content of produced water declined, high-equivalent-weight sulfonates moved to middle and aqueous phases. The middle and aqueous phases carried significant quantities of oil during these periods. All three problems-water in oil, oil in the middle phase, and oil in water-were corrected by treatment with demulsifying chemicals that rendered all sulfonates highly watersoluble. Water-soluble amines and alcohols were effective. Because of large quantities of sulfonate production and resulting low oil/water tensions, extended retention times were needed in separation vessels. In the absence of adequate retention (highest sulfonate production), a freshwater wash of the oil with an appropriate demulsifying chemical after initial oil/water separation removed the remaining sulfonate (and water) from the oil. All production from the 219-R Project was successfully treated and sold with strict quality control. Data from laboratory corefloods pertinent to the characterization of produced-fluid phase behavior are presented.

Dreher, K.D.; Shoppman, T.D.

1985-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SIMULATION OF FLOODING DUE TO THE CRISUL ALB DYKE FAILURE DURING THE APRIL 2000 FLOOD  

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The April 2000 flood caused failure of the dyke situated on left the bank of the Crisul Alb River, near the confluence with the Cigher River by Tipari village. The flooding produced in the area delineated by t...

ANA NITU; RODICA MIC; ROMEO AMAFTIESEI

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Blackland's flood warning system protects soldiers  

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the No. 1 reason for installing the FAST system was ?to protect soldiers by alerting them of dangerous flood conditions.? Equipment and personnel had been lost at low water crossings during storms, he said. Wolfe said the sensors, which constantly... said they also hope to use real-time stream level and weather data to develop a flood prediction model to forecast the likelihood of flooding across Fort Hood. Blackland?s f lood warning system protects soldiers ...

Wythe, Kathy

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FEMA - National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate...  

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and Instructions Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: FEMA - National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate and Instructions...

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Probabilistic flooding for efficient information dissemination in random graph topologies  

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Probabilistic flooding has been frequently considered as a suitable dissemination information approach for limiting the large message overhead associated with traditional (full) flooding approaches that are used to disseminate globally information in ... Keywords: Information dissemination, Probabilistic flooding, Random graphs

Konstantinos Oikonomou; Dimitrios Kogias; Ioannis Stavrakakis

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probabilistic Flooding for Efficient Information Dissemination in Random Graph  

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the benefits of the properly parameterized probabilistic flooding scheme. Simulation results sup- portProbabilistic Flooding for Efficient Information Dissemination in Random Graph Topologies 1 & Telecommunications, Athens, Greece Abstract Probabilistic flooding has been frequently considered as a suitable

Stavrakakis, Ioannis

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Reducing Inconsistencies in Point Observations of Maximum Flood Inundation Level  

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Flood simulation models and hazard maps are only as good as the underlying data against which they are calibrated and tested. However, extreme flood events are by definition rare, so the observational data of flood inundation extent are limited in ...

Brandon L. Parkes; Hannah L. Cloke; Florian Pappenberger; Jeff Neal; David Demeritt

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electromagnetic Assisted Carbonated Water Flooding in Heavy Oil Recovery:.  

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??Carbonated water flooding (CWF) is an enhanced oil recovery method where an oil reservoir is flooded with water containing dissolved CO2. The CO2 is then… (more)

Son Tran, T.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling of multiphase behavior for gas flooding simulation.  

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??Miscible gas flooding is a common method for enhanced oil recovery. Reliable design of miscible gas flooding requires compositional reservoir simulation that can accurately predict… (more)

Okuno, Ryosuke, 1974-

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management...  

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Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an...

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Los Alamos plants willows for flood June 18, 2014  

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for flood recovery Los Alamos National Laboratory's Associate Directorate for Environmental Programs (ADEP

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Lab 11: Flooding I ---Understanding the Workings of Streams Introduction  

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1 Lab 11: Flooding I --- Understanding the Workings of Streams Introduction Floods are a natural part of a stream's development cycle. Small floods occur on almost a yearly basis, whereas large floods may happen on once a decade or perhaps once a century. For thousands of years, humankind adjusted

Chen, Po

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Improved Efficiency of Miscible CO(2) Floods and Enhanced Prospects for CO(2) Flooding Heterogeneous Reservoirs.  

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The overall goal of this project was to improve the efficiency of miscible C0{sub 2} floods and enhance the prospects for flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. This objective was accomplished through experimental and modeling research in three task areas: (1) foams for selective mobility control in heterogeneous reservoirs,( 2) reduction of the amount of C0{sub 2} required in C0{sub 2} floods, and (3) low IFT processe and the possibility of C0{sub 2} flooding in fractured reservoirs. This report provides results from the three-year project for each of the three task areas.

Grigg, R.B.; Schechter, D.S.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Aqueous flooding methods for tertiary oil recovery  

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A method of aqueous flooding of subterranean oil bearing formation for tertiary oil recovery involves injecting through a well into the formation a low alkaline pH aqueous sodium bicarbonate flooding solution. The flooding solution's pH ranges from about 8.25 to 9.25 and comprises from 0.25 to 5 weight percent and preferably about 0.75 to 3.0 weight percent of sodium bicarbonate and includes a petroleum recovery surfactant of 0.05 to 1.0 weight percent and between 1 and 20 weight percent of sodium chloride. After flooding, an oil and water mixture is withdrawn from the well and the oil is separated from the oil and water mixture.

Peru, Deborah A. (Bartlesville, OK)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Suggested Approaches for Probabilistic Flooding Hazard Assessment  

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Suggested Approaches for Probabilistic Flooding Hazard Assessment Ahmed “Jemie” Dababneh, Ph.D., P.E. and Jeffrey Oskamp, E.I.T. Presentation for U.S. Department of Energy Natural Phenomena Hazards Meeting October 22, 2014

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Probabilistic evaluation of flood damage in buildings  

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Because the ocean level keeps rising and because hurricanes and storms become increasingly destructive in terms of damage and economic loss, the built environment has become very vulnerable to floods. Every city is building ...

Wathier, Claire-Marine

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Matrix Acidizing Parallel Core Flooding Apparatus  

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and provide this information to the field. To conduct various experiments, core flooding setups are created. The setup consists of a core holder, accumulator, overburden pump, injection pump, accumulator, pressure sensors, and a back pressure regulator...

Ghosh, Vivek

2013-07-23T23:59:59.000Z

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LightFlood: an Efficient Flooding Scheme for File Search in Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Systems  

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. Our analysis and simulation results show that the Light- Flood scheme provides a low overheadLightFlood: an Efficient Flooding Scheme for File Search in Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Systems Williamsburg, VA 23187, USA¡ sjiang, lguo, zhang¢ @cs.wm.edu Abstract "Flooding" is a fundamental operation

Jiang, Song

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Running head: Resistance to floods1 Title: Quantifying invertebrate resistance to floods: a global-scale meta-analysis2  

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#12;1 Running head: Resistance to floods1 Title: Quantifying invertebrate resistance to floods Email: Laura.McMullen@icfi.com13 14 Email: lytleda@science.oregonstate.edu15 #12;2 Abstract16 Floods, but it is not clear whether floods have predictable effects on organisms that can18 allow us to generalize across

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Federal Flood Assessment Conference Recommendations and Proceedings  

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for Emergency Response Bureau of Reclamation Water Operations Coordination of River/Storage Releases American Canal diversion Federal Flood Assessment Conference Page 6 Proceedings and Recommendations Upstream diversion operation... Federal Flood Assessment Conference Page 20 Proceedings and Recommendations who is in charge during a response. The OSC determines the status of the local response and monitors the situation to determine whether, or how much, federal...

Reyes, Silvestre; Brock, Peter; Michelsen, Ari

2006-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Drops, Slugs, and FloodingDrops, Slugs, and Flooding in PEM Fuel Cellsin PEM Fuel Cells  

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Drops, Slugs, and FloodingDrops, Slugs, and Flooding in PEM Fuel Cellsin PEM Fuel Cells A Study Fuel CellBackground: PEM Fuel Cell Graphic by Marc Marshall, Schatz Energy Research Center http ProjectDrag Project SetupSetup MFC (H2, N2 Inputs) Bubbler Current Humidity Sensor Modified PEM Fuel Cell

Petta, Jason

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Reservoir Characterization of Bridgeport and Cypress Sandstones in Lawrence Field Illinois to Improve Petroleum Recovery by Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer Flood  

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Within the Illinois Basin, most of the oilfields are mature and have been extensively waterflooded with water cuts that range up to 99% in many of the larger fields. In order to maximize production of significant remaining mobile oil from these fields, new recovery techniques need to be researched and applied. The purpose of this project was to conduct reservoir characterization studies supporting Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer Floods in two distinct sandstone reservoirs in Lawrence Field, Lawrence County, Illinois. A project using alkaline-surfactantpolymer (ASP) has been established in the century old Lawrence Field in southeastern Illinois where original oil in place (OOIP) is estimated at over a billion barrels and 400 million barrels have been recovered leaving more than 600 million barrels as an EOR target. Radial core flood analysis using core from the field demonstrated recoveries greater than 20% of OOIP. While the lab results are likely optimistic to actual field performance, the ASP tests indicate that substantial reserves could be recovered even if the field results are 5 to 10% of OOIP. Reservoir characterization is a key factor in the success of any EOR application. Reservoirs within the Illinois Basin are frequently characterized as being highly compartmentalized resulting in multiple flow unit configurations. The research conducted on Lawrence Field focused on characteristics that define reservoir compartmentalization in order to delineate preferred target areas so that the chemical flood can be designed and implemented for the greatest recovery potential. Along with traditional facies mapping, core analyses and petrographic analyses, conceptual geological models were constructed and used to develop 3D geocellular models, a valuable tool for visualizing reservoir architecture and also a prerequisite for reservoir simulation modeling. Cores were described and potential permeability barriers were correlated using geophysical logs. Petrographic analyses were used to better understand porosity and permeability trends in the region and to characterize barriers and define flow units. Diagenetic alterations that impact porosity and permeability include development of quartz overgrowths, sutured quartz grains, dissolution of feldspar grains, formation of clay mineral coatings on grains, and calcite cementation. Many of these alterations are controlled by facies. Mapping efforts identified distinct flow units in the northern part of the field showing that the Pennsylvanian Bridgeport consists of a series of thick incised channel fill sequences. The sandstones are about 75-150 feet thick and typically consist of medium grained and poorly sorted fluvial to distributary channel fill deposits at the base. The sandstones become indistinctly bedded distributary channel deposits in the main part of the reservoir before fining upwards and becoming more tidally influenced near their top. These channel deposits have core permeabilities ranging from 20 md to well over 1000 md. The tidally influenced deposits are more compartmentalized compared to the thicker and more continuous basal fluvial deposits. Fine grained sandstones that are laterally equivalent to the thicker channel type deposits have permeabilities rarely reaching above 250 md. Most of the unrecovered oil in Lawrence Field is contained in Pennsylvanian Age Bridgeport sandstones and Mississippian Age Cypress sandstones. These reservoirs are highly complex and compartmentalized. Detailed reservoir characterization including the development of 3-D geologic and geocellular models of target areas in the field were completed to identify areas with the best potential to recover remaining reserves including unswept and by-passed oil. This project consisted of tasks designed to compile, interpret, and analyze the data required to conduct reservoir characterization for the Bridgeport and Cypress sandstones in pilot areas in anticipation of expanded implementation of ASP flooding in Lawrence Field. Geologic and geocellular modeling needed for reservoir characterization and res

Seyler, Beverly; Grube, John; Huff, Bryan; Webb, Nathan; Damico, James; Blakley, Curt; Madhavan, Vineeth; Johanek, Philip; Frailey, Scott

2012-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation flood protection: A case study  

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On July 18, 1996, the City of Naperville, Illinois encountered a substantial storm event ranging from nine to fourteen inches of rainfall across town in less than twelve hours, with the majority falling over a four-hour period. The watershed containing the City`s Westside substation encountered the most significant rainfall totals, resulting in a flood crest in the substation area of approximately thirteen inches of water. The station is a 138 kV substation, and the flooding of this station caused a power loss to approximately 60% of the City`s customers for more than eight hours. The water level posed no threat to yard equipment, however, within the substation control building, flood water shorted out control circuits and damaged transmission line relay systems. Crews worked round-the-clock for most of a week to return all transmission lines and transformers to normal service. The 15 kV switchgear ultimately had to be replaced due to recurring control circuit problems. Once the station was restored and the cleanup efforts underway, the City embarked on an evaluation to determine what condition or conditions allowed the flooding to occur, and what could be done in the future to avoid this problem to ensure that the customers of Naperville would not experience another service outage of this magnitude due to flooding.

Gacek, D.B. [City of Naperville, IL (United States); McGovern, L.L. [Burns and McDonnell, Westmont, IL (United States)

1999-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of cost-effective surfactant flooding technology. Quarterly report, April 1995--June 1995  

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The objective of this research is to develop cost-effective surfactant flooding technology by using surfactant simulation studies to evaluate and optimize alternative design strategies taking into account reservoir characteristics, process chemistry, and process design options such as horizontal wells. Task 1 is the development of an improved numerical method for our simulator that will enable us to solve a wider class of these difficult simulation problems, accurately and affordably. Task 2 is the application of this simulator to the optimization of surfactant flooding to reduce its risk and cost. The objective of Task 2 is to investigate and evaluate, through a systematic simulation study, surfactant flooding processes that are cost-effective. We previously have reported on low tension polymer flooding as an alternative to classical surfactant/polymer flooding. In this reporting period, we have studied the potential of improving the efficiency of surfactant/polymer flooding by coinjecting an alkali agent such as sodium carbonate under realistic reservoir conditions and process behavior. The alkaline/surfactant/polymer (ASP) flood attempts to take advantage of high pH fluids to reduce the amount of surfactant needed by the chemical reactions between injection fluid and formation fluid or formation rocks.

Pope, G.A.; Sepehrnoori, K.; Jessen, F.W.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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HYDROCLIMATIC ASPECTS OF THE 2011 ASSINIBOINE RIVER BASIN FLOOD  

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In the spring and early summer of 2011, the Assiniboine River Basin in Canada experienced an extreme flood that was unprecedented in terms of duration and severity. The flood had significant socioeconomic impacts and caused over one billion ...

Julian Brimelow; Kit Szeto; Barrie Bonsal; John Hanesiak; Bohdan Kochtubajda; Fraser Evans; Ronald Stewart

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Solar equipment ravaged by floods gets new life | Department...  

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Solar equipment ravaged by floods gets new life Solar equipment ravaged by floods gets new life May 24, 2010 - 11:56am Addthis Community members install the New Bohemia solar...

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Quantitative description of steam channels after steam flooding  

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Steam channeling is one of the main barriers for EOR after steam flooding. In order to enhance the oil recovery in steam flooded reservoirs, steam channel volumes should be precisely known. In ... methods has bee...

Qiang Zheng; HuiQing Liu; Fang Li; Qing Wang…

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of flooding on groundwater flow in central Cambodia  

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Cambodia is affected by flooding from the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac ... paper is to highlight the effects of river flooding on groundwater flow using numerical simulation. A two-dimensional groundwater flow mo...

Raksmey May; Kenji Jinno; Atsushi Tsutsumi

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DAD-MPR Flooding Protocol, Convergence Evaluation Through Simulation  

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In this paper, we present the convergence evaluation of DAD-MPR flooding protocol through simulation. DAD-MPR flooding protocol is the autoconfiguration protocol we proposed ... OLSR nodes with multiple interface...

Saadi Boudjit; Cédric Adjih; Paul Muhlethaler

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A methodology for forecasting carbon dioxide flooding performance  

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A methodology was developed for forecasting carbon dioxide (CO2) flooding performance quickly and reliably. The feasibility of carbon dioxide flooding in the Dollarhide Clearfork "AB" Unit was evaluated using the methodology. This technique is very...

Marroquin Cabrera, Juan Carlos

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones and U.S. Flooding  

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Riverine flooding associated with North Atlantic tropical cyclones (TCs) is responsible for large societal and economic impacts. The effects of TC flooding are not limited to the coastal regions, but affect large areas away from the coast, and often away ...

Gabriele Villarini; Radoslaw Goska; James A. Smith; Gabriel A. Vecchi

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Inland and coastal flooding: developments in prediction and prevention  

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of meteorological causes of floods, hydraulics of flood water movement and coastal wind­wave-surge. Probabilistic effects of climatic trends on flooding, appropriate planning of rapidly growing urban areas could mitigate factors, namely, the historical advantages of these locations for trade and the unstable tendency of large

Hunt, Julian

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Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Flood Simulations Michal Chladek  

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Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics in Flood Simulations Michal Chl´adek Comenius University we present a method for flood simulations of cities and complex models. SPH method is used- lenthaler and Pajarola 2009]. In this paper, we aim at proposing a solution for flood simulation of cities

Durikovic, Roman

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HYDROLOGY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY OF A RARE FLOOD, BLACKBURN FORK,  

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-prediction. � Discharge measurements based on boulder size appear to give more reasonable estimates of flood dischargeHYDROLOGY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY OF A RARE FLOOD, BLACKBURN FORK, PUTNAM-JACKSON COUNTIES 18 AUGUST 2010) #12;Source: NOAA 17-18 Aug 2010 #12;#12;FLOOD DAMAGE #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;4 bridges

Hart, Evan

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Stabilization of Flood Sequencing Protocols in Sensor Networks  

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Stabilization of Flood Sequencing Protocols in Sensor Networks Young-ri Choi, Chin-Tser Huang, Member, IEEE, and Mohamed G. Gouda, Member, IEEE Abstract--Flood is a communication primitive that can. When a sensor receives a flood message, the sensor needs to check whether it has received this message

Gouda, Mohamed G.

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A Distributed and Efficient Flooding Scheme Using 1-Hop Information  

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A Distributed and Efficient Flooding Scheme Using 1-Hop Information in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Hai Liu, Xiaohua Jia, Senior Member, IEEE, Peng-Jun Wan, Xinxin Liu, and Frances F. Yao Abstract--Flooding of flooding suffers from the problems of excessive redundancy of messages, resource contention, and signal

Jia, Xiaohua

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Stabilization of Flood Sequencing Protocols in Sensor Networks  

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Stabilization of Flood Sequencing Protocols in Sensor Networks Young-ri Choi and Mohamed G. Gouda 78712-0233, U.S.A. {yrchoi, gouda}@cs.utexas.edu Abstract. Flood is a communication primitive that can. When a sensor receives a flood message, the sensor needs to check whether it has received the message

Gouda, Mohamed G.

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Fuel cell flooding detection and correction  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Method and apparatus for monitoring an H.sub.2 -O.sub.2 PEM fuel cells to detect and correct flooding. The pressure drop across a given H.sub.2 or O.sub.2 flow field is monitored and compared to predetermined thresholds of unacceptability. If the pressure drop exists a threshold of unacceptability corrective measures are automatically initiated.

DiPierno Bosco, Andrew (Rochester, NY); Fronk, Matthew Howard (Honeoye Falls, NY)

2000-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Caring for Important Papers after a Flood  

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ER-003 6-06 Extension Family Development and Resource Management Specialists The Texas A&M University System If your important papers have been damaged by flooding or rainwater, you might be able to save them by following these instructions...

FCS Project Team - FDRM UNIT

2005-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamides with superior flooding and injection properties  

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A versatile process for the manufacture of PHPA has been developed. The applicability of this process for the production of PHPA in the field has been demonstrated. Based on performance in radial disk floods, Marathon PHPA's exhibit ideal mobility behavior. The superior performance of the Marathon polymers is attained without near wellbore plugging. An ultracentrifugation technique was developed to obtain both average molecular weights and molecular weight distributions for PHPA. The performance and solution properties of Marathon's PHPA's correlate well with their average molecular weights. Indirect evidence indicates that microgel may be responsible for the near wellbore plugging observed with the commercial products evaluated. Polymer augmented waterflooding is most beneficial in heterogeneous formations.

Argabright, P.A.; Philips, B.L.; Rhudy, J.S.

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of cost-effective surfactant flooding technology. Final report  

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Task 1 of this research was the development of a high-resolution, fully implicit, finite-difference, multiphase, multicomponent, compositional simulator for chemical flooding. The major physical phenomena modeled in this simulator are dispersion, heterogeneous permeability and porosity, adsorption, interfacial tension, relative permeability and capillary desaturation, compositional phase viscosity, compositional phase density and gravity effects, capillary pressure, and aqueous-oleic-microemulsion phase behavior. Polymer and its non-Newtonian rheology properties include shear-thinning viscosity, permeability reduction, inaccessible pore volume, and adsorption. Options of constant or variable space grids and time steps, constant-pressure or constant-rate well conditions, horizontal and vertical wells, and multiple slug injections are also available in the simulator. The solution scheme used in this simulator is fully implicit. The pressure equation and the mass-conservation equations are solved simultaneously for the aqueous-phase pressure and the total concentrations of each component. A third-order-in-space, second-order-in-time finite-difference method and a new total-variation-diminishing (TVD) third-order flux limiter are used that greatly reduce numerical dispersion effects. Task 2 was the optimization of surfactant flooding. The code UTCHEM was used to simulate surfactant polymer flooding.

Pope, G.A.; Sepehrnoori, K.

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of the comprehensive risk analysis of dam-break flooding based on the numerical simulation of flood routing. Part I: model development  

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Dam-break floods have been of increasing concern to safety ... of complex terrain in inundation areas multiplies the simulation difficulty of flood routing. In previous studies, representing the flood routing par...

Ruirui Sun; Xiaoling Wang; Zhengyin Zhou; Xuefei Ao; Xiaopei Sun…

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A New Generation Chemical Flooding Simulator  

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NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL FLOODING SIMULATOR NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL FLOODING SIMULATOR Final Report for the Period Sept. 2001 - Aug. 2004 Semi-Annual Report for the Period April1, 2004 - August 30, 2004 by Gary A. Pope, Kamy Sepehrnoori, and Mojdeh Delshad January 2005 Work Performed under Contract No. DE-FC-26-00BC15314 Sue Mehlhoff, Project Manager U.S. Dept of Energy National Petroleum Technology Office One West Third Street, Suite 1400 Tulsa, OK 74103-3159 Prepared by Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712 ii DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal

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Adaptive Probabilistic Flooding for Multipath Routing  

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In this work, we develop a distributed source routing algorithm for topology discovery suitable for ISP transport networks, that is however inspired by opportunistic algorithms used in ad hoc wireless networks. We propose a plug-and-play control plane, able to find multiple paths toward the same destination, and introduce a novel algorithm, called adaptive probabilistic flooding, to achieve this goal. By keeping a small amount of state in routers taking part in the discovery process, our technique significantly limits the amount of control messages exchanged with flooding -- and, at the same time, it only minimally affects the quality of the discovered multiple path with respect to the optimal solution. Simple analytical bounds, confirmed by results gathered with extensive simulation on four realistic topologies, show our approach to be of high practical interest.

Betoule, Christophe; Clavier, Remi; Rossi, Dario; Rossini, Giuseppe; Thouenon, Gilles

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flash flooding events in south central Texas  

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. Heights in Peters. (Fran Henry, 1981 I. TABLE 1. Station information for Del Rio, Stephenville, and Victoria (from Henry, 1981). Station Name Station Number Call Elevation Letters m Latitude Lon itude Del Rio 72261 Stephenville 72Z60 Victoria... Totals Index (TTI) was computed for each rawinsonde station using the following formula: 16 TABLE 5. Neteorological elements used to determine the state of the atmosphere orior to flash flooding events over South Central Texas in a triangular area...

Utley, Tom Wilson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Imbibition flooding with CO?-enriched water  

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Imbibition of water into the pore space of the matrix is the dominant oil production factor in fractured reservoirs. Conventional water and gas injection methods fail to improve oil recovery in these reservoirs because of fluid channeling through... the fracture system. The largest fractured reservoirs in Texas are tight, dual porosity limestone reservoirs such as the Austin Chalk. Imbibition flooding is limited in tight fractured reservoirs because of low countercurrent water-oil imbibition flow rates...

Grape, Steven George

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing ensemble projections of flooding against flood estimation by continuous simulation  

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Summary Climate impact studies focused on the projection of changing flood risk are increasingly utilized to inform future flood risk policy. These studies typically use the output from global (GCMs) and regional climate models (RCMs). However the direct application of GCM/RCM output is controversial as often significant biases exist in predicted rainfall; instead a number of alternative ‘correction’ approaches have emerged. In this study an ensemble of \\{RCMs\\} from the ENSEMBLES and UKCP09 projects are applied, via a number of application techniques, to explore the possible impacts of climate change on flooding in the Avon catchment, in the UK. The analysis is conducted under a continuous simulation methodology, using a stochastic rainfall generator to drive the HBV-light rainfall run-off model under a parameter uncertainty framework. This permitted a comparison between the projections produced by differing application approaches, whilst also considering the uncertainty associated with flood risk projections under observed conditions. The results from each of the application approaches project an increase in annual maximum flows under the future (2061–2099) climate scenario. However the magnitude and spread of the projected changes varied significantly. These findings highlight the need to incorporate multiple approaches in climate impact studies focusing on flood risk. Additionally these results outline the significant uncertainties associated with return period estimates under current climate conditions, suggesting that uncertainty over this observed record already poses a challenge to develop robust risk management plans.

Andrew Smith; Jim Freer; Paul Bates; Christopher Sampson

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting technology for enhanced oil recovery: Chemical flood predictive model  

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The Chemical Flood Predictive Model (CFPM) was developed by Scientific Software-Intercomp for the US Department of Energy and was used in the National Petroleum Council's (NPC) 1984 survey of US enhanced oil recovery potential (NPC, 1984). The CFPM models micellar (surfactant)-polymer (MP) floods in reservoirs which have been previously waterflooded to residual oil saturation. Thus, only true tertiary floods are considered. An option is available in the model which allows a rough estimate of oil recovery by caustic (alkaline) or caustic-polymer processes. This ''caustic'' option, added for the NPC survey, is not modeled as a separate process. Rather, the caustic and caustic-polymer oil recoveries are computed simply as 15% and 40%, respectively, of the MP oil recovery. In the CFPM, an oil rate versus time function for a single pattern is computed and the results are passed to the economic routines. To estimate multi-pattern project behavior, a pattern development schedule must be specified. After-tax cash flow is computed by combining revenues with capital costs for drilling, conversion and upgrading of wells, chemical handling costs, fixed and variable operating costs, injectant costs, depreciation, royalties, severance, state, federal, and windfall profit taxes, cost and price inflation rates, and the discount rate. A lumped parameter uncertainty routine is used to estimate risk, and allows for variation in computed project performance within an 80% confidence interval. The CFPM uses theory and the results of numerical simulation to predict MP oil recovery in five-spot patterns. Oil-bank and surfactant breakthrough and project life are determined from fractional flow theory. A Koval-type factor, based on the Dykstra-Parsons (1950) coefficient, is used to account for the effects of reservoir heterogeneity on surfactant and oil bank velocities. 18 refs., 17 figs., 27 tabs.

Ray, R.M.; Munoz, J.D.

1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of cost-effective surfactant flooding technology. Quarterly report, January 1, 1994--March 31, 1994  

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The objective of this research is to develop cost-effective surfactant flooding technology by using surfactant simulation studies to evaluate and optimize alternative design strategies taking into account reservoir characteristics, process chemistry, and process design options such as horizontal wells. Task 1 is the development of an improved numerical method for our simulator that will enable us to solve a wider class of these difficult simulation problems accurately and affordably. Task 2 is the application of this simulator to the optimization of surfactant flooding to reduce its risk and cost. The goal of Task 2 is to understand and generalize the impact of both process and reservoir characteristics on the optimal design of surfactant flooding. We have studied the effect of process parameters such as salinity gradient, surfactant adsorption, surfactant concentration, surfactant slug size, pH, polymer concentration and well constraints on surfactant floods. In this report, we show three dimensional field scale simulation results to illustrate the impact of one important design parameter, the salinity gradient. Although the use of a salinity gradient to improve the efficiency and robustness of surfactant flooding has been studied and applied for many years, this is the first time that we have evaluated it using stochastic simulations rather than simulations using the traditional layered reservoir description. The surfactant flooding simulations were performed using The University of Texas chemical flooding simulator called UTCHEM.

Pope, G.A.; Sepehrnoori, K.

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wyoming chemical flood test for oil recovery shows promise  

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This project was begun in 1978 to provide data to promote surfactant chemical flooding on a commercial scale in the low-permeability reservoirs of eastern Wyoming and Colorado. The Big Muddy Field in Wyoming was selected because of the large resource, potential net pay, and high oil saturation. Injection began on February 20, 1980 with a surfactant flooding process. Water mixed with salt (brine) was injected as a preflush which was completed on January 20, 1981. This produced 12,122 bbl of oil. The next step involves injecting a surfactant, co-surfactant (alcohol), and polymer. When the injection of the surfactant is completed in the summer of 1982, polymer alone will be injected. Polymer injection will be completed sometime in 1984. The final phase will be a followup water drive scheduled for 1984-1987. As of February 1, 1982, 36,683 bbl of oil had been produced. About 88 bbl of oil per day is being produced, compared to only about 41 bbl per day in February 1981. (ATT)

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1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Adaptive time step in simulation of progressive flooding  

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Abstract Time accurate simulation of progressive flooding inside a ship often requires a short time step. However, after the initial phases, as the flooding progresses to undamaged compartments, the flow rates decrease and much longer time step could be used. Yet the collapsing of non-watertight structures may cause additional phases of fast flooding, where a shorter time step is required. In this paper the use of an adaptive time step in flooding simulation is discussed, and a new approach to this problem is presented. The time step is automatically adjusted during the simulation on the basis of the maximum absolute velocity of the free surface levels in the flooded compartments. The method is tested with small case studies, presenting typical flooding conditions in passenger ships.

Pekka Ruponen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood Plain Management Services Program U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUILDING STRONG  

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Flood Plain Management Services Program U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS BUILDING STRONG® ® People that live and work in the flood plain need to know about the flood hazard and the actions that they can take to reduce property damage and to prevent the loss of life caused by flooding. The Flood Plain Management

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Climate Change and Flood Operations in the Sacramento Basin, California  

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Washington, D.C. : Climate Change Science Program andProgress in incorporating climate change into management ofJULY 2011 Climate Change and Flood Operations in the

Willis, Ann D.; Lund, Jay R.; Townsley, Edwin S.; Faber, Beth A.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pantex Facility 10-Year Natural Phenomena Flood Hazard Analysis  

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Pantex Facility 10-Year Natural Phenomena Flood Hazard Analysis Presented by B&W Technical Services, Pantex and Pro2Serve October, 2011

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FEMA - National Flood Insurance Program webpage | Open Energy...  

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webpage Jump to: navigation, search OpenEI Reference LibraryAdd to library Web Site: FEMA - National Flood Insurance Program webpage Abstract This webpage provides information on...

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Flooding of Gas?Solids Countercurrent Flow in Fluidized Beds  

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Flooding of Commercial Coker Strippers and Its Simulation ... A baffle configuration with 30°-top-included-angle sheds on the top row and simulated fouled sheds on the second row (Figure 3f) was tested to further investigate the effects of baffle configuration on flooding, with a minimum open area of 33%. ... Figure 12 predicts that the stripper should not be flooded at a solids flux of 63 kg/m2·s and a steam superficial velocity of 0.52 m/s, as tested at the end of the run when there was no sign of flooding in the commercial unit. ...

Hsiaotao Bi; Heping Cui; John Grace; Andreas Kern; C. Jim Lim; Dan Rusnell; Xuqi Song; Craig McKnight

2004-05-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Determining Hydrological Controls on Flood Frequency | U.S. DOE...  

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increasing aridity, variability increases. In contrast, BFI was found to exert a second-order control on flood frequency. Higher BFI, meaning higher contributions of subsurface...

98

Parameter estimation in multiple contact CO2 miscibility simulation with uncertain experimental core flooding data  

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CO2 flooding, which is an efficient method of enhanced...2 flooding and provide accurate data for designing reservoir...2 miscible flooding and an accurate compositional reservoir simulation needs to be conducted...

Sunil Kwon; Wonsuk Lee

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparison Between Two Hydrodynamic Models for Flooding Simulations at River Lima Basin  

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According to EU flood risks directive, flood hazard maps should include information on hydraulic ... Lima basin, Portugal. This river includes several flood-prone areas. Ponte Lima town is one of the places of hi...

José Pinho; Rui Ferreira; Luís Vieira; Dirk Schwanenberg

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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U.S. and Mexico Unleash a Flood Into Colorado Delta  

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...and Mexico Unleash a Flood Into Colorado Delta 10.1126/science...big. An experimental flood released from Morelos...pave the way for future floods. Right now, almost...its 10% allotment of Colorado River water for agriculture...

Erik Stokstad

2014-03-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Progress in and prospects for fluvial flood modelling  

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...have raised public and political awareness of flood risk. There is an increasing...have raised public and political awareness of flood risk. There is an increasing...have raised public and political awareness of ood risk. There is an increasing...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Topeka, Kansas, Flood Damage Reduction Project 30 January 2009  

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with and approved by the necessary resource agencies. The long-term environmental and cultural consequences of planTopeka, Kansas, Flood Damage Reduction Project 30 January 2009 Abstract: The recommended plan provides for flood risk management and restores the reliability of the Topeka, Kansas, Levee System located

US Army Corps of Engineers

103

Two-DIMENSIONAL WATER FLOOD AND MUDFLOW SIMULATION  

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Two-DIMENSIONAL WATER FLOOD AND MUDFLOW SIMULATION By J. S. O'Brien, 1 P. Y. Julien, 2 and W. T by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (FAN, 1990). Since the FEMA method doesn't simulate flood. Fullerton, 3 Members, ASCE ABSTRACT: FLO-2Dis a two-dimensionalfinite differencemodel that simulates clear

Julien, Pierre Y.

104

Capacity building for flood management in developing countries under climate change.  

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??Climate change will bring new flood threats, especially in developing countries. In addition, the contexts surrounding flood management have been shifting globally. If developing countries… (more)

Katsuhama, Yoshihiro

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Techniques for estimating flood hydrographs for ungaged urban watersheds  

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The Clark Method, modified slightly, was used to develop a synthetic dimensionless hydrograph that can be used to estimate flood hydrographs for ungaged urban watersheds. Application of the technique results in a typical (average) flood hydrograph for a given peak discharge. Input necessary to apply the technique is an estimate of basin lagtime and the recurrence interval peak discharge. Equations for this purpose were obtained from a recent nationwide study on flood frequency in urban watersheds. A regression equation was developed which relates flood volumes to drainage area size, basin lagtime, and peak discharge. This equation is useful where storage of floodwater may be a part of design or flood prevention. 6 refs., 17 figs., 5 tabs.

Stricker, V.A.; Sauer, V.B.

1982-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL FLOODING SIMULATOR  

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The premise of this research is that a general-purpose reservoir simulator for several improved oil recovery processes can and should be developed so that high-resolution simulations of a variety of very large and difficult problems can be achieved using state-of-the-art computing and computers. Such a simulator is not currently available to the industry. The goal of this proposed research is to develop a new-generation chemical flooding simulator that is capable of efficiently and accurately simulating oil reservoirs with at least a million gridblocks in less than one day on massively parallel computers. Task 1 is the formulation and development of solution scheme, Task 2 is the implementation of the chemical module, and Task 3 is validation and application.

Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori; Mojdeh Delshad

2002-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

107

A NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL FLOODING SIMULATOR  

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The premise of this research is that a general-purpose reservoir simulator for several improved oil recovery processes can and should be developed so that high-resolution simulations of a variety of very large and difficult problems can be achieved using state-of-the-art algorithms and computers. Such a simulator is not currently available to the industry. The goal of this proposed research is to develop a new-generation chemical flooding simulator that is capable of efficiently and accurately simulating oil reservoirs with at least a million gridblocks in less than one day on massively parallel computers. Task 1 is the formulation and development of solution scheme, Task 2 is the implementation of the chemical module, and Task 3 is validation and application. In this final report, we will detail our progress on Tasks 1 through 3 of the project.

Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori; Mojdeh Delshad

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood Fighting Research Facility | Open Energy Information  

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Fighting Research Facility Fighting Research Facility Jump to: navigation, search Basic Specifications Facility Name Flood Fighting Research Facility Overseeing Organization United States Army Corp of Engineers (ERDC) Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Wave Basin Length(m) 45.7 Beam(m) 30.5 Depth(m) 1.2 Water Type Freshwater Cost(per day) Contact POC Towing Capabilities Towing Capabilities None Wavemaking Capabilities Wavemaking Capabilities Yes Maximum Wave Height(m) 0.0 Wave Period Range(s) 0.0 Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0 Programmable Wavemaking No Simulated Beach No Channel/Tunnel/Flume Channel/Tunnel/Flume None Wind Capabilities Wind Capabilities None Control and Data Acquisition Description Automated data acquisition and control system Cameras Yes Number of Color Cameras 1

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Flood Plain and Floodway Management Act (Montana) | Department of Energy  

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Flood Plain and Floodway Management Act (Montana) Flood Plain and Floodway Management Act (Montana) Flood Plain and Floodway Management Act (Montana) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Montana Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

110

Flooding Capacity in Packed Towers:? Database, Correlations, and Analysis  

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To provide more insight into the exact influence of operating variables on flooding, several ANN simulations were performed by attributing different values for one studied variable while all of the others were held constant. ... The gas superficial velocity at flooding for the CMR simulation is greater by 1 m/s across the whole liquid velocity range. ... Because of the broadness and diversity of the databases, the proposed correlation has the capability of simulating the flooding capacity in randomly dumped packed beds for any purposes such as absorption and distillation. ...

Simon Piché; Faïçal Larachi; Bernard P. A. Grandjean

2000-11-30T23:59:59.000Z

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On the Performance of Flooding-Based Resource Vassilios V. Dimakopoulos and Evaggelia Pitoura  

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results are validated through simulation. Index terms: resource discovery, flooding, distributed systemsOn the Performance of Flooding-Based Resource Discovery Vassilios V. Dimakopoulos and Evaggelia consider flooding-based resource discovery in distributed systems. With flooding, a node searching

Dimakopoulos, Vassilios

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SPECIAL EDITION: FLOOD RECOVERY Thursday, September 22, 2011 | Fall 2011: Volume 2, Issue 5  

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organizations wishing to publicize their events and service opportunities should e-mail all relevant details of Toiletries, Clothing, and Non-Perishable Food Clothing Drive CHOW Warehouse Needs Volunteers Flood Relief and Food Drive for Flood Victims Arts Benefit Show for Flood Relief GIM UNICEF Toy Drive for Flood

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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How to simulate a volume-controlled flooding with mathematical morphology operators?  

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How to simulate a volume-controlled flooding with mathematical morphology operators? Serge Beucher_fichiers/frame.htm) [2] The problem The classical tool for flooding simulation is the watershed transform. However, the flooding is simply controlled by its height. This means that, when the flooding has reached

Beucher, Serge

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Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 | Open Energy Information  

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Disaster Protection Act of 1973 Disaster Protection Act of 1973 Jump to: navigation, search Statute Name Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 Year 1973 Url [[File:|160px|link=]] Description References FDPA Text[1] The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is administered primarily under two statutes: the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (FDPA). The NFIP is administered by a department of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA). The FDPA requires federal financial regulatory agencies to adopt regulations prohibiting their regulated lending institutions from making, increasing, extending or renewing a loan secured by improved real estate or a mobile home located or to be located in a SFHA in a community participating in the NFIP unless the property

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Chilean glacial lake outburst flood impacts on dam construction  

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Four Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) occurred in the Colonia Glacier (Northern Patagonia Icefield, Chile) from April 2008 to March 2009. Lago Cachet 2 emptied four times producing a maximum excess discharge in the ...

Tauro, Flavia

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Jordan Creek Flood Risk Management Project Springfield, Missouri  

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Jordan Creek Flood Risk Management Project Springfield, Missouri 29 May 2013 Abstract: The overall flow capacity along Jordan Creek. The area along Jordan Creek is heavily urbanized and includes

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Comparing wireless flooding protocols using trace-based simulations  

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Most wireless multi-hop networks, such as ad hoc...networks and wireless sensor networks, need network-wide broadcasting, which is best done with a flooding protocol. In this article, we use ... test-bed network ...

Martin Jacobsson; Christian Rohner

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulations of Water Wave Propagation and Flooding  

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In this paper we present main points in the process of application of numerical schemes for hyperbolic balance laws to water wave propagation and flooding. The appropriate mathematical models are the one ... two-...

Luka Sopta; Nelida ?rnjari?-Žic…

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

Flood survival: Getting a hydro plant back on line  

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The Remmel Dam and Hydro Plant of Arkansas Power and Light Company was flooded on May 20, 1990. This article describes the teamwork and innovation that went into restoring the powerhouse in a short amount of time.

Weatherford, C.W. (Entergy Services, Inc., Little Rock, AR (United States))

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL completes high-priority flood and erosion control work  

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600 feet of water diversion barriers and removed more than 1,200 cubic yards of sediment in anticipation of flash flooding. July 11, 2011 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits...

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New Executive Order Establishes a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard  

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President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, on January 30, 2015.

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Erosive coping after the 2011 floods in Kenya  

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Periodic river floods have devastating social and economic impacts on poor households in the low-lying coastal and western regions of Kenya. This paper focuses on how households in Bunyala District coped with the impacts of flooding, and particularly the December 2011 River Nzoia flood. The data for the study was collected through a survey of 400 households, three focus group discussions, four in-depth interviews and six key informant interviews. Of the surveyed household-heads, 393 (98.4%) reported negative impacts of the flood on farming, livestock and/or property. Coping strategies at household level included temporary relocation and migration, reduced expenditure on household needs, engagement in extra income-generating activities, selling of property and reliance on support from public and private agencies. The findings reveal that many of the coping measures that people use are erosive, as they have negative long-term effects on household livelihood sustainability.

Denis Opiyo Opondo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hurricane Surge Flooding Damage Assessment and Web-Based Game Development to Support K12 Education for Understanding Climate Change Impact on Hurricane Surge Flooding Damage  

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Hurricane surge floods have caused devastating damage along coastal areas all over the world. Yet many recent studies have shown that global warming could increase the hurricane flooding damage by hurricane intensification and sea level rise. Hence...

Hsu, Chih-Hung

2014-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of Flood Levels for Tropical Rivers  

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Flood forecasting is important for flood damage reduction. As a result of advances in the numerical methods and computer technologies, many mathematical models have been developed and used for hydraulic simulation of the flood. These simulations usually include the prediction of the flood width and depth along a watercourse. Results obtained from the application of hydraulic models will help engineers to take precautionary measures to minimize flood damage. Hydraulic models were used to simulate the flood can be classified into dynamic hydraulic models and static hydraulic models. The HEC-2 static hydraulic model was used to predict water surface profiles for Linggi river and Langat river in Malaysia. The model is based on the numerical solution of the one dimensional energy equation of the steady gradually varied flow using the iteration technique. Calibration and verification of the HEC-2 model were conducted using the recorded data for both rivers. After calibration, the model was applied to predict the water surface profiles for Q10, Q30, and Q100 along the watercourse of the Linggi river. The water surface profile for Q200 for Langat river was predicted. The predicted water surface profiles were found in agreement with the recorded water surface profiles. The value of the maximum computed absolute error in the predicted water surface profile was found to be 500 mm while the minimum absolute error was 20 mm only.

Thamer Ahmed Mohammed; Salim Said; Mohd Zohadie Bardaie; Shah Nor Basri

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL FLOODING SIMULATOR  

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The premise of this research is that a general-purpose reservoir simulator for several improved oil recovery processes can and should be developed so that high-resolution simulations of a variety of very large and difficult problems can be achieved using state-of-the-art computing and computers. Such a simulator is not currently available to the industry. The goal of this proposed research is to develop a new-generation chemical flooding simulator that is capable of efficiently and accurately simulating oil reservoirs with at least a million gridblocks in less than one day on massively parallel computers. Task 1 is the formulation and development of solution scheme, Task 2 is the implementation of the chemical module, and Task 3 is validation and application. We have made significant progress on all three tasks and we are on schedule on both technical and budget. In this report, we will detail our progress on Tasks 1 through 3 for the first six months of the project.

Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori; Mojdeh Delshad

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

A NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL FLOODING SIMULATOR  

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The premise of this research is that a general-purpose reservoir simulator for several improved oil recovery processes can and should be developed so that high-resolution simulations of a variety of very large and difficult problems can be achieved using state-of-the-art algorithms and computers. Such a simulator is not currently available to the industry. The goal of this proposed research is to develop a new-generation chemical flooding simulator that is capable of efficiently and accurately simulating oil reservoirs with at least a million gridblocks in less than one day on massively parallel computers. Task 1 is the formulation and development of solution scheme, Task 2 is the implementation of the chemical module, and Task 3 is validation and application. We have made significant progress on all three tasks and we are on schedule on both technical and budget. In this report, we will detail our progress on Tasks 1 through 3 for the first half of the third year of the project.

Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori; Mojdeh Delshad

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

A NEW GENERATION CHEMICAL FLOODING SIMULATOR  

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The premise of this research is that a general-purpose reservoir simulator for several improved oil recovery processes can and should be developed so that high-resolution simulations of a variety of very large and difficult problems can be achieved using state-of-the-art algorithms and computers. Such a simulator is not currently available to the industry. The goal of this proposed research is to develop a new-generation chemical flooding simulator that is capable of efficiently and accurately simulating oil reservoirs with at least a million gridblocks in less than one day on massively parallel computers. Task 1 is the formulation and development of solution scheme, Task 2 is the implementation of the chemical module, and Task 3 is validation and application. We have made significant progress on all three tasks and we are on schedule on both technical and budget. In this report, we will detail our progress on Tasks 1 through 3 for the first six months of the second year of the project.

Gary A. Pope; Kamy Sepehrnoori; Mojdeh Delshad

2003-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flooding and conservation in the Albuquerque bosque  

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Interest in the conservation of the Middle Rio Grande bosque has grown rapidly in the last decade. During that period, private organizations as well as governmental agencies have sharpened their focus on the issue, and in doing so have contributed to the development of a bosque biological management plan for the river reach between Cochiti Dam and Elephant Butte Reservoir. This increased regional attention reflects a growing national and international concern about human impacts on fluvial processes in large floodplain rivers. Because they impound large amounts of a river`s discharge and interfere with its natural flooding regime, dams can seriously disrupt the relationship between river basin hydrology and riparian zone functioning. In western North America, this interference reduces cottonwood germination and survival and, as will be discussed, negatively affects key ecological processes in riparian communities. In this paper the authors first review how the decoupling of basin hydrology from riparian forest processes has begun to affect the integrity of the Middle Rio Grande bosque ecosystem. Then they propose an alternative management scheme, with emphasis on the Albuquerque bosque, that centers on restoring its ecosystem functioning.

Crawford, C.S.; Molles, M.C. Jr.; Valett, H.M. [Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Biology

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam management in composite mature steam floods, Midway Sunset field  

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Vogel noted that oil production rates in many steam floods are not predictable from steam injection rates and must be estimated on some other basis. He presented a conservative method, based on simple models assuming instantaneous steam overlay, to calculate heat requirements once the oil rate is known. By more accurately describing the reservoir being flooded and the steam flood process, Vogel`s method was refined resulting in significant steam savings for SWEPI`s leasehold in the northern part of the Midway Sunset field. Analytical expressions are presented for (1) the heat required to support a steam chest descending into an oil column, (2) the heating of a cap or base rock already partially heated by an adjacent steam flood and (3) the heating of a cap or base rock which is exposed to a uniformly growing steam zone. A method is also described to operate a mature steam flood at a constant oil steam ratio while scavenging some heat stored in the steam zone.

Dorp, J.J. van; Roach, R.H.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Correlate the flooding of packed columns a new way  

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Packed-column pressure-drop and flooding-point prediction has received new attention recently. These publications, like most earlier ones, focus on gas-flow-induced pressure drop, and flooding due to liquid entrainment in the packing. A few years ago, some problems occurred when packing was applied in high-pressure distillation service, such as ethylene and propylene superfractionators. Apparently, the maximum liquid-through-put capacity was lower than predicted from the gas-flow-induced flooding correlations. Such situation exists when predicting the performance of valve trays in similar service: liquid downflow can be limiting before entrainment flooding occurs. The reason for this behavior is the relatively low liquid and high vapor density of these high-pressure services. The liquid/vapor density ratios are typically 10--15:1 for such hydrocarbon systems. In contrast, for low-pressure water/air systems, this ratio is in the range 300--800:1. A large amount of experimental data for low-pressure systems has been used to correlate pressure drop and flooding, but it doesn't cover the technically important region of low liquid and high vapor density. This Article suggests an approach for understanding such liquid-limited systems.

Kaiser, V.

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterizing two-phase flow relative permeabilities in chemical flooding using a pore-scale network model  

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in reservoir simulation of chemical flooding, when no site-Flooding In this section, a series of dynamic pore-scale network simulationssimulation techniques (e.g. , for analyzing chemical flooding)

Liu, Qingjie; Shen, Pingping; Wu, Yu-Shu

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Probable maximum flood control; Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project  

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This study proposes preliminary design concepts to protect the waste-handling facilities and all shaft and ramp entries to the underground from the probable maximum flood (PMF) in the current design configuration for the proposed Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigation (NNWSI) repository protection provisions were furnished by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USSR) or developed from USSR data. Proposed flood protection provisions include site grading, drainage channels, and diversion dikes. Figures are provided to show these proposed flood protection provisions at each area investigated. These areas are the central surface facilities (including the waste-handling building and waste treatment building), tuff ramp portal, waste ramp portal, men-and-materials shaft, emplacement exhaust shaft, and exploratory shafts facility.

DeGabriele, C.E.; Wu, C.L. [Bechtel National, Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States)

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Contribution to Logistics of Catastrophes in Consequence of Floods  

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Abstract The flood is considered to be a phenomenon that consists of different, interlinked stages or phases. Each stage of flooding from flood hazard, through course itself up to after-rehabilitation actions, can be solved by methods of risk management and crisis. The methods propose systematic procedure of identification, analysis, risk assessment and proposal planning process to avert catastrophic situations. Each proposal contains design of logistic processes consisting of specific logistic elements and logistics processes of catastrophes. Catastrophic scenarios reflect the threat rate of protected interests by development of the risks rate that can be observed in the development curve of the life cycle of assessed risk and the development level of safety due to their causal relationship. Quick response to the catastrophic development is conditional to identification rate of the environment in which the catastrophic scenario is gradually enacted. Therefore visualization of threatened objects by geoinformative system instruments including the development of actual geodatabases is imperative.

Imrich Kisss; Emil Wessely; Monika Bliš?anová

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

Integrating synthetic flood data for selection of regional frequency distribution  

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Regional frequency distributions are estimated using respective regional average coefficients of variance, skewness and kurtosis. The regional average coefficients may be significantly biased for a region with inadequate hydrometric data. The objective of this study is to select suitable regional frequency distributions in previously identified five hydrologic homogeneous regions of Nepalese territory with larger focus on data-scarce regions. Incorporation of synthetic flood data has been proposed in two hydrologic regions which have insufficient hydrometric data. A SimHyd rainfall runoff model was employed for the generation of synthetic flood data to augment hydrometric data inadequacy. Selection of best-fit regional frequency distribution was identified using L-moment ratio diagrams and goodness-of-fit measure. The selected distributions were tested by comparing observation and regional distribution factors at eight observation hydrometric sites. Incorporation of synthetic flood data enabled to reduce regional distribution factor error to 6% from that of 10%.

Binaya Kumar Mishra; Kaoru Takara

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Management of Specific Flood Plain Areas (Iowa) | Department of Energy  

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Management of Specific Flood Plain Areas (Iowa) Management of Specific Flood Plain Areas (Iowa) Management of Specific Flood Plain Areas (Iowa) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Iowa Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Iowa Department of Natural Resources Floodplain management orders by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as

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Temporal flooding of regular islands by chaotic wave packets  

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We investigate the time evolution of wave packets in systems with a mixed phase space where regular islands and chaotic motion coexist. For wave packets started in the chaotic sea on average the weight on a quantized torus of the regular island increases due to dynamical tunneling. This flooding weight initially increases linearly and saturates to a value which varies from torus to torus. We demonstrate for the asymptotic flooding weight universal scaling with an effective tunneling coupling for quantum maps and the mushroom billiard. This universality is reproduced by a suitable random matrix model.

Lars Bittrich; Arnd Bäcker; Roland Ketzmerick

2014-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood Zone Building Permits (District of Columbia) | Department of Energy  

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You are here You are here Home » Flood Zone Building Permits (District of Columbia) Flood Zone Building Permits (District of Columbia) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State District of Columbia Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider District Department of the Environment

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Use of amine oxide surfactants for chemical flooding EOR (enhanced oil recovery)  

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The use of amine oxides with and without alcohols as cosolvents, and in combination with other surfactants as mixed micellar formulations for enhanced oil recovery by surfactant flooding was investigated. Amine oxides are a salt-tolerant class of surfactants that produce low interfacial tension and can develop viscosity without the addition of polymers. These salt-tolerant formulations generate three-phase regions with hydrocarbons over a broad salinity range, develop moderate solubilization, and produce low interfacial tensions, however oil recovery from amine oxide-alcohol phase behavior optimized formulations was directly dependent upon the quantity of surfactant injected. The large pore volume and high concentration of surfactant required prohibits their economic use as the primary surfactant in chemical flooding EOR. Dimethylalkylamine oxides are useful as cosurfactants and viscosifiers in formulations with other surfactants for chemical flooding EOR but the use of ethoxylated and propoxylated amine oxides should be avoided due to the decomposition of these amine oxides under reservoir conditions. Phase behavior, phase inversion temperatures, and viscosity scans have been correlated with surfactant structures to provide a guide for amine oxide applications in chemical flooding. 36 refs., 5 figs., 6 tabs.

Olsen, D.K.

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Low gas-liquid ratio foam flooding for conventional heavy oil  

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The recovery of heavy oil by water flooding is 10% lower than that of conventional crude oil, so enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is of great significance for heavy oil. In this paper, foam flooding with a gas-liqu...

Jing Wang; Jijiang Ge; Guicai Zhang; Baodong Ding; Li Zhang…

2011-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Ecological response to and management of increased flooding caused by climate change  

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...Resh 1999; Bunn & Arthington 2002). Flooding is an important aspect of the stream...risk, planned experiments (including simulation modelling) are needed that manipulate...Galat, D. L. (and 16 others) 1998 Flooding to restore connectivity of regulated...

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pressure-Correction Method and Its Applications for Time-Domain Flooding Simulation  

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The principle idea of using pressure-correction method for time-domain flooding simulation is presented. Special attention is paid on ... of application are also discussed. First, progressive flooding in a comple...

Pekka Ruponen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of gas production from hydrate reservoir by the combination of warm water flooding and depressurization  

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Gas production from hydrate reservoir by the combination of warm water flooding and depressurization is proposed, which can overcome ... gas production by the combination of warm water flooding and depressurizati...

YuHu Bai; QingPing Li

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Directional Flooding Scheme with Data Aggregation for Energy-Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks  

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We propose a directional flooding with data aggregation (DFDA) using hop- ... savings by reducing the redundant transmissions using directional flooding based on hop-count and data aggregation. Our simulation res...

Sung-Hyup Lee; Kang-Won Lee; You-Ze Cho

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Flooding Experiments with Steam and Water in a Large Diameter Vertical Tube  

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An experimental study on flooding with steam and water in a large diameter vertical tube was conducted. This research has been performed to provide a better prediction of flooding in a pressurized water reactor (PWR) pressurizer surge line...

Williams, Susan Nicole

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

145

Flood monitoring, mapping and assessing capabilities using RADARSAT remote sensing, GIS and ground data for Bangladesh  

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Remote sensing is the most practical method available to managers of flood-prone areas for quantifying and mapping flood impacts. This study explored large inundation ... were also used. RADARSAT remote sensing d...

Roxana Hoque; Daichi Nakayama; Hiroshi Matsuyama; Jun Matsumoto

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Soil Testing Following Flooding, Overland Flow of Wastewater and other Freshwater Disasters  

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Freshwater flooding can seriously affect soil fertility and the physical and chemical properties of soil. This publication explains how to reclaim flooded soil. Having the soil tested for microbes, pesticides, hydrocarbons and other contaminants...

Provin, Tony; Feagley, Sam E.; Pitt, John L.; McFarland, Mark L.

2009-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

147

Feasibility analysis and design of a flood barrier concept for the City of New York  

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Flooding has always been a major concern for coastal communities. However, many parts of New York City never had to worry about flooding until Hurricane Sandy hit in October 2012. The hurricane brought a record level storm ...

Ingilis, Demetres

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Precipitation and Damaging Floods: Trends in the United States, 1932–97  

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The poor relationship between what climatologists, hydrologists, and other physical scientists call floods, and those floods that actually cause damage to life or property, has limited what can be reliably said about the causes of observed trends ...

Roger A. Pielke Jr.; Mary W. Downton

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Urbanization and Climate Change: An Examination of Nonstationarities in Urban Flooding  

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The authors examine the hydroclimatology, hydrometeorology, and hydrology of flooding in the Milwaukee metropolitan region of the upper midwestern United States. The objectives of this study are 1) to assess nonstationarities in flood frequency ...

Long Yang; James A. Smith; Daniel B. Wright; Mary Lynn Baeck; Gabriele Villarini; Fuqiang Tian; Heping Hu

2013-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

An interdisciplinary approach to characterize flash flood occurrence frequency for mountainous Southern California  

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simulation period of 1995- The present study expands previous work by focusing on the scales relevant to flash flooding (

Carpenter, Theresa Marie Modrick

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Flood Risk Management Newsletter 1 December 2013 vol 7 no 2  

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University and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from George Washington University. Flood Risk approaches, successes, lessons learned and challenges; and to improve overall flood risk managementFlood Risk Management Newsletter 1 December 2013 vol 7 no 2 Fstocoll Table of Contents Mark Roupas

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152

Methane emission from flooded coal seams in abandoned mines, in the light of laboratory investigations  

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Methane emission from flooded coal seams in abandoned mines, in the light of laboratory of methane from flooded unexploited coal seams Field experience from the flooding operations of the abandoned sorption capacity of coal in the dry-air state through determining the isotherm of methane sorption

Boyer, Edmond

153

A numerical study of hydrologically driven glacier dynamics and subglacial flooding  

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...dynamics and subglacial flooding Sam Pimentel * Gwenn...drainage and subglacial flooding. The subglacial drainage...inspired examples: (i) simulations of meltwater drainage...Alpine-type glacier An initial simulation is conducted to demonstrate...glacier to subglacial flooding, as documented by Das...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

LightFlood: Minimizing Redundant Messages and Maximizing the Scope of  

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of redundant messages. Our analysis and simulation experiments show that the LightFlood scheme provides a lowLightFlood: Minimizing Redundant Messages and Maximizing the Scope of Peer-to-Peer Search Song Abstract--Flooding is a fundamental file search operation in unstructured peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing

155

Energy Efficient Target Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks: Sleep Scheduling, Particle Filtering, and Constrained Flooding  

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after flooding has occurred in the current hop. Our simulation-based experi- mental studies show, and Constrained Flooding Bo Jiang Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Sleep Scheduling, Particle Filters, Constrained Flooding Copyright 2010, Bo Jiang #12;Energy Efficient

Ravindran, Binoy

156

Two-dimensional simulations of extreme floods on a large watershed  

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Two-dimensional simulations of extreme floods on a large watershed John F. England Jr. a,*, Mark L-dimensional, Runoff, Erosion and Export (TREX) model to simulate extreme floods on large watersheds in semi, validation and simulation of extreme storms and floods on the 12,000 km2 Arkansas River watershed above

Julien, Pierre Y.

157

Do dams and levees impact nitrogen cycling? Simulating the effects of flood alterations on floodplain  

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Do dams and levees impact nitrogen cycling? Simulating the effects of flood alterations topography with a model of hydrology and nitrogen biogeochemistry to simulate floods of different magnitude a generalized floodplain biogeochemical model to determine whether dams and flood-control levees affect

Turner, Monica G.

158

Development of CFD Simulation for 3-D Flooding Flow and Scouring Around a Bridge Structure  

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Development of CFD Simulation for 3-D Flooding Flow and Scouring Around a Bridge Structure B of bridge failure during storms and floods. Simulation of scour-hole formation under the bridge deck and around the bridge piers, due to sediment entrainment and transport caused by flooding flow conditions

Kostic, Milivoje M.

159

Uncertainty analysis of river flooding and dam failure risks using local sensitivity computations.  

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to GUA while requiring only one simulation instead of several hundreds or thousands. For the floodUncertainty analysis of river flooding and dam failure risks using local sensitivity computations) for uncertainty analysis with respect to two major types of risk in river hydrodynamics: flash flood and dam

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

160

Impact of relief accuracy on flood simulations and road network vulnerability analysis  

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1 Impact of relief accuracy on flood simulations and road network vulnerability analysis Jean). Numerical representation of relief (DTM) is a prime necessity in risk simulation, in particular in flood of the flood simulation. On that account, we consider ways to enrich the DTM by integrating relevant

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161

Developing a GIS tool to assess potential damage of future floods J. Eleutrio1,2  

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Developing a GIS tool to assess potential damage of future floods J. Eleutério1,2 , D. Martinez1. Geographic Information System (GIS) technology plays a crucial role on flood risk analyses. On one hand. On the other hand, this data must be combined in order to evaluate flood risk. Even though the role of GIS

Boyer, Edmond

162

3D Reconstruction of the Source and Scale of Buried Young Flood Channels on Mars  

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...Source and Scale of Buried Young Flood Channels on Mars 10.1126...Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA. Outflow channels...interpreted as the product of gigantic floods due to the catastrophic eruption...been applied to map out buried flood channels on Earth through the...

Gareth A. Morgan; Bruce A. Campbell; Lynn M. Carter; Jeffrey J. Plaut; Roger J. Phillips

2013-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

163

Section "Informatics" MULTICRITERIA ANALYSIS APPLIED TO A FLOOD EVENT ON RIVER  

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Section "Informatics" 1 MULTICRITERIA ANALYSIS APPLIED TO A FLOOD EVENT ON RIVER MARITZA1 1 Institute of Information Technologies ­ Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria ABSTRACT Floods. The flood disaster management is highly dependent on early information and needs forecasts and data from

Mustakerov, Ivan

164

The Disciplined Flood Protocol in Sensor Networks Young-ri Choi and Mohamed G. Gouda  

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The Disciplined Flood Protocol in Sensor Networks Young-ri Choi and Mohamed G. Gouda Department of Computing Science University of Alberta, Canada ehab@cs.ualberta.ca Abstract-- Flood is a communication to every sensor in the network. When a flood of some message is initiated, the message is forwarded

Gouda, Mohamed G.

165

New Flooding Control Schemes Applied In Route Initialisation For The Ad Hoc On Demand Routing Protocols  

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New Flooding Control Schemes Applied In Route Initialisation For The Ad Hoc On Demand Routing College London * Email: uceephu@ucl.ac.uk Abstract: This paper introduces a new route request flooding. This scheme aims to control and reduce the route request flooding. Furthermore, the scheme combines

Haddadi, Hamed

166

Strong influence of El Niño Southern Oscillation on flood risk around the world  

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...showed the magnitude of a 100-y flood to be significantly larger during...positive anomaly in 100-y flood volume (+25%), and for...which this river is found (Colorado) we simulated a positive anomaly...general pattern reflected in our flood-risk results. We found...

Philip J. Ward; Brenden Jongman; Matti Kummu; Michael D. Dettinger; Frederiek C. Sperna Weiland; Hessel C. Winsemius

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Peak discharge of a Pleistocene lava-dam outburst flood in Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA  

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produced the largest known flood on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. The Hyaloclastite Dam was up to 366 Canyon; Colorado river; Pleistocene floods; Lava dams; Hydraulic modeling; Paleoflood indicators; DamPeak discharge of a Pleistocene lava-dam outburst flood in Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA Cassandra R

168

A FLASH-FLOODING STORM AT THE STEEP EDGE OF HIGH  

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was the Big Thompson flood of 1976 in Colorado, which remains of intense interest in the United StatesA FLASH-FLOODING STORM AT THE STEEP EDGE OF HIGH TERRAIN Disaster in the Himalayas by Kristen L. rasmussen and robert a. Houze Jr. A lethal flash flood inundated a town when moist airflow from the lowlands

Houze Jr., Robert A.

169

Flood Operation Rules for a Single Reservoir Licheng Dong  

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, University of California - Davis 2012-12-12 Abstract This paper examines the theoretical behavior ecosystems. 2. Simple Inflow Hydrographs Three main factors affect the reservoir's inflow flood volume and peak outflow (Ergish, 2010): 1) inflow hydrograph volume and shape; 2) controllable reservoir storage

Lund, Jay R.

170

IMPROVING URBAN FLOOD MANAGEMENT WITH AUTONOMOUS MINI-UAVS  

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IMPROVING URBAN FLOOD MANAGEMENT WITH AUTONOMOUS MINI-UAVS A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED TO THE SWISS;#12;Abstract In this study we assessed how small-scale unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) photogrammetry technology digital surface models (DSMs) was investigated with consideration of UAV flight parameters

Giger, Christine

171

Inland and coastal flooding: developments in prediction and prevention  

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...anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions...flooding-related deaths worldwide...understood so that policies for reducing natural disasters...many of the measures needed to...matter and energy) and (ii...greenhouse gases from industry...including energy use and greenhouse gas emissions...therefore reducing the potential...sustainable policies for the future...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Relationships among probability distributions of stream discharges in floods, climate,  

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Relationships among probability distributions of stream discharges in floods, climate, bed load of both follow power laws. The number N(Q) of days on which the discharge exceeds Q, or the number of the United States. To examine the effect of climate change on bed load transport and river incision, we

Mojzsis, Stephen J.

173

SPECIAL EDITION: FLOOD RECOVERY Thursday, September 15, 2011  

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their events and service opportunities should e-mail all relevant details to cce@binghamton.edu. Connect to help with this cause, contact Julie Lucia. Collection of Toiletries, Blankets, and Nonperishable Food and nonperishable food items are in high demand by victims of the flood. Donation boxes have been placed in Hinman

Suzuki, Masatsugu

174

Field test of microemulsion flooding, Chateaurenard Field, France  

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A pilot test of microemulsion flooding was conducted in a single five-spot pattern in the Chateaurenard field in France. The test had to accommodate a 40-mPa*s (40-cp) oil viscosity and a regional pressure gradient across the pattern. A very clear oil bank was observed, resulting in a substantial increase in oil production. 9 refs.

Putz, A.; Chevalier, J.P.; Stock, G.; Philippot, J.

1981-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Imagining flood futures: risk assessment and management in practice  

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...consequences. risk management|risk analysis|flooding|simulacra...we have come to deem as more acceptable than others in predicting the...how do they become deemed as acceptable and, crucially, what effect...science, public policy and risk management in order to make...

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Responding to Power Outages and Floods  

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People and the environment can be harmed if a home's onsite wastewater treatment system does not work properly after a flood or power outage. This publication explains the steps to take after such an event to get the system back into service. 4 pp...

Lesikar, Bruce J.; Mechell, Justin; Alexander, Rachel

2008-10-23T23:59:59.000Z

177

Sorption and Degradation of Fipronil in Flooded Anaerobic Rice Soils  

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Sorption and Degradation of Fipronil in Flooded Anaerobic Rice Soils ... The data predicted that fipronil was subject to rapid, reductive degradation or immediate sorption to the soil and any sorbed fipronil desorbed was reductively degraded. ... The reductive metabolite, fipronil sulfide, accumulated over the 184 day duration of the experiment and sorbed rapidly to the soil, where it accumulated and did not appear to degrade. ...

Gregory Doran; Philip Eberbach; Stuart Helliwell

2009-10-13T23:59:59.000Z

178

Detect DDoS flooding attacks in mobile ad hoc networks  

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Mobile Ad hoc NETworks (MANETs) are vulnerable to the Denial of Service (DoS) attack. In this work, we focus on one specific DoS attack, Distributed DoS (DDoS) flooding attack. First of all, we present a quantitative model to characterise the flooding attack. We then provide analytical models of detecting flooding attack. In these models, we give an analytical framework to evaluate the number of routing control packets. At last, we design two flow based detection features to identify the flooding attacks. Both simulation and analytical results show that our proposed detection approach can detect the flooding attack accurately and effectively.

Yinghua Guo; Sylvie Perreau

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Improved efficiency of miscible CO{sub 2} floods and enhanced prospects for CO{sub 2} flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. Annual report, April 14, 1994--April 13, 1995  

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The overall goal of this project is to improve the efficiency of miscible CO{sub 2} floods and enhance the prospects for flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. This objective is being accomplished by extending experimental research in three task areas: (1) foams for selective mobility control in heterogeneous reservoirs, (2) reduction of the amount of CO{sub 2} required in CO{sub 2} floods, and (3) miscible CO{sub 2} flooding in fractured reservoirs. This report provides results of the first year of the three-year project for each of the three task areas.

Grigg, R.; Heller, J.; Schechter, D.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Development and verification of simplified prediction models for enhanced oil recovery applications. CO/sub 2/ (miscible flood) predictive model. Final report  

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A screening model for CO/sub 2/ miscible flooding has been developed consisting of a reservoir model for oil rate and recovery and an economic model. The reservoir model includes the effects of viscous fingering, reservoir heterogeneity, gravity segregation and areal sweep. The economic model includes methods to calculate various profitability indices, the windfall profits tax, and provides for CO/sub 2/ recycle. The model is applicable to secondary or tertiary floods, and to solvent slug or WAG processes. The model does not require detailed oil-CO/sub 2/ PVT data for execution, and is limited to five-spot patterns. A pattern schedule may be specified to allow economic calculations for an entire project to be made. Models of similar architecture have been developed for steam drive, in-situ combustion, surfactant-polymer flooding, polymer flooding and waterflooding. 36 references, 41 figures, 4 tables.

Paul, G.W.

1984-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

A polymer hydrolysis model and its application in chemical EOR process simulation.  

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??Polymer flooding is a commercial enhanced oil recovery (EOR) method used to increase the sweep efficiency of water floods. Hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (HPAM), a synthetic commercial… (more)

Lee, Ahra

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Enhanced oil recovery: miscible flooding; thermal methods; and process implementation. Annual report, October 1, 1979-September 30, 1980  

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The individual papers in this volume covering miscible flooding, thermal methods, and process implementation were indexed.

Linville, B. (ed.)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Rebuilding your flooded home: Guidelines for incorporating energy efficiency  

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Repairs to your flood-damaged home can add energy efficiency at the same time you address pressing structural needs, mainly by replacing and upgrading insulation in walls and floors, and checking your foundation for flood damage. Many energy efficiency options are available to you today that may not have been widely available when you built your house even if that was only a few years ago. Cost-effectiveness depends on several factors, including cost of fuel and materials, efficiency levels of the structure and components, and climate. This booklet offers some general tips to improve the efficiency of your home`s shell and equipment. Additional information on any issue covered in this booklet is available from various agencies within or near your community, including your state energy office, local community action agency, utilities, Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offices.

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1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL completes high-priority flood and erosion control work  

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Lab completes priority erosion controls Lab completes priority erosion controls LANL completes high-priority flood and erosion control work Crews installed 600 feet of water diversion barriers and removed more than 1,200 cubic yards of sediment in anticipation of flash flooding. July 11, 2011 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials.

185

A mathematical and experimental study of caustic flooding  

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: Dr. Ching Buang Wu A simple non-equilibrium chemical displacement model for continuous, linear, caustic flooding of crude oil is presented. The laboratory experiments were conducted to support the numerical simulation and to verify the results.... The unique feature of this mathematic study is that it includes the chemistry of the acid hydrolysis to produce surfactants and the chemical reaction rate under the non- equilibrium state. The in-situ generated surfactant was presumed to alter the oil...

Shen, Tsu-Cheng

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Mobility control and scaleup for chemical flooding. Annual report, October 1981-September 1982  

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The ongoing objectives of this project are: (1) to determine quantitatively the effects of dispersion, relative permeabilities, apparent viscosity and inaccessible pore volume on micellar/polymer flooding, and (2) to develop numerical simulators which incorporate these and other features of the process, so that mobility control design and scaleup of the micellar/polymer flooding process can be better accomplished. Section 2 of this report includes the results for capillary desaturation experiments for low tension fluids in Berea. These results show that some residual brine remains during microemulsion flooding even at the highest capillary number obtained in this experiment. Section 2 also includes more extensive results from the dispersion and relative permeability experiments. This section also includes data which extends the dispersion and relative permeability results from the case of two-phase flow to include initial results of three-phase flow at steady state. Section 3 is a complete description of our updated simulator. Section 4 describes and gives the results of an oil recovery experiment. Section 5 compares the results of this oil recovery experiment with our simulator. The agreement is the best obtained so far. Section 6 compares our simulator with a Sloss experiment reported by Gupta. Again, the agreement is good and demonstrates the capability of the improved simulator to account for the separation of alcohol and surfactant. Section 7 contains the results of several 2-D areal simulations involving new features of the 2-D simulator reported last year. Section 8 is a list of some of the major conclusions of this simulation research. Section 9 is an SPE paper combining the results of Senol with Walsh, a Ph.D. student of Lake and Schechter. Her polymer experiments were interpreted using Walsh's geochemical simulator. 133 references, 118 figures, 21 tables.

Pope, G.A.

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Increase of the reliability and cost effectiveness of the Leningrad flood control gates  

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This paper presents the results of a detailed analysis of competing designs of rolling gates and floating radial gates for the Leningrad flood control system and describes from a hydraulic engineering standpoint those aspects of the gate designs which led to the conclusion that they did not have sufficient reliability for the loads encountered under flood conditions. Specific design revisions which take into account not only the flood loads but also the navigation and dock parts of the structures were investigated and recommended.

Khlopenkov, P.R.

1988-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Climate Change Effects on the Sacramento Basin's Flood Control Projects ANN DENISE FISSEKIS  

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Climate Change Effects on the Sacramento Basin's Flood Control Projects By ANN DENISE FISSEKIS B.......................................................................6 Chapter III. Climate Change................................................................11 models...........................................................20 Climate change data

Lund, Jay R.

189

An artificial neural network for the prediction of immiscible flood performance  

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An artificial neural network for the prediction of immiscible flood performance ... Estimating the Isothermal Compressibility Coefficient of Undersaturated Middle East Crudes Using Neural Networks ...

Ridha Gharbi; Mansour Karkoub; Ali ElKamel

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Demographic responses to fire of Spartina argentinensis in temporary flooded grassland of Argentina  

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Population characteristics of Spartina argentinensis after fire were analyzed. Field experiments were done in temporary flooded tall grassland, dominated by S. argentinensis at the Reserva Federico Wildermuth (Ar...

Susana R. Feldman; Juan Pablo Lewis

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

191

Numerical Simulation of Displacement Mechanisms for Enhancing Heavy Oil Recovery during Alkaline Flooding  

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In this paper, a simulation technique has been developed and successfully applied to numerically simulate the experimentally determined displacement mechanisms governing alkaline flooding for enhancing oil recovery in heavy oil reservoirs. ... (8-13) The existing simulation techniques used for alkaline flooding in the conventional oil reservoirs result in significant discrepancy between the experimental and simulated pressure drop for alkaline flooding in heavy oil reservoirs. ... Both the scientific findings and the newly developed simulation technique will facilitate simulating and designing field-scale alkaline flooding for heavy oil reservoirs. ...

Mohamed Arhuoma; Daoyong Yang; Mingzhe Dong; Heng Li; Raphael Idem

2009-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

192

Physical simulation and fine digital study of thermal foam compound flooding  

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According to the similarity criterion of 3D physical simulation of thermal recovery, experimental parameters of 3D physical simulation of steam flooding and thermal foam compound flooding in extra-heavy oil reservoirs of the Gudao Oilfield were calculated, and relevant experiments were carried out. Based on the experimental results, 3D fine numerical simulation was carried out to analyze the steam flooding and thermal foam compound flooding in heavy oil reservoirs. The results show that thermal foam compound flooding could effectively inhibit steam channeling and improve sweep efficiency, and thus enhance the oil recovery in heavy oil reservoirs after steam flooding. Technological parameters of thermal foam compound flooding were optimized according to the results of fine numerical simulation. The optimum injection method is foam-slug injection, the optimal steam injection rate is 25 mL/min, nitrogen injection rate is 1 000 mL/min (standard conditions), the time of foam-slug injection is 1.0 min and the interval between foam-slugs is about 10-20 min during thermal foam-slug injection. At last, the similarity criterion was employed for inversion calculation of the optimization results. Based on the results, optimal field injection and production parameters can be confirmed. The ultimate recovery ratio of thermal foam compound flooding in super-heavy oil reservoirs could reach 42.15%, which is 12.50% higher than steam flooding.

Zhanxi PANG; Huiqing LIU; Pingyuan GE; Li HAN

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

193

Human-Induced Climate Change Reduces Chance of Flooding in Okavango...  

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Delta Human-Induced Climate Change Reduces Chance of Flooding in Okavango Delta Africa.gif Why it Matters: The Okavango basin in southern central Africa experienced severe...

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Human-induced climate change reduces chance of flooding in Okavango...  

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recent flooding in an ecologically and geographically unique river basin in southern Africa-the Okavango River. After seasonal rains fall in southern Angola, floodwaters flow...

195

Pantex Facility 10-Year Natural Phenomena Flood Hazard Analysis  

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Pantex Facility 10-Year Natural Pantex Facility 10-Year Natural Phenomena Flood Hazard Analysis Presented by and October, 2011 Presentation Outline I. Introductions II. Pantex III. 10 Year Update IV. Final Results V. July 2010 Event VI. Emergency Planning VII.What's Next Pantex The Pantex Plant, located 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas, in Carson County, is charged with maintaining the safety, security and reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. Worked performed at Pantex supports three core missions. * Stockpile Stewardship * Nonproliferation and * Safeguards and Security Pantex (cont.) - Location Pantex (cont.) - Weather Patterns * Precipitation is typical for Southwest climate, mainly in the form of Spring and

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Flood Plain or Floodway Development (Iowa) | Department of Energy  

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or Floodway Development (Iowa) or Floodway Development (Iowa) Flood Plain or Floodway Development (Iowa) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Iowa Program Type Environmental Regulations Provider Iowa Department Natural Resources This section describes situations when a permit is needed for the

197

Fluctuation Flooding Method (FFM) for accelerating conformational transitions of proteins  

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A powerful conformational sampling method for accelerating structural transitions of proteins “Fluctuation Flooding Method (FFM) ” is proposed. In FFM cycles of the following steps enhance the transitions: (i) extractions of largely fluctuating snapshots along anisotropic modes obtained from trajectories of multiple independent molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and (ii) conformational re-sampling of the snapshots via re-generations of initial velocities when re-starting MD simulations. In an application to bacteriophage T4 lysozyme FFM successfully accelerated the open-closed transition with the 6 ns simulation starting solely from the open state although the 1-?s canonical MD simulation failed to sample such a rare event.

Ryuhei Harada; Yu Takano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Floods on Nottely River and Martin, Peachtree, and Slow Creeks in Cherokee County, North Carolina. Flood report  

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This report describes the flood situation along the Nottely River from the North Carolina-Georgia State line, at stream mile 18.72, downstream to the head of Hiwassee Reservoir backwater, stream mile 6.50; Martin Creek from mile 6.12 downstream to mile 1.38; Peachtree Creek from Ammon Bottom at mile 4.78 downstream to its mouth at Hiwassee River mile 100,68; and Slow Creek from mile 3.15 downstream to its mouth at Peachtree Creek mile 1.98.

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1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

The influence of free gas saturation on water flood performance - variations caused by changes in flooding rate  

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, 1971) Anil Kumar Dandona, B. S. , Indian School of Mines Directed by: Dr. R. A. Morse It has been recognised that the presence of a free gas satura- tion prior to water flooding can have an important influence on oil recovery. The published results... studies such as the disappearance of part or all of the free gas by solution in the oil bank. Also, it has been realised that gravity forces make it impossible to initiate and maintain a uniforxn gas saturation fram top to bottom of the production...

Dandona, Anil Kumar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of flooding velocity and degree of reservoir depletion on the recovery of oil by water flooding  

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the kerosene until the pressure in the reservoir oil sturage cylinder reached approximately the desired bubble point. The fluids were then circulated until the pressure stabilized at the bubble point at which time the excess gas was dis placed..., 1951) 15, 7 Z9. Guerrero, E. T. and Kennedy, H. T. : Effect of Surface and Interfacial Tension on Recovery of Oil by Water Flooding, " Transactions AIME, (1954) 201, 124. 30. Holmgren, C. R. and Morse, R. A, : "Effect of Free Gas Saturation on Oil...

Hall, Phillips C

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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201

Study of the comprehensive risk analysis of dam-break flooding based on the numerical simulation of flood routing. Part II: Model application and results  

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The present model and methodology described in Part I of this work are applied to perform a comprehensive risk analysis of the dam-break flood of five reservoirs in the Haihe River ... The results indicate that t...

Zhengyin Zhou; Xiaoling Wang; Ruirui Sun; Xuefei Ao; Xiaopei Sun…

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Links Between Flood Frequency and Annual Water Balance Behaviors: A Basis for Similarity and Regionalization  

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This paper presents the results of a data based comparative study of several hundred catchments across continental United States belonging to the MOPEX dataset, which systematically explored the connection between the flood frequency curve and measures of mean annual water balance. Two different measures of mean annual water balance are used: (i) a climatic aridity index, AI, which is a measure of the competition between water and energy availability at the annual scale; and, (ii) baseflow index, BFI, the ratio of slow runoff to total runoff also at the annual time scale, reflecting the role of geology, soils, topography and vegetation. The data analyses showed that the aridity index, AI, has a first order control on both the mean and Cv of annual maximum floods. While mean annual flood decreases with increasing aridity, Cv increases with increasing aridity. BFI appeared to be a second order control on the magnitude and shape of the flood frequency curve. Higher BFI, meaning more subsurface flow and less surface flow leads to a decrease of mean annual flood whereas lower BFI leads to accumulation of soil moisture and increased flood magnitudes that arise from many events acting together. The results presented in this paper provide innovative means to delineate homogeneous regions within which the flood frequency curves can be assumed to be functionally similar. At another level, understanding the connection between annual water balance and flood frequency will be another building block towards developing comprehensive understanding of catchment runoff behavior in a holistic way.

Guo, Jiali; Li, Hongyi; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Guo, Shenglian; Liu, Pan; Sivapalan, Murugesu

2014-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

203

Characterization of Flood Sediments from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and Potential Implications for Human  

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Characterization of Flood Sediments from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and Potential Implications of sediments up to many centimeters thick on streets, lawns, parking lots, and other flat surfaces (fig. 1). During the flood dewatering and subsequent cleanup, there were concerns that these sediments might

Torgersen, Christian

204

High-Speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack  

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1 High-Speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack Yoohwan Kim1 , Ju-Yeon Jo1, we have built a simulation model using OPNET simulation package, where the attack agents create as in the non-attacked condition. Keywords: Network Security, Denial-of-Service Attack, TCP Flooding, Router

Merat, Francis L.

205

CFD Simulation of Open Channel Flooding Flows and Scouring Around Bridge Structures  

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CFD Simulation of Open Channel Flooding Flows and Scouring Around Bridge Structures B. D. ADHIKARYKalb, IL 60115 U.S.A. Email: kostic@niu.edu; Web: http://www.kostic.niu.edu Abstract: - Simulation of scour caused by flooding and pressure flow conditions, is of significant interest nowadays to computational

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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High-speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack  

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High-speed Router Filter for Blocking TCP Flooding under DDoS Attack Yoohwan Kim',Ju-Yeon Jo', H, the TCP poriion of the bandwidth can be protected. In simulation study, thefilter successfily blocked 99 SYN flooding may be blocked on the server side [1][2][6], the link bandwidth exhaustion attack must

Chao, Jonathan

207

Simulation of a Flash Flooding Storm at the Steep Edge of the Himalayas Anil Kumar1  

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1 Simulation of a Flash Flooding Storm at the Steep Edge of the Himalayas Anil Kumar1 NASA Goddard;2 Abstract A flash flood and landslide in the Leh Valley of Jammu and Kashmir State, India, on 5-6 August model simulation validates this hypothesized storm scenario, with the model storm taking the form

Houze Jr., Robert A.

208

Simulation of Estuarine Flooding and Dewatering with Application to Great Bay, New Hampshire  

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Simulation of Estuarine Flooding and Dewatering with Application to Great Bay, New Hampshire Justin Coastal & Shelf Science (in press) Abstract A finite element model for simulating tidal flooding implicitly with iteration in time. Simulations of idealized channels conserve mass, display physically

209

NON-STRUCTURAL FLOOD MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR THE LOWER FRASER VALLEY,  

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NON-STRUCTURAL FLOOD MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR THE LOWER FRASER VALLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA by Tamsin of Project: Non-Structural Flood Management Solutions for the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia Examining. This approach reduces risk, increases long-term economic gains and improves the environment British Columbia

210

Earth'sFuture Accelerated flooding along the U.S. East Coast: On the impact  

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Earth'sFuture Accelerated flooding along the U.S. East Coast: On the impact of sea-level rise accelerated in recent years for most coastal locations from the Gulf of Maine to Florida. The average increase­1990 to 1991­2013; spatial variations in acceleration of flooding resemble the spatial variations

Ezer,Tal

211

The generation of martian floods by the melting of ground ice above dykes  

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... formed by extension. The surface has also been modified by enormous floods, probably of water, which often flowed out of valleys formed by the largest of these faults. By ... can provide a heat source to melt ground ice, and so provide a source of water for the floods that have been inferred to originate in some of the large valleys ...

Dan McKenzie; Francis Nimmo

1999-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

212

Quaternary Science Reviews 23 (2004) 283294 Earthquake and flood-induced turbidites in the Saguenay Fjord  

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Quaternary Science Reviews 23 (2004) 283­294 Earthquake and flood-induced turbidites of Colorado, Campus Box 450, Boulder CO 80309-0450, USA Received 11 December 2002; accepted 17 March 2003 deposited layers (RDL) interpreted to represent major floods and earthquakes over the past B7200 years. High

St-Ong, Guillaume

213

Reworking of Aggraded Debris Fans by the 1996 Controlled Flood on the Colorado  

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Reworking of Aggraded Debris Fans by the 1996 Controlled Flood on the Colorado River in Grand with the BUREAU OF RECLAMATION #12;Reworking of Aggraded Debris Fans by the 1996 Controlled Flood on the Colorado ....................................................................................................................... 6 Effects of debris flows on the Colorado River

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UPPER DES PLAINES RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES, IL & WI FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT AND ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION PROJECT  

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risk to residential and commercial structures and restore impaired aquatic ecosystems in the watershedUPPER DES PLAINES RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES, IL & WI FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT AND ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION / National Ecosystem Restoration (NED/NER) Plan. The Recommended Plan includes five structural flood risk

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215

Impact of Climate Change on Reservoir Flood Control in the Upstream Area of the Beijiang River Basin, South China  

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One of the potential impacts of global warming is likely to be experienced through changes in flood frequency and magnitude, which poses a potential threat to the downstream reservoir flood control system. In this paper, the downscaling results of ...

Chuanhao Wu; Guoru Huang; Haijun Yu; Zhijing Chen; Jingguang Ma

2014-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

Assessing the Capability of a Regional-Scale Weather Model to Simulate Extreme Precipitation Patterns and Flooding in Central Texas  

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A regional-scale weather model is used to determine the potential for flood forecasting based on model-predicted rainfall. Extreme precipitation and flooding events are a significant concern in central Texas, due to both the high occurrence and ...

Marla R. Knebl Lowrey; Zong-Liang Yang

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

217

Numerical Simulation of 2010 Pakistan Flood in the Kabul River Basin by Using Lagged Ensemble Rainfall Forecasting  

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Lagged ensemble forecasting of rainfall and rainfall–runoff–inundation (RRI) forecasting were applied to the devastating flood in the Kabul River basin, the first strike of the 2010 Pakistan flood. The forecasts were performed using the Global ...

Tomoki Ushiyama; Takahiro Sayama; Yuya Tatebe; Susumu Fujioka; Kazuhiko Fukami

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

218

Using High-Resolution Satellite Rainfall Products to Simulate a Major Flash Flood Event in Northern Italy  

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Effective flash flood warning procedures are usually hampered by observational limitations of precipitation over mountainous basins where flash floods occur. Satellite rainfall estimates are available over complex terrain regions, offering a ...

Efthymios I. Nikolopoulos; Emmanouil N. Anagnostou; Marco Borga

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Determining the optimal river gauge location for a flood early warning system in Uganda using HEC-RAS and AHP  

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Flooding of the Manafwa River in Eastern Uganda causes significant damage in the district of Butaleja, and often occurs without advance warning. In 2012, the American Red Cross in Uganda requested MIT to develop a flood ...

Cheung, Joyce, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of encapsulated calcium carbide on dinitrogen, nitrous oxide, methane, and carbon dioxide emissions from flooded rice  

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The efficiency of N use in flooded rice is usually low, chiefly due to gaseous losses. Emission of CH4, a gas implicated in global warming, can also be substantial in flooded rice. In a greenhouse study, the nitr...

K. F. Bronson; A. R. Mosier

1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Perceived community-based flood adaptation strategies under climate change in Nepal  

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Climate induced natural disasters and extreme events are escalating with the increased variability of climatic parameters due to climate change. This study assesses the flood adaptation strategies that are applicable at the community level in two Terai districts of Nepal. The data were collected through three focus group discussions and 210 household surveys. The study revealed that flood forecasting practices at community level included monitoring the extent of rainfall in upper catchments and identifying the position of clouds. 'Initiate communication', 'take care the affected people', and 'select the appropriate location to stay' were most preferred strategies during the flood. Similarly, 'exchanging helps with each other', 'preparing temporary settlement plan' and 'co-ordinating with government and other agencies' are most preferred post-flood adaptation strategies. Identification and assessment of locally-relevant flood adaptation strategies will help governments to choose adaptation strategies that are both effective and preferred by local people in vulnerable communities.

Rohini Prasad Devkota; Geoff Cockfield; Tek Narayan Maraseni

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Visual representation of gender in flood coverage of Pakistani print media  

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Abstract This paper studies gender representation in the visual coverage of the 2010 floods in Pakistan. The data were collected from flood visuals published in the most circulated mainstream English newspapers in Pakistan, Dawn and The News. This study analyses how gender has been framed in the flood visuals. It is argued that visual representation of gender reinforces the gender stereotypes and cultural norms of Pakistani society. The gender-oriented flood coverage in both newspapers frequently seemed to take a reductionist approach while confining the representation of women to gender, and gender-specific roles. Though the gender-sensitive coverage displayed has been typical, showing women as helpless victims of flood, it has aroused sentiments of sympathy among readers and donors, inspiring them to give immediate moral and material help to the affected people. This agenda set by media might be to exploit the politics of sympathy but it has the effect of endorsing gender stereotypes.

Zarqa S. Ali

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Geomorphological records of extreme floods and their relationship to decadal-scale climate change  

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Abstract Extreme rainfall and flood events in steep upland catchments leave geomorphological traces of their occurrence in the form of boulder berms, debris cones, and alluvial fans. Constraining the age of these features is critical to understanding (i) landscape evolution in response to past, present, and future climate changes; and (ii) the magnitude–frequency of extreme, ungauged floods in small upland catchments. This research focuses on the Cambrian Mountains of Wales, UK, where lichenometric dating of geomorphological features and palaeohydrological reconstructions is combined with climatological data and documentary flood records. Our new data from Wales highlight a distinct flood-rich period between 1900 and 1960, similar to many other UK lichen-dated records. However, this study sheds new light on the underlying climatic controls on upland flooding in small catchments. Although floods can occur in any season, their timing is best explained by the Summer North Atlantic Oscillation (SNAO) and shifts between negative (wetter than average conditions with regular cyclonic flow and flooding) and positive phases (drier than average conditions with less frequent cyclonic flow and flooding), which vary from individual summers to decadal and multidecadal periods. Recent wet summer weather, flooding, and boulder-berm deposition in the UK (2007–2012) are related to a pronounced negative phase shift of the SNAO. There is also increasing evidence that recent summer weather extremes in the mid-latitudes may be related to Arctic amplification and rapid sea ice loss. If this is the case, continuing and future climate change is likely to mean that (i) unusual weather patterns become more frequent; and (ii) upland UK catchments will experience heightened flood risk and significant geomorphological changes.

S.A. Foulds; H.M. Griffiths; M.G. Macklin; P.A. Brewer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood management in a complex river basin with a real-time decision support system based on hydrological forecasts  

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, Portes du Scex,!) and in the hydropower plants "If a risk of overflowing exists, the Decision Support System MINDS proposes the optimal hydropower plants management for flood peak reduction PREDICTING FLOODS! ...taking profit of the existing hydropower schemes for reducing flood damages ...warning authorities

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PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN ARACHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY A new approach to examining scorpion peg sensilla: the mineral oil flood technique  

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an improved method of chemical stimulus delivery called the mineral oil flood technique, which uses non: the mineral oil flood technique Elizabeth D. Knowlton and Douglas D. Gaffin: Department of Zoology, University peg sensilla: the mineral oil flood technique Elizabeth D. Knowlton and Douglas D. Gaffin: Department

Gaffin, Doug

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South African Association of Geomorphologists, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000 Flood plain formation in semi-arid central Australia.  

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South African Association of Geomorphologists, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2000 Flood plain, evolution and internal stratigraphy of semi-arid flood plains are poorly studied and understood. Many of these rivers combine variable discharge regimes with erodable channel boundaries and the resultant flood plains

Bourke, Mary C.

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Spatial and temporal variations in the grain-size characteristics of historical flood plain deposits, Blue River, Wisconsin, USA  

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Spatial and temporal variations in the grain-size characteristics of historical flood plain of accelerated flood plain sedimentation. More than 800 samples were collected from 53 cores along nine flood plain transects. Overbank deposits exhibit a coarsening-upward sequence attributed to historical changes

Lecce, Scott A.

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Simulation of Cooperative Water Supply and Flood Operations for Two Parallel Reservoirs on the Feather and Yuba Rivers, California  

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-i- Simulation of Cooperative Water Supply and Flood Operations for Two Parallel Reservoirs: _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ Committee in Charge 2003 #12;-ii- Simulation of Cooperative Water Supply and Flood Operations for Two probabilistic-based synthetic flood events in HEC-ResSim. Simulation results were evaluated using indicators

Lund, Jay R.

229

Social Vulnerability to Coastal and Inland Flood Hazards: A Comparison of GIS-Based Spatial Interpolation Methods  

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Previous research on exposure to flood hazards suggests that individuals characterized by low social vulnerability are more likely to reside in coastal flood hazard zones than individuals of higher social vulnerability, but few studies have examined ... Keywords: Areal Interpolation, Coastal Hazards, Dasymetric Mapping, Environmental Justice, Flood, Geographic Information Systems GIS, Risk, Vulnerability

Marilyn C. Montgomery; Jayajit Chakraborty

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PARAMETERIZED NEIGHBORHOODBASED FLOODING FOR AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORKS Vijay Dheap, Mohammad Ahmad Munawar, Sagar Naik, Paul A.S. Ward  

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PARAMETERIZED NEIGHBORHOOD­BASED FLOODING FOR AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORKS Vijay Dheap, Mohammad Ahmad Flooding is a simple routing technique that can be used to transmit data from one node to every other node in a network. The focus of this paper is to investigate im­ provements to flooding techniques used in ad hoc

Ward, Paul A.S.

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CHANGES IN RIPARIAN VEGETATION IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES: Floods and Riparian Vegetation on the San Juan River, Southeastern Utah  

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CHANGES IN RIPARIAN VEGETATION IN THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES: Floods and Riparian Vegetation (Surveyed Water Surface Elevation) 113 m3/s (Calculated Water Surface Elevation) 4,200 m3 /s (1911 Flood) 1,980 m3 /s (Peak Flood of Gaging Record) 900 m3/s 1911 Slackwater Deposits Driftwood Other Historic

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NEXT GENERATION SURFACTANTS FOR IMPROVED CHEMICAL FLOODING TECHNOLOGY  

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NEXT GENERATION SURFACTANTS NEXT GENERATION SURFACTANTS FOR IMPROVED CHEMICAL FLOODING TECHNOLOGY FINAL REPORT June 1, 2010 - May 31, 2012 Laura L Wesson, Prapas Lohateeraparp, Jeffrey H. Harwell, and Bor-Jier Shiau October 2012 DE-FE0003537 University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 73019-0430 ii DISCLAIMER This report is prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name,

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On-board Decision Support System for Ship Flooding Emergency Response  

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Abstract The paper describes a simulation system to support emergency planning decisions when ship flooding occurs. The events of grounding and collision are considered, where the risk of subsequent flooding of hull compartments is very high, and must be avoided or at least minimized. The system is based on a highly optimized algorithm that estimates, ahead in time, the progressive flooding of the compartments according to the current ship status and existing damages. Flooding times and stability parameters are measured, allowing for the crew to take the adequate measures, such as isolate or counter-flood compartments, before the flooding takes incontrollable proportions. The simulation is supported by a Virtual Environment in real-time, which provides all the functionalities to evaluate the seriousness and consequences of the situation, as well as to test, monitor and carry out emergency actions. Being a complex physical phenomena that occurs in an equally complex structure such as a ship, the real-time flooding simulation combined with the Virtual Environment requires large computational power to ensure the accuracy of the simulation results. Moreover, the distress normally experienced by the crew in such situations, and the urgent (and hopefully appropriate) required counter-measures, leave no room for inaccuracies or misinterpretations, caused by the lack of computational power, to become acceptable. For the events considered, the system is primarily used as a decision support tool to take urgent actions in order to avoid or at least minimize disastrous consequences such as oil spilling, sinking, or even loss of human lives.

J.M. Varela; J.M. Rodrigues; C. Guedes Soares

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

An efficient flooding algorithm for improving network performance in optical WDM networks  

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In any networking environment, network and resource information has to be maintained periodically for re-routing the traffic. Especially in fault tolerant optical networks, after the faults are detected and recovered, the network topology changes have to be constantly configured for correct light path decisions to be made. In order to maintain correct routing tables and also to prevent blocking of forthcoming calls by the failed connection, the flooding messages have been broadcast to all nodes. When every node in the network floods the messages, problems arise of excessive redundancy of messages, resource contention and signal collision. This causes high protocol overhead and interference with the existing traffic in the networks. In this paper, lazy flooding algorithm is analysed and simulated by comparing the performance of all-flooding method and threshold flooding. Here, instead of flooding for each channel status update, such as to be changed from available to occupy or vice versa, we hold the process of update till it reaches certain points. The simulation results shows that the proposed flooding method achieves reduced blocking probability with increased throughput thereby increasing the scalability of the network.

M. Arunachalam; V. Rajamani

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Flood management on the lower Yellow River: hydrological and geomorphological perspectives  

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The Yellow River, known also as “China's Sorrow”, has a long history of channel changes and disastrous floods in its lower reaches. Past channel positions can be identified from historical documentary records and geomorphological and sedimentological evidence. Since 1947, government policy has been aimed at containing the floods within artificial levees and preventing the river from changing its course. Flood control is based on flood-retarding dams and off-stream retention basins as well as artificial levees lining the channel. The design flood for the system has a recurrence interval of only around 60 years and floods of this and larger magnitudes can be generated downstream of the main flood control dams at Sanmenxia and Xiaolangdi. Rapid sedimentation along the river causes problems for storage and has raised the bed of the river some 10 m above the surrounding floodplain. The present management strategy is probably not viable in the long term and to avoid a major disaster a new management approach is required. The most viable option would appear to be to breach the levees at predetermined points coupled with advanced warning and evacuation of the population thus put at risk.

Li Shu; Brian Finlayson

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

236

Analysis of Microscopic Displacement Mechanisms of Alkaline Flooding for Enhanced Heavy-Oil Recovery  

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(8, 11, 12) Accordingly, some numerical simulations of alkaline flooding for heavy oil were conducted on the basis of the formation of W/O emulsion. ... The waterflood recovery of low-gravity, viscous crude oils was increased by caustic flooding at ?0.05-0.5 wt.% NaOH [1310-73-2], which increased recovery before water breakthrough and lowered the producing water-oil ratios during the flood. ... In this paper, a simulation technique has been developed and successfully applied to numerically simulate the exptl. ...

Haihua Pei; Guicai Zhang; Jijiang Ge; Luchao Jin; Xiaoling Liu

2011-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

237

UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES Electrical or plumbing failure/Flooding/Water leak/Natural gas or  

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UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES Electrical or plumbing failure/Flooding/Water leak/Natural gas or a generator? NOTIFY the University Police. FOLLOW evacuation procedures. NOTIFY Building Safety personnel

Fernandez, Eduardo

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UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES Electrical or plumbing failure/Flooding/Water leak/Natural gas  

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UTILITIES PROBLEMS AND FAILURES Electrical or plumbing failure/Flooding/Water leak/Natural gas. . What should I do if the if the building does not have emergency lighting or a generator? NOTIFY

Fernandez, Eduardo

239

Modelling rock–water interactions in flooded underground coal mines, Northern Appalachian Basin  

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...Office of Surface Mining 3 Parkway Center...flooded underground coal mines in northern Appalachia, USA. In early...the Effects of Coal Mining, Greene County...Seam of Northern Appalachia. In: Proceedings Eastern Coal Mine Geomechanics...

Eric F. Perry

240

On climatic changes due to a deliberate flooding of the Qattara depression (Egypt)  

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A numerical mesoscale model has been applied to make a preliminary evaluation of the mesoscale climatic changes due to a deliberate flooding of the Qattara depression in Egypt. Simulation of a typical summer syno...

M. Segal; R. A. Pielke; Y. Mahrer

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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On climatic changes due to a deliberate flooding of the Qattara depression (Egypt)  

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A numerical mesoscale model has been applied to make a preliminary evaluation of the mesoscale climatic changes due to a deliberate flooding of the Qattara depression in Egypt. Simulation of a typical summer syno...

M. Segal; R. A. Pielke; Y. Mahrer

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Causes of the Unusual Coastal Flooding Generated by Typhoon Winnie on the West Coast of Korea  

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On 19 August 1997 Typhoon Winnie brought unusually strong and extensive coastal flooding from storm surges to the west coast ... authors. The AMI analysis and the numerical simulation of the surge event showed th...

I.-J. Moon; I. S. Oh; T. Murty; Y.-H. Youn

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating Flash Flood Events: Importance of the Subgrid Representation of Convection  

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The Pennsylvania State University–NCAR Mesoscale Model is used to simulate six flash flood events that occurred in the central and eastern United States. Results suggest that standard model simulations of 24-h accumulated precipitation provide ...

Phillip L. Spencer; David J. Stensrud

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The 21 June 1997 Flood: Storm-Scale Simulations and Implications for Operational Forecasting  

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On 20–21 June 1997, a convective outbreak in Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin resulted in two fatalities, eight injuries, and approximately $104 million in damage. The majority of the damage ($92 million) was the result of flooding in ...

Paul J. Roebber; John Eise

2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Reservoir Simulation for Improving Water Flooding Performance in Low-Permeability Reservoirs  

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We studied the YSL oil field in Daqing, China with reservoir permeability 10-3 ?m2 that has been developed by water flooding. From the results of a preliminary estimate ... we have used as the basis for numerical...

Huiying Zhong; Hongjun Yin

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

246

Simulating Typhoon Floods with Gauge Data and Mesoscale-Modeled Rainfall in a Mountainous Watershed  

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A physically based distributed hydrological model was applied to simulate typhoon floods over a mountainous watershed in Taiwan. The meteorological forcings include the observed gauge rainfall data and the predicted rainfall data from a mesoscale ...

Ming-Hsu Li; Ming-Jen Yang; Ruitang Soong; Hsiao-Ling Huang

2005-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulations of the 1994 Piedmont Flood: Role of Orography and Moist Processes  

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The intense precipitation event that occurred between 3 and 6 November 1994 and caused extensive flooding over Piedmont in northwestern Italy is simulated and tested with respect to various physical aspects, using a meteorological mesoscale model ...

Andrea Buzzi; Nazario Tartaglione; Piero Malguzzi

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of micellar-polymericwater-flooding in a system of wells  

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A mathematical model of the time-dependent two-dimensional flow of a two-phase multicomponent incompressible fluid through a porous medium is proposed for the micellar-polymeric flooding of oil reservoirs. The...

N. A. Inogamov; N. S. Khabeev

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Numerical Simulation of the 1993 Midwestern Flood: Land–Atmosphere Interactions  

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During the summer of 1993, persistent and heavy precipitation caused a long-lived, catastrophic flood in the midwestern United States. In this paper, Midwest hydrology, atmospheric circulation of the 1993 summer, and feedback between the surface ...

Michael G. Bosilovich; Wen-yih Sun

1999-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling and Simulation of a Defense Strategy to Face Indirect DDoS Flooding Attacks  

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Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) flooding attack is one of the most diffused and effective threat against services and applications running over the Internet. Its distributed and cooperative nature makes i...

Angelo Furfaro; Pasquale Pace; Andrea Parise…

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sensitivity analysis of dimensionless parameters for physical simulation of water-flooding reservoir  

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A numerical approach to optimize dimensionless parameters of water-flooding porous media flows is proposed based on the analysis of the sensitivity factor defined as the variation ration of a target function w...

Yuhu Bai; Jiachun Li; Jifu Zhou

2005-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulating Flood Propagation in Urban Areas using a Two-Dimensional Numerical Model.  

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??A two-dimensional numerical model (RiverFLO-2D) has been enhanced to simulate flooding of urban areas by developing an innovative wet and dry surface algorithm, accounting for… (more)

Gonzalez-Ramirez, Noemi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Dissipative particle dynamics simulation of wettability alternation phenomena in the chemical flooding process  

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Wettability alternation phenomena is considered one of the most important enhanced oil recovery (EOR) mechanisms in the chemical flooding process and induced by the adsorption of ... external forces on the fluid ...

Xiaobo Li; Yuewu Liu; Jianfei Tang; Shujiao Li

2009-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing Human Responses to Climate Change Risks through Simulated Flooding Experiences  

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Delta areas are threatened by global climate change. The general aims of our research were (1) to increase our understanding of climate and flood risk perceptions and the factors that influence these judgments...

Ruud Zaalberg; Cees Midden

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reduced-order optimal control of water flooding using proper orthogonal decomposition  

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Model-based optimal control of water flooding generally involves multiple reservoir simulations, which makes it into a time-consuming ... order models using ‘snapshots’ from a forward simulation with the original...

Jorn F. M. van Doren; Renato Markovinovi?; Jan-Dirk Jansen

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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WRF Model Simulation of Two Alberta Flooding Events and the Impact of Topography  

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This study examines simulations of two flooding events in Alberta, Canada, during June 2005, made using the Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF). The model was used in a manner readily accessible to nonmeteorologists (e.g., accepting ...

Thomas K. Flesch; Gerhard W. Reuter

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of flooding schemes for real-time video transmission in \\{VANETs\\}  

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Abstract Long-distance real-time video flooding over Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs) is challenging due to the dynamic nature of vehicular networks. Real-time video transmission has high requirements in terms of bandwidth and delay, while \\{VANETs\\} are characterized by very limited radio resources and high mobility. Our objective is to compare ten different flooding schemes specially designed for this task and select the best in terms of packet arrival ratio and Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR). Additionally, we propose Automatic Copies Distance Based (ACDB), an improved flooding scheme, to cope with variable vehicle density situations. Furthermore, to ensure a good behavior under all types of circumstances, we also study the impact of Global Positioning System (GPS) drift on these schemes. Simulation results show that long-distance real-time video flooding transmission is feasible under certain vehicle density conditions and the quality achieved is enough to allow using such solutions in future applications.

Alvaro Torres; Carlos T. Calafate; Juan-Carlos Cano; Pietro Manzoni; Yusheng Ji

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing Shale Gas Recovery by High-Temperature Supercritical CO2 Flooding  

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We examine a new technology for shale gas recovery: high-temperature supercritical carbon dioxide flooding ... of supercritical carbon dioxide, the characteristics of shale gas reservoirs, the adsorption/desorpti...

Feiying Ma; Yongqing Wang; Lin Wang

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of tropical cyclones along the monsoon trough in the 2011 Thai flood and interannual variability  

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We examined the atmospheric circulation patterns that were responsible for the heavy flooding that occurred in Thailand in 2011. We also investigated interannual variation in precipitation over the Indochina Peninsula over a 33-year period from ...

Hiroshi G. Takahashi; Hatsuki Fujinami; Tetsuzo Yasunari; Jun Matsumoto; Somchai Baimoung

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Model studies to investigate the effects of fixed streamlines on water flooding performance  

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MODEL STUDIES TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF FIXED STREAMLINES ON WATER FLOODING PERFORMANCE A Thesis by Axel Venton Green Submitted to the Graduate College of the Texas ASrM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Green, Axel Venton

1964-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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After the flood : crisis, voice and innovation in Maputo's solid waste management sector  

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This thesis explores responses to the problem of solid waste management (SWM) in two neighborhoods of Maputo, Mozambique in the wake of catastrophic flooding in 2000. In these neighborhoods, small-scale service providers ...

Kruks-Wisner, Gabrielle (Gabrielle K.)

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Role of a Polar/Subtropical Jet Superposition in the May 2010 Nashville Flood  

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Contributions to the increased poleward moisture flux that characterized the second day of the 1–3 May Nashville, Tennessee, flood of 2010 are examined from the perspective of polar and subtropical jet superposition and its influence on the ...

Andrew C. Winters; Jonathan E. Martin

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

CONUS-Wide Evaluation of National Weather Service Flash Flood Guidance Products  

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This study quantifies the skill of the National Weather Service’s (NWS) flash flood guidance (FFG) product. Generated by River Forecast Centers (RFCs) across the United States, local NWS Weather Forecast Offices compare estimated and forecast ...

Robert A. Clark; Jonathan J. Gourley; Zachary L. Flamig; Yang Hong; Edward Clark

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Study of Climate Change Impact on Flood Frequencies: A Combined Weather Generator and Hydrological Modeling Approach  

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Climate change is expected to lead to more frequent and intensive flooding problems for watersheds in the south part of China. This study presented a coupled Long Ashton Research Station Weather Generator (LARS-WG) and Semidistributed Land Use–...

X. S. Qin; Y. Lu

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Geographic Primitive-Based Bayesian Framework to Predict Cyclone-Induced Flooding  

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The effectiveness of managing cyclone-induced floods is highly dependent on how fast reasonably accurate predictions can be made, which is a particularly difficult task given the multitude of highly variable physical factors. Even with ...

Isuri Wijesundera; Malka N. Halgamuge; Thas Nirmalathas; Thrishantha Nanayakkara

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved efficiency of miscible CO{sub 2} floods and enhanced prospects for CO{sub 2} flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. Annual report, June 1, 1997--May 31, 1998  

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The goal of this project is to improve the efficiency of miscible CO{sub 2} floods and enhance the prospects for flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. This report provides results of the first year of the three-year project that will be exploring three principle areas: (1) Fluid and matrix interactions (understanding the problems): interfacial tension (IFT), phase behavior, miscibility, capillary number, injectivity, wettability, and gravity drainage; (2) Conformance control/sweep efficiency (solving the problems): reduction of mobility using foam, diversion by selective mobility reduction (SMR) using foam, improved injectivity, alternating water and gas injection, and using horizontal wells; and (3) Reservoir simulation for improved oil recovery (predicting results): gravity drainage, SMR, CO{sub 2}-foam flooding, interfacial tension, injectivity profile, horizontal wells, and naturally fractured reservoirs. Studies of surfactant foam quality were performed during this first year. Simulation studies on a foam pilot area resulted in an acceptable history match model. The results confirm that the communication path between the foam injection well and a production well had a strong impact on the production performance. A laboratory study to aid in the development of a gravity drainage reservoir was undertaken on the Wellman Unit. Experiments were begun meant to duplicate situations of injectivity loss in WAG flooding and identify factors affecting the injectivity loss. The preliminary results indicate that for a given rock the injectivity loss depends on oil saturation in the core during WAG flooding. The injectivity loss is higher in cores with high in-situ oil saturations during WAG flooding. This effect is being verified by more experimental data.

Grigg, R.B.; Schechter, D.S.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvements in fast-response flood modeling: desktop parallel computing and domain tracking  

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It is becoming increasingly important to have the ability to accurately forecast flooding, as flooding accounts for the most losses due to natural disasters in the world and the United States. Flood inundation modeling has been dominated by one-dimensional approaches. These models are computationally efficient and are considered by many engineers to produce reasonably accurate water surface profiles. However, because the profiles estimated in these models must be superimposed on digital elevation data to create a two-dimensional map, the result may be sensitive to the ability of the elevation data to capture relevant features (e.g. dikes/levees, roads, walls, etc...). Moreover, one-dimensional models do not explicitly represent the complex flow processes present in floodplains and urban environments and because two-dimensional models based on the shallow water equations have significantly greater ability to determine flow velocity and direction, the National Research Council (NRC) has recommended that two-dimensional models be used over one-dimensional models for flood inundation studies. This paper has shown that two-dimensional flood modeling computational time can be greatly reduced through the use of Java multithreading on multi-core computers which effectively provides a means for parallel computing on a desktop computer. In addition, this paper has shown that when desktop parallel computing is coupled with a domain tracking algorithm, significant computation time can be eliminated when computations are completed only on inundated cells. The drastic reduction in computational time shown here enhances the ability of two-dimensional flood inundation models to be used as a near-real time flood forecasting tool, engineering, design tool, or planning tool. Perhaps even of greater significance, the reduction in computation time makes the incorporation of risk and uncertainty/ensemble forecasting more feasible for flood inundation modeling (NRC 2000; Sayers et al. 2000).

Judi, David R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mcpherson, Timothy N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Burian, Steven J [UNIV. OF UTAH

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green River Formation Water Flood Demonstration Project. Annual report, April 1, 1994--March 31, 1995  

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The successful water flood of the Green River Formation in the Monument Butte unit was analyzed in detail in the last yearly report. It was shown that primary recovery and the water flood in the unit were typical of oil production from an undersaturated oil reservoir close its bubble point. The reservoir performance of the smaller Travis unit was also analyzed. The Monument Butte unit is currently producing at around 300 barrels per day of oil. Two of the new wells drilled in the unit had zones pressurized by the water flood. The third well produced from pressurized as well as from zones which were unaffected by the water flood. The water flood response of the Travis unit is slow possibly due to problems of reservoir continuity. Plans for water flooding the Boundary unit were drawn. Core description and Formation Micro Imaging log of well 14a-28 provided insight about the important Lower Douglas Creek sandstone. It was determined that this sandstone was extensively fractured and detailed fracture characteristics were obtained through comprehensive interpretation of the FMI log. Reservoir modeling and simulation studies of all the three units were also continued. A larger, more detailed model of the Monument Butte unit was built in order to study the performance of the new development wells being drilled. Three alternate models developed to explain the performance of the Travis flood revealed that intersecting hydraulic fractures may have also provided paths for water channeling observed in this unit. The reservoir characterization activities identified new reservoirs in the Travis unit. Reservoir simulations helped design an injection program in Travis, unit expansion plans on the west and north sides of the Monument Butte until and to evaluate the infill drilling. The reservoir simulations are being used to examine the role of the aquifer underlying the oil bearing D2 sandstone in Boundary on water flood strategies and injection patterns.

Lomax, J.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of fluid properties and initial gas saturation on oil recovery by water flooding  

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EFFECTS OF FLUID PROPERTIES AND INITIAL GAS SATURATION ON OIL RECOVERY BY WATER FLOODING A Thesis By MARION D. ARNOLD Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August, 1959 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering EFFECTS OF FLUID PROPERTIES AND INITIAL GAS SATURATION ON OIL RECOVERY BY WATER FLOODING A Thesis By MARION D, ARNOLD Approved as to style and content by...

Arnold, Marion Denson

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Regional flood hydrology in a semi-arid catchment using a GLS regression model  

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Summary The regional flood frequency hydrology of the 86,000 km2 and semi-arid Ebro catchment is investigated using an extended generalised least square model that includes separate descriptions for sampling errors and model errors. The Ebro catchment is characterised by large hydro-climatic heterogeneities among sub-regions. However, differences in flood processes among sites are better explained by a set of new catchment descriptors introduced into hydrological regression models, such as new characteristics derived from the slope of flow duration curves, the ratio of mean annual precipitation to extreme precipitations and the aridity index. These additions enabled a more direct link to be established between the general flow regime and the extreme flood characteristics through-out the entire catchment. The new regression models developed in this study were compared to a set of existing models recommended for flood frequency estimation in Spain. It was found that the generalised least squares model developed in this study improves the existing ordinary least squares models both at regional and trans-regional scales. An adequate description of flood processes is obtained and, as a direct consequence, more reliable flood predictions in ungauged catchments are achieved.

Luis Mediero; Thomas R. Kjeldsen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Physically-based extreme flood frequency with stochastic storm transposition and paleoflood data on large watersheds  

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Summary Traditionally, deterministic flood procedures such as the Probable Maximum Flood have been used for critical infrastructure design. Some Federal agencies now use hydrologic risk analysis to assess potential impacts of extreme events on existing structures such as large dams. Extreme flood hazard estimates and distributions are needed for these efforts, with very low annual exceedance probabilities ( ? 10 - 4 ) (return periods >10,000 years). An integrated data-modeling hydrologic hazard framework for physically-based extreme flood hazard estimation is presented. Key elements include: (1) a physically-based runoff model (TREX) coupled with a stochastic storm transposition technique; (2) hydrometeorological information from radar and an extreme storm catalog; and (3) streamflow and paleoflood data for independently testing and refining runoff model predictions at internal locations. This new approach requires full integration of collaborative work in hydrometeorology, flood hydrology and paleoflood hydrology. An application on the 12,000 km2 Arkansas River watershed in Colorado demonstrates that the size and location of extreme storms are critical factors in the analysis of basin-average rainfall frequency and flood peak distributions. Runoff model results are substantially improved by the availability and use of paleoflood nonexceedance data spanning the past 1000 years at critical watershed locations.

John F. England Jr.; Pierre Y. Julien; Mark L. Velleux

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of the El Mar (Delaware) Unit CO2 flood  

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Union Royalty, Inc., Amoco Production Company, and Enron Liquids Pipeline Company recently announced that they have commenced operations of an innovative enhanced oil recovery project at the El Mar (Delaware) Unit in Loving County, Texas, about 100 miles west of Midland, Texas. The project will convert the unit`s existing oil recovery system from a secondary (waterflood) system to a tertiary (CO2 flood) system designed to use carbon dioxide and water to increase crude oil production from the unit. What makes this EOR project unique is the creative deal structured by the partners involved. Amoco, Union Royalty, and Enron have worked out an unprecedented arrangement whereby Amoco essentially trades CO2 for an interest in Union Royalty`s future oil production from the unit. By pioneering this innovative deal new production life has been restored to a field that otherwise might dry up. Enron is participating in the project by transporting CO2 to the unit via a 40-mile expansion of its Central Basin Pipeline system from the Dollarhide oil field in Andrews county, Texas. The project will be implemented in four phases. The first phase in operation today comprises seven CO2 injection wells which have begun to process the reservoir with CO2. Plans now call for more CO2 injectors to be installed during the next three to five years until a total of 65 CO2 injectors and an on-site CO2 compression facility serve the unit`s 70 production wells.

McKnight, T.N. Jr. [Union Royalty, Inc., Midland, TX (United States); Merchant, D.L.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal control of diarrhea transmission in a flood evacuation zone  

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Evacuation of residents and diarrhea disease outbreak in evacuation zone have become serious problem that frequently happened during flood periods. Limited clean water supply and infrastructure in evacuation zone contribute to a critical spread of diarrhea. Transmission of diarrhea disease can be reduced by controlling clean water supply and treating diarrhea patients properly. These treatments require significant amount of budget which may not be fulfilled in the fields. In his paper transmission of diarrhea disease in evacuation zone using SIRS model is presented as control optimum problem with clean water supply and rate of treated patients as input controls. Existence and stability of equilibrium points and sensitivity analysis are investigated analytically for constant input controls. Optimum clean water supply and rate of treatment are found using optimum control technique. Optimal results for transmission of diarrhea and the corresponding controls during the period of observation are simulated numerically. The optimum result shows that transmission of diarrhea disease can be controlled with proper combination of water supply and rate of treatment within allowable budget.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-Adjoint Surfactant Flood Optimization of Net Present Value and Incorporation of Optimal Solution Under Geological and Economic Uncertainty  

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follows the style of SPE Journal. 2 2. LITERATURE REVIEW Literature reviews for this research involved studying the past history of surfactant flood optimization and water flood optimization. Each area was unique in its perspective... that it is not purely a physical problem but an economical problem also. They continued in their analysis of past work by critiquing the work that argues for optimal salinity as vital in designing optimal surfactant floods (Porzucek, et al., 1988a). Assimilating...

Odi, Uchenna O.

2011-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of flash flood-triggering rainfall for a process-oriented hydrological model  

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Abstract We propose an extended study of recent flood-triggering storms and resulting hydrological responses for catchments in the Pyrenean foothills up to the Aude region. For hydrometeorological sciences, it appears relevant to characterize flash floods and the storm that triggered them over various temporal and spatial scales. There are very few studies of extreme storm-caused floods in the literature covering the Mediterranean and highlighting, for example, the quickness and seasonality of this natural phenomenon. The present analysis is based on statistics that clarify the dependence between the spatial and temporal distributions of rainfall at catchment scale, catchment morphology and runoff response. Given the specific space and time scales of rainfall cell development, we show that the combined use of radar and a rain gauge network appears pertinent. Rainfall depth and intensity are found to be lower for catchments in the Pyrenean foothills than for the nearby Corbières or Montagne Noire regions. We highlight various hydrological behaviours and show that an increase in initial soil saturation tends to foster quicker catchment flood response times, of around 3 to 10 h. The hydrometeorological data set characterized in this paper constitutes a wealth of information to constrain a physics-based distributed model for regionalization purposes in the case of flash floods. Moreover, the use of diagnostic indices for rainfall distribution over catchment drainage networks highlights a unimodal trend in spatial temporal storm distributions for the entire flood dataset. Finally, it appears that floods in mountainous Pyrenean catchments are generally triggered by rainfall near the catchment outlet, where the topography is lower.

P.A. Garambois; K. Larnier; H. Roux; D. Labat; D. Dartus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimation of the effects of climate change on flood-triggered economic losses in Japan  

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Abstract This study evaluates the effects of climate change on economic losses due to flood-related damage in Japan. Three selected GCM climate data were downscaled using an analytical method that uses observed precipitation data as the reference resolution. The downscaled climate data were used to estimate extreme rainfall for different return periods. The extreme rainfall estimates were then entered into a two-dimensional (2D) non-uniform flow model to estimate flood inundation information. A technique based on the land use type of the flood area was employed to estimate economic losses due to flood damages. The results of the rainfall analysis show that at present (in 2000), the Nankai region, and the area from Wakayama Prefecture to Kagoshima Prefecture and the mountains of the Japan Alps receive very high extreme rainfall. By 2050, in addition to these areas, the rainfall in the Tokai and Koshinetsu regions will be 1.2 to 1.3 times greater than at present. The overall variations show that the potential economic loss is greater for the SRES-B1, A2 and A1B scenarios for all return periods. These results clearly show that flood-related economic losses in Japan will increase significantly in the future as a result of climate change. It indicates that Japan needs to increase the capital investment to implement flood control and mitigation measures in the future. As this study presents comprehensive results in very fine resolution (1 km×1 km), the outcome of this study is more important for regional scale decision making processes will be useful to the public, economists, and policy and decision makers in planning and designing flood control measures.

S. Tezuka; H. Takiguchi; S. Kazama; A. Sato; S. Kawagoe; R. Sarukkalige

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of the floods on dysentery in north central region of Henan Province, China from 2004 to 2009  

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SummaryObjectives Zhengzhou, Kaifeng and Xinxiang, the cities in the north central region of Henan Province, suffered from many times floods from 2004 to 2009. We focused on dysentery disease consequences of floods and examined the association between floods and the morbidity of dysentery, based on a longitudinal data. Methods A generalized additive mixed model was conducted to examine the relationship between the monthly morbidity of dysentery and floods from 2004 to 2009 in the study areas. The relative risks (RRs) of the floods risk on the morbidity of dysentery were estimated in each city and the whole region. Results The \\{RRs\\} on dysentery were 11.47 (95% CI: 8.67–15.33), 1.35 (95% CI: 1.23–3.90) and 2.75 (95% CI: 1.36–4.85) in Kaifeng, Xinxiang and Zhengzhou, respectively. The RR on dysentery in the whole region was 1.66 (95% CI: 1.52–1.82). Conclusions Our study confirms that flooding has significantly increased the risk of dysentery in the study areas. Additionally, we observed that a sudden and severe flooding can contribute more risk to the morbidity of dysentery than a persistent and moderate flooding. Our findings have significant implications for developing strategies to prevent and reduce health impact of floods.

Wei Ni; Guoyong Ding; Yifei Li; Hongkai Li; Qiyong Liu; Baofa Jiang

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fire-flooding technologies in post-steam-injected heavy oil reservoirs  

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The mechanism and problems associated with development engineering of fire-flooding in post-steam-injected heavy oil reservoirs was studied using 1D & 3D physical simulation experiments and reservoir numerical simulation. The temperature of combustion zone decreased and high-temperature zone enlarged because there existed secondary water formed during steam injection, which could absorb and carry heat towards producers out of the combustion front during fire flooding, but high saturation of water in layers caused by secondary water had less influence on the quantity of fuel deposit and air consumption. In the process of 3D fire flooding experiment, air override was observed during the combustion front moving forward and resulted in a coke zone in the bottom of the layer, and the ultimate recovery factor reached 65% on fact that the remaining oil saturation within the coke zone was no more than 20%. The flooding model, well pattern, well spacing, and air injection rate were optimized according to the specific property and the existed well pattern in the post-steam-injected heavy oil reservoir, and the key techniques of ignition, lifting, and anticorrosion was also selected at the same time. The pilot of fire flooding in the H1 block in the Xinjiang Oilfield was carried out from 2009 based on these research works, and now begins to show better performance.

Wenlong Guan; Changfeng Xi; Yaping Chen; Xia Zhang; Muhetar; Jinzhong Liang; Jihong Huang; Jian Wu

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential of soil moisture observations in flood modelling: Estimating initial conditions and correcting rainfall  

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Abstract Rainfall runoff (RR) models are fundamental tools for reducing flood hazards. Although several studies have highlighted the potential of soil moisture (SM) observations to improve flood modelling, much research has still to be done for fully exploiting the evident connection between SM and runoff. As a way of example, improving the quality of forcing data, i.e. rainfall observations, may have a great benefit in flood simulation. Such data are the main hydrological forcing of classical RR models but may suffer from poor quality and record interruption issues. This study explores the potential of using SM observations to improve rainfall observations and set a reliable initial wetness condition of the catchment for improving the capability in flood modelling. In particular, a RR model, which incorporates SM for its initialization, and an algorithm for rainfall estimation from SM observations are coupled using a simple integration method. The study carried out at the Valescure experimental catchment (France) demonstrates the high information content retained by SM for RR transformation, thus giving new possibilities for improving hydrological applications. Results show that an appropriate configuration of the two models allows obtaining improvement in flood simulation up to 15% in mean and 34% in median Nash Sutcliffe performances as well as a reduction of the median error in volume and on peak discharge of about 30% and 15%, respectively.

Christian Massari; Luca Brocca; Tommaso Moramarco; Yves Tramblay; Jean-Francois Didon Lescot

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of trend analysis and climate change projections of extreme precipitation and floods in Europe  

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Summary This paper presents a review of trend analysis of extreme precipitation and hydrological floods in Europe based on observations and future climate projections. The review summaries methods and methodologies applied and key findings from a large number of studies. Reported analyses of observed extreme precipitation and flood records show that there is some evidence of a general increase in extreme precipitation, whereas there are no clear indications of significant trends at large-scale regional or national level of extreme streamflow. Several studies from regions dominated by snowmelt-induced peak flows report decreases in extreme streamflow and earlier spring snowmelt peak flows, likely caused by increasing temperature. The review of likely future changes based on climate projections indicates a general increase in extreme precipitation under a future climate, which is consistent with the observed trends. Hydrological projections of peak flows show large impacts in many areas with both positive and negative changes. A general decrease in flood magnitude and earlier spring floods are projected for catchments with snowmelt-dominated peak flows, which is consistent with the observed trends. Finally, existing guidelines in Europe on design flood and design rainfall estimation are reviewed. The review shows that only few countries have developed guidelines that incorporate a consideration of climate change impacts.

H. Madsen; D. Lawrence; M. Lang; M. Martinkova; T.R. Kjeldsen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Resource Management Services: Land Use, Part 501: Use of Flood Control  

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Services: Land Use, Part 501: Use of Flood Services: Land Use, Part 501: Use of Flood Control Lands (New York) Resource Management Services: Land Use, Part 501: Use of Flood Control Lands (New York) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State New York Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider

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Emergency response: an investigation on a possibility of establishing valuable flood protecting infrastructures in Bangkok  

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This paper aims to study the flooding event in Bangkok in 2011. Its objective is to seek for the possibility of creating the new flood preventing infrastructures, which may help reducing the flood impacts to the city in future crises, as well as to create a plan regarding to the creation of them in term of locations and sizes. The investigations on Bangkok's population and critical infrastructures suggested that the central area of Bangkok should be protected. As a result, the locations of the proposing infrastructures were selected accordingly and they are expecting to protect 76.02% of the population. Finally, it is concluded that this investment can be considered as worthwhile investment, in the case where there is a possibility that similar disaster may happen in the future, since the beneficial analysis showed that the value of preventable damages significantly exceeds the costs and expenses of the proposing infrastructures.

Thavalit Kampanartkosol

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The investigation of the effects of wettability on residual oil after water flooding  

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THE INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS OF WETTABILITY ON RESIDUAL OIL AFTER WATER FLOODING A Thesis BY E. 0, BUR JA Approved as to style and content by: (Cha rman of C mmittee (Head of Department) (Mo th (Year) THE INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECTS... OF WETTABILITY ON RESIDUAL OIL AFTER WATER FLOODING By E. O. Burja A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Major Subject...

Burja, Edward Oscar

1953-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Grain sorghum response to different flooding periods at the early boot stage  

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GRAIN SORGHUM RESPONSE TO DIFFERENT FLOODING PERIODS AT THE EARLY BOOT STAGE A Thesis by OSCAR ZOLEZZI DEL RIO Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A)M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE May 1976 Major Subject: Agricultural Engineering GRAIN SORGHUM RESPONSE TO DIFFERENT FLOODING PERIODS AT THE EARLY BOOT STAGE A Thesis by OSCAR 2OLE22I DEL RIO Approved as to style and content by: airman o ommzttee Hea o Departme t e er...

Zolezzi del Rio, Oscar

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Open-Channel Flows Over Bridge-Decks Under Various Flooding Conditions  

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. This study simulates limited scaled experimental data conducted elsewhere for bridge flooding in open channel simulation, Computational fluid dynamics, Flooding flows, Turbulence modeling, VOF modeling. 1. IntroductionComputational Fluid Dynamics Simulation of Open-Channel Flows Over Bridge-Decks Under Various

Kostic, Milivoje M.

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Investigation of the hydrodynamics of flash floods in ephemeral channels: Scaling analysis and simulation using a shock-capturing  

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U N C O R R EC TED PR O O F Investigation of the hydrodynamics of flash floods in ephemeral channels: Scaling analysis and simulation using a shock-capturing flow model incorporating the effects; revised 29 August 2005; accepted 11 September 2005 Abstract Flow and infiltration during flash floods

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Assessing the Capability of a Regional-Scale Weather Model to Simulate Extreme Precipitation Patterns and Flooding in Central Texas  

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Assessing the Capability of a Regional-Scale Weather Model to Simulate Extreme Precipitation Patterns and Flooding in Central Texas MARLA R. KNEBL LOWREY AND ZONG-LIANG YANG Department of Geological 3 March 2008) ABSTRACT A regional-scale weather model is used to determine the potential for flood

Yang, Zong-Liang

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Self-limiting adaptive protocols for controlled flooding in ad hoc networks Larry Hughes and Ying Zhang  

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Self-limiting adaptive protocols for controlled flooding in ad hoc networks Larry Hughes and Ying power consumption, reduce traffic, and restrict flooding, are of growing importance. In this paper-aware nodes, can reduce the number of nodes involved in a transmission. Simulation results show

Hughes, Larry

289

Numerical Simulation of the Mesa-? Scale Structure and Evolution of the 1977 Johnstown Flood. Part III. Internal Gravity Waves and the Squall Line  

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The interaction between internal gravity waves and a squall line that developed early in the evolution of the 1977 Johnston flood event is studied based on available surface observations and a three-dimensional model simulation of the flood-...

Da-Lin Zhang; J. Michael Fritsch

1988-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of the Meso-? Scale Structure and Evolution of the 1977 Johnstown Flood. Part II: Inertially Stable Warm-Core Vortex and the Mesoscale Convective Complex  

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A mesoscale warm-core vortex associated with the mesoscale convective complex (MCC) that produced the 1977 Johnstown flood is examined using a three-dimensional nested-grid model simulation of the flood episode. In the simulation, the vortex ...

Da-Lin Zhang; J. Michael Fritsch

1987-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Hydrometeorological Analysis and Remote Sensing of Extremes: Was the July 2012 Beijing Flood Event Detectable and Predictable by Global Satellite Observing and Global Weather Modeling Systems?  

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Prediction and thus preparedness in advance of flood events is crucial for proactively reducing their impacts. In the summer of 2012, Beijing, the capital of China, experienced extreme rainfall and flooding causing economic losses to the tune of ...

Yu Zhang; Yang Hong; Xuguang Wang; Jonathan J. Gourley; Xianwu Xue; Manabendra Saharia; Guangheng Ni; Gaili Wang; Yong Huang; Sheng Chen; Guoqiang Tang

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Improved efficiency of miscible CO{sub 2} floods and enhanced prospects for CO{sub 2} flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. Annual report, April 18, 1995--April 17, 1996  

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The overall goal of this project is to improve the efficiency of miscible CO{sub 2} floods and enhance the prospects for flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. This objective is being accomplished by extending experimental and modeling research in three task areas: (1) foams for selective mobility control in heterogeneous reservoirs, (2) reduction of the amount of CO{sub 2} required in CO{sub 2} floods, and (3) low IFT processes and the possibility of CO{sub 2} flooding in fractured reservoirs. This report provides results of the second year of the three-year project for each of the three task areas. In the first task, we are investigating a desirable characteristic of CO{sub 2}-foam called Selective Mobility Reduction (SMR) that results in an improvement in displacement efficiency by reducing the effects of reservoir heterogeneity. Research on SMR of foam during the past year has focused on three subjects: (1) to verify SMR in different rock permeabilities that are in capillary contact; (2) to test additional surfactants for the SMR property; and (3) to develop a modeling approach to assess the oil recovery efficiency of SMR in CO{sub 2}-foam on a reservoir scale. The experimental results from the composite cores suggest that the rock heterogeneity has significant effect on two phase (CO{sub 2}/brine) flow behavior in porous media, and that foam can favorably control CO{sub 2} mobility. The numerical modeling results suggest that foam with SMR can substantially increase the sweep efficiency and therefore improve oil recovery.

Grigg, R.B.; Schechter, D.S.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Real-time control of urban flooding P. Willems*, T. Barjas Blanco**, P-K. Chiang*, K. Cauwenberghs***, J. Berlamont* and B. De Moor**  

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based on the simulation of the historical flood events of 1998 and 2002 that after solvingReal-time control of urban flooding P. Willems*, T. Barjas Blanco**, P-K. Chiang*, K. Cauwenberghs.Cauwenberghs@vmm.be) Abstract Real-time regulation of flood control reservoirs is being researched for the case of the river

294

An integrated simulation method for flash-flood risk assessment: 1. Frequency predictions in the Bisagno River Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 6(2), 267283 (2002) EGS  

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An integrated simulation method for flash-flood risk assessment: 1. Frequency predictions the stochastic simulation methodology a useful operational alternative to a regionalisation procedure for flood of the annual flood series (AFS) obtained from these simulations was undertaken using L- moment estimations

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Simulation of flood flow in a river system using artificial neural networks Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 9(4), 313321 (2005) EGU  

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Simulation of flood flow in a river system using artificial neural networks 313 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 9(4), 313321 (2005) © EGU Simulation of flood flow in a river system using artificial Artificial neural networks (ANNs) provide a quick and flexible means of developing flood flow simulation

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PARAMETERIZED NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED FLOODING FOR AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORKS Vijay Dheap, Mohammad Ahmad Munawar, Sagar Naik, Paul A.S. Ward  

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PARAMETERIZED NEIGHBORHOOD-BASED FLOODING FOR AD HOC WIRELESS NETWORKS Vijay Dheap, Mohammad Ahmad Flooding is a simple routing technique that can be used to transmit data from one node to every other node in a network. The focus of this paper is to investigate im- provements to flooding techniques used in ad hoc

Ward, Paul A.S.

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978-1-4577-0351-5/11/$26.00 c 2011 IEEE TREEFP: A TDMA-based Reliable and Energy Efficient Flooding Protocol for  

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978-1-4577-0351-5/11/$26.00 c 2011 IEEE TREEFP: A TDMA-based Reliable and Energy Efficient Flooding, Mumbai, India Email: {shanti, sahoo}@cse.iitb.ac.in Abstract--Flooding a network with a message from the sink is required for many purposes like synchronization, code dissemination etc. While several flooding

Sahoo, Anirudha

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www.exeter.ac.uk/inspiring-science Impact of Climate Change on Urban Flooding  

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www.exeter.ac.uk/inspiring-science Impact of Climate Change on Urban Flooding: a fairy taleMatiCs and PhysiCal sCienCes 2011ceMPS45 Dr Ole Mark is a specialist in climate change and urban water systems-years' experience in both developed and developing countries. Dr Mark is a key partner in the CORFU

Mumby, Peter J.

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Through the Membrane & Along the Channel Flooding in PEMFCs Jason B. Siegel and Anna G. Stefanopoulou  

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cause permenant degradation or damage. Water produced at the cathode catalyst layer will diffuse back modeling paradigm. voltage loss and carbon corrosion of the catalyst support in the cathode [1], [4], [5Through the Membrane & Along the Channel Flooding in PEMFCs Jason B. Siegel and Anna G

Stefanopoulou, Anna

300

How Accurate are Disaster Loss Data? The Case of U.S. Flood Damage  

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disaster assistance programs. Comparison of early damage estimates with actual expenditures in a California.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has compiled annual flood loss estimates for each state since 1955 the provision of disaster relief assistance, e.g., how much, when, and in what form. Loss estimates provide

Colorado at Boulder, University of

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Defra FCERM Innovation Fund PROJECT SLD2316: RESTORING FLOODPLAIN WOODLAND FOR FLOOD  

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London SW1P 2AL Tel: 020 7238 3000 Fax: 020 7238 6187 www.defra.gov.uk/environ/fcd © Crown copyright of facilitating the establishment of a sizeable area of floodplain woodland (15 ha) to help reduce flood risk results demonstrated that planting woodland at four sites in the River Laver catchment, totalling an area

302

Antioch University and EPA Webinar: Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency Webinar  

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Hosted by the Antioch University and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this webinar, which is part of a series, will address assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding and stormwater to maintain human health and a local economy.

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A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New Orleans Flood Protection System Stphane Hallegatte1  

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such a hurricane protection a rational investment, even if countervailing risks and moral hazard issues1 A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the New Orleans Flood Protection System Stéphane Hallegatte1 Center for Environmental Sciences and Policy, Stanford University, and Centre International de Recherche sur l

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Stream-channel response to floods, with examples from central Texas  

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...excess of 2 0 0 yr. Yet, localized channel widening by b a n k scouring w a s the only m a j o r modif ica t ion caused by the floods...significance of cataclysmic debris flows in al luvial-fan systems. Wool ley (1946) described instances of m a j o r channel erosion...

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Freshwater flooding from rivers, overflowing sewage and septic systems and other sources can have a signifi-  

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there is no hazardous flood debris such as pro- pane tanks, pressurized-gas cylinders, refrigerators, air conditioners/sewer lines and oil/ gas pipelines, but you will be told whether or not you will have to contact those will locate all electrical, natural gas, communications and telephone lines.It may or may not locate water

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NATURAL HAZARDS ON ALLUVIAL FANS: THE VENEZUELA DEBRIS FLOW AND FLASH FLOOD DISASTER  

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NATURAL HAZARDS ON ALLUVIAL FANS: THE VENEZUELA DEBRIS FLOW AND FLASH FLOOD DISASTER In December Venezuela. Rainfall on December 2-3 totaled 200 millimeters (8 inches) and was followed by a major storm, Denver, Colorado, Naples, Italy, and Vargas, Venezuela. In time scales spanning thousands of years

Eaton, L. Scott

307

Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Flood Risk Management Feasibility Study Report with Integrated Environmental Assessment  

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of Engineers (USACE) has developed a plan for the flood risk management for the Cedar River, Cedar Rapids, Iowa all 12 comments. 1. IEPR Comment - High Significance: The analysis of existing cultural resources Resources was revised to explain why the resolution of the cultural resources will not exceed the budgeted

US Army Corps of Engineers

308

Two Rumex Species from Contrasting Hydrological Niches Regulate Flooding Tolerance through Distinct Mechanisms  

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...Flooding regime based on data from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment over the period from 1970 to 1995 at elevation...strategies of Rorippa amphibia, Rorippa sylvestris and their hybrid. Ann. Bot. (Lond.) 109 : 1263-1276. Altschul, S...

Hans van Veen; Angelika Mustroph; Gregory A. Barding; Marleen Vergeer-van Eijk; Rob A.M. Welschen-Evertman; Ole Pedersen; Eric J.W. Visser; Cynthia K. Larive; Ronald Pierik; Julia Bailey-Serres; Laurentius A.C.J. Voesenek; Rashmi Sasidharan

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FLUID DYNAMICAL AND MODELING ISSUES OF CHEMICAL FLOODING FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY  

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FLUID DYNAMICAL AND MODELING ISSUES OF CHEMICAL FLOODING FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY Prabir Daripa. Relevance of this HS model based result to EOR is established by performing direct numerical simulations of fully developed tertiary displacement in porous media. Results of direct numer- ical simulation

Daripa, Prabir

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The east coast Big Flood, 31 January–1 February 1953: a summary of the human disaster  

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...contamination from the flood-water and sewage. The water supply was from underground wells and there was no power to pump it. In addition...in 20 did not have piped water. Few families could boast a fridge, car or washing machine, and...

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Flow and sediment processes in a cutoff meander of the Danube Delta during episodic flooding  

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Flow and sediment processes in a cutoff meander of the Danube Delta during episodic flooding Laura as sediment storage locations, essentially removing channel and point bar sediments from the active sediment) in order to investigate the distribution of the flow and sediment and his impact on sedimentation

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The Impact of Climate Change on Hurricane Flooding Inundation, Property Damages, and Population Affected  

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of barrier island x Distance shoreward from edge of continental shelf ? Specific weight of seawater ?p Pressure differential ?SST Change in Sea-surface Temperature ? Water level ? B Barometric response ? w Water level increase... Page 37 Inundation Area for All Scenarios ............................................................. 91 38 Structural Damages for All Scenarios ........................................................ 93 39 Parcels Flooded for Mainland...

Frey, Ashley E.

2010-07-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 95 (2003) 289296 Effects of foraging waterfowl in winter flooded rice fields  

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Valley of California (US). Fifteen winter flooded rice fields along a 105 km long transect, each, such as the Ebro Delta in Spain and the Sacramento Valley in Califor- nia (Fasola and Ru�iz, 1996; Elphick, 2000). In California, rice is grown on some 250,000 ha, located mainly in the Sacramento Valley. Califor- nia rice

van Kessel, Chris

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Infilling and flooding of the Mekong River incised valley during deglacial sea-level rise  

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Infilling and flooding of the Mekong River incised valley during deglacial sea-level rise Rik is related with the low shelf gradient and a strong acceleration of the East Asian sea-level rise from 34 depositional systems change into estuaries and eventually drown when sea-level rise overtakes the sediment

Wetzel, Andreas

315

Coastal flood damage and adaptation costs under 21st century sea-level rise  

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Coastal flood damage and adaptation costs under 21st century sea-level rise Jochen Hinkela,1st century sea-level rise are assessed on a global scale taking into account a wide range- ment and sea-level rise. Uncertainty in global mean and regional sea level was derived from four

Marzeion, Ben

316

Groundwater, Legacy Soil Cleanup and Flood Recovery Top Lab’s Accomplishments  

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LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Top 2014 accomplishments of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s EM-supported Environmental Programs included remediation of chromium in groundwater, completion of a legacy contaminant soil cleanup project, and rapid recovery from a 1,000-year rain event that caused widespread flooding.

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HYDROPOWER RESERVOIR FOR FLOOD CONTROL: A CASE STUDY ON RINGLET RESERVOIR, CAMERON  

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HYDROPOWER RESERVOIR FOR FLOOD CONTROL: A CASE STUDY ON RINGLET RESERVOIR, CAMERON HIGHLANDS, Malaysia 4 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, USA ABSTRACT: Hydropower as possible for daily hydropower generation as well as to prevent any spillage at dam. However

Julien, Pierre Y.

318

Flood risk management in the Thames Estuary looking ahead 100 years  

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...by the Thames Gateway for innovative, sustainable and cost effective...defence is lower and the site remediation and other associated infrastructure...development policies which include innovative and cost effective approaches...and put in place at site remediation stage), the flood management...

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Periodic temperature-associated drought/flood drives locust plagues in China  

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...a multiple-variable-linked hypothesis...between every two variables. Using the same...other at both frequency and time spaces...components that drive locust dynamics...drought/flood drives locust plagues...effects of low-frequency climate variations...the different variables at different...

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Factorial Analysis of Storm Surge Flooding in Barrow, Alaska AMANDA H. LYNCH  

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A Factorial Analysis of Storm Surge Flooding in Barrow, Alaska AMANDA H. LYNCH School of Geography for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado PETTERI UOTILA School Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado LIAN

Liu, Paul

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From trickle to flood: the large-scale, cryptic invasion of California by tropical fruit flies  

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...licenses/by/3.0/ , which permits unrestricted use, provided the original author and source are credited. From trickle to flood: the large-scale, cryptic invasion of California by tropical fruit flies Nikos T. Papadopoulos 1 Richard E. Plant 2 James...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of Catania Flash Flood Case Study by Using Combined Microwave and Infrared Technique  

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In this paper, the analysis of an extreme convective event atypical for the winter season, which occurred on 21 February 2013 on the east coast of Sicily and caused a flash flood over Catania, is presented. In just 1 h, more than 50 mm of ...

Francesco Di Paola; Elisabetta Ricciardelli; Domenico Cimini; Filomena Romano; Mariassunta Viggiano; Vincenzo Cuomo

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of a Flash Flooding Storm at the Steep Edge of the Himalayas  

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A flash flood and landslide in the Leh region of the Indus Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on 5–6 August 2010 resulted in hundreds of deaths and great property damage. Observations have led to the hypothesis that the storm, which ...

Anil Kumar; Robert A. Houze Jr.; Kristen L. Rasmussen; Christa Peters-Lidard

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flooding of industrial facilities -Vulnerability rduction in practice A. Valle, B. Affeltranger, Ch. Duval  

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the flooding of a refinery in Mohammedia (Morocco) on 25th November 2002. Many damages were reported to the snow loads, wind or rain C2: Fire or damage on electric equipments caused by storm and lightning C3,version1-4Apr2014 Author manuscript, published in "13. International Symposium on Loss Prevention

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Lateral circulation generates flood-tide stratification and estuarine exchange flow in a curved tidal inlet  

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Cross-channel transect measurements of micro-structure and velocity in a well-mixed and curved tidal inlet in the German Wadden Sea show the occurrence of significant late-flood stratification. This stratification is found to be due to lateral ...

Johannes Becherer; Mark T. Stacey; Lars Umlauf; Hans Burchard

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Robust Optimization of Oil Reservoir Flooding G.M. van Essen, M.J. Zandvliet,  

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Robust Optimization of Oil Reservoir Flooding G.M. van Essen, M.J. Zandvliet, P.M.J. Van den Hof the reservoir to the subsurface. The injection wells inject water into the oil reservoir with the aim to push reservoirs, the oil-water front does not travel uniformly towards the pro- duction wells, but is usually

Van den Hof, Paul

327

Front gardens to car parks: Changes in garden permeability and effects on flood regulation  

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Abstract This study addresses the consequences of widespread conversion of permeable front gardens to hard standing car parking surfaces, and the potential consequences in high-risk urban flooding hotspots, in the city of Southampton. The last two decades has seen a trend for domestic front gardens in urban areas to be converted for parking, driven by the lack of space and increased car ownership. Despite media and political attention, the effects of this change are unknown, but increased and more intense rainfall, potentially linked to climate change, could generate negative consequences as runoff from impermeable surfaces increases. Information is limited on garden permeability change, despite the consequences for ecosystem services, especially flood regulation. We focused on eight flooding hotspots identified by the local council as part of a wider urban flooding policy response. Aerial photographs from 1991, 2004 and 2011 were used to estimate changes in surface cover and to analyse permeability change within a digital surface model in a GIS environment. The 1, 30 and 100 year required attenuation storage volumes were estimated, which are the temporary storage required to reduce the peak flow rate given surface permeability. Within our study areas, impermeable cover in domestic front gardens increased by 22.47% over the 20-year study period (1991–2011) and required attenuation storage volumes increased by 26.23% on average. These increases suggest that a consequence of the conversion of gardens to parking areas will be a potential increase in flooding frequency and severity — a situation which is likely to occur in urban locations worldwide.

Jennifer R. Warhurst; Katherine E. Parks; Lindsay McCulloch; Malcolm D. Hudson

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328

D-optimal design for Rapid Assessment Model of CO2 flooding in high water cut oil reservoirs  

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Abstract Most of major oilfields in China have reached high water cut stage, but still, they contribute to more than 70% of domestic oil production. How to extract more oil from mature oilfields has become a hot topic in petroleum engineering. Carbon dioxide flooding is a win–win strategy because it can enhance oil recovery and simultaneously reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. In order to evaluate the potentials of CO2 flooding in high water cut oil reservoirs, various 3-D heterogeneous geological models were built based on Guan 104 fault block in Dagang Oilfield to perform reservoir simulations. The D-optimal design was applied to build and verify the Rapid Assessment Model of CO2 flooding in high water cut oil reservoirs. Five quantitative variables were considered, including average horizontal permeability, permeability variation coefficient, ratio of vertical to horizontal permeability, net thickness of formation and percentage of recoverable reserves by water flooding. The process of weighting emphasized the contributions of linear terms, quadratic terms and first-order interactions of five quantitative parameters to improved recovery factor and Net Present Value of CO2 flooding. Using the Rapid Assessment Model of CO2 flooding in high water cut oil reservoirs, significant first-order interactions were sorted out and type curves were established and analyzed for the evaluation of technical and economic efficiency of CO2 flooding in high water cut oil reservoirs. Aimed at oil reservoirs with the similar geological conditions and fluid properties as Guan 104 fault block, the Rapid Assessment Model and type curves of CO2 flooding in high water cut oil reservoirs can be applied to predict improved recovery factor and Net Present Value of water-alternating-CO2 flooding at different conditions of reservoir parameters and development parameter. The approach could serve as a guide for the application and spread of CO2-EOR projects.

Zhaojie Song; Zhiping Li; Chunsheng Yu; Jirui Hou; Mingzhen Wei; Baojun Bai; Yunpeng Hu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The influence of controlled floods on fine sediment storage in debris fan-affected canyons of the Colorado River basin  

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Abstract Prior to the construction of large dams on the Green and Colorado Rivers, annual floods aggraded sandbars in lateral flow-recirculation eddies with fine sediment scoured from the bed and delivered from upstream. Flows greater than normal dam operations may be used to mimic this process in an attempt to increase time-averaged sandbar size. These controlled floods may rebuild sandbars, but sediment deficit conditions downstream from the dams restrict the frequency that controlled floods produce beneficial results. Here, we integrate complimentary, long-term monitoring data sets from the Colorado River in Marble and Grand Canyons downstream from Glen Canyon dam and the Green River in the Canyon of Lodore downstream from Flaming Gorge dam. Since the mid-1990s, several controlled floods have occurred in these canyon rivers. These controlled floods scour fine sediment from the bed and build sandbars in eddies, thus increasing channel relief. These changes are short-lived, however, as interflood dam operations erode sandbars within several months to years. Controlled flood response and interflood changes in bed elevation are more variable in Marble Canyon and Grand Canyon, likely reflecting more variable fine sediment supply and stronger transience in channel bed sediment storage. Despite these differences, neither system shows a trend in fine-sediment storage during the period in which controlled floods were monitored. These results demonstrate that controlled floods build eddy sandbars and increase channel relief for short interflood periods, and this response may be typical in other dam-influenced canyon rivers. The degree to which these features persist depends on the frequency of controlled floods, but careful consideration of sediment supply is necessary to avoid increasing the long-term sediment deficit.

Erich R. Mueller; Paul E. Grams; John C. Schmidt; Joseph E. Hazel Jr.; Jason S. Alexander; Matt Kaplinski

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An integrated simulation method for flash-flood risk assessment :2. Effect of historical changes in land use Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 6(3), 285294 (2002) EGS  

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An integrated simulation method for flash-flood risk assessment :2. Effect of historical changes. Flood frequency analyses of the annual flood series, retrieved from the simulations, were used into quantitative methods for risk assessment. Keywords: flood, simulation, distributed model, land-use changes

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Estimates of Twenty-First-Century Flood Risk in the Pacific Northwest Based on Regional Climate Model Simulations  

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Results from a regional climate model simulation show substantial increases in future flood risk (2040–69) in many Pacific Northwest river basins in the early fall. Two primary causes are identified: 1) more extreme and earlier storms and 2) ...

Eric P. Salathé Jr.; Alan F. Hamlet; Clifford F. Mass; Se-Yeun Lee; Matt Stumbaugh; Richard Steed

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Risk prevention and policy formulation : responding to the 1999 mud-floods catastrophe in El Litoral Central, Venezuela  

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Fifteen days of constant and intense rainfall in Venezuela culminated on December 16 1999, in catastrophic landslides and flooding along 25 miles of the Vargas State coastal strip. This catastrophe ravaged the Caracas ...

Parisca-Blanco, Sonia

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical Simulation of 1993 July 12 Tsunami Near Hokkaido; Its Propagation and Flooding onto Aonae District, Okushiri Island  

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A numerical simulations of the 1993 South-West Off Hokkaido ... a low angle. The mechanism of tsunami flooding onto Aonae district, Okushiri island, was also made clear by the simulation in which shoaling and ref...

T. Yamashita; T. Takabayashi; Y. Tsuchiya

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat and Mass Transfer in a Wetted Thermal Insulation of hot Water Pipes Operating Under Flooding Conditions  

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We present the results of numerical simulation of the thermal regimes of hot water pipes under flooding conditions with account for evaporation and diffusion ... modeling thermal regimes of hot water pipes under

V. Yu. Polovnikov; E. V. Gubina

2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional Significance of Hierarchical Tiers in Carbonmonoxy Myoglobin:? Conformational Substates and Transitions Studied by Conformational Flooding Simulations  

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114,115 This limitation has prompted the development of several different MD techniques to improve the sampling of conformational space, such as simulated annealing,116,117 simulation of multiple short-time trajectories, 91,108,118,119 locally enhanced sampling,106 and conformational flooding (CF). ... When applied with the appropriate strength in the flooding simulation, it was expected to drive the structure from the original conformation into a new CS previously unexplored by the MD simulations. ... This illustrates that if the protein is not in the CS for which Vfl is designed (e.g., already flooded out of this valley), then its structure and dynamics are no longer affected by the flooding potential. ...

Brita G. Schulze; Helmut Grubmüller; Jeffrey D. Evanseck

2000-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Non Invasive Measurements of Moisture in Full-Scale Stone and Brick Masonry Models After Simulated Flooding: Effectiveness of GPR  

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Within the framework of a European Commission project entitled Cultural HEritage against Flood (CHEF), a research was carried out in Milan on full-scale stone and brick masonry models by means of a simulated f...

G. Cardani; L. Cantini; S. Munda; L. Zanzi…

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Development of a HEC-HMS model to inform river gauge placement for a flood early warning system in Uganda  

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Communities in the downstream region of the Manafwa River Basin in eastern Uganda experience floods caused by heavy precipitation upstream. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has partnered with the Red Cross ...

Kaatz, Joel Alan

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two Contrasting Severe Seasonal Extremes in Tropical South America in 2012: Flood in Amazonia and Drought in Northeast Brazil  

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Two simultaneous extreme events affected tropical South America to the east of the Andes during the austral summer and fall of 2012: a severe drought in Northeast Brazil and intense rainfall and floods in Amazonia, both considered records for the ...

Jose A. Marengo; Lincoln M. Alves; Wagner R. Soares; Daniel A. Rodriguez; Helio Camargo; Marco Paredes Riveros; Amelia Diaz Pabló

2013-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EO 13690: Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input  

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On January 30, 2015, President Obama signed an Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder...

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Flooding of an underground facility at Yucca Mountain: A summary of NRC review plans  

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Staff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are developing review plans for a potential high-level waste (HLW) repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. This early preparation of NRC`s review program will ensure that important technical issues related to compliance with 10 CFR Part 60 will be identified before receipt of a license application. Under the siting criteria of NRC`s Part 60, one of the potentially adverse conditions is the potential for flooding of the underground facility by surface waters. The Department of Energy (DOE) should evaluate this and other conditions in a license application. This paper summarizes the NRC staff`s plans to review DOE`s demonstration of compliance with Part 60 regarding potential flooding of an underground facility. We present these plans recognizing that the Congress is currently considering changes in how a HLW repository would be licensed.

Coleman, N.M.; Wescott, R.G.; Johnson, T.L. [Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Incorporating daily flood control objectives into a monthly stochastic dynamic programming model for a hydroelectric complex  

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A monthly stochastic dynamic programing model was recently developed and implemented at British Columbia (B.C.) Hydro to provide decision support for short-term energy exports and, if necessary, for flood control on the Peace River in northern British Columbia. The model established the marginal cost of supplying energy from the B.C. Hydro system, as well as a monthly operating policy for the G.M. Shrum and Peace Canyon hydroelectric plants and the Williston Lake storage reservoir. A simulation model capable of following the operating policy then determines the probability of refilling Williston Lake and possible spill rates and volumes. Reservoir inflows are input to both models in daily and monthly formats. The results indicate that flood control can be accommodated without sacrificing significant export revenue.

Druce, D.J. (British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada))

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The role of public participation in encouraging changes in rural land use to reduce flood risk  

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Abstract Changes in rural land use to reduce flood risk are encouraged by governments in many countries, but they may face considerable opposition by land managers. Local participative processes are thought to help overcome opposition. This article presents an evaluation of an intensive participative process set up between land managers and governmental agencies following two severe floods in the transboundary Bowmont–Glen catchment in Scotland and England. A combination of interviews and documentary analysis is used. The research demonstrates that the participative process contributed to greater uptake of rural land use change and improved compliance with existing environmental policies. There were nevertheless low levels of social learning amongst participants. Two institutional designs for improving policy implementation are presented.

J.J. Rouillard; A.D. Reeves; K.V. Heal; T. Ball

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LANL closes road, trails for safety reasons; flooding and erosion control  

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Road, trails closed for safety reasons Road, trails closed for safety reasons LANL closes road, trails for safety reasons; flooding and erosion control work under way Closure is in response to the increased fire risk and danger of flash flooding. July 8, 2011 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Contact Fred deSousa

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A technical and economical evaluation of infill drilling and CO?b2?s flooding in three west Texas units  

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A TECHNICAL AND ECONOMICAL EVALUATION OF INFILL DRILLING AND CO2 FLOODING IN THREE WEST TEXAS UNITS A Thesis by MICHAEL DEAN MCMILLON Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1990 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering A TECHNICAL AND ECONOMICAL EVALUATION OF INFILL DRILLING AND CO2 FLOODING IN THREE WEST TEXAS UNITS A Thesis by MICHAEL DEAN MCMILLON Approved...

McMillon, Michael Dean, 1965-

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Appendix A. Individual Evaluations of 30 Peak Discharges from 28 Extraordinary Floods in the United States  

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States #12;#12;Appendix A: Seco Creek 55 Location: This flood site is located at 29.4750 N and 99.3000 W,000 ft3 /s, as published in Crippen and Bue (1977). The rating is poor. Drainage area: 142 mi2 . Data by several gaging-station records in the area that show a major peak discharge occurring on or about May 31

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Three-dimensional effects of liquid water flooding in the cathode of a PEM fuel cell  

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. Researchers all over the world are focusing on optimizing this system to be cost competitive with energy conversion devices currently available. It is a well known fact that the cathode of the PEM fuel cell is the performance limiting component due...THREE DIMENSIONAL EFFECTS OF LIQUID WATER FLOODING IN THE CATHODE OF A PEM FUEL CELL by Dilip Natarajan and Trung Van Nguyen* Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045, USA Submitted...

Natarajan, Dilip; Van Nguyen, Trung

2003-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

348

Vent sizing of cumene hydroperoxide (CHP) system under fire scenario considering emergency flooding measure  

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Abstract Cumene hydroperoxide (CHP) can release large amounts of thermal energy and result in high temperature and pressure during runaway reactions. Calorimeters and related methodologies have been made for preventing runaway reactions of CHP. However, protective measures such as flooding and emergency relief system have not been studied intensively to protect CHP systems from runaway reactions of CHP. In this paper, vent sizing package 2 (VSP2) was used to study the runaway reactions of CHP in 12 wt%, 28 wt% and 48 wt% concentration and CHP solution mixing with water under adiabatic and heat input conditions. Chemical systems according to runaway reaction of CHP in cumene have been identified as non tempered systems. However, tempering occurs at about 180 °C with pad pressure of 9 bar in open cell tests after water addition. The Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems (DIERS) methods were used to size the relief system of 120 m3 reactor with 60 t CHP solution content considering flooding. The required relief rate decreases significantly and the mass flow rate per unit flow area decreases slightly with the addition of water. So the vent diameter of reactors can be reduced when water has been added. The results show that the flooding and emergency relief system can be effective to protect 120 m3 reactors from runaway reactions of CHP under fire scenario in the concentration around 28 wt% or less. It is suggested that the relief system of CHP reactors should be sized properly considering fire scenario. If emergency flooding measure is involved for relief sizing, the measure must be credible. The volume of reactor and maximum concentration of CHP should be defined properly.

Feng Sun; Fan Zhang; Man-Ping Jin; Ning Shi; Wei Xu

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The effect of asphalt deposition on permeability in miscible flooding with liquified petroleum gas (LPG  

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. llment of the requirements for the degree of NASTER OF SCIENCE August, 1962 Najor Subject: Petroleum Engineering THE EFFECT OF ASPHALT DEPOSITION ON PERMEABILITY IN MISCIBLE FLOODING WITH LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS (LPG) A Thesis ARTHUR E. PINSON, JR.... ween one-third and two-thirds of that -'nitially present. Because of the relatively low recovery efficiencies of these natural oil expulsion mechanisms, , the petroleum production industry has continually sought methods which would provide improved...

Pinson, Arthur Edward, Jr

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Impact of Aluminum on Anticipated Corrosion in a Flooded SNF Multi Canister Overpack (MCO)  

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Corrosion reactions in a flooded MCO are examined to determine the impact of aluminum corrosion products (from aluminum basket grids and spacers) on bound water estimates and subsequent fuel/environment reactions during storage. The mass and impact of corrosion products were determined to be insignificant, validating the choice of aluminum as an MCO component and confirming expectations that no changes to the Technical Databook or particulate mass or water content are necessary.

DUNCAN, D.R.

1999-07-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Drought and flood monitoring for a large karst plateau in Southwest China using extended GRACE data  

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Abstract Droughts and floods alternately occur over a large karst plateau (Yun–Gui Plateau) in Southwest China. Here we show that both the frequency and severity of droughts and floods over the plateau are intensified during the recent decade from three-decade total water storage anomalies (TWSA) generated by Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellite data and artificial neural network (ANN) models. The developed ANN models performed well in hindcasting TWSA for the plateau and its three sub-regions (i.e., the upper Mekong River, Pearl River, and Wujiang River basins), showing coefficients of determination (R2) of 0.91, 0.83, 0.76, and 0.57, respectively. The intensified climate extremes are indicative of large changes in the hydrological cycle and brought great challenges in water resource management there. The TWSA of the plateau remained fairly stable during the 1980s, and featured an increasing trend at a rate of 5.9 ± 0.5 mm/a in the 1990s interspersed extreme flooding in 1991 and during the second half of the 1990s. Since 2000, the TWSA fluctuated drastically, featuring severe spring droughts from 2003 to 2006, the most extreme spring drought on record in 2010, and severe flooding in 2008. The TWSA of the upper Mekong has decreased by ~ 100 mm (~ 15 km3) compared with that at the end of the 1990s. In addition to hindcasting TWSA, the developed approach could be effective in generating future TWSA and potentially bridge the gap between the current GRACE satellites and the GRACE Follow-On Mission expected to launch in 2017.

Di Long; Yanjun Shen; Alexander Sun; Yang Hong; Laurent Longuevergne; Yuting Yang; Bin Li; Lu Chen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outcome-expectancy and self-efficacy: Reasons or results of flood preparedness intention?  

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Abstract This study will examine whether the relationship between flood disaster preparedness intention and outcome-expectancy is mediated by self-efficacy (Casual chain model) or whether outcome-expectancy and self-efficacy of a disaster preparedness measure and/or action are expression of a more general attitude toward disaster preparedness (Associationist view). The nature of relationships between these three variables had been explored by comparing the zero-order relations and the correlations after controlling the third variable. The study primarily was on a survey conducted through face to face structured interviews in three flood prone slum communities in Mumbai. We found that Casual chain method was applicable only for evacuation behavior, otherwise strong support was observed in favor of Associationist view in other flood preparedness measures such as raising plinth level, use durable building materials, store drinking water and food and using sandbags. These findings counter the conventional cognitive approach or casual chain model which advocates the relationship between outcome-expectancy, self-efficacy and preparedness intention; respectively sequential. Instead, this study suggest that disaster preparedness in many cases may depend on individuals “general attitude” which may be governed by their culture and group norms.

Subhajyoti Samaddar; Roshni Chatterjee; Bijayanad Misra; Hirokazu Tatano

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Loss and damage from the double blow of flood and drought in Mozambique  

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Loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate variability and climate change is currently an important topic being discussed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This study investigated loss and damage from floods and droughts among rural households living near the Limpopo, Zambezi and Save rivers in Mozambique. We used a questionnaire survey (n = 303) and qualitative research tools. The study showed that farmers in the research areas were caught between two evils. In the uplands, conditions for agriculture are extremely poor and crop yields are low; moreover, farmers face considerable risk of crop failure when drought hits. In the lowlands, close to the river, soil and water conditions are more favourable, but these areas experience frequent floods. Evidence from this study shows that farmers in the research areas are severely affected by both floods and droughts, and their capacity to cope and adapt is limited. With very little livelihood diversification and poor access to markets, crop failures translate almost directly into severe food insecurity among the population.

Ange-Benjamin Brida; Tom Owiyo; Youba Sokona

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved efficiency of miscible CO2 floods and enhanced prospects for CO2 flooding heterogeneous reservoirs. Final report, April 17, 1991--May 31, 1997  

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From 1986 to 1996, oil recovery in the US by gas injection increased almost threefold, to 300,000 bbl/day. Carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) injection projects make up three-quarters of the 191,139 bbl/day production increase. This document reports experimental and modeling research in three areas that is increasing the number of reservoirs in which CO{sub 2} can profitably enhance oil recovery: (1) foams for selective mobility reduction (SMR) in heterogeneous reservoirs, (2) reduction of the amount of CO{sub 2} required in CO{sub 2} floods, and (3) low interfacial tension (97) processes and the possibility of CO{sub 2} flooding in naturally fractured reservoirs. CO{sub 2} injection under miscible conditions can effectively displace oil, but due to differences in density and viscosity the mobility of CO{sub 2} is higher than either oil or water. High CO{sub 2} mobility causes injection gas to finger through a reservoir, causing such problems as early gas breakthrough, high gas production rates, excessive injection gas recycling, and bypassing of much of the reservoir oil. These adverse effects are exacerbated by increased reservoir heterogeneity, reaching an extreme in naturally fractured reservoirs. Thus, many highly heterogeneous reservoirs have not been considered for CO{sub 2} injection or have had disappointing recoveries. One example is the heterogeneous Spraberry trend in west Texas, where only 10% of its ten billion barrels of original oil in place (OOIP) are recoverable by conventional methods. CO{sub 2} mobility can be reduced by injecting water (brine) alternated with CO{sub 2} (WAG) and then further reduced by adding foaming agents-surfactants. In Task 1, we studied a unique foam property, selective mobility reduction (SMR), that effectively reduces the effects of reservoir heterogeneity. Selective mobility reduction creates a more uniform displacement by decreasing CO{sub 2} mobility in higher permeability zones more than in lower permeability zones.

Grigg, R.B.; Schechter, D.S.

1998-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Commercial scale simulations of surfactant/polymer flooding.  

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??The depletion of oil reserves and higher oil prices has made chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods more attractive in recent years. Because of geological… (more)

Yuan, Changli

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Green River Formation Water Flood Demonstration Project: Final report. [October 21, 1992-April, 30, 1996  

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The objectives were to understand the oil production mechanisms in the Monument Butte unit via reservoir characterization and reservoir simulations and to transfer the water flooding technology to similar units in the vicinity, particularly the Travis and the Boundary units. Comprehensive reservoir characterization and reservoir simulations of the Monument Butte, Travis and Boundary units were presented in the two published project yearly reports. The primary and the secondary production from the Monument Butte unit were typical of oil production from an undersaturated oil reservoir close to its bubble point. The water flood in the smaller Travis unit appeared affected by natural and possibly by large interconnecting hydraulic fractures. Water flooding the boundary unit was considered more complicated due to the presence of an oil water contact in one of the wells. The reservoir characterization activity in the project basically consisted of extraction and analysis of a full diameter c ore, Formation Micro Imaging logs from several wells and Magnetic Resonance Imaging logs from two wells. In addition, several side-wall cores were drilled and analyzed, oil samples from a number of wells were physically and chemically characterized (using gas chromatography), oil-water relative permeabilities were measured and pour points and cloud points of a few oil samples were determined. The reservoir modeling activity comprised of reservoir simulation of all the three units at different scales and near well-bore modeling of the wax precipitation effects. The reservoir characterization efforts identified new reservoirs in the Travis and the Boundary units. The reservoir simulation activities established the extent of pressurization of the sections of the reservoirs in the immediate vicinity of the Monument Butte unit. This resulted in a major expansion of the unit and the production from this expanded unit increased from about 300 barrels per day to about 2000 barrels per day.

Deo, M.D. [Dept. of Chemical and Fuels Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (US); Dyer, J.E.; Lomax, J.D. [Inland Resources, Inc., Lomax Exploration Co., Salt Lake City, UT (US); Nielson, D.L.; Lutz, S.J. [Energy and Geoscience Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City (US)

1996-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supercritical CO2 core flooding and imbibition in Berea sandstone — CT imaging and numerical simulation  

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This paper reports a numerical simulation study of a full CO2 core flooding and imbibition cycle on a Berea sandstone core (measured 14.45 cm long and 3.67 cm in diameter). During the test, supercritical CO2 (at 10 MPa and 40 °C) and CO2-saturated brine was injected into one end of the horizontal core and a X-ray CT scanner (with a resolution of 0.35 mm × 0.35 mm) was employed to monitor and record changes in the fluid saturations, which enabled 3D mapping of the saturation profiles throughout the core during the course of core flooding test. From the digital CT saturation data, mean saturation profiles along the core length were plotted with time. A 1D model of the core was constructed to simulate the core flooding test and attempt was made to history match core test results, particularly the evolution of the mean CO2 saturation profiles during CO2 injection. Curve-fitting of the centrifugal air-water capillary pressure data (drainage) for the Berea core showed that the core test data could be adequately described by the Van Genuchten equation. The matched set of parameters ( S l r , P 0 , m ) were 0.09, 20 KPa, 0.425 respectively. In the absence of the relative permeability for the Berea core, it was decided to use the parameters obtained from matching the air-water capillary pressure data as a first approximation for the CO2-brine system in the model.

Ji-Quan Shi; Ziqiu Xue; Sevket Durucan

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling glacial lake impact, dam breach, and flood processes: A modeling perspective  

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Abstract Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) are highly mobile mixtures of water and sediment that occur suddenly and are capable of traveling tens to hundreds of kilometers with peak discharges and volumes several orders of magnitude larger than those of normal floods. They travel along existing river channels, in some instances into populated downstream regions, and thus pose a risk to people and infrastructure. Many recent events involve process chains, such as mass movements impacting glacial lakes and triggering dam breaches with subsequent outburst floods. A concern is that effects of climate change and associated increased instability of high mountain slopes may exacerbate such process chains and associated extreme flows. Modeling tools can be used to assess the hazard of potential future GLOFs, and process modeling can provide insights into complex processes that are difficult to observe in nature. A number of numerical models have been developed and applied to simulate different types of extreme flows, but such modeling faces challenges stemming from a lack of process understanding and difficulties in measuring extreme flows for calibration purposes. Here we review the state of knowledge of key aspects of modeling GLOFs, with a focus on process cascades. Analysis and simulation of the onset, propagation, and potential impact of \\{GLOFs\\} are based on illustrative case studies. Numerical models are presently available for simulating impact waves in lakes, dam failures, and flow propagation but have been used only to a limited extent for integrated simulations of process cascades. We present a spectrum of case studies from Patagonia, the European Alps, central Asia, and the Himalayas in which we simulate single processes and process chains of past and potential future events. We conclude that process understanding and process chain modeling need to be strengthened and that research efforts should focus on a more integrative treatment of processes in numerical models.

Raphael Worni; Christian Huggel; John J. Clague; Yvonne Schaub; Markus Stoffel

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CONTENTS Development of Novel Methods for CO2 Flood Monitoring...........1  

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Development of Novel Methods Development of Novel Methods for CO2 Flood Monitoring...........1 Commentary ...................................2 An Innovative Approach to Creating Stable CO2 Foam: Nanoparticles .................................8 Improving Mobility Control in CO2 Enhanced Recovery Using SPI Gels ........................................... 10 Assessing Near Miscible CO2 Applications to Improve Oil Recovery (IOR) in Arbuckle Reservoirs ......................................13 CO2 EOR in Residual Oil Zones Showing Expansive Potential ... 16 Spotlight ........................................ 20 CONTACTS Roy Long Technology Manager- Ultra-Deepwater, Strategic Center for Natural Gas & Oil 281-494-2520 roy.long@netl.doe.gov Albert Yost Technology Manager- Exploration & Production,

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The project design flood and spillway for the Arroyo Seco Reservoir near San Antonio, Texas  

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of the remainder of a stand- ard storm. Recognised procedures for such extensions are published and are in regular use. In this case reference was made to Civil Engineer Bulletin No. 52-8, Department of the Army, Office of the Chief of Engi- neers( ) "Standard... Project Flood Determinations" ~ Employment of the procedure outlined therein, and described in the following section, produced a hypothetical rainfall pattern as follows: Period (hours duration) 1 Rainfall (inches) 15. 18 3 6 24 22 27 ' 75 45, 0...

Gilbreth, Joe Clyde

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Water balance of Pin-Point and Flush-Flood irrigated rice  

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plant m '. The planting dates were May 26 and May 18 for the 1994 and 1995 growing seasons, respectively. At the first tiller stage, a mix of Quinclorac (Facet) and Bentazon (Basagran) herbicide was applied to the Flush-Flood (FF) plots only, at a... rate of 400g of active ingredient of Quinclorac and 800g of active 19 ingredient of Bentazon per hectare. The herbicide application was necessary to control mainly barnyardgrass (Kchinodoa spp. ) and sedges on the FF plots in both years. Pin- Point...

Roel Dellazoppa, Alvaro

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pulse neutron subcritical K/sub EFF/ measurements on water flooded arrays of fuel rods  

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The pulsed neutron source technique has been utilized at the Pacific Northwest Laboratory for some twenty years for measurement of subcritical reactivities of a variety of fuel systems. One area of application has included measurements of subcritical reactivities of water flooded arrays of fuel rods. This report summarizes these measurements. The theory behind the measurement process is reviewed and the instrumentation of the measurement system discussed. Also, four experiment programs are described in detail, illustrating system use and flexibility. Some changes are suggested for system improvements to speed up data collection and data reduction, and some possible areas of future application of the method are described.

Durst, B.M.; Bierman, S.R.; Clayton, E.D.

1980-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Permanganate Treatment of DNAPLs in Reactive Barriers and Source Zone Flooding Schemes  

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In situ oxidation with potassium permanganate has been widely evaluated, as a potential remediation method for dissolved or pure DNAPL in groundwater system. The goals of this study are (1) to elucidate the basic mechanisms by which potassium permanganate oxidizes common chlorinated solvents, various constituents in aqueous solution, and porous medium solids, and (2) to assess the potential for chemical oxidation by potassium permanganate to serve as a remedial scheme involving either source zone flooding or reactive barriers. The study is organized with a laboratory component that looks generally at the basic reaction processes and kinetics, and a theoretical component that is developing modeling tools appropriate for designing systems under field conditions.

Schwartz, Frank W.; Zhang, Hubao

2000-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF MORE-EFFICIENT GAS FLOODING APPLICABLE TO SHALLOW RESERVOIRS  

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The objective of this research is to widen the applicability of gas flooding to shallow oil reservoirs by reducing the pressure required for miscibility using gas enrichment and increasing sweep efficiency with foam. Task 1 examines the potential for improved oil recovery with enriched gases. Subtask 1.1 examines the effect of dispersion processes on oil recovery and the extent of enrichment needed in the presence of dispersion. Subtask 1.2 develops a fast, efficient method to predict the extent of enrichment needed for crude oils at a given pressure. Task 2 develops improved foam processes to increase sweep efficiency in gas flooding. Subtask 2.1 comprises mechanistic experimental studies of foams with N{sub 2} gas. Subtask 2.2 conducts experiments with CO{sub 2} foam. Subtask 2.3 develops and applies a simulator for foam processes in field application. Regarding Task 1, several very important results were achieved this period for subtask 1.2. In particular, we successfully developed a robust Windows-based code to calculate MMP and MME for fluid characterizations that consist of any number of pseudocomponents. We also were successful in developing a new technique to quantify the displacement mechanism of a gas flood--that is, to determine the fraction of a displacement that is vaporizing or condensing. These new technologies will be very important to develop new correlations and to determine important parameters for the design of gas injection floods. Regarding Task 2, several results were achieved: (1) A detailed study of the accuracy of foam simulation validates the model with fits to analytical fractional-flow solutions. It shows that there is no way to represent surfactant-concentration effects on foam without some numerical artifacts. (2) New results on capillary crossflow with foam show that this is much less detrimental than earlier studies had argued. (3) It was shown that the extremely useful model of Stone for gravity segregation with foam is rigorously true as long as the standard assumptions of fractional-flow theory apply. Without this proof, it was always possible that this powerful model would break down in some important application.

William R. Rossen; Russell T. Johns; Gary A. Pope

2003-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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AP1000{sup R} design robustness against extreme external events - Seismic, flooding, and aircraft crash  

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Both the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) require existing and new nuclear power plants to conduct plant assessments to demonstrate the unit's ability to withstand external hazards. The events that occurred at the Fukushima-Dai-ichi nuclear power station demonstrated the importance of designing a nuclear power plant with the ability to protect the plant against extreme external hazards. The innovative design of the AP1000{sup R} nuclear power plant provides unparalleled protection against catastrophic external events which can lead to extensive infrastructure damage and place the plant in an extended abnormal situation. The AP1000 plant is an 1100-MWe pressurized water reactor with passive safety features and extensive plant simplifications that enhance construction, operation, maintenance and safety. The plant's compact safety related footprint and protection provided by its robust nuclear island structures prevent significant damage to systems, structures, and components required to safely shutdown the plant and maintain core and spent fuel pool cooling and containment integrity following extreme external events. The AP1000 nuclear power plant has been extensively analyzed and reviewed to demonstrate that it's nuclear island design and plant layout provide protection against both design basis and extreme beyond design basis external hazards such as extreme seismic events, external flooding that exceeds the maximum probable flood limit, and malicious aircraft impact. The AP1000 nuclear power plant uses fail safe passive features to mitigate design basis accidents. The passive safety systems are designed to function without safety-grade support systems (such as AC power, component cooling water, service water, compressed air or HVAC). The plant has been designed to protect systems, structures, and components critical to placing the reactor in a safe shutdown condition within the steel containment vessel which is further surrounded by a substantial 'steel concrete' composite shield building. The containment vessel is not affected by external flooding, and the shield building design provides hazard protection beyond that provided by a comparable reinforced concrete structure. The intent of this paper is to demonstrate the robustness of the AP1000 design against extreme events. The paper will focus on the plants ability to withstand extreme external events such as beyond design basis flooding, seismic events, and malicious aircraft impact. The paper will highlight the robustness of the AP1000 nuclear island design including the protection provided by the unique AP1000 composite shield building. (authors)

Pfister, A.; Goossen, C.; Coogler, K.; Gorgemans, J. [Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, 1000 Westinghouse Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Detecting volcanic resurfacing of heavily cratered terrain: Flooding simulations on the Moon using Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) data  

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Abstract Early extrusive volcanism from mantle melting marks the transition from primary to secondary crust formation. Detection of secondary crust is often obscured by the high impact flux early in solar system history. To recognize the relationship between heavily cratered terrain and volcanic resurfacing, this study documents how volcanic resurfacing alters the impact cratering record and models the thickness, area, and volume of volcanic flood deposits. Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) data are used to analyze three different regions of the lunar highlands: the Hertzsprung basin; a farside heavily cratered region; and the central highlands. Lunar mare emplacement style is assumed to be similar to that of terrestrial flood basalts, involving large volumes of material extruded from dike-fed fissures over relatively short periods of time. Thus, each region was flooded at 0.5 km elevation intervals to simulate such volcanic flooding and to assess areal patterns, thickness, volumes, and emplacement history. These simulations show three primary stages of volcanic flooding: (1) Initial flooding is largely confined to individual craters and deposits are thick and localized; (2) basalt flows breach crater rim crests and are emplaced laterally between larger craters as thin widespread deposits; and (3) lateral spreading decreases in response to regional topographic variations and the deposits thicken and bury intermediate-sized and larger craters. Application of these techniques to the South Pole-Aitken basin shows that emplacement of ?1?2 km of cryptomaria can potentially explain the paucity of craters 20–64 km in diameter on the floor of the basin relative to the distribution in the surrounding highlands.

Jennifer L. Whitten; James W. Head III

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of preformed particle gel flooding for enhancing oil recovery  

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Abstract As a new type of oil recovery enhancing technology, preformed particle gel (PPG) flooding has been gradually used for high water-cut reservoir development. However, the current commercial software cannot simulate the processes of PPG flooding. In this paper, a novel mathematical model considering the behaviors of pore-throat plugging and particles restarting, the matching relations of particle size, throat size and pressure gradient is established based on the mass conservation equation and solved by IMPES and typical four-order Runge–Kutta methods. Also, the codes are written by Visual Basic, and the verification is proved by experimental data. Then, the influences of injection rate, suspension concentration, mean particle diameter, critical threshold pressure gradient and permeability ratio in ultimate oil recovery factor and water-cut are studied. The results show that, with the injection rate, mean particle diameter and critical restarting pressure gradient coefficient increasing, the ultimate oil recovery factor will increase first, and then decrease. As the concentration of injection suspension increases, the ultimate oil recovery factor will increase first, but at the later stage it tends to be smooth. As the permeability ratio increases, the enhanced recovery factor will also increase first, and then tend to be smooth.

Jing Wang; Huiqing Liu; Zenglin Wang; Jie Xu; Dengyu Yuan

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Storm flooding sensitivity to sea level rise for Galveston Bay, Texas  

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The combination of sea level rise and population growth in coastal regions makes it essential to continue improving flood management strategies. Flooding estimates must take into account both local vertical land motion and estimated rates of sea level rise linked to global climate change. Several extreme value distributions are compared using multiple statistical measures for the modeling of maximum annual storm surges based on the 105-year record of Galveston Pier 21, Texas. Increases in inundation frequencies are computed based on two possible sea level rise scenarios, a conservative linear continuation of the past century trend, and a scenario based on the upper limit of the sea level range in the IPCC AR4 report, i.e. the A1FI scenario. The research shows that by the year 2100 exceedance probabilities may double for the impact of the largest storms such as Hurricane Ike, but may increase by 6–7 times for the smaller surges associated locally with the impact of storms such as Hurricanes Cindy, Alicia, and Rita. While individually not as devastating or costly as large hurricanes, the cumulative and regular cost of smaller surge events could well be a bigger threat to coastal communities as sea level rises.

Natalya N. Warner; Philippe E. Tissot

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF CARBON DIOXIDE MISCIBLE FLOODING IN THE LANSING-KANSAS CITY FORMATION, CENTRAL KANSAS  

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A pilot carbon dioxide miscible flood was initiated in the Lansing Kansas City C formation in the Hall Gurney Field, Russell County, Kansas. Continuous carbon dioxide injection began on December 2, 2003. By the end of December 2004, 11.39 MM lb of carbon dioxide were injected into the pilot area. Carbon dioxide injection rates averaged about 242 MCFD. Vent losses were excessive during June as ambient temperatures increased. Installation of smaller plungers in the carbon dioxide injection pump reduced the recycle and vent loss substantially. Carbon dioxide was detected in one production well near the end of May and in the second production well in August. No channeling of carbon dioxide was observed. The GOR has remained within the range of 3000-4000 for most the last six months. Wells in the pilot area produced 100% water at the beginning of the flood. Oil production began in February, increasing to an average of about 2.35 B/D for the six month period between July 1 and December 31. Cumulative oil production was 814 bbls. Neither well has experienced increased oil production rates expected from the arrival of the oil bank generated by carbon dioxide injection.

Alan Byrnes; G. Paul Willhite; Don Green; Martin Dubois; Richard Pancake; Timothy Carr; W. Lynn Watney; John Doveton; Willard Guy; Rodney Reynolds; Dave Murfn; James Daniels; Russell Martin; William Flanders; Dave Vander Griend; Eric Mork; Paul Cantrell

2004-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood avalanches in a semiarid basin with a dense reservoir network  

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This study investigates flood avalanches in a dense reservoir network in the semiarid north-eastern Brazil. The population living in this area strongly depends on the availability of the water from this network. Water is stored during intense wet-season rainfall events and evaporates from the reservoir surface during the dry season. These seasonal changes are the driving forces behind the water dynamics in the network. The reservoir network and its connectivity properties during flood avalanches are investigated with a model called ResNetM, which simulates each reservoir explicitly. It runs on the basis of daily calculated water balances for each reservoir. A spilling reservoir contributes with water to the reservoir downstream, which can trigger avalanches affecting, in some cases, large fractions of the network. The main focus is on the study of the relation between the total amount of water stored and the largest observable cluster of connected reservoirs that overspill in the same day. It is shown that th...

Peter, Samuel J; Araújo, N A M; Herrmann, H J

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CO2 flood tests on whole core samples of the Mt. Simon sandstone, Illinois Basin  

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Geological sequestration of CO2, whether by enhanced oil recovery (EOR), coal-bed methane (CBM) recovery, or saline aquifer injection is a promising near-term sequestration methodology. While tremendous experience exists for EOR, and CBM recovery has been demonstrated in existing fields, saline aquifer injection studies have only recently been initiated. Studies evaluating the availability of saline aquifers suitable for CO2 injection show great potential, however, the long-term fate of the CO2 injected into these ancient aqueous systems is still uncertain. For the subject study, a series of laboratory-scale CO2 flood tests were conducted on whole core samples of the Mt. Simon sandstone from the Illinois Basin. By conducting these tests on whole core samples rather than crushed core, an evaluation of the impact of the CO2 flood on the rock mechanics properties as well as the geochemistry of the core and brine solution has been possible. This empirical data could provide a valuable resource for the validation of reservoir models under development for these engineered CO2 systems.

O'Connor, William K.; Rush, Gilbert E.

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Implementation of a CO2 Flood Utilizing Advanced Reservoir Characterization and Horizontal Injection Wells In a Shallow Shelf Carbonate Approaching Waterflood Depletion, Class II  

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The principle objective of this project is to demonstrate the economic viability and widespread applicability of an innovative reservoir management and carbon dioxide (CO2) flood project development approach for improving CO2 flood project economics in shallow shelf carbonate (SSC) reservoirs.

Czirr, K.L.; Gaddis, M.P.; Moshell, M.K.

2002-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of a Flash Flooding Storm at the Steep Edge of the Himalayas* NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, and Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland,  

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Simulation of a Flash Flooding Storm at the Steep Edge of the Himalayas* ANIL KUMAR NASA Goddard) ABSTRACT A flash flood and landslide in the Leh region of the Indus Valley in the Indian state of Jammu and atmospheric model simulation validates this hypothesized storm scenario, with the model storm taking the form

Houze Jr., Robert A.

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266 VOLUME 13 | NUMBER 3 | MARCH 2007 NATURE MEDICINE After decades of drought, new drug possibilities floodTB pipeline  

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possibilities floodTB pipeline For the first time in decades, there are nearly 30 drugs for tuberculosis (TB--but less than just five years ago, the pipeline was running empty. The newest drug used to treat the infection and don't interact with AIDS medications. "The drug pipeline is larger than it has ever been

Cai, Long

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Priority Based Reservoir Optimization using Linear Programming: Application to Flood Operation of the Iowa/Des Moines River System  

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for preservation of selected operating priorities and the effect that operating constraints have on systemPriority Based Reservoir Optimization using Linear Programming: Application to Flood Operation of the Iowa/Des Moines River System By MATTHEW JASON BROWN B.S. (The Pennsylvania State University) 1995

Lund, Jay R.

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Impacts of elevation data spatial resolution on two-dimensional dam break flood simulation and consequence assessment  

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A grid resolution sensitivity analysis using a two-dimensional flood inundation model has been presented in this paper. Simulations for 6 dam breaches located randomly in the United States were run at 10,30,60,90, and 120 meter resolutions. The dams represent a range of topographic conditions, ranging from 0% slope to 1.5% downstream of the dam. Using 10 meter digital elevation model (DEM) simulation results as the baseline, the coarser simulation results were compared in terms of flood inundation area, peak depths, flood wave travel time, daytime and nighttime population in flooded area, and economic impacts. The results of the study were consistent with previous grid resolution studies in terms of inundated area, depths, and velocity impacts. The results showed that as grid resolution is decreased, the relative fit of inundated area between the baseline and coarser resolution decreased slightly. This is further characterized by increasing over prediction as well as increasing under prediction with decreasing resolution. Comparison of average peak depths showed that depths generally decreased as resolution decreased, as well as the velocity. It is, however, noted that the trends in depth and velocity showed less consistency than the inundation area metrics. This may indicate that for studies in which velocity and depths must be resolved more accurately (urban environments when flow around buildings is important in the calculation of drag effects), higher resolution DEM data should be used. Perhaps the most significant finding from this study is the perceived insensitivity of socio-economic impacts to grid resolution. The difference in population at risk (PAR) and economic cost generally remained within 10% of the estimated impacts using the high resolution DEM. This insensitivity has been attributed to over estimated flood area and associated socio-economic impacts compensating for under estimated flooded area and associated socio-economic impacts. The United States has many dams that are classified as high-hazard potential that need an emergency action plan (EAP). It has been found that the development of EAPs for all high-hazard dams is handicapped due to funding limitations. The majority of the cost associated with developing an EAP is determining the flooded area. The results of this study have shown that coarse resolution dam breach studies can be used to provide an acceptable estimate of the inundated area and economic impacts, with very little computational cost. Therefore, the solution to limited funding may be to perform coarse resolution dam breach studies on high-hazard potential dams and use the results to help prioritize the order in which detailed EAPs should be developed.

Judi, David R [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Mcpherson, Timothy N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Burian, Steven J [UNIV OF UTAH

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE-SPEC-3018-96; Flooded-Type Lead-Acid Storage Batteries  

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8-96 8-96 August 1996 DOE SPECIFICATION FLOODED-TYPE LEAD-ACID STORAGE BATTERIES U.S. Department of Energy FSC 6140 Washington, D.C. 20585 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This document has been reproduced directly from the best available copy. Available to DOE and DOE contractors from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; (423) 576-8401. Available to the public from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 487-4650. Order No.DE96009469 DOE-SPEC-3018-96 iii FOREWORD 1. Use of this purchase specification is not mandatory. User should review the document and determine if it meets the user's purpose.

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Multiple-Stripe Lithiation Mechanism of Individual SnO2 Nanowires in a Flooding Geometry  

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The atomic scale lithiation mechanism of individual SnO2 nanowires in a flooding geometry was revealed by in situ transmission electron microscopy. The lithiation was initiated by the formation of multiple stripes with a width of a few nanometers parallel to the (020) plane traversing the entire wires, serving as multiple reaction fronts for later stages of lithiation. Inside the stripes, we identified a high density of dislocations and enlarged interplanar spacing, which provided an effective path for lithium ion transport. The density of the stripes increased with further lithiation, and eventually they merged with one another, causing a large elongation, volume expansion, and the crystalline-to-amorphous phase transformation. This lithiation mechanism characterized by multiple stripes and multiple reaction fronts was unexpected and differed completely from the expected core-shell lithiation mechanism.

Li Zhong; Xiao Hua Liu; Guo Feng Wang; Scott X. Mao; Jian Yu Huang

2011-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of flooding on the recruitment, damage and mortality of riparian tree species: A field and simulation study on the Rhine floodplain  

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The extensive flooding by the river Rhine on May 12 1999 provided an opportunity to investigate the impact of such an extreme event in terms of damage and mortality of adult trees in floodplains. Such data is highly valuable for determining the potential impact of climate change on the zonation of tree species along rivers. We analysed an extensive dataset of the damage and mortality suffered by groups of adult trees of the following species as a consequence of this flood: the hardwoods Acer campestre L., Acer platanoides L., Acer pseudoplatanus L., Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn., Carpinus betulus L., Fagus sylvatica L., Fraxinus excelsior L., Juglans nigra L., Prunus avium (L.) L., Quercus robur L., Tilia cordata Mill., Ulmus laevis Pall. and Ulmus minor Miller, and the softwoods Salix spp. L. and Populus spp. L. A logistic survivorship curve revealed that mortality of A. platanoides, A. pseudoplatanus and T. cordata increased significantly with increasing duration of flooding; C. betulus and F. excelsior showed a significant increase of damage and mortality with increasing flooding depth. There was no mortality of Salix spp. and Populus spp. in either the flooded or unflooded areas. No statistically significant relationships were found for the other tree species. Multivariate analysis revealed that flooding duration, flooding depth and flooding velocity explain 19%, 11% and 8%, respectively, of the variation in damage and mortality of trees. The survivorship curves of adult trees obtained in this study were combined with similar curves of saplings based on an earlier study and applied in an individual-tree, process-based simulation model. The simulated effects of flooding on an initial random distribution of trees species on a hypothetical floodplain resulted in a realistic zonation of tree species along the river. When extreme events were simulated, the zonation shifted upward. This demonstrates the model's usefulness in assessment and planning studies of the impacts of climate change on tree species composition in river floodplains in north-west Europe.

Koen Kramer; Stefan J. Vreugdenhil; D.C. van der Werf

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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BEHAVIOR OF SURFACTANT MIXTURES AT SOLID/LIQUID AND OIL/LIQUID INTERFACES IN CHEMICAL FLOODING SYSTEMS  

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The aim of the project is to develop a knowledge base to help with the design of enhanced process for mobilizing and extracting untrapped oil. We emphasize on evaluating novel surfactant mixtures and on obtaining optimum combinations of the surfactants in chemical flooding EOR process. An understanding of the micellar shape and size is crucial since these physical properties directly determine the crude oil removal efficiency. Analytical ultracentrifugation experiments were used to test the multi-micelle model proposed earlier and formulate the relationships between mixed micelle formation and the surfactant structure. Information on partial specific volume of surfactants and their mixtures is required to treat analytical ultracentrifuge data. In the last report, it was noted that the partial specific volumes of the sugar-based surfactants obtained experimentally did not agree with those from theoretical calculations. A scrutiny of partial specific volumes of the four sugar-based surfactants revealed that conformational changes upon micelle formation are responsible for the large deviation. From sedimentation equilibrium experiments, two types of micelles were identified for the nonionic polyethylene surfactant and its mixtures with the sugar-based surfactant, dodecyl maltoside. The average aggregation numbers of n-dodecyl-{beta}-D-maltoside and nonyl phenol ethoxylated decyl ether agreed with those reported in literature using other techniques. Our study displayed, for the first time, that small micelles might coexist with large micelles at high concentrations due to unique structures of the surfactant although classical thermodynamic theory supports only one type of micelle. Initial dynamic light scattering results support the results for the same mixed surfactant system from analytical ultracentrifuge equilibrium technique. The implication of this finding lies in the fact that efficiency of oil recovery will be improved due to the large micellar size, its polymer-like fluidity and possible reduced adsorption on solids.

Prof. P. Somasundaran

2003-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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The simulation of gas production from oceanic gas hydrate reservoir by the combination of ocean surface warm water flooding with depressurization  

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A new method is proposed to produce gas from oceanic gas hydrate reservoir by combining the ocean surface warm water flooding with depressurization which can efficiently utilize the synthetic effects of therma...

Hao Yang; Yu-Hu Bai; Qing-Ping Li

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood and gully erosion problems at the Pasir open pit coal mine, Indonesia: a case study of the hydrology using GIS  

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This paper considers the flood and gully erosion problems at the Pasir open pit coal mine located in a humid region in Indonesia. Using the geographic information systems (GIS), quantitative information on the hy...

Yosoon Choi; Hyeong-Dong Park; Choon Sunwoo

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Uganda Manafwa River early flood warning system development hydrologic watershed modeling using HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, ArcGIS  

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The Manafwa River basin spans several districts in Eastern Uganda. Over the years, frequent floods have constantly posed a great threat to the local communities in these districts. The Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) intends ...

Ma, Yan, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temporal Downscaling of Daily Gauged Precipitation by Application of a Satellite Product for Flood Simulation in a Poorly Gauged Basin and Its Evaluation with Multiple Regression Analysis  

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The study demonstrates that the temporal downscaling of rain gauge–measured precipitation with satellite-based precipitation estimates enhances the accuracy of hydrological simulations, especially for flood duration. Multiple regression analysis ...

Masahiro Ryo; Oliver C. Saavedra Valeriano; Shinjiro Kanae; Tinh Dang Ngoc

2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A strategy to reduce flooding in grid Fisheye State routing (GFSR) protocol with weighted rough set model using MANET  

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A mobile ad hoc networks consist of wireless hosts that may move often. Movement of host results to changes in path. The well-known Fisheye State Routing (FSR) protocol determines a route when no route exists or route breaks. To establish new path from source to destination, it broadcast control packets (route request packets), which increases the network bandwidth consumption and to reduce flooding. As mobile ad hoc networks have limited bandwidth, it is important to reduce the flooding. This paper provides a protocol which uses the weighted rough set model to control the route request packets in the existing FSR protocol in GRID. Weighted rough set theory is a mathematical tool to deal with vagueness, uncertainty and it also considers the importance of the objects (nodes).

S. Nithya Rekha; C. Chandrasekar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Prediction of ungauged river basin for hydropower potential and flood risk mitigation: a case study at Gin River, Sri Lanka  

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A hydrologic study was performed for ungauged river basin of Sri Lanka to examine synthetic discharge relations. Rainfall-runoff relationships were used for identifying hydrological conditions of the Gin River basin. The peak discharge achieves within 4.74 hours from the onset of the rainstorm and 11.95 hours take to reach its normal discharge conditions. Stream frequency of the Gin River is 4.56 junctions/km² while the channel slope gradient is 7.90 m/km. The regional coefficient of the catchment is 0.00296. Higher stream frequency and gentle channel slope were identified as flood triggering factors of the basin. Mini-hydropower systems were recognised as the most applicable and economical flood controlling hydraulic structures. Also, it can be utilised as a reliable energy source (8,630.0 kW).

A.S. Ratnayake; A. Pitawala

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scale-up of miscible flood processes for heterogeneous reservoirs. Quarterly report, July 1, 1995--September 30, 1995  

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The current project is a systematic research effort aimed at quantifying relationships between process mechanisms that can lead to improved recovery from gas injection processes performed in heterogeneous Class 1 and Class 2 reservoirs. It will provide a rational basis for the design of displacement processes that take advantage of crossflow due to capillary, gravity and viscous forces to offset partially the adverse effects of heterogeneity. In effect, the high permeability zones are used to deliver fluid by crossflow to zones that would otherwise be flooded only very slowly. Thus, the research effort is divided into five areas: Development of miscibility in multicomponent systems; Design estimates for nearly miscible displacements; Design of miscible floods for fractured reservoirs; Compositional flow visualization experiments; and Simulation of near-miscible flow in heterogeneous systems. The status of the research effort in each area is reviewed briefly in the following section.

Orr, F.M. Jr.

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atmospheric Rivers Induced Heavy Precipitation and Flooding in the Western U.S. Simulated by the WRF Regional Climate Model  

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Twenty years of regional climate simulated by the Weather Research and Forecasting model for North America has been analyzed to study the influence of the atmospheric rivers and the role of the land surface on heavy precipitation and flooding in the western U.S. Compared to observations, the simulation realistically captured the 95th percentile extreme precipitation, mean precipitation intensity, as well as the mean precipitation and temperature anomalies of all the atmospheric river events between 1980-1999. Contrasting the 1986 President Day and 1997 New Year Day atmospheric river events, differences in atmospheric stability are found to have an influence on the spatial distribution of precipitation in the Coastal Range of northern California. Although both cases yield similar amounts of heavy precipitation, the 1997 case was found to produce more runoff compared to the 1986 case. Antecedent soil moisture, the ratio of snowfall to total precipitation (which depends on temperature), and existing snowpack all seem to play a role, leading to a higher runoff to precipitation ratio simulated for the 1997 case. This study underscores the importance of characterizing or simulating atmospheric rivers and the land surface conditions for predicting floods, and for assessing the potential impacts of climate change on heavy precipitation and flooding in the western U.S.

Leung, Lai R.; Qian, Yun

2009-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the flooded-agglomerate model to study oxygen reduction on thin porous coating rotating disk electrode  

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The study of the oxygen reduction reaction on dispersed platinum on carbon catalysts has been the object of several publications for over 20 years, because of the importance of these materials for application in various kinds of fuel cells. In this work, the thin-film/flooded-agglomerate model of gas diffusion electrodes was used to study the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) on rotating disk electrodes with thin porous coating in alkaline solutions. Vulcan XC-72 carbon and 10, 20, and 30% w/w Pt/C catalysts were used as electrode materials. Fitting of the theoretical equations to the experimental data was employed to simulate the polarization characteristics of the ORR on the catalysts and to obtain the oxygen concentration profiles along the thickness of the flooded agglomerate as a function of the electrode potential and the structural parameters of the electrodes. The method was found to be a simple and adequate way to evaluate the performance of the supported catalysts. The predicted effect of doubling of the Tafel slope of the ORR due to diffusion of the reactant in the flooded agglomerate was confirmed experimentally. The kinetic parameters obtained for the ORR in alkaline media indicated that, for the lower Pt/C ratios, there is a strong participation of the carbon substrate in the catalysis of the reaction.

Perez, J.; Tanaka, A.A.; Gonzalez, E.R.; Ticianelli, E.A. (Sao Paulo Univ., Sao Carlos (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica e Quimica de Sao Carlos)

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood control project selection using an interval type-2 entropy weight with interval type-2 fuzzy TOPSIS  

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Flood control project is a complex issue which takes economic social environment and technical attributes into account. Selection of the best flood control project requires the consideration of conflicting quantitative and qualitative evaluation criteria. When decision-makers’ judgment are under uncertainty it is relatively difficult for them to provide exact numerical values. The interval type-2 fuzzy set (IT2FS) is a strong tool which can deal with the uncertainty case of subjective incomplete and vague information. Besides it helps to solve for some situations where the information about criteria weights for alternatives is completely unknown. Therefore this paper is adopted the information interval type-2 entropy concept into the weighting process of interval type-2 fuzzy TOPSIS. This entropy weight is believed can effectively balance the influence of uncertainty factors in evaluating attribute. Then a modified ranking value is proposed in line with the interval type-2 entropy weight. Quantitative and qualitative factors that normally linked with flood control project are considered for ranking. Data in form of interval type-2 linguistic variables were collected from three authorised personnel of three Malaysian Government agencies. Study is considered for the whole of Malaysia. From the analysis it shows that diversion scheme yielded the highest closeness coefficient at 0.4807. A ranking can be drawn using the magnitude of closeness coefficient. It was indicated that the diversion scheme recorded the first rank among five causes.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fire flood method for recovering petroleum from oil reservoirs of low permeability and temperature  

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The present invention is directed to a method of enhanced oil recovery by fire flooding petroleum reservoirs characterized by a temperature of less than the critical temperature of carbon dioxide, a pore pressure greater than the saturated vapor pressure of carbon dioxide at said temperature (87.7/sup 0/ F. at 1070 psia), and a permeability in the range of about 20 to 100 millidarcies. The in situ combustion of petroleum in the reservoir is provided by injecting into the reservoir a combustion supporting medium consisting essentially of oxygen, ozone, or a combination thereof. The heat of combustion and the products of this combustion which consist essentially of gaseous carbon dioxide and water vapor sufficiently decrease the viscosity of oil adjacent to fire front to form an oil bank which moves through the reservoir towards a recovery well ahead of the fire front. The gaseous carbon dioxide and the water vapor are driven into the reservoir ahead of the fire front by pressure at the injection well. As the gaseous carbon dioxide cools to less than about 88/sup 0/ F. it is converted to liquid which is dissolved in the oil bank for further increasing the mobility thereof. By using essentially pure oxygen, ozone, or a combination thereof as the combustion supporting medium in these reservoirs the permeability requirements of the reservoirs are significantly decreased since the liquid carbon dioxide requires substantially less voidage volume than that required for gaseous combustion products.

Kamath, K.

1984-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Fire flood method for recovering petroleum from oil reservoirs of low permeability and temperature  

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The present invention is directed to a method of enhanced oil recovery by fire flooding petroleum reservoirs characterized by a temperature of less than the critical temperature of carbon dioxide, a pore pressure greater than the saturated vapor pressure of carbon dioxide at said temperature (87.7/sup 0/F at 1070 psia), and a permeability in the range of about 20 to 100 millidarcies. The in situ combustion of petroleum in the reservoir is provided by injecting into the reservoir a combustion supporting medium consisting essentially of oxygen, ozone, or a combination thereof. The heat of combustion and the products of this combustion which consist essentially of gaseous carbon dioxide and water vapor sufficiently decrease the viscosity of oil adjacent to fire front to form an oil bank which moves through the reservoir towards a recovery well ahead of the fire front. The gaseous carbon dioxide and the water vapor are driven into the reservoir ahead of the fire front by pressure at the injection well. As the gaseous carbon dioxide cools to less than about 88/sup 0/F it is converted to liquid which is dissolved in the oil bank for further increasing the mobility thereof. By using essentially pure oxygen, ozone, or a combination thereof as the combustion supporting medium in these reservoirs the permeability requirements of the reservoirs are significantly decreased since the liquid carbon dioxide requires substantially less voidage volume than that required for gaseous combustion products. 1 table.

Kamath, K.

1983-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Hyper-dry conditions provide new insights into the cause of extreme floods after wildfire  

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A catastrophic wildfire in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado provided a unique opportunity to investigate soil conditions immediately after a wildfire and before alteration by rainfall. Measurements of near-surface (wildfire began. These measurements established that hyper-dry conditions (?  ~ 3 × 105 cm) existed and provided an in-situ retention curve for these conditions. These conditions exacerbate the effects of water repellency (natural and fire-induced) and limit the effectiveness of capillarity and gravity driven infiltration into fire-affected soils. The important consequence is that given hyper-dry conditions, the critical rewetting process before the first rain is restricted to the diffusion–adsorption of water-vapor. This process typically has a time scale of days to weeks (especially when the hydrologic effects of the ash layer are included) that is longer than the typical time scale (minutes to hours) of some rainstorms, such that under hyper-dry conditions essentially no rain infiltrates. The existence of hyper-dry conditions provides insight into why, frequently during the first rain storm after a wildfire, nearly all rainfall becomes runoff causing extreme floods and debris flows.

John A. Moody; Brian A. Ebel

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Improvement in oil recovery using cosolvents with CO{sub 2} gas floods  

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This report presents the results of investigations to improve oil recovery using cosolvents in CO{sub 2} gas floods. Laboratory experiments were conducted to evaluate the application and selection of cosolvents as additives to gas displacement processes. A cosolvent used as a miscible additive changed the properties of the supercritical gas phase. Addition of a cosolvent resulted in increased viscosity and density of the gas mixture, and enhanced extraction of oil compounds into the CO{sub 2} rich phase. Gas phase properties were measured in an equilibrium cell with a capillary viscometer and a high pressure densitometer. A number of requirements must be considered in the application of a cosolvent. Cosolvent miscibility with CO{sub 2}, brine solubility, cosolvent volatility and relative quantity of the cosolvent partitioning into the oil phase were factors that must be considered for the successful application of cosolvents. Coreflood experiments were conducted with selected cosolvents to measure oil recovery efficiency. The results indicate lower molecular weight additives, such as propane, are the most effective cosolvents to increase oil recovery.

Raible, C.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement in oil recovery using cosolvents with CO sub 2 gas floods  

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This report presents the results of investigations to improve oil recovery using cosolvents in CO{sub 2} gas floods. Laboratory experiments were conducted to evaluate the application and selection of cosolvents as additives to gas displacement processes. A cosolvent used as a miscible additive changed the properties of the supercritical gas phase. Addition of a cosolvent resulted in increased viscosity and density of the gas mixture, and enhanced extraction of oil compounds into the CO{sub 2} rich phase. Gas phase properties were measured in an equilibrium cell with a capillary viscometer and a high pressure densitometer. A number of requirements must be considered in the application of a cosolvent. Cosolvent miscibility with CO{sub 2}, brine solubility, cosolvent volatility and relative quantity of the cosolvent partitioning into the oil phase were factors that must be considered for the successful application of cosolvents. Coreflood experiments were conducted with selected cosolvents to measure oil recovery efficiency. The results indicate lower molecular weight additives, such as propane, are the most effective cosolvents to increase oil recovery.

Raible, C.

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The impacts of the great Mississippi/Atchafalaya River flood on the oceanography of the Atchafalaya Shelf  

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Abstract Rivers are the primary means by which water, sediment, and dissolved material are transported from the continents to the ocean. Despite previous advances, much remains to be learned about the dynamics of large shelf-discharging rivers, and their functional differences with deep water-discharging rivers, particularly with respect to the distribution of sediments in the coastal zone. The great Mississippi/Atchafalaya River flood of 2011 provided an excellent opportunity to examine the impacts of a large, shelf-discharging river on the coastal ocean, and the role that event pulses from such rivers play in the delivery of sediment to the inner continental shelf. Vessel-based surveys were conducted on the inner-continental shelf within the Atchafalaya and Mississippi River plume regions, providing in situ measurements of salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, particle size, and current velocity profiles. MODIS satellite images and 7Be measurements were used to assist in data interpretation. We demonstrate that the Atchafalaya River plume produced intense vertical gradients in temperature, salinity, oxygen and turbidity. This occurred despite the shallow bathymetry of this system and the presence of winds, which alternated between onshore to offshore, and that might have otherwise mixed systems with less freshwater. Sedimentation rates along the inner-continental shelf were about 5–10 times greater than those measured previously during smaller “typical” floods. This large deposit is likely to be preserved, at least in the near term, because sedimentation occurred beyond normal depths of wave reworking and the intense stratification induced by this flood likely reduced mixing at the time of sedimentation. A sediment budget for this system reveals that sediment fluxes to the coastal zone during 2011 were similar to those observed in previous years, suggesting that this system is supply limited, rather than transport limited. As such, we postulate that the major impact of this flood was to change the location of the depocenter of Atchafalaya River sediments, rather than increase the annual flux of sediments to the coastal zone. These findings imply that extreme flood events may not be an ideal analog for coastal restoration along this deltaic coast.

Alexander S. Kolker; Chunyan Li; Nan D. Walker; Chet Pilley; Alexander D. Ameen; Georgia Boxer; Cyndhia Ramatchandirane; Mohammad Ullah; Kelly A. Williams

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Surfactant-Polymer Interaction for Improved Oil Recovery  

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The goal of this research was to use the interaction between a surfactant and a polymer for efficient displacement of tertiary oil by improving slug integrity, oil solubility in the displacing fluid and mobility control. Surfactant-polymer flooding has been shown to be highly effective in laboratory-scale linear floods. The focus of this proposal is to design an inexpensive surfactant-polymer mixture that can efficiently recover tertiary oil by avoiding surfactant slug degradation and viscous/heterogeneity fingering.

Gabitto, Jorge; Mohanty, Kishore K.

2002-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DEVELOPMENT OF MORE-EFFICIENT GAS FLOODING APPLICABLE TO SHALLOW RESERVOIRS  

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The objective of this research is to widen the applicability of gas flooding to shallow oil reservoirs by reducing the pressure required for miscibility using gas enrichment and increasing sweep efficiency with foam. Task 1 examines the potential for improved oil recovery with enriched gases. Subtask 1.1 examines the effect of dispersion processes on oil recovery and the extent of enrichment needed in the presence of dispersion. Subtask 1.2 develops a fast, efficient method to predict the extent of enrichment needed for crude oils at a given pressure. Task 2 develops improved foam processes to increase sweep efficiency in gas flooding. Subtask 2.1 comprises mechanistic experimental studies of foams with N{sup 2} gas. Subtask 2.2 conducts experiments with CO{sup 2} foam. Subtask 2.3 develops and applies a simulator for foam processes in field application. Regarding Task 1, several results related to subtask 1.1 are given. In this period, most of our research centered on how to estimate the dispersivity at the field scale. Simulation studies (Solano et al. 2001) show that oil recovery for enriched gas drives depends on the amount of dispersion in reservoir media. But the true value of dispersion, expressed as dispersivity, at the field scale, is unknown. This research investigates three types of dispersion in permeable media to obtain realistic estimates of dispersive mixing at the field scale. The dispersivity from single-well tracer tests (SWTT), also known as echo dispersivity, is the dispersivity that is unaffected by fluid flow direction. Layering in permeable media tends to increase the observed dispersivity in well-to-well tracer tests, also known as transmission dispersivity, but leaves the echo dispersivity unaffected. A collection of SWTT data is analyzed to estimate echo dispersivity at the SWTT scale. The estimated echo dispersivities closely match a published trend with length scale in dispersivities obtained from groundwater tracer tests. This unexpected result--it was thought that transmission dispersivity should be greater than echo dispersivity--is analyzed with numerical simulation. A third type of dispersive mixing is local dispersivity, or the mixing observed at a point as tracer flows past it. Numerical simulation results show that the local dispersivity is always less than the transmission dispersivity and greater than the echo dispersivity limits. It is closer to one limit or the other depending on the amount and type of heterogeneity, the autocorrelation structure of the medium's permeability, and the lateral (vertical) permeability. The agreement between the SWTT echo dispersivities and the field trend suggests that the field data are measuring local dispersivities. All dispersivities appear to grow with length. Regarding Task 2, two results are described: (1) An experimental study of N{sup 2} foam finds the two steady-state foam-flow regimes at elevated temperature and with acid, adding evidence that the two regimes occur widely, if not universally, in foam in porous media. (2) A simulation finds that the optimal injection strategy for overcoming gravity override in homogeneous reservoirs is injection of large alternating slugs of surfactant and gas at fixed, maximum attainable injection rates. A simple model for the process explains why the this strategy works so well. Before conducting simulations of SAG displacements, however, it is important to analyze the given foam model using fractional-flow theory. Fractional-flow theory predicts that some foam processes will give foam collapse immediately behind the gas front. In simulations, numerical dispersion leads to a false impression of good sweep efficiency. In this case simply grid refinement may not warn of the inaccuracy of the simulation.

William R. Rossen; Russell T. Johns; Gary A. Pope

2003-01-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Origin of Scale-Dependent Dispersivity and Its Implications For Miscible Gas Flooding  

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Dispersive mixing has an important impact on the effectiveness of miscible floods. Simulations routinely assume Fickian dispersion, yet it is well established that dispersivity depends on the scale of measurement. This is one of the main reasons that a satisfactory method for design of field-scale miscible displacement processes is still not available. The main objective of this project was to improve the understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of dispersion and mixing, particularly at the pore scale. To this end, microsensors were developed and used in the laboratory to measure directly the solute concentrations at the scale of individual pores; the origin of hydrodynamic dispersion was evaluated from first principles of laminar flow and diffusion at the grain scale in simple but geometrically completely defined porous media; techniques to use flow reversal to distinguish the contribution to dispersion of convective spreading from that of true mixing; and the field scale impact of permeability heterogeneity on hydrodynamic dispersion was evaluated numerically. This project solved a long-standing problem in solute transport in porous media by quantifying the physical basis for the scaling of dispersion coefficient with the 1.2 power of flow velocity. The researchers also demonstrated that flow reversal uniquely enables a crucial separation of irreversible and reversible contributions to mixing. The interpretation of laboratory and field experiments that include flow reversal provides important insight. Other advances include the miniaturization of long-lasting microprobes for in-situ, pore-scale measurement of tracers, and a scheme to account properly in a reservoir simulator (grid-block scale) for the contributions of convective spreading due to reservoir heterogeneity and of mixing.

Steven Bryant; Russ Johns; Larry Lake; Thomas Harmon

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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A 2700 cal yr BP extreme flood event revealed by sediment accumulation in Amazon floodplains  

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Abstract Climatic conditions are one of the most important factors affecting hydrological processes in fluvial systems. Higher discharges are responsible for higher erosion, greater transport, and also higher deposition. Consequently, sediment accumulation in Amazonia floodplain river-connected lakes can be directly related to hydrological patterns of the Amazon River mainstream. In this context, we analyzed five sediment cores taken in two floodplain systems situated in the lower Amazon River, to investigate sediment accumulation patterns during the Holocene. Our records show abrupt fluctuations in sedimentation rates in lakes that can reach more than 2 cm/yr during some periods. We find that in all cores, sediment stratigraphy is characterized by packages of sediments of uniform age, which are typically 10–80 cm thick and present a variegated color. The 14C age of the upper package is about 2700 cal yr BP. During this abrupt event, sediment accumulation rates in floodplain lakes can be at least 200 times higher than those of “normal” periods. This sedimentation event is interpreted as being the consequence of one or several successive extreme floods. The 2700 cal yr BP event has been also observed in other sites in South America and other regions in the world, although different impacts can be observed in each system. This event probably corresponds to a conjunction of favorable conditions for extreme Amazon discharge associated with the Middle to Late Holocene increase of austral summer insolation and shifts of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) from northern to southern positions. In this context, a marked negative peak in solar irradiance at 2700 cal yrs BP seems to have provoked cooling on the continents and a southward shift of the ITCZ associated with a probable reduction in the Atlantic Meridian Overturning Circulation.

P. Moreira-Turcq; B. Turcq; L.S. Moreira; M. Amorim; R.C. Cordeiro; J.-L. Guyot

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Reconstructing the timing of flash floods using 10Be surface exposure dating at Leidy Creek alluvial fan and valley, White Mountains, California–Nevada, USA  

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Abstract Large alluvial fans characterize the piedmonts of the White Mountains, California–Nevada, USA, with large boulders strewn across their surfaces. The boulders are interpreted as flash floods deposits with an unclear trigger for the transport process. Several triggers are possible, including glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), thunderstorms or rainfall on snow cover. From a paleoenvironmental perspective, the origin of the flash floods is of fundamental importance. The alluvial fans that flank the White Mountains at Leidy Creek display particularly impressive examples of these deposits. The boulder deposits and the source catchment at Leidy Creek were examined using 10Be terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide (TCN) surface exposure dating to help elucidate their age and origin. All boulders dated on the alluvial fans date to the Holocene. This is in accordance with the geomorphic analyses of the Leidy Creek catchment and its terraces and sediment ridges, which were also dated to the Holocene using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and 10Be surface exposure. The results suggest that the boulders on the alluvial fan were deposited by flash floods during thunderstorm events affecting the catchment of the Leidy Creek valley. Paleomonsoonal-induced mid-Holocene flash floods are the most plausible explanation for the discharges needed for these boulder aggradations, but a regional dataset is needed to confirm this explanation.

Markus Fuchs; Rebecca Reverman; Lewis A. Owen; Kurt L. Frankel

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Pre-and post-Missoula flood geomorphology of the Pre-Holocene ancestral Columbia River Valley in the Portland forearc basin, Oregon and Washington, USA  

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Geomorphic landscape development in the pre-Holocene ancestral Columbia River Valley (1–5 km width) in the Portland forearc basin (~ 50 km length) is established from depositional sequences, which pre-date and post-date the glacial Lake Missoula floods. The sequences are observed from selected borehole logs (150 in number) and intact terrace soil profiles (56 in number) in backhoe trenches. Four sequences are widespread, including (1) a vertically aggraded Pleistocene alluvial plain, (2) a steep sided valley that is incised (125–150 m) into the Pleistocene gravel plain, (3) Missoula flood terraces (19–13 ka) abandoned on the sides of the ancestral valley, and (4) Holocene flooding surfaces (11–8 ka) buried at 70–30 m depth in the axial Columbia River Valley. Weathering rims and cementation are used for relative dating of incised Pleistocene gravel units. Soil development on the abandoned Missoula flood terraces is directly related to terrace deposit lithology, including thin Bw horizons in gravel, irregular podzols in sand, and multiple Bw horizons in thicker loess-capping layers. Radiocarbon dating of sand and mud alluvium in the submerged axial valley ties Holocene flooding surfaces to a local sea level curve and establishes Holocene sedimentation rates of 1.5 cm year? 1 during 11–9 ka and 0.3 cm year? 1 during 9–0 ka. The sequences of Pleistocene gravel aggradation, river valley incision, cataclysmic Missoula flooding, and Holocene submergence yield complex geomorphic landscapes in the ancestral lower Columbia River Valley.

Curt D. Peterson; Rick Minor; Gary L. Peterson; Edward B. Gates

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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9 - Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in the Mekong Delta: Flood, Tidal Inundation, Salinity Intrusion, and Irrigation Adaptation Methods  

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The Mekong Delta of Vietnam extends over an extensive, low-lying flat area, with an average elevation of only about 1 m above mean sea level. It is considered the country’s main rice bowl, as it contributes 48% of national food production and more than 85% of annual rice exports. However, the Mekong Delta currently faces a number of challenges, as it is affected by annual floods, drought, and salinity intrusion. In the context of climate change and sea water level rise, these natural problems may become more severe, with inundation and salinity intrusion eventually becoming the norm under severe scenarios of sea level rise. In the future, salinity intrusion is expected to gradually start earlier in the dry season, posing a threat to the sustainable agricultural development of the Mekong Delta and food security in Vietnam. Through an in-depth analysis of different scenarios of sea level rise, this chapter proposes several measures for flood, tidal inundation, and salinity intrusion protection, while considering the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in the context of climate change.

To Quang Toan

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Figure 1. The wet area is flooded by damming up a small stream adjacent to the study area once a year for a period of 2-3 months. By  

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Figure 1. The wet area is flooded by damming up a small stream adjacent to the study area once. Figure 1.g The wet area is flooded by damming up a small streamded by damming up a smded by damwet area Vegetation data are obtained from two ri- parian grassland sites with strong hydro- logical gradients

Schierup, Mikkel Heide

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TRANSPORT AND PHASE EQUILIBRIA PROPERITIES FOR STEAM FLOODING OF HEAVY OILS  

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Hydrocarbon/water and CO{sub 2} systems are frequently found in petroleum recovery processes, petroleum refining, and gasification of coals, lignites and tar sands. Techniques to estimate the phase volume and phase composition are indispensable to design and improve oil recovery processes such as steam, hot water, or CO{sub 2}/steam combinations of flooding techniques typically used for heavy oils. An interdisciplinary research program to quantify transport, PVT, and equilibrium properties of selected oil/CO{sub 2}/water mixtures at pressures up to 10,000 psia and at temperatures up to 500 F has been put in place. The objectives of this research include experimental determination and rigorous modeling and computation of phase equilibrium diagrams, and volumetric properties of hydrocarbon/CO{sub 2}/water mixtures at pressures and temperatures typical of steam injection processes for thermal recovery of heavy oils. Highlighting the importance of phase behavior, researchers ([1], and [2]) insist on obtaining truly representative reservoir fluids samples for experimental analysis. The prevailing sampling techniques used for compositional analysis of the fluids have potential for a large source of error. These techniques bring the sample to atmospheric conditions and collect the liquid and vapor portion of the samples for further analysis. We developed a new experimental technique to determine phase volumes, compositions and equilibrium K-values at reservoir conditions. The new methodology is able to measure phase volume and composition at reservoir like temperatures and pressures. We use a mercury free PVT system in conjunction with a Hewlett Packard gas chromatograph capable of measuring compositions on line at high pressures and temperatures. This is made possible by an essentially negligible disturbance of the temperature and pressure equilibrium during phase volume and composition measurements. In addition, not many samples are withdrawn for compositional analysis because a negligible volume (0.1 {micro}l to 0.5 {micro}l) is sent directly to the gas chromatograph through sampling valves. These amounts are less than 1 x 10{sup -5} % of total volume and do not affect the overall composition or equilibrium of the system. A new method to compute multi-component phase equilibrium diagrams based on an improved version of the Peng-Robinson equation has been developed [3]. This new version of the Peng-Robinson equation uses a new volume translation scheme and new mixing rules to improve the accuracy of the calculations. Calculations involving multicomponent mixtures of CO{sub 2}/water and hydrocarbons have been completed. A scheme to lump multi-component materials such as, oils into a small set of ''pseudo-components'' according to the technique outlined by Whitson [4] has been implemented. This final report presents the results of our experimental and predicted phase behavior diagrams and calculations for mixtures of CO{sub 2}/water and real oils at high pressures and temperatures.

Jorge Gabitto; Maria Barrufet

2002-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Coupling the Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer Technology and The Gelation Technology to Maximize Oil Production  

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Performance and produced polymer evaluation of four alkaline-surfactant-polymer projects concluded that only one of the projects could have benefited from combining the alkaline-surfactant-polymer and gelation technologies. Cambridge, the 1993 Daqing, Mellott Ranch, and the Wardlaw alkaline-surfacant-polymer floods were studied. An initial gel treatment followed by an alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood in the Wardlaw field would have been a benefit due to reduction of fracture flow. Numerical simulation demonstrated that reducing the permeability of a high permeability zone of a reservoir with gel improved both waterflood and alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery. A Minnelusa reservoir with both A and B sand production was simulated. A and B sands are separated by a shale layer. A sand and B sand waterflood oil recovery was improved by 196,000 bbls or 3.3% OOIP when a gel was placed in the B sand. Alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery improvement over a waterflood was 392,000 bbls or 6.5% OOIP. Placing a gel into the B sand prior to an alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood resulted in 989,000 bbl or 16.4% OOIP more oil than only water injection. A sand and B sand alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery was improved by 596,000 bbls or 9.9% OOIP when a gel was placed in the B sand.

Malcolm Pitts; Jie Qi; Dan Wilson; Phil Dowling; David Stewart; Bill Jones

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Future joint probability behaviors of precipitation extremes across China: Spatiotemporal patterns and implications for flood and drought hazards  

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Abstract Observed daily precipitation from 527 meteorology stations in China during 1960–2005, and simulated daily precipitation from five Earth System Models (ESMs) under historical, RCP2.6 and RCP8.5 scenarios from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) datasets are analyzed to investigate joint probability behaviors of precipitation extremes in China during 2021–2050 and 2071–2100. Five joint return periods based on six extreme precipitation indices are defined. These joint return periods consider co-occurrence of extreme heavy and weak precipitation, as well as joint extreme heavy precipitation events in terms of different combinations of extreme precipitation amount, intensity, fractional contribution to annual precipitation days, and consecutive wet periods. Weather Generator Model (WGEN) is used to downscale the outputs of ESMs, and Copula is applied to construct joint probability distributions. The variations of joint return periods with 5-year marginal values (marginal values larger than their 5-year return period values respectively) and 20-year marginal values are discussed to represent changes in joint probability behaviors. Results show that: (1) during 1960–2005, spatial distributions of joint return periods with 5-year marginal values are similar to those with 20-year marginal values; (2) changes in marginal distributions and bivariate relationships between extreme indices may be the causes of joint probability distributions shift; (3) in general, during 2021–2050 and 2071–2100, there are less co-occurrence of consecutive wet and dry days, and more joint extreme heavy precipitation events with various aspects, implying less risk of co-occurrence of floods and droughts in the same year but higher risk of floods in China. But north China may face higher risk of co-occurrence of severe floods and droughts in the same year; and (4) changes in joint return periods under RCP8.5 are more remarkable than under RCP2.6. Even under RCP2.6, a scenario 2 °C global average warming target is met, the changes in joint return periods are still considerable.

Jianfeng Li; Qiang Zhang; Yongqin David Chen; Vijay P. Singh

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Nevada Test Site probable maximum flood study, part of US Geological Survey flood potential and debris hazard study, Yucca Mountain Site for US Department of Energy, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management  

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The US Geological Survey (USGS), as part of the Yucca Mountain Project (YMP), is conducting studies at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The purposes of these studies are to provide hydrologic and geologic information to evaluate the suitability of Yucca Mountain for development as a high-level nuclear waste repository, and to evaluate the ability of the mined geologic disposal system (MGDS) to isolate the waste in compliance with regulatory requirements. In particular, the project is designed to acquire information necessary for the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate in its environmental impact statement (EIS) and license application whether the MGDS will meet the requirements of federal regulations 10 CFR Part 60, 10 CFR Part 960, and 40 CFR Part 191. Complete study plans for this part of the project were prepared by the USGS and approved by the DOE in August and September of 1990. The US Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) was selected by the USGS as a contractor to provide probable maximum flood (PMF) magnitudes and associated inundation maps for preliminary engineering design of the surface facilities at Yucca Mountain. These PMF peak flow estimates are necessary for successful waste repository design and construction. The PMF technique was chosen for two reasons: (1) this technique complies with ANSI requirements that PMF technology be used in the design of nuclear related facilities (ANSI/ANS, 1981), and (2) the PMF analysis has become a commonly used technology to predict a ``worst possible case`` flood scenario. For this PMF study, probable maximum precipitation (PMP) values were obtained for a local storm (thunderstorm) PMP event. These values were determined from the National Weather Services`s Hydrometeorological Report No. 49 (HMR 49).

Bullard, K.L.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Estimates of incremental oil recoverable by carbon dioxide flooding and related carbon dioxide supply requirements for flooding major carbonate reservoirs in the Permian, Williston, and other Rocky Mountain basins  

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The objective of the work was to build a solid engineering foundation (in) carbonate reservoirs for the purpose of extending the technology base in carbon dioxide miscible flooding. This report presents estimates of incremental oil recovery and related carbon dioxide supply requirements for selected carbonate reservoirs in the Permian, Williston, and Rocky Mountain Basins. The estimates presented here are based on calculations using a volumetric model derived and described in this report. The calculations utilized data developed in previous work. Calculations were made for a total of 279 reservoirs in the Permian, Williston, and several smaller Rocky Mountain Basins. Results show that the carbonate reservoirs of the Permian Basin constitute an order of magnitude larger target for carbon dioxide flooding than do all the carbonate reservoirs of the Williston and Rocky Mountain intermontane basins combined. Review of the calculated data in comparison with information from earlier work indicates that the figures given here are probably optimistic in that incremental oil volumes may be biased toward the high side while carbon dioxide supply requirements may be biased toward the low side. However, the information available would not permit further practical refinement of the calculations. Use of the incremental oil figures given for individual reservoirs as an official estimate is not recommended because of various uncertainties in individual field data. Further study and compilation of data for field projects as they develop appears warranted to better calibrate the calculation procedures and thus to develop more refined estimates of incremental oil potential and carbon dioxide supply requirements. 11 figures, 16 tables.

Goodrich, J.H.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigation of water and CO2 (carbon dioxide) flooding using micro-CT (micro-computed tomography) images of Berea sandstone core using finite element simulations  

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The present study reports a numerical investigation of water and CO2 (carbon dioxide) flooding at the pore scale of a porous medium. We use high resolution micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) images of Berea sandstone core to obtain the pore geometry. The numerical solution used for the simulation was carried out by a finite element based software package. Level Set method is used to determine the position of the interface between two immiscible fluids when oil is displaced by water and CO2, respectively. The present formulation is validated against single-phase flow through the porous structure. It is found that, fluid flow inside the pore space takes place through preferential inlet and outlet pores. For two-phase flow, it is observed that continuous displacement of oil occurs during water flooding but CO2 is able to displace oil at certain locations in the pores. Also, the separation of flow front is observed in the case of CO2 flooding. A quantitative comparison of the results obtained in two types of flooding simulations suggests that water displaces a higher volume of oil than CO2 in the time period for which the simulations are performed.

Akshay C. Gunde; Bijoyendra Bera; Sushanta K. Mitra

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of flood reduction by natural river rehabilitation using a distributed hydrological model Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 8(6), 11291140 (2004) EGU  

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and by assessing the response of the stream channels to the resistance or obstruction of flows. Based frequency and enhance flood peaks downstream. Moreover, urbanisation in the basin increased by 30% between. Urbanisation enhances runoff because of impervious areas, reduced vegetation cover, depression storage

Boyer, Edmond

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Post Waterflood CO2 Miscible Flood in Light Oil, Fluvial-Dominated Deltaic Reservoir (Pre-Work and Project Proposal - Appendix)  

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The main objective of the Port Neches Project was to determine the feasibility and producibility of CO2 miscible flooding techniques enhanced with horizontal drilling applied to a Fluvial Dominated Deltaic reservoir. The second was to disseminate the knowledge gained through established Technology Transfer mechanisms to support DOE's programmatic objectives of increasing domestic oil production and reducing abandonment of oil fields.

Bou-Mikael, Sami

2002-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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[Email response for project 35057 -Habitat Condition and Restoration Potential of Columbia River Flood Plains: A Critical, Missing Element of Fisheries Recovery Science  

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. Response: We agree that social and economic considerations should be part of our prioritization process a need for a social/economic analysis of options on flood plains being considered for restoration riparian habitat condition) but will now also include analysis of social and economic constraints

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Under very extreme conditions a flood that threatens to overtop a dam may be combined with strong winds that generate waves in the reservoir.  

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Under very extreme conditions a flood that threatens to overtop a dam may be combined with strong winds that generate waves in the reservoir. Prolonged wave overtopping or a combination of wave the actions of wind generated waves and wave overtopping. The uneven elevations of the dam crest

Bowles, David S.

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Hydraulic back-flood model for the archaeological stratigraphy of the Connecticut River Alluvial Lowland, central Connecticut, USA  

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Abstract State-mandated archaeological investigations associated with urban renewal in downtown Hartford led to the development of a mechanistic model for Holocene floodplain sedimentation in central Connecticut. Our model is based on: historic flood hydrometeorology and geomorphologic mapping; the lithologic, magnetic, pollen, and archaeological stratigraphy exposed in sixteen deep boreholes and 24 hydraulic push cores; the chronology provided by sixteen AMS radiocarbon ages, and diagnostic historic artifacts ranging from 10,030 cal BP to the present. We conclude that the alluvial stratigraphy in this part of the lowland resulted from bottom-up changes in hydraulic ponding at a bedrock outlet, rather than from top-down responses of the watershed to changes in climate, vegetation or human activity. Our model provides a geologically based time-space framework for the distribution of known archaeological sites, and carries implications for future research.

Robert M. Thorson; Daniel Forrest; Brian Jones

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Impact of different operating modes for a Severn Barrage on the tidal power and flood inundation in the Severn Estuary, UK  

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The Severn Estuary has a spring tidal range approaching 14 m and is regarded as having one of the highest tidal ranges in the world. Various proposals have been made regarding the construction of a tidal barrage across the estuary to enable tidal energy to be extracted. The barrage scheme originally proposed by the Severn Tidal Power Group (STPG) would be the largest project for tidal power generation in the world if built as proposed. Therefore, it is important to study the impact of different operating modes for this barrage on the tidal power output and flood inundation extent in the estuary. In this paper, an existing two-dimensional hydrodynamic model based on an unstructured triangular mesh has been integrated with a new algorithm developed for the estimation of tidal power output, which can account for three barrage operating modes, including ebb generation, flood generation, and two-way generation. The refined model was then used to investigate the impact of different barrage operating modes on the tidal power output and the associated extent of flood inundation along the Severn Estuary. Predicted results indicate that the mode of flood generation would produce the least electrical energy and cause a larger reduction in the maximum water levels upstream of the barrage. Two-way generation would provide an improvement to these conditions, and produce an equivalent amount of electricity to that from ebb generation, with a low installed capacity and a small loss of intertidal zones. Therefore, the mode of ebb generation or two-way generation would appear to be a preferred option for power generation, because both would offer benefits of acceptable electrical energy and reduced flood risk.

Junqiang Xia; Roger A. Falconer; Binliang Lin

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chernobyl nuclear accident hydrologic analysis and emergency evaluation of radionuclide distributions in the Dnieper River, Ukraine, during the 1993 summer flood  

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This report describes joint activities of Program 7.1.F, ``Radionuclide Transport in Water and Soil Systems,`` of the USA/Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Joint Coordinating Committee of Civilian Nuclear Reactor Safety to study the hydrogeochemical behavior of radionuclides released to the Pripyat and Dnieper rivers from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. These joint activities included rapid evaluation of radionuclide distributions in the Pripyat and Dnieper river system and field data evaluation and modeling for the 1993 summer flood to assist the Ukrainian government in their emergency response during the flood. In July-August 1993, heavy rainfall over the Pripyat River Catchment in Belarus and Ukraine caused severe flooding, significantly raising {sup 90}Sr concentrations in the river. Near the Chernobyl area, the maximum {sup 90}Sr concentration in the Pripyat River reached 20--25 PCi/L in early August; near the Pripyat River mouth, the concentration rose to 35 pCi/L. The peak {sup 90}Sr concentration in the Kiev Reservoir (a major source of drinking water for Kiev) was 12 pCi/L. Based on these measured radionuclide levels, additional modeling results and the assumption of water purification in a water treatment station, {sup 90}Sr concentrations in Kiev`s drinking water were estimated to be less than 8 pCi/L. Unlike {sup 90}Sr, {sup 137}Cs concentrations in the Pripyat River during the flood did not rise significantly to the pre-flood levels. Estimated {sup 137}Cs concentrations for the Kiev drinking water were two orders of magnitude lower than the drinking water standard of 500 pCi/L for {sup 137}Cs.

Voitsekhovitch, O.V. [Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Inst., Kiev (Ukraine); Zheleznyak, M.J. [Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev (Ukraine). Cybernetics Center; Onishi, Y. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)

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A MELCOR Application to Two Light Water Reactor Nuclear Power Plant Core Melt Scenarios with Assumed Cavity Flooding Action  

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The MELCOR 1.8.4 code Bottom Head package has been applied to simulate two reactor cavity flooding scenarios for when the corium material relocates to the lower-plenum region in postulated severe accidents. The applications were preceded by a review of two main physical models, which highly impacted the results. A model comparison to available bibliography models was done, which allowed some code modifications on selected default assumptions to be undertaken. First, the corium convective heat transfer to the wall when it becomes liquid was modified, and second, the default nucleate boiling regime curve in a submerged hemisphere was replaced by a new curve (and, to a much lesser extent, the critical heat flux curve was slightly varied).The applications were devoted to two prototypical light water reactor nuclear power plants, a 2700-MW(thermal) pressurized water reactor (PWR) and a 1381-MW(thermal) boiling water reactor (BWR). The main conclusions of the cavity flooding simulations were that the PWR lower-head survivability is extended although it is clearly not guaranteed, while in the BWR sequence the corium seems to be successfully arrested in the lower plenum.Three applications of the CFX 4.4 computational fluid dynamics code were carried out in the context of the BWR scenario to support the first modification of the aforementioned two scenarios for MELCOR.Finally, in the same BWR context, a statistic predictor of selected output parameters as a function of input parameters is presented, which provides reasonable results when compared to MELCOR full calculations in much shorter CPU processing times.

Martin-Fuertes, Francisco; Martin-Valdepenas, Juan Manuel; Mira, Jose; Sanchez, Maria Jesus [Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)

2003-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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BEHAVIOR OF SURFACTANT MIXTURES AT SOLID/LIQUID AND OIL/LIQUID INTERFACES IN CHEMICAL FLOODING SYSTEMS  

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The aim of the project is to develop a knowledge base to help the design of enhanced processes for mobilizing and extracting untrapped oil. We emphasize evaluation of novel surfactant mixtures and obtaining optimum combinations of the surfactants for efficient chemical flooding EOR processes. In this regard, an understanding of the aggregate shape, size and structure is crucial since these properties govern the crude oil removal efficiency. During the three-year period, the adsorption and aggregation behavior of sugar-based surfactants and their mixtures with other types of surfactants have been studied. Sugar-based surfactants are made from renewable resources, nontoxic and biodegradable. They are miscible with water and oil. These environmentally benign surfactants feature high surface activity, good salinity, calcium and temperature tolerance, and unique adsorption behavior. They possess the characteristics required for oil flooding surfactants and have the potential for replacing currently used surfactants in oil recovery. A novel analytical ultracentrifugation technique has been successfully employed for the first time, to characterize the aggregate species present in mixed micellar solution due to its powerful ability to separate particles based on their size and shape and monitor them simultaneously. Analytical ultracentrifugation offers an unprecedented opportunity to obtain important information on mixed micelles, structure-performance relationship for different surfactant aggregates in solution and their role in interfacial processes. Initial sedimentation velocity investigations were conducted using nonyl phenol ethoxylated decyl ether (NP-10) to choose the best analytical protocol, calculate the partial specific volume and obtain information on sedimentation coefficient, aggregation mass of micelles. Four softwares: OptimaTM XL-A/XL-I data analysis software, DCDT+, Svedberg and SEDFIT, were compared for the analysis of sedimentation velocity experimental data. The results have been compared to that from Light Scattering. Based on the tests, Svedberg and SEDFIT analysis were chosen for further studies.

P. Somasundaran

2004-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Inexpensive CO2 Thickening Agents for Improved Mobility Control of CO2 Floods  

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The objective of this research was the design, synthesis and evaluation of inexpensive, non-fluorous carbon dioxide thickening agents. We followed the same strategy employed in the design of fluorinated CO{sub 2} polymeric thickeners. First, a highly CO{sub 2}-philic, hydrocarbon-based monomer was to be identified. Polymers or oligomers of this monomer were then synthesized. The second step was to design a CO{sub 2}-thickener based on these CO{sub 2}-philic polymers. Two types of thickeners were considered. The first was a copolymer in which the CO{sub 2}-philic monomer was combined with a small proportion of CO{sub 2}-phobic associating groups that could cause viscosity-enhancing intermolecular interactions to occur. The second was a small hydrogen-bonding compound with urea groups in the core to promote intermolecular interactions that would cause the molecules to 'stack' in solution while the arms were composed of the CO{sub 2}-philic oligomers. Although we were not able to develop a viable thickener that exhibited high enough CO{sub 2} solubility at EOR MMP conditions to induce a viscosity increase, we made significant progress in our understanding of CO{sub 2}-soluble compounds that can be used in subsequent studies to design CO{sub 2}-soluble thickeners or CO{sub 2}-soluble surfactant-based foaming agents. These findings are detailed in this final report. In summary, we assessed many polymers and verified that the most CO{sub 2}-soluble oxygenated hydrocarbon polymer is poly(vinyl acetate), PVAc. This is primarily due to the presence of both ether and carbonyl oxygens associated with acetate-rich compounds. In addition to polymers, we also made small acetate-rich molecules that were also capable of associating in solution via the inclusion of hydrogen-bonding groups in hopes of forming viscosity-enhancing macromolecules. Despite the presence of multiple acetate groups in these compounds, which can impart incredible CO{sub 2}-solubility to many compounds, our attempts to make acetate-rich high molecular weight polymers and small hydrogen-bonding compounds did not yield a highly CO{sub 2}-soluble polymer or hydrogen-bonding associative thickener. The conclusions of our molecular modeling calculations confirmed that although acetates are indeed 'CO{sub 2}-philic', nitrogen-containing amines also interact favorably with CO{sub 2} and should also be examined. Therefore we obtained and synthesized many N-rich (e.g. amine-containing) polymers. Unfortunately, we found that the intermolecular polymer-polymer interactions between the amines were so strong that the polymers were essentially insoluble in CO{sub 2}. For the convenience of the reader, a table of all of the polymers evaluated during this research is provided.

Robert Enick; Eric Beckman; Andrew Hamilton

2005-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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spe438-20 page 1 Garrison, N.J., Busby, C.J., Gans, P.B., Putirka, K., and Wagner, D.L., 2008, A mantle plume beneath California? The mid-Miocene Lovejoy flood basalt, northern  

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-Miocene Lovejoy flood basalt, northern California Noah J. Garrison Cathy J. Busby Phillip B. Gans Department the eastern Snake River Plain toward the Yellowstone caldera (Armstrong et al., 1975; Rodgers et al., 1990

Busby, Cathy

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Prediction of a Flash Flood in Complex Terrain. Part I: A Comparison of Rainfall Estimates from Radar, and Very Short Range Rainfall Simulations from a Dynamic Model and an Automated Algorithmic System  

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Operational prediction of flash floods caused by convective rainfall in mountainous areas requires accurate estimates or predictions of the rainfall distribution in space and time. The details of the spatial distribution are especially critical ...

Thomas T. Warner; Edward A. Brandes; Juanzhen Sun; David N. Yates; Cynthia K. Mueller

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Investigating impacts of natural and human-induced environmental changes on hydrological processes and flood hazards using a GIS-based hydrological/hydraulic model and remote sensing data  

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a GISbased hydrological and hydraulic modeling system, which incorporates state-of-the-art remote sensing data to simulate flood under various scenarios. The conceptual framework and technical issues of incorporating multi-scale remote sensing data...

Wang, Lei

2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of potential severe accidents during low power and shutdown operations at Surry, Unit 1: Analysis of core damage frequency from internal floods during mid-loop operations. Volume 4  

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The major objective of the Surry internal flood analysis was to provide an improved understanding of the core damage scenarios arising from internal flood-related events. The mean core damage frequency of the Surry plant due to internal flood events during mid-loop operations is 4.8E-06 per year, and the 5th and 95th percentiles are 2.2E-07 and 1.8E-05 per year, respectively. Some limited sensitivity calculations were performed on three plant improvement options. The most significant result involves modifications of intake-level structure on the canal, which reduced core damage frequency contribution from floods in mid-loop by about 75%.

Kohut, P. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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IMPROVED MISCIBLE NITROGEN FLOOD PERFORMANCE UTILIZING ADVANCED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND HORIZONTAL LATERALS IN A CLASS I RESERVOIR - EAST BINGER (MARCHAND) UNIT  

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The objective of this project is two-fold. It will demonstrate use of nitrogen as a widely available, cost-effective and environmentally superior injectant for miscible floods. It will also demonstrate the effectiveness of horizontal wellbores in reducing gas breakthrough and cycling. It is expected that the demonstration will lead to implementation of nitrogen injection projects in areas without readily available carbon dioxide sources. Technology transfer will occur throughout the project.

Joe Sinner

2002-03-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Design and Implementation of a CO2 Flood Utilizing Advanced Reservoir Characterization and Horizontal Injection Wells In a Shallow Shelf Carbonate Approaching Waterflood Depletion, Class II  

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The purpose of this project was to economically design an optimum carbon dioxide (CO2) flood for a mature waterflood nearing its economic abandonment. The original project utilized advanced reservoir characterization and CO2 horizontal injection wells as the primary methods to redevelop the South Cowden Unit (SCU). The development plans; project implementation and reservoir management techniques were to be transferred to the public domain to assist in preventing premature abandonment of similar fields.

Wier, Don R. Chimanhusky, John S.; Czirr, Kirk L.; Hallenbeck, Larry; Gerard, Matthew G.; Dollens, Kim B.; Owen, Rex; Gaddis, Maurice; Moshell, M.K.

2002-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

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Geological aspects of drilling horizontal wells in steam flood reservoirs, west side, southern San Joaquin Valley, California  

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Shell Western E P Inc. has drilled 11 horizontal wells in four mature steam floods in the Coalinga, South Belridge, and Midway-Sunset fields. Two medium radius wells are producing from the Pliocene Etchegoin Formation in Coalinga. One medium radius well is producing from the Pleistocene Tulare Formation in South Belridge field. Three short radius and five medium radius wells are producing from the upper Miocene, Sub-Hoyt and Potter sands in Midway-Sunset field. Horizontal wells at the base of these reservoirs and/or structurally downdip near the oil-water contact are ideally suited to take advantage of the gravity drainage production mechanism. Reservoir studies and production experience have shown these horizontal wells should increase reserves, improve recovery efficiency, improve the oil-steam ratio, and improve project profitability. Geological considerations of targeting the wells vary between fields because of the different depositional environments and resulting reservoir characteristics. The thin sands and semicontinuous shales in the Tulare Formation and the Etchegoin Formation require strict structural control on the top and base of the target sand. In the Sub-Hoyt and Potter sands, irregularities of the oil-water contact and sand and shale discontinuities must be understood. Logging and measurement while drilling provide geosteering capability in medium radius wells. Teamwork between all engineering disciplines and drilling and producing operations has been critical to horizontal well success.

Crough, D.D.; Holman, M.L.; Sande, J.J. (Shell Western E P Inc., Bakersfield, CA (United States))

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Macroscopic three-dimensional physical simulation of water flooding in multi-well fracture-cavity unit  

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Abstract A macroscopic three-dimensional physical simulating model of multi-well fracture-cavity units was designed and constructed based on similarity theory. The characteristics and the water breakthrough pattern of fracture-cavity reservoirs developed in bottom water depletion and water injection modes were investigated by the model. The results show that, in bottom water drive, under the effect of bottom water depletion and water breakthrough, the wells had high productivity in early stage and fast decline. After energy supplement by injecting water, the productivity rebounded in a short time and then began a slow decline. The bottom water tended to coning to the wells at the place of bottom water entry. The water breakthrough pattern is spot pattern and the water breakthrough time is controlled by the well's connectivity to the bottom water; the water injection can inhibit coning and intrusion of bottom water, turning the spot pattern water breakthrough in bottom water drive period into planar line form, and the water breakthrough time in water injection period was mainly influenced by the well depth. The water cut of wells in water flooding multi-well fracture-cavity units changes in three patterns: slow rise, staircase rise and abrupt watered-out, which is influenced by the reservoir type and the coordination number. When the well encounters cavity, the water cut increasing rate slows down with the increase of the coordination number; when the well drilled fractures, the water cut changes in staircase pattern with the increase of coordination number.

Jirui HOU; Haibo LI; Yu JIANG; Ming LUO; Zeyu ZHENG; Li ZHANG; Dengyu YUAN

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ethylene is not involved in adaptive responses to flooding in the Amazonian wild rice species Oryza grandiglumis  

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Abstract The Amazonian wild rice Oryza grandiglumis has two contrasting adaptation mechanisms to flooding submergence: a quiescence response to complete submergence at the seedling stage and an escape response based on internodal elongation to partial submergence at the mature stage. We investigated possible factors that trigger these responses. In stem segments excised from mature O. grandiglumis plants, complete submergence only slightly promoted internodal elongation with increased ethylene levels in the internodes, while partial submergence substantially promoted internodal elongation without increased ethylene levels in the internodes. Incubation of non-submerged stem segments under a continuous flow of humidified ethylene-free air promoted internodal elongation to the same extent as that observed for partially submerged segments. Applied ethylene had little effect on the internodal elongation of non-submerged segments irrespective of humidity conditions. These results indicate that the enhanced internodal elongation of submerged O. grandiglumis plants is not triggered by ethylene accumulated during submergence but by the moist surroundings provided by submergence. The growth of shoots in O. grandiglumis seedlings was not promoted by ethylene or complete submergence, as is the case in O. sativa cultivars possessing the submergence-tolerant gene SUB1A. However, because the genome of O. grandiglumis lacks the SUB1A gene, the quiescence response of O. grandiglumis seedlings to complete submergence may be regulated by a mechanism distinct from that involved in the response of submergence-tolerant O. sativa cultivars.

Takuma Okishio; Daisuke Sasayama; Tatsuya Hirano; Masahiro Akimoto; Kazuyuki Itoh; Tetsushi Azuma

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Basic studies in the displacement of residual oil by chemical flooding. Annual report, February 1, 1978-January 31, 1979  

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Research studies at the University of Houston are concerned with (1) the role of dynamic interfacial properties on the displacement and reconnection processes occurring in surfactant flooding processes and (2) the analytical description of multiphase displacement dynamics using ganglia population balance models and simulation algorithms. Tests on oil-water-surfactant systems using both a drop deformation and orientation method and the viscous traction method indicate the largest interfacial viscosities at salt concentrations in the neighborhood of the optimal salinity. Values of interfacial viscosities for crude oil systems were considerably larger than those associated with iso-octane systems. A new technique involving the use of a spinning drop apparatus has been developed for controlled coalescence tests. Tests to date on several iso-octane-brine-surfactant systems and one crude oil-brine-surfactant system indicate that the fastest coalescence occurs at salt concentrations near the point of optimal salinity. Also, the crude oil systems coalesce at significantly slower rates than the iso-octane systems. Capillary displacement tests involving iso-octane drops being displaced by water have been attempted in both constant pressure drop and constant displacement rate systems. Work has continued in the development of a theoretical description of the dynamics of mobilized oil ganglia, their breakup, coalescence, and entrapment. Improvements in the mobilization criteria have been effected, and hundreds of computer-aided stochastic realizations have been performed for solitary ganglia of all sizes of interest moving in a 100 x 200 sandpack. These realizations show clearly that a solitary ganglion gets slenderized as it moves, and that either it gets restranded whole after a few rheons, or that it first breaks into two daughter ganglia, which eventually get stranded.

Flumerfelt, R.W.; Payatakes, A.C.; Tham, M.K.

1980-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance of DOE's micellar-polymer project in northwest Oklahoma  

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DOE's Bartlesville Energy Technology Center has completed a micellar-polymer flood in the Delaware Childers Field in NE Oklahoma. Micellar-polymer flooding uses a combination of low interfacial tension and mobility control in producing reservoir that usually has been successfully waterflood. A test site was selected after consideration of other possible sites reasonably close to BETC. The selected micellar-polymer fluids were injected into a central injection well, displaced through the formation, and produced from four surrounding production wells. Eight water injection wells surrounding the test pattern were used to afford an effective outer boundary for fluid containment. 9 refs.

Thomas, R.D.; Spence, K.L.; Burtch, F.W.; Lorenz, P.B.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientific research and field applications of polymer flooding in heavy oil recovery  

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The heavy oil resources worldwide are estimated at 3,396 billion barrels. With depletion of light oil, we have to face the technical and economical challenges of developing heavy oil fields. Due to severe visc...

Chang Hong Gao

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical simulation of profile control by clay particles after polymer flooding  

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A three-dimensional, two-phase, five-component mathematical model has been developed to describe flow characteristics of clay particles and flocs in the profile control process, in which the clay particle susp...

Qihong Feng; Shubin Shi; Sen Wang; Lu Zheng

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of single well tracer tests for surfactant–polymer flooding  

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A single well tracer test (SWTT) is a method to investigate the residual oil saturation near the wellbore. It presents an important tool to evaluate enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. For EOR evaluation, ...

Peter X. Bu; Abdulkareem M. AlSofi; Jim Liu…

2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of micellar-polymer flooding of a layered oil reservoir of nonuniform thickness  

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The dynamics of oil displacement from a layered reservoir of nonuniform thickness consisting of two hydrodynamically connected layers of different absolute permeability is studied. Results of numerical calcula...

N. S. Khabeev; N. A. Inogamov

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Rate Optimization for Polymer and CO2 Flooding Under Geologic Uncertainty  

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for optimization after breakthrough of injected fluid. Additionally, we propose an accelerated production strategy to increase NPV over sweep efficiency maximization case. The optimization is performed under operational and facility constraints using a sequential...

Sharma, Mohan

2012-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

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Water: Flooding Dartmoor  

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... board has decided that the shortage cannot be met either by estuarial barrages or by desalination of seawater. Barrages take too long to plan and build, even if they are ... long to plan and build, even if they are proved to be feasible, and desalination would be too expensive. Even from a dual plant making use of a nuclear ...

1968-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Decontaminating Flooded Wells (Spanish)  

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, Profesor Adjunto y Especialista en Recursos H?dricos de Extensi?n; Nikkoal J. Dictson, Especialista en Programa Calidad de Agua Sistema Universitario Texas A&M Si se ha inundado su pozo, debe asumir que el agua en ?l se ha contaminado. No utilice el... agua del pozo para beber, cocinar, preparar hielo, cepillarse los dientes o asearse hasta no estar seguro de que no est? contaminada. El agua proveniente de la inundaci?n puede resultar contaminada por sustancias arrastradas como esti?rcol, residuos...

Boellstorff, Diana; Dozier, Monty; Provin, Tony; Dictson, Nikkoal; McFarland, Mark L.

2007-10-08T23:59:59.000Z

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12 - Investigation on Floods in Can Tho City: Influence of Ocean Tides and Sea Level Rise for the Mekong Delta’s Largest City  

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The present chapter investigates seasonal fluvial flood hazards to the city of Can Tho in the Mekong Delta, a phenomenon which is likely to be exacerbated by future sea level rise (SLR). Unlike past research, which has mainly focused on flooding due to river discharge from upstream or heavy precipitation, the present chapter scrutinizes the influence of ocean tides, revealing how these can determine water elevation even in an upstream location such as Can Tho city, 80 km inland from the river mouth. In fact, river flow causes tidal damping and effectively reduces the energy of the incoming tides, an effect especially pronounced during the rainy season. Analysis based on the water levels monitored by the Mekong River Commission revealed that the ground near the riverbank of Can Tho had experienced inundation for a total of 215 h between July 2009 and June 2010 (2.5% of the time over a 1-year period). Assuming two scenarios of SLR, of 25 cm by 2050 and 60 cm by 2100, all based on the IPCC AR5’s projections, it was found that the duration of inundation will be prolonged from the present percentage of 2.5% to 7.5% and 24% of the year, respectively. Furthermore, field surveys carried out by the authors showed that recent inundation episodes reached a height of up to 47 cm above the roads of Can Tho’s downtown, highlighting the need for future adaptation measures in the city.

Hiroshi Takagi; Tran Van Ty; Nguyen Danh Thao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of Flood Runoff Reduction Effect of LID (Low Impact Development) based on the Decrease in CN: Case Studies from Gimcheon Pyeonghwa District, Korea  

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Abstract LID are spread on a small scale throughout target area, therefore, evaluation of their overall effect on flood reduction is not straightforward. As one solution dealing with this problem, Yoo et al. (2012) proposed a methodology for quantifying the flood runoff reduction effect of storage facilities by curve number (CN). Introduction of various infiltration or storage facilities causes the decrease in CN, which can be calculated using the runoff. The result derived was summarized in a graph showing the decrease in CN as an effect of the runoff reduction. That is, the runoff reduction effect of infiltration or storage facilities was able to be easily estimated using the derived graph. In this study, LID effects of Gimcheon Pyeonghwa district in Korea was quantified using this method. Additionally, the reduction amount of the runoff volume using the method suggested by Yoo et al. (2012) was compared with that estimated by using SWMM 5.0. As a result of this, the effect of LID facilities was shown similarly in both cases using the methodology used in this study and simulated using SWMM 5.0. This result verified that the methodology was valid even though it is straightforward and simple.

J. Sin; C. Jun; J.H. Zhu; C. Yoo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chemical Method to Improve CO{sub 2} Flooding Sweep Efficiency for Oil Recovery Using SPI-CO{sub 2} Gels  

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The problem in CO{sub 2} flooding lies with its higher mobility causing low conformance or sweep efficiency. This is an issue in oilfield applications where an injected fluid or gas used to mobilize and produce the oil in a marginal field has substantially higher mobility (function of viscosity and density and relative permeability) relative to the crude oil promoting fingering and early breakthrough. Conformance is particularly critical in CO{sub 2} oilfield floods where the end result is less oil recovered and substantially higher costs related to the CO{sub 2}. The SPI-CO{sub 2} (here after called “SPI”) gel system is a unique silicate based gel system that offers a technically effective solution to the conformance problem with CO{sub 2} floods. This SPI gel system remains a low viscosity fluid until an external initiator (CO{sub 2}) triggers gelation. This is a clear improvement over current technologies where the gels set up as a function of time, regardless of where it is placed in the reservoir. In those current systems, the internal initiator is included in the injected fluid for water shut off applications. In this new research effort, the CO{sub 2} is an external initiator contacted after SPI gel solution placement. This concept ensures in the proper water wet reservoir environment that the SPI gel sets up in the precise high permeability path followed by the CO{sub 2}, therefore improving sweep efficiency to a greater degree than conventional systems. In addition, the final SPI product in commercial quantities is expected to be low cost over the competing systems. This Phase I research effort provided “proof of concept” that SPI gels possess strength and may be formed in a sand pack reducing the permeability to brine and CO{sub 2} flow. This SPI technology is a natural extension of prior R & D and the Phase I effort that together show a high potential for success in a Phase II follow-on project. Carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) is a major by-product of hydrocarbon combustion for energy, chemical and fertilizer plants. For example, coal fired power plants emit large amounts of CO{sub 2} in order to produce electrical energy. Carbon dioxide sequestration is gaining attention as concerns mount over possible global climate change caused by rising emissions of greenhouse gases. Removing the CO{sub 2} from the energy generation process would make these plants more environmentally friendly. In addition, CO{sub 2} flooding is an attractive means to enhance oil and natural gas recovery. Capture and use of the CO{sub 2} from these plants for recycling into CO{sub 2} flooding of marginal reservoirs provides a “dual use” opportunity prior to final CO{sub 2} sequestration in the depleted reservoir. Under the right pressure, temperature and oil composition conditions, CO{sub 2} can act as a solvent, cleaning oil trapped in the microscopic pores of the reservoir rock. This miscible process greatly increases the recovery of crude oil from a reservoir compared to recovery normally seen by waterflooding. An Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project that uses an industrial source of CO{sub 2} that otherwise would be vented to the atmosphere has the added environmental benefit of sequestering the greenhouse gas.

Burns, Lyle D.

2009-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved Miscible Nitrogen Flood Performance Utilizing Advanced Reservoir Characterization and Horizontal Laterals in a Class I Reservoir - East Binger (Marchand) Unit  

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The DOE-sponsored project at the East Binger Unit is an investigation into the benefits of reservoir characterization and horizontal wells in this particular setting of geologic and recovery method. The geologic setting is a tight (average porosity of 7% and average permeability of less than 1 millidarcy) Pennsylvanian-age sandstone at about 10,000 feet, and the recovery method is a miscible nitrogen flood. The projected oil recovery of the East Binger Unit, prior to the initiation of this project, was about 25%. Gravity segregation of nitrogen and crude oil was believed to be the principal cause of the poor sweep efficiency, and it was envisioned that with horizontal producing wells in the lower portion of the reservoir and horizontal injection wells near the top, the process could be converted from a lateral displacement process to a vertical displacement/gravity assisted process. Through the characterization and field development work completed in Budget Periods 1 and 2, Binger Operations, LLC (BOL) has developed a different interpretation of the sweep problem as well as a different approach to improving recovery. The sweep problem is now believed to be one of an areal nature, due to a combination of natural and hydraulic fracturing. Vertical wells have provided a much better economic return than have the horizontal wells. The natural and hydraulic fracturing manifests itself as a direction of higher permeability, and the flood is being converted to a line drive flood aligned with this orientation. Consistent with this concept, horizontal wells have been drilled along the line of the fracture orientation, such that hydraulic fracturing leads to 'longitudinal' fractures, in line with the wellbore. As such, the hydraulically fractured horizontal wells are not significantly different than hydraulically fractured vertical wells - save for the potential for a much longer fracture face. This Topical Report contains data from new wells, plus new and updated production, pressure, and gas analysis data that was not included in the Topical Report provided at the end of Budget Period 1. The analysis and interpretation of these data are provided in the many technical reports submitted throughout this project.

Joe Sinner

2004-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of Carbon Dioxide Sweep Efficiency by Utilization of Microbial Permeability Profile Modification to Reduce the Amount of Oil Bypassed During Carbon Dioxide Flood  

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The objective of this project was to couple microbial permeability profile modification (MPPM), with carbon dioxide flooding to improve oil recovery from the Upper Cretaceous Little Creek Oil Field situated in Lincoln and Pike counties, MS. This study determined that MPPM technology, which improves production by utilizing environmentally friendly nutrient solutions to simulate the growth of the indigenous microflora in the most permeable zones of the reservoir thus diverting production to less permeable, previously unswept zones, increased oil production without interfering with the carbon dioxide flooding operation. Laboratory tests determined that no microorganisms were produced in formation waters, but were present in cores. Perhaps the single most significant contribution of this study is the demonstration that microorganisms are active at a formation temperature of 115?C (239?F) by using a specially designed culturing device. Laboratory tests were employed to simulate the MPPM process by demonstrating that microorganisms could be activated with the resulting production of oil in coreflood tests performed in the presence of carbon dioxide at 66?C (the highest temperature that could be employed in the coreflood facility). Geological assessment determined significant heterogeneity in the Eutaw Formation, and documented relatively thin, variably-lithified, well-laminated sandstone interbedded with heavily-bioturbated, clay-rich sandstone and shale. Live core samples of the Upper Cretaceous Eutaw Formation from the Heidelberg Field, MS were quantitatively assessed using SEM, and showed that during MPPM permeability modification occurs ubiquitously within pore and throat spaces of 10-20 ?m diameter. Testing of the MPPM procedure in the Little Creek Field showed a significant increase in production occurred in two of the five production test wells; furthermore, the decline curve in each of the production wells became noticeably less steep. This project greatly extends the number of oil fields in which MPPM can be implemented.

Darrel Schmitz; Lewis Brown F. Leo Lynch; Brenda Kirkland; Krystal Collins; William Funderburk

2010-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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INEXPENSIVE CO{sub 2} THICKENING AGENTS FOR IMPROVED MOBILITY CONTROL OF CO{sub 2} FLOODS  

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The objective of this research was the design, synthesis and evaluation of inexpensive, nonfluorous carbon dioxide thickening agents. We followed the same strategy employed in the design of fluorinated CO{sub 2} polymeric thickeners. First, a highly CO{sub 2}-philic, hydrocarbon-based monomer was to be identified. Polymers or oligomers of this monomer were then synthesized. The second step was to be completed only when a CO{sub 2}-soluble polymer that was soluble in CO{sub 2} at pressures comparable to the MMP was identified. In the second step, viscosity-enhancing associating groups were to be incorporated into the polymer to make it a viable thickener that exhibited high CO{sub 2} solubility at EOR MMP conditions. This final report documents the CO{sub 2} solubility of a series of commercial and novel polymers composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and, in some cases, nitrogen.

Robert M. Enick; Eric J. Beckman; Andrew Hamilton

2004-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Evaluation of the Wilmington field micellar/polymer project  

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The Long Beach micellar/polymer pilot in the Wilmington field has been evaluated. Actual recovery efficiency is about two-thirds of coreflood and simulation model estimates. This relatively high recovery efficiency represents a technically successful flood. Oil recovery was less than optimal, however, because of problems associated with production from an unconsolidated formation and the presence of Desulfovibrio bacteria.

Fanchl, J.R.; Carroll, H.B.

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Analysis of Seven NEPTUN-III (Tight-Lattice) Bottom-Flooding Experiments with RELAP5/MOD3.3/BETA  

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Seven tight-lattice NEPTUN-III bottom-flooding experiments are analyzed by using the frozen version of RELAP5, RELAP5/MOD3.3/BETA. This work is part of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) contribution to the High Performance Light Water Reactor (HPLWR) European Union project and aims at assessing the capabilities of the code to model the reflooding phenomena in a tight hexagonal lattice (which was one of the core geometries considered at the time for an HPLWR) following a hypothetical loss-of-coolant accident scenario. Even though the latest version of the code has as a default the new PSI reflood model developed by the author, which was tested and assessed against reflooding data obtained at standard light water reactor lattices, this work shows that for tight lattices, the code underpredicts the peak clad temperatures measured during a series of reflooding experiments performed at the NEPTUN-III tight-lattice heater rod bundle facility. The reasons for these differences are discussed, and the (possible) changes needed in the framework of RELAP5/MOD3.3 for improving the modeling of reflooding in tight lattices are investigated.

Analytis, G.Th. [Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland)

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IMPROVED MISCIBLE NITROGEN FLOOD PERFORMANCE UTILIZING ADVANCED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND HORIZONTAL LATERALS IN A CLASS I RESERVOIR - EAST BINGER (MARCHAND) UNIT  

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The cooperative agreement for this project was finalized and signed during April 2000. The official project start date was April 11, 2000. Initial reporting requirements, including the completion of a Project Management Plan, Milestone Plan and Log, and a Hazardous Substance Plan, were completed and submitted to the DOE in early May 2000. Work on the project tasks was initiated in May 2000. During the course of this budget period, efforts will focus on enhancing reservoir characterization work that had been in progress prior to the start of this grant project, incorporation of this information into an existing 3-D full-field compositional model, and utilization of a ''window area'' of the model (representing a selected pilot area) to evaluate the impacts of horizontal laterals on recovery in the miscible nitrogen flood. The ''window area'' model will also be used to design the most effective configuration and placement of the lateral sections. The following is a summary of progress made between April 11, 2000 and June 30, 2000.

Teresa Muhic

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Peridotite and pyroxenite xenoliths from Tarim, NW China: Evidences for melt depletion and mantle refertilization in the mantle source region of the Tarim flood basalt  

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Abstract Mantle-derived spinel peridotite and spinel plagioclase pyroxenite xenoliths hosted in Cenozoic alkali basalts (20 Ma) are found in the Xikeer area, western Tarim Block, NW China. Based on petrographic and geochemical characteristics, the peridotite xenoliths are divided into three groups. Group 1 peridotite xenoliths have experienced high degree melt extraction (~ 17% fractional melting) and weak, incipient metasomatism. Group 2 and 3 peridotite xenoliths have undergone extensive silicate melt metasomatism, resulting in clinopyroxenes with spoon-shaped and highly fractionated REE patterns respectively. Although their present texture is metamorphic, the pyroxenite xenoliths were initially of metasomatic origin, with high pressure protolith mineral assemblage of orthopyroxene + clinopyroxene + spinel ± olivine. Numerical modeling of the Mg-number shows that the Xikeer pyroxenites may have resulted from reaction between Group 1 peridotite and a primitive Permian picritic melt at a high melt/rock ratio (> 15) and that the host basanite is incapable of being the metasomatic melt. The Re–Os isotopic systematics of the Xikeer peridotites and pyroxenites yield an apparent isochron of ~ 290 Ma, virtually identical to the age of Tarim flood basalts. Their ?Nd(t = 290 Ma) ranges from + 9.5 to + 14.3, typical of convecting mantle. We propose that the Xikeer xenolith suite may have been initially formed by melt extraction from the convecting mantle and, shortly after, was refertilized by Tarim mantle plume melts during the Early Permian, a process which is referred to as mantle ‘auto-refertilization’.

Mi-Mi Chen; Wei Tian; Katsuhiko Suzuki; M.-L.-G. Tejada; Feng-Lin Liu; Ryoko Senda; Chun-Jing Wei; Bin Chen; Zhu-Yin Chu

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DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A CO2 FLOOD UTILIZING ADVANCED RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION AND HORIZONTAL INJECTION WELLS IN A SHALLOW SHELF CARBONATE APPROACHING WATERFLOOD DEPLETION  

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The purpose of this project was to economically design an optimum carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) flood for a mature waterflood nearing its economic abandonment. The original project utilized advanced reservoir characterization and CO{sub 2} horizontal injection wells as the primary methods to redevelop the South Cowden Unit (SCU). The development plans; project implementation and reservoir management techniques were to be transferred to the public domain to assist in preventing premature abandonment of similar fields. The Unit was a mature waterflood with water cut exceeding 95%. Oil must be mobilized through the use of a miscible or near-miscible fluid to recover significant additional reserves. Also, because the unit was relatively small, it did not have the benefit of economies of scale inherent in normal larger scale projects. Thus, new and innovative methods were required to reduce investment and operating costs. Two primary methods used to accomplish improved economics were use of reservoir characterization to restrict the flood to the higher quality rock in the unit and use of horizontal injection wells to cut investment and operating costs. The project consisted of two budget phases. Budget Phase I started in June 1994 and ended late June 1996. In this phase Reservoir Analysis, Characterization Tasks and Advanced Technology Definition Tasks were completed. Completion enabled the project to be designed, evaluated, and an Authority for Expenditure (AFE) for project implementation submitted to working interest owners for approval. Budget Phase II consisted of the implementation and execution of the project in the field. Phase II was completed in July 2001. Performance monitoring, during Phase II, by mid 1998 identified the majority of producing wells which under performed their anticipated withdrawal rates. Newly drilled and re-activated wells had lower offtake rates than originally forecasted. As a result of poor offtake, higher reservoir pressure was a concern for the project as it limited CO{sub 2} injectivity. To reduce voidage balance, and reservoir pressure, a disposal well was therefore drilled. Several injection surveys indicated the CO{sub 2} injection wells had severe conformance issues. After close monitoring of the project to the end of 1999, it was evident the project would not recover the anticipated tertiary reserves. The main reasons for under-performance were poor in zone CO{sub 2} injection into the upper San Andres layers, poorer offtake rates from newly drilled replacement wells and a higher than required reservoir pressure. After discussion internally within Phillips, externally with the Department of Energy (DOE) and SCU partners, a redevelopment of South Cowden was agreed upon to commence in year 2000. The redevelopment essentially abandoned the original development for Budget Phase II in favor of a revised approach. This involved conformance techniques to resolve out of zone CO{sub 2} injection and use of horizontal wells to improve in zone injectivity and productivity. A phased approach was used to ensure short radius lateral drilling could be implemented effectively at South Cowden. This involved monitoring drilling operations and then production response to determine if larger investments during the second phase were justified. Redevelopment Phase 1 was completed in May 2000. It was deemed a success in regard to finding suitable/cost-effective technology for drilling horizontal laterals and finding a technique that could sustain long-term productivity from the upper layers of the San Andres reservoir. Four existing vertical producing wells were isolated from their existing completions and sidetracked with horizontal laterals into the upper layers of the San Andres. Overall average offtake rates for the four wells increased by a factor of 12 during the first four months after completion of Phase 1. Phase 2 of the redevelopment focused on current CO{sub 2} vertical injection wells. Techniques were applied to resolve near well conformance concerns and then either single or dual laterals were dril

K.J. Harpole; Ed G. Durrett; Susan Snow; J.S. Bles; Carlon Robertson; C.D. Caldwell; D.J. Harms; R.L. King; B.A. Baldwin; D. Wegener; M. Navarrette

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Deep Placement Gel Bank as an Improved Oil Recovery Process: Modeling, Economic Analysis and Comparison to Polymer Flooding  

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have conducted relevant literature review about the development, design, modeling and economics of the enhanced oil recovery methods. Schlumberger's Eclipse simulator software has been used for modeling purposes. Modeling runs have demonstrated...

Seyidov, Murad

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Flood events Dr. Andre Paquier  

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for Developing Countries due to Climate Change, Kyoto, Japan, March 2011 hal-00593481,version1-16May2011 Author be influenced by climate change or more directly by other anthropogenic changes. Some parameters control the quantity of water provided to hydrographical network. They can be linked with climate change: rainfall

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Flood control in East Pakistan  

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with Lavees IV. LEVERS AND THEIR DESIGN 20 22 23 24 A. Height of Levee B. Location of Levee 28 31 Soil Exploration Deltaic Deposits Spacing of Borings Depth of Borings 37 38 40 40 Selection and Tasting of Materials to Evaluate...) either by increasing tha cross-sectional area of che rivers' or (2) by increasing the velocity - as described in paragraph C, or by che combi- nation of the two, Rgafa, che cross-sectional area can be increased either by widening or by deepening...

Eusufzai, Mohammad Hossain Sekandar Hayat Khan

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Reinforcing flood–risk estimation  

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...However, most ood-risk estimates support decisions...charac- ter. These are investment decisions, where the...current level of ood risk, making improvements...generated a national ood-risk map with a high political and societal impact...

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Coastal modelling for flood defence  

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...follows. Before our review of coastal modelling...This is followed by a review of the state-of-the-art...indicated. Since this is a review paper, rather than a...until in September 1952 plans for increasing dyke heights...this was that the safety standard for the design water...

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PREDETERMINATION OF FLOODS PIERRE HUBERT  

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standardisation effort has been done in the US, where, since the end of the sixties, the use of the Log, predetermination, probabi1ity, retum time, scaling, multifractal, Gumbel, Fréchet. 1. Introduction Humankind has

Lovejoy, Shaun

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Gas Emissions FLOODING THE LAND,  

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signif- icant sources of emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and, in particular, methane to bacteria breaking down organic matter in the water. Methane, a much more powerful greenhouse gas than coal plants generating the same amounts of power. Dams and their associated reservoirs are globally

Batiste, Oriol

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Asphalt deposition in miscible floods  

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. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. . 22 23 8. REFERENCES. 24 9. APPENDIX. 26 LIST OF TABLES Table Page I II IV Properties of the Crude Oils Studied Average Core Properties for Different Tests Average Perrneabilities of Different Sections of Core Before and After... Displacement with Liquefied Petroleum Gas Percent Reduction in Permeability in Different Sections of Core Due to Asphalt Deposition Average Recoveries of Four Crude Oils and Increase in Swept Area due to Plugging by Asphalt Deposition 27 29 ABSTRACT...

Hasan, Syed Mir Ahmed

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Floods: Holding back the tide  

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... never been to one,” says James Syvitski, a geologist at the University of Colorado Boulder. For subsidence rates in Bangladesh, he says, “depending on how and where you ...

Quirin Schiermeier

2014-04-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Flooding and Fire Ants (Spanish)  

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ER-043S 8-08 Paul R. Nester, Extension Agent?IPM The Texas A&M System Cuando las tormentas causan inundaciones en regiones de Texas que es- t?n infestadas de la llamada hormiga brava importada, dichas hormigas pueden representar una grave amenaza...

Nester, Paul

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Subglacial floods beneath ice sheets  

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...depth 100m subject to a geothermal heat flux of 50m2 gives...crude estimate). As well as the present theoretical...Atlantic or to the Gulf of Mexico. One reason for supposing...do not know this very well for a palaeo-ice sheet...and P Gogineni2001High geothermal flow, basal melt, and...

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Monitoring polymer properties in production wells of Chateaurenard oilfield  

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A polymer flooding test was conducted in the Chateaurenard field (France) from 1985 to 1989. The test was run on a ten-acre inverted five-spot. A total of 240,000 m{sup 3} of partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide at a concentration of 1000 ppm was injected followed by an equal volume of solution but at a tapered concentration. A strong response in oil recovery for three of the four producers was observed. This paper reports on an original methodology that was designed for sampling and analyzing the polymer in the effluents of the producing wells. Concentrations and main characteristics of produced polyacrylamide were determined versus injected volume. No degradation of the polymer was detected. A molecular weight fractionation during polymer slug propagation into the reservoir due to adsorption/retention chromatography was observed. The low-polymer concentration of the effluents could be explained by a strong retention of the polymer in the low permeability zones of the reservoir.

Putz, A.G. (Elf Aquitaine, Avenue Larribau, Pau (FR)); Lecourtier, J. (Inst. Francais du Petrole, Avenue Bois-Preau, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison (FR))

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Coupling the Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer Technology and The Gelation Technology to Maximize Oil Production  

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Gelation technologies have been developed to provide more efficient vertical sweep efficiencies for flooding naturally fractured oil reservoirs or more efficient areal sweep efficiency for those with high permeability contrast ''thief zones''. The field proven alkaline-surfactant-polymer technology economically recovers 15% to 25% OOIP more oil than waterflooding from swept pore space of an oil reservoir. However, alkaline-surfactant-polymer technology is not amenable to naturally fractured reservoirs or those with thief zones because much of injected solution bypasses target pore space containing oil. This work investigates whether combining these two technologies could broaden applicability of alkaline-surfactant-polymer flooding into these reservoirs. A prior fluid-fluid report discussed interaction of different gel chemical compositions and alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions. Gel solutions under dynamic conditions of linear corefloods showed similar stability to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions as in the fluid-fluid analyses. Aluminum-polyacrylamide, flowing gels are not stable to alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions of either pH 10.5 or 12.9. Chromium acetate-polyacrylamide flowing and rigid flowing gels are stable to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. Rigid flowing chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels maintained permeability reduction better than flowing chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels. Silicate-polyacrylamide gels are not stable with subsequent injection of either a pH 10.5 or a 12.9 alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution. Chromium acetate-xanthan gum rigid gels are not stable to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. Resorcinol-formaldehyde gels were stable to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. When evaluated in a dual core configuration, injected fluid flows into the core with the greatest effective permeability to the injected fluid. The same gel stability trends to subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer injected solution were observed. Aluminum citrate-polyacrylamide, resorcinol-formaldehyde, and the silicate-polyacrylamide gel systems did not produce significant incremental oil in linear corefloods. Both flowing and rigid flowing chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels and the xanthan gum-chromium acetate gel system produced incremental oil with the rigid flowing gel producing the greatest amount. Higher oil recovery could have been due to higher differential pressures across cores. None of the gels tested appeared to alter alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution oil recovery. Total waterflood plus chemical flood oil recovery sequence recoveries were all similar. Chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gel used to seal fractured core maintain fracture closure if followed by an alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution. Chromium acetate gels that were stable to injection of alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions at 72 F were stable to injection of alkaline-surfactant-polymer solutions at 125 F and 175 F in linear corefloods. Chromium acetate-polyacrylamide gels maintained diversion capability after injection of an alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution in stacked; radial coreflood with a common well bore. Xanthan gum-chromium acetate gels maintained gel integrity in linear corefloods after injection of an alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution at 125 F. At 175 F, Xanthan gum-chromium acetate gels were not stable either with or without subsequent alkaline-surfactant-polymer solution injection. Numerical simulation demonstrated that reducing the permeability of a high permeability zone of a reservoir with gel improved both waterflood and alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery. A Minnelusa reservoir with both A and B sand production was simulated. A and B sands are separated by a shale layer. A sand and B sand waterflood oil recovery was improved by 196,000 bbls when a gel was placed in the B sand. A sand and B sand alkaline-surfactant-polymer flood oil recovery was improved by 596,000 bbls when a gel was placed in the B sand. Alkaline-surfactant-pol

Malcolm Pitts; Jie Qi; Dan Wilson; David Stewart; Bill Jones

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Supporting technology for enhanced oil recovery: Polymer predictive model  

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The Polymer Flood Predictive Model (PFPM) was developed by Scientific Software-Intercomp for the National Petroleum Council's (NPC) 1984 survey of US enhanced oil recovery potential (NPC, 1984). The PFPM is switch-selectable for either polymer or waterflooding, and an option in the model allows the calculation of the incremental oil recovery and economics of polymer relative to waterflooding. The architecture of the PFPM is similar to that of the other predictive models in the series: in-situ combustion, steam drive (Aydelotte and Pope, 1983), chemical flooding (Paul et al., 1982) and CO/sub 2/ miscible flooding (Paul et al., 1984). In the PFPM, an oil rate versus time function for a single pattern is computed and then is passed to the economic calculations. Data for reservoir and process development, operating costs, and a pattern schedule (if multiple patterns are desired) allow the computation of discounted cash flow and other measures of profitability. The PFPM is a three-dimensional (stratified, five-spot), two-phase (water and oil) model which computes water from breakthrough and oil recovery using fractional flow theory, and models areal and vertical sweeps using a streamtube approach. A correlation based on numerical simulation results is used to model the polymer slug size effect. The physical properties of polymer fluids, such as adsorption, permeability reduction, and non-Newtonian effects, are included in the model. Pressure drop between the injector and producer is kept constant, and the injectivity at each time step is calculated based on the mobility in each streamtube. Heterogeneity is accounted for by either entering detailed layer data or using the Dykstra-Parsons coefficient for a reservoir with a log-normal permeability distribution. 24 refs., 27 figs., 59 tabs.

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1986-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Peculiarities of Environment Pollution as a Special Type of Radioactive Waste: Field Means for Comprehensive Characterization of Soil and Bottom Sediments and their Application in the Survey at the Flood plain of Techa River - 13172  

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Contamination of natural objects - zone alarm fallout, zones and flood plains near production sites (the result of technological accidents and resource extraction) occupy large areas. Large area and volume of contaminated matter, moderate specific activity (as low - medium-level wastes) make such objects specific types of radioactive waste. These objects exist for a long time, now they are characterized by a bound state of nuclides with the matrix. There is no cost-effective ways to remove these waste, the only solution for the rehabilitation of such areas is their isolation and regular monitoring through direct and indirect measurements. The complex of instruments was developed to field mapping of contamination. It consists of a portable spectrometric collimated detector, collimated spectrometric borehole detector, underwater spectrometer detector, spectrometer for field measurements of the specific activity of Sr-90, connected to a portable MCA 'Colibry (Hummingbird)'. The complex was used in settlements of Bryansk region, rivers Techa and Yenisei. The effectiveness of the developed complex considered by the example of characterization of the reservoir 10 (artificial lake) in Techinsky cascade containing a huge amount of radioactive waste. The developed field means for comprehensive characterization of soil and bottom sediments contamination are very effective for mapping and monitoring of environment contamination after accidents. Especially in case of high non-uniformity of fallout and may be very actual in Fukushima area. (authors)

Ivanov, Oleg; Danilovich, Alexey; Potapov, Victor; Stepanov, Vyacheslav; Smirnov, Sergey; Volkovich, Anatoly [National Research Centre - Kurchatov Institute, 1 Kurchatov Sq. (Russian Federation)] [National Research Centre - Kurchatov Institute, 1 Kurchatov Sq. (Russian Federation)

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Design and implementation of a CO{sub 2} flood utilizing advanced reservoir characterization and horizontal injection wells in a shallow shelf carbonate approaching waterflood depletion. Annual report, June 3, 1994--October 31, 1995  

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The work reported here covers Budget Phase I of the project. The principal tasks in Budget Phase I are the Reservoir Analysis and Characterization Task and the Advanced Technology Definition Task. Completion of these tasks have enabled an optimum carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) flood project to be designed and evaluated from an economic and risk analysis standpoint. Field implementation of the project has been recommended to the working interest owner of the South Cowden Unit (SCU) and approval has been obtained. The current project has focused on reducing initial investment cost by utilizing horizontal injection wells and concentrating the project in the best productivity area of the field. An innovative CO{sub 2} purchase agreement (no take or pay requirements, CO{sub 2} purchase price tied to West Texas Intermediate crude oil price) and gas recycle agreements (expensing cost as opposed to large capital investments for compression) were negotiated to further improve project economics. A detailed reservoir characterization study was completed by an integrated team of geoscientists and engineers. The study consisted of detailed core description, integration of log response to core descriptions, mapping of the major flow units, evaluation of porosity and permeability relationships, geostatistical analysis of permeability trends, and direct integration of reservoir performance with the geological interpretation. The study methodology fostered iterative bidirectional feedback between the reservoir characterization team and the reservoir engineering/simulation team to allow simultaneous refinement and convergence of the geological interpretation with the reservoir model. The fundamental conclusion from the study is that South Cowden exhibits favorable enhanced oil recovery characteristics, particularly reservoir quality and continuity.

Hallenbeck, L.D.; Harpole, K.J.; Gerard, M.G.

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Design and implementation of a CO{sub 2} flood utilizing advanced reservoir characterization and horizontal injection wells in a shallow shelf carbonate approaching waterflood depletion. Annual Report, July 1, 1995--June 30, 1996  

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The work reported herein covers select tasks remaining in Budget Phase I and many of the tasks of Budget Phase II. The principal Tasks in Budget Phase I included in this report are Reservoir Analysis and Characterization; Advanced Technical Studies; and Technology Transfer, Reporting and Project Management Activities for Budget Phase I. The principle Task in Budget Phase II included in this report is Field Demonstration. Completion of these tasks has enabled an optimum carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) flood project to be designed, economically evaluated, and implemented in the field. Field implementation of the project commenced during late 1995, with actual CO{sub 2} injection scheduled for start-up in mid-July, 1996. The current project has focused on reducing initial investment cost by utilizing horizontal injection wells and concentrating the project in the best productivity area of the field. An innovative CO{sub 2} purchase agreement (no take-or-pay provisions, CO{sub 2} purchase price tied to West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil price) and gas recycle agreements (expensing costs as opposed to a large upfront capital investment for compression) were negotiated to further improve the project economics. The Grayburg-San Andres section had previously been divided into multiple zones based on the core study and gamma ray markers that correlate wells within the Unit. Each zone was mapped as continuous across the field. Previous core studies concluded that the reservoir quality in the South Cowden Unit (SCU) is controlled primarily by the distribution of a bioturbated and diagenetically-altered rock type with a distinctive {open_quotes}chaotic{close_quotes} texture. The {open_quotes}chaotic{close_quotes} modifier is derived from the visual effect of pervasive, small-scale intermixing of tan oil-stained reservoir rock with tight gray non-reservoir rock.

Chimahusky, J.S.; Hallenbeck, L.D.; Harpole, K.J.; Dollens, K.B.

1997-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review of ASP EOR (alkaline surfactant polymer enhanced oil recovery) technology in the petroleum industry: Prospects and challenges  

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Abstract Owing to the inefficiency of the conventional primary and secondary recovery methods to yield above 20–40% of the OOIP (original oil in place) as incremental oil, the need for EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) techniques to recover a higher proportion of the OOIP has become imperative. ASP (Alkaline/Surfactant/Polymer) is one of such techniques that has proven successful due to its ability to improve displacement and sweep efficiency. Alkaline–surfactant–polymer (ASP) flooding is a combination process in which alkali, surfactant and polymer are injected at the same slug. Because of the synergy of these three components, ASP is widely practiced in both pilot and field operations with the objective of achieving optimum chemistry at large injection volumes for minimum cost. Despite its popularity as a potentially cost-effective chemical flooding method, it is not without its limitations. This paper therefore focuses on the reviews of the application of ASP flooding process in oil recovery in the petroleum industry and its limitations in maximizing oil recovery from onshore and offshore reservoirs. Also discussed are technical solutions to some of these challenges.

Abass A. Olajire

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Evaluation of Alkaline, Surfactant and Polymer Flooding for Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Norne E-segment Based on Applied Reservoir Simulation.  

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?? The world needs energy ? and over the short and medium term it is clear that much of our global energy consumption will come… (more)

Sarkar, Sume

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Improved Water Flooding through Injection Brine Modification  

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Crude oil/brine/rock interactions can lead to large variations in the displacement efficiency of waterflooding, by far the most widely applied method of improved oil recovery. Laboratory waterflood tests show that injection of dilute brine can increase oil recovery. Numerous fields in the Powder River basin have been waterflooded using low salinity brine (about 500 ppm) from the Madison limestone or Fox Hills sandstone. Although many uncertainties arise in the interpretation and comparison of field production data, injection of low salinity brine appears to give higher recovery compared to brine of moderate salinity (about 7,000 ppm). Laboratory studies of the effect of brine composition on oil recovery cover a wide range of rock types and crude oils. Oil recovery increases using low salinity brine as the injection water ranged from a low of no notable increase to as much as 37.0% depending on the system being studied. Recovery increases using low salinity brine after establishing residual oil saturation (tertiary mode) ranged from no significant increase to 6.0%. Tests with two sets of reservoir cores and crude oil indicated slight improvement in recovery for low salinity brine. Crude oil type and rock type (particularly the presence and distribution of kaolinite) both play a dominant role in the effect that brine composition has on waterflood oil recovery.

Robertson, Eric Partridge; Thomas, Charles Phillip; Morrow, Norman; (U of Wyoming)

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Injection pressure falloff with flooded zone  

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D. 0J Gl IU Z O I t. IA st Ol 182 18 18-2 18 1 188 181 Epuivalerit Time (hr) 182 Fig. 18 ? Radial type curve analysis of Well No. 2 field test data. 29 k (md) IEI ( e-se) Ls (00. ) CR('D C (Cblsp ) CUP ~ 42'77 (4, (k ee. 00... 79 49 3512. . 79932-91 -3. 991 . 9999 Ql t: Z 18~ O 18 18-2 ?J 18 ? 1 188 18 18 Equivalent Time (hr ) Fit;. 9 ? Radial type analysis of Well No. l field test data, 20 184 k ( d& "- 3. 921 II ( d-ft. & = 66. 66 Lf &ft& = te. 61 C fo...

Ariadji, Tutuka

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An assessment of derived flood frequency distributions  

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)exp(-), t -o)I'(v+1)u ? oS0. 4416tt &. 44I6I (6Q) . j -0. 44l6lexp(-1. 39Q47)3~80 4416)I %. 44161 j 0. 55839) j I ) Q Watershed Response Models A watershed response model allows the peak direct runoff ~ to be calculated for a given excess rainfall... the region of the i~, t plane where the peak discharge is less than or equal to that particular value of QD. In other words, it is the integration area for evaluating the CDF of QD. Ft2 (QD)= I-exp(-o)F(o+1)o o+ J [ f fi T (i, +dtJdi 0 0 ~ tre* + J[ J...

Raines, Timothy Howard

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Floods in a changing climate: a review  

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...fossils, tree rings, trapped gas bubbles, etc. Because of the...and a large release of methane hydrates trapped in the ground occurs...future to limit greenhouse-gas emissions, current data sup...be as subtle as the type of sand/clay particulates in a particular...

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Flood of protest hits Indian dams  

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... up once more in the Indian state of Sikkim, where the 520-mega­watt Teesta IV hydroelectric project would block a tributary of the Brahmaputra (see ‘A deluge of dams’) ... a panacea for both problems, and it plans to add another 110,000 megawatts of hydroelectric capacity by 2025, an eightfold increase. ...

Jane Qiu

2012-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood Protection and Dam Safety (Virginia)  

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All dams in Virginia are subject to the Dam Safety Act and Dam Safety Regulations unless specifically excluded. A dam is excluded if it: (a) is less than six feet high; (b) has a maximum capacity...

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Toolbox Safety Talk Facility Flood Response  

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(e.g., building design, existence of submerged office or lab furniture, energized water, rushing the source of the water, i.e. whether it is clean water, sewage or other drain-waste-vent line effluent Electric Shock Structure Compromised Overhead Hazards Mechanical Hazards Temperature Extreme (water

Pawlowski, Wojtek

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Scale-up of miscible flood processes  

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This report describes recent progress in a research effort to quantify the scaling of interactions of phase behavior of multicomponent mixtures with unstable flow in heterogeneous porous media. Results are presented in three areas: Phase behavior, fluid properties and characterization of crude oils; interactions of phase behavior and flow; viscous fingering and reservoir heterogeneity. In the first area, results of phase behavior experiments are reported for mixtures of CO{sub 2} with crude oil from the Means field. Detailed analyses of phase compositions are also reported for samples taken during the PVT experiments. Also reported are results of an investigation of crude oil compositions and phase compositions by gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry. In the second area, the first detailed comparison is reported for displacements with and without volume change as components change phase. The solutions described were obtained by the method of characteristics. Also described is a transformation that allows radial flow solutions to be obtained from the linear solutions presented previously. Results of experiments and numerical computations that described the growth of viscous fingers are described in the third area. Results and simulations show clearly that even mild permeability heterogeneity can have a dramatic effect on the form and location of viscous fingers. They also show that the simulations reproduce with good accuracy the transition from flow dominated by viscous forces to flow dominated by the permeability distribution. The agreement between simulation and experiment is good enough that the particle-tracking simulation approach can be used with confidence to explore scaling questions. 54 refs., 126 figs., 23 tabs.

Orr, F.M.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using a Quasipotential Transformation for Modeling Diffusion Media inPolymer-Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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In this paper, a quasipotential approach along with conformal mapping is used to model the diffusion media of a polymer-electrolyte fuel cell. This method provides a series solution that is grid independent and only requires integration along a single boundary to solve the problem. The approach accounts for nonisothermal phenomena, two-phase flow, correct placement of the electronic potential boundary condition, and multilayer media. The method is applied to a cathode diffusion medium to explore the interplay between water and thermal management and performance, the impact of the rib-to-channel ratio, and the existence of diffusion under the rib and flooding phenomena.

Weber, Adam Z.; Newman, John

2008-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Coping with floods: Preparedness, response and recovery of flood-affected residents in  

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water flow put moveable contents upstairs protect oil tanks install water pump safeguard domestic = very ineffectively performed measure 2002 2005 2006 2010 2011Year: switch off gas/electricity Figure 3

Baer, Christian

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Numerical Simulation of Low Salinity Water Flooding Assisted with Chemical Flooding for Enhanced Oil Recovery.  

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?? World proved oil reserve gradually decreases due to the increase production but decrease new field discovery. The focus on enhance oil recovery from the… (more)

Atthawutthisin, Natthaporn

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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predictive-models | netl.doe.gov  

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STIMULI-RESPONSIVE POLYMERS WITH ENHANCED EFFICIENCY IN RESERVOIR RECOVERY PROCESSES  

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This sixth and final progress report for DOE Award Number DE-FC26-01BC15317 describes research during the period March 01, 2004 through August 31, 2004 performed at the University of Southern Mississippi on ''Stimuli Responsive Polymers with Enhanced Efficiency in Reservoir Recovery'' processes. Significantly, terpolymers that are responsive to changes in pH and ionic strength have been synthesized, characterized, and their solution properties have been extensively examined. Terpolymers composed of acrylamide, a carboxylated acrylamido monomer (AMBA), and a quaternary ammonium monomer (AMBATAC) with balanced compositions of the latter two, exhibit increases in aqueous solution viscosity as NaCl concentration is increased. This increase in polymer coil size can be expected upon injection of this type of polymer into oil reservoirs of moderate-to-high salinity, leading to better mobility control. The opposite effect (loss of viscosity) is observed for conventional polymer systems. Additionally polymer mobility characteristics have been conducted for a number of hydrophilic copolymers utilizing an extensional flow apparatus and size exclusion chromatography. This study reveled that oil recovery enhancement through use of polymers in a water flood is due to the polymer's resistance to deformation as it flows through the reservoir. Individual polymers when in aqueous solution form coils. The larger the polymer's coil size, the greater the polymer's resistance to extensional flow and the more effective the polymer is in enhancing oil recovery. Large coil sizes are obtained by increasing the polymer molecular weight and having macromolecular structures that favor greater swelling of the coil by the aqueous solvent conditions (temperature, pH and electrolyte concentration) existing in the reservoir.

Charles McCormick; Roger Hester

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

482

"Smart" Multifunctional Polymers for Enhanced Oil Recovery  

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Recent recommendations made by the Department of Energy, in conjunction with ongoing research at the University of Southern Mississippi, have signified a need for the development of 'smart' multi-functional polymers (SMFPs) for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) processes. Herein we summarize research from the period of September 2003 through March 2007 focusing on both Type I and Type II SMFPs. We have demonstrated the synthesis and behavior of materials that can respond in situ to stimuli (ionic strength, pH, temperature, and shear stress). In particular, Type I SMFPs reversibly form micelles in water and have the potential to be utilized in applications that serve to lower interfacial tension at the oil/water interface, resulting in emulsification of oil. Type II SMFPs, which consist of high molecular weight polymers, have been synthesized and have prospective applications related to the modification of fluid viscosity during the recovery process. Through the utilization of these advanced 'smart' polymers, the ability to recover more of the original oil in place and a larger portion of that by-passed or deemed 'unrecoverable' by conventional chemical flooding should be possible.

Charles McCormick; Andrew Lowe

2007-03-20T23:59:59.000Z

483

PH Sensitive Polymers for Improving Reservoir Sweep and Conformance Control in Chemical Flooring  

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There is an increasing opportunity to recover bypassed oil from depleted, mature oilfields in the US. The recovery factor in many reservoirs is low due to inefficient displacement of the oil by injected fluids (typically water). The use of chemical flooding methods to increase recovery efficiencies is severely constrained by the inability of the injected chemicals to contact the bypassed oil. Low sweep efficiencies are the primary cause of low oil recoveries observed in the field in chemical flooding operations even when lab studies indicate high oil recovery efficiency. Any technology that increases the ability of chemical flooding agents to better contact the remaining oil and reduce the amount of water produced in conjunction with the produced oil will have a significant impact on the cost of producing oil domestically in the US. This translates directly into additional economically recoverable reserves, which extends the economic lives of marginal and mature wells. The objective of this research project was to develop a low-cost, pH-triggered polymer for use in IOR processes to improve reservoir sweep efficiency and reservoir conformance in chemical flooding. Rheological measurements made on the polymer solution, clearly show that it has a low viscosity at low pH and exhibits a sudden increase in viscosity (by 2 orders of magnitude or more) at a pH of 3.5 to 4. This implies that the polymer would preferentially flow into zones containing water since the effective permeability to water is highest in these zones. As the pH of the zone increases due to the buffering capacity of the reservoir rock, the polymer solution undergoes a liquid to gel transition causing a sharp increase in the viscosity of the polymer solution in these zones. This allows operationally robust, in-depth conformance treatment of such water bearing zones and better mobility control. The rheological properties of HPAM solutions were measured. These include: steady-shear viscosity and viscoelastic behavior as functions of pH; shear rate; polymer concentration; salinity, including divalent ion effects; polymer molecular weight; and degree of hydrolysis. A comprehensive rheological model was developed for HPAM solution rheology in terms of: shear rate; pH; polymer concentration; and salinity, so that the spatial and temporal changes in viscosity during the polymer flow in the reservoir can be accurately modeled. A series of acid coreflood experiments were conducted to understand the geochemical reactions relevant for both the near-wellbore injection profile control and for conformance control applications. These experiments showed that the use hydrochloric acid as a pre-flush is not viable because of the high reaction rate with the rock. The use of citric acid as a pre-flush was found to be quite effective. This weak acid has a slow rate of reaction with the rock and can buffer the pH to below 3.5 for extended periods of time. With the citric acid pre-flush the polymer could be efficiently propagated through the core in a low pH environment i.e. at a low viscosity. The transport of various HPAM solutions was studied in sandstones, in terms of permeability reduction, mobility reduction, adsorption and inaccessible pore volume with different process variables: injection pH, polymer concentration, polymer molecular weight, salinity, degree of hydrolysis, and flow rate. Measurements of polymer effluent profiles and tracer tests show that the polymer retention increases at the lower pH. A new simulation capability to model the deep-penetrating mobility control or conformance control using pH-sensitive polymer was developed. The core flood acid injection experiments were history matched to estimate geochemical reaction rates. Preliminary scale-up simulations employing linear and radial geometry floods in 2-layer reservoir models were conducted. It is clearly shown that the injection rate of pH-sensitive polymer solutions can be significantly increased by injecting it at a pH below 3.5 (at a fixed bottom-hole pressure). This improvement in injectivity by a fa

Mukul Sharma; Steven Bryant; Chun Huh

2008-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ permeability modification using gelled polymer systems. Topical report, June 10, 1996--April 10, 1997  

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Results from a research program on the application of gelled polymer technology for in situ permeability modification are presented in this report. The objective of this technology when used with displacement processes such as waterflooding is to reduce the permeability in fractures and/or high permeability matrix zones to improve volumetric sweep efficiency of the displacement process. In production wells, the objective is to reduce water influx. The research program is focused on five areas: gel treatment in fractured systems; gel treatment in carbonate rocks; in-depth placement of gels; gel systems for application in carbon dioxide flooding; and gel treatment in production wells. The research program is primarily an experimental program directed at improving the understanding of gelled polymer systems and how these systems can be used to increase oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs. A summary of progress for research conducted in the first 10 months of a 28 month program is described in the following sections.

Green, D.W.; Willhite, G.P.; McCool, C.S.; Heppert, J.A.; Vossoughi, S.

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In situ permeability modification using gelled polymer systems. Annual report, April 11, 1997--April 10, 1998  

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Results from a research program on the application of gelled polymer technology for in situ permeability modification are presented in this report. The objective of this technology when used with displacement processes such as waterflooding is to reduce the permeability in fractures and/or high permeability matrix zones to improve volumetric sweep efficiency of the displacement process. In production wells, the objective is to reduce water influx. The research program focused on five areas: Gel treatment in fractured systems; Gel treatment in carbonate rocks; In-depth placement of gels; Gel systems for application in carbon dioxide flooding; and Gel treatment in production wells. The research program is primarily an experimental program directed toward improving the understanding of gelled polymer systems and how these systems can be used to increase oil recovery from petroleum reservoirs. A summary of progress for research conducted in the second 12 month period of a 28 month program is described.

Green, D.W.; Willhite, G.P.; McCool, C.S.; Heppert, J.A.; Vossoughi, S.; Michnick, M.J.

1998-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

486

Probing Liquid Water Saturation in Diffusion Media of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells  

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of information strongly needed to characterize the level of cathode DM flooding or anode dry-out. In this paper liquid water in the anode DM for the thin membrane case. In addition, the two-phase simulation results be realized. One of these is related to flooding phenomena. Due to the presence of liquid water inside a PEFC

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Additional Reserve Recovery Using New Polymer Treatment on High Water Oil Ratio Wells in Alameda Field, Kingman County, Kansas  

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The Chemical Flooding process, like a polymer treatment, as a tertiary (enhanced) oil recovery process can be a very good solution based on the condition of this field and its low cost compared to the drilling of new wells. It is an improved water flooding method in which high molecular-weight (macro-size molecules) and water-soluble polymers are added to the injection water to improve the mobility ratio by enhancing the viscosity of the water and by reducing permeability in invaded zones during the process. In other words, it can improve the sweep efficiency by reducing the water mobility. This polymer treatment can be performed on the same active oil producer well rather than on an injector well in the existence of strong water drive in the formation. Some parameters must be considered before any polymer job is performed such as: formation temperature, permeability, oil gravity and viscosity, location and formation thickness of the well, amount of remaining recoverable oil, fluid levels, well productivity, water oil ratio (WOR) and existence of water drive. This improved oil recovery technique has been used widely and has significant potential to extend reservoir life by increasing the oil production and decreasing the water cut. This new technology has the greatest potential in reservoirs that are moderately heterogeneous, contain moderately viscous oils, and have adverse water-oil mobility ratios. For example, many wells in Kansas's Arbuckle formation had similar treatments and we have seen very effective results. In addition, there were previous polymer treatments conducted by Texaco in Alameda Field on a number of wells throughout the Viola-Simpson formation in the early 70's. Most of the treatments proved to be very successful.

James Spillane

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

488

FOR STIMULI-RESPONSIVE POLYMERS WITH ENHANCED EFFICIENCY IN RESERVOIR RECOVERY PROCESSES  

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To date, our synthetic research efforts have been focused on the development of stimuli-responsive water-soluble polymers designed for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) applications. These model systems are structurally tailored for potential application as viscosifiers and/or mobility control agents for secondary and tertiary EOR methods. The following report discloses the progress of our ongoing research of polyzwitterions, polymers derived from monomers bearing both positive and negative charges, that show the ability to sustain or increase their hydrodynamic volume (and thus, solution viscosity) in the presence of electrolytes. Such polymers appear to be well-suited for use under conditions similar to those encountered in EOR operations. Additionally, we disclose the synthesis and characterization of a well-defined set of polyacrylamide (PAM) homopolymers that vary by MW. The MW of the PAM samples is controlled by addition of sodium formate to the polymerization medium as a conventional chain transfer agent. Data derived from polymer characterization is used to determine the kinetic parameter C{sub CT}, the chain transfer constant to sodium formate under the given polymerization conditions. The PAM homopolymer series will be employed in future set of experiments designed to test a simplified intrinsic viscosity equation. The flow resistance of a polymer solution through a porous medium is controlled by the polymer's hydrodynamic volume, which is strongly related to it's intrinsic viscosity. However, the hydrodynamic volume of a polymer molecule in an aqueous solution varies with fluid temperature, solvent composition, and polymer structure. This report on the theory of polymer solubility accentuates the importance of developing polymer solutions that increase in intrinsic viscosity when fluid temperatures are elevated above room conditions. The intrinsic viscosity response to temperature and molecular weight variations of three polymer solutions verified the modeling capability of a simplified intrinsic viscosity equation. These results imply that the simplified intrinsic viscosity equation is adequate in modeling polymer coil size response to solvent composition, temperature and polymer molecular weight. The equation can be used to direct efforts to produce superior polymers for mobility control during flooding of reservoirs at elevated temperatures.

Charles McCormick; Roger Hester

2002-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

489

The Bonneville Flood Debris Field as Sacred Landscape  

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Area for the CJ Strike Hydroelectric Plant, Idaho PowerWithin the Proposed Dike Hydroelectric Project Impact Area.

Pavesic, Max G

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Flood plain model simulation for the Daule River, Equador  

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t t tlat It~ ttt t ~ WOWS ~ tt t tAG ttt 1 2. 0 Z 10 regression coefficient; b=0 41 bifurcation ratio Rb - 2 57 3 order u FIGURE 21 Regression of number of stream segments on order Rb 4 b--2 25 0 A /y c/ / II / / A / Rb--10 FIGURE 2... t t tlat It~ ttt t ~ WOWS ~ tt t tAG ttt 1 2. 0 Z 10 regression coefficient; b=0 41 bifurcation ratio Rb - 2 57 3 order u FIGURE 21 Regression of number of stream segments on order Rb 4 b--2 25 0 A /y c/ / II / / A / Rb--10 FIGURE 2...

Bastidas, Israel A

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Flood control reservoir operations for conditions of limited storage capacity  

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: ______________________________ ______________________________ Ralph Wurbs Anthony Cahill (Chair of Committee) (Member) ______________________________ ______________________________ Francisco Olivera Patricia Haan... to perform the computations to develop risk-based EOS. The computational algorithm in REOS is divided in three major components: (1) synthetic streamflow generation, (2) mass balance computations, and (3) frequency analysis. The methodology computes...

Rivera Ramirez, Hector David

2005-02-17T23:59:59.000Z

492

Groundwater, Legacy Soil Cleanup and Flood Recovery Top Lab's...  

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and bioremediation. Chromium in the regional aquifer originated from its use as a corrosion inhibitor at the laboratory's main power plant between 1956 and 1972. The...

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Geo-webservices for animated mapping of flood Barend Kobben  

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than the sum of all other external risk sources (e.g., nuclear power plants, airports, explosions etc realistic looking virtual worlds or virtual globes.

Köbben, Barend

494

IMPLEMENTING A NOVEL CYCLIC CO2 FLOOD IN PALEOZOIC REEFS  

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Recycled CO2 will be used in this demonstration project to produce bypassed oil from the Silurian Charlton 6 pinnacle reef (Otsego County) in the Michigan Basin. Contract negotiations by our industry partner to gain access to this CO2 that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere are near completion. A new method of subsurface characterization, log curve amplitude slicing, is being used to map facies distributions and reservoir properties in two reefs, the Belle River Mills and Chester 18 Fields. The Belle River Mills and Chester18 fields are being used as typefields because they have excellent log-curve and core data coverage. Amplitude slicing of the normalized gamma ray curves is showing trends that may indicate significant heterogeneity and compartmentalization in these reservoirs. Digital and hard copy data continues to be compiled for the Niagaran reefs in the Michigan Basin. Technology transfer took place through technical presentations regarding the log curve amplitude slicing technique and a booth at the Midwest PTTC meeting.

James R. Wood; W. Quinlan; A. Wylie

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

IMPLEMENTING A NOVEL CYCLIC CO2 FLOOD IN PALEOZOIC REEFS  

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Recycled CO2 is being used in this demonstration project to produce bypassed oil from the Silurian Dover 35 Niagaran pinnacle reef located in Otsego County, Michigan. CO2 injection in the Dover 35 field into the Salling-Hansen 4-35A well began on May 6, 2004. A second injection well, the Salling-Hansen 1-35, commenced injection in August 2004. Oil production in the Pomerzynski 5-35 producing well increased from 9 BOPD prior to operations to an average of 165 BOPD in December, 2004 and has produced at an average rate of 61 BOPD (Jan-Dec, 2005). The Salling-Hansen 4-35A also produced during this reporting period an average of 29 BOPD. These increases have occurred as a result of CO2 injection and the production rate appears to be stabilizing. CO2 injection volume has reached approximately 2.18 BCF. The CO2 injection phase of this project has been fully operational since December 2004 and most downhole mechanical issues have been solved and surface facility modifications have been completed. It is anticipated that filling operations will run for another 6-12 months from July 1, 2005. In most other aspects, the demonstration is going well and hydrocarbon production has been stabilized at an average rate of 57 BOPD (July-Dec, 2005). Our industry partners continue to experiment with injection rates and pressures, various downhole and surface facility mechanical configurations, and the huff-n-puff technique to develop best practices for these types of enhanced recovery projects. Subsurface characterization was completed using well log tomography and 3D visualizations to map facies distributions and reservoir properties in the Belle River Mills, Chester 18, Dover 35, and Dover 36 Fields. The Belle River Mills and Chester 18 fields are being used as type-fields because they have excellent log and/or core data coverage. Amplitude slicing of the log porosity, normalized gamma ray, core permeability, and core porosity curves are showing trends that indicate significant heterogeneity and compartmentalization in these reservoirs associated with the original depositional fabric and pore types of the carbonate reservoir rocks. Accumulated pressure data supports the hypothesis of extreme heterogeneity in the Dover 35. Some intervals now have pressure readings over 2345 psig (April 29, 2005) in the A-1 Carbonate while nearby Niagaran Brown intervals only show 1030 psig (March 7, 2005). This is a pressure differential over 1300 psig and suggests significant vertical barriers in the reef, consistent with the GR tomography modeling. Digital and hard copy data have been compiled for the Niagaran reefs in the Michigan Basin, including a detailed summary of 20 fields in the vicinity of the demonstration well. Technology transfer took place through technical presentations regarding visualization of the reservoir heterogeneity in these Niagaran reefs. Oral presentations were given at two Petroleum Technology Transfer Council workshops, a Michigan Oil and Gas Association Conference, a Michigan Basin Geological Society meeting, and the Eastern American Association of Petroleum Geologist's Annual meeting. In addition, we met with our industry partners several times during the first half of 2005 to communicate and discuss the reservoir characterization and field site aspects of the demonstration project. A technical paper was published in the April 2005 issue of the AAPG Bulletin on the characterization of the Belle River Mills Field.

James R. Wood; W. quinlan; A. Wylie

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

496

IMPLEMENTING A NOVEL CYCLIC CO2 FLOOD IN PALEOZOIC REEFS  

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Recycled CO2 will be used in this demonstration project to produce bypassed oil from the Silurian Dover 35 pinnacle reef (Otsego County) in the Michigan Basin. We began injecting CO2 in the Dover 35 field into the Salling-Hansen 4-35A well on May 6, 2004. Subsurface characterization is being completed using well log tomography animations and 3D visualizations to map facies distributions and reservoir properties in three reefs, the Belle River Mills, Chester 18, and Dover 35 Fields. The Belle River Mills and Chester 18 fields are being used as type-fields because they have excellent log and/or core data coverage. Amplitude slicing of the log porosity, normalized gamma ray, core permeability, and core porosity curves is showing trends that indicate significant heterogeneity and compartmentalization in these reservoirs associated with the original depositional fabric of the rocks. Digital and hard copy data continues to be compiled for the Niagaran reefs in the Michigan Basin. Technology transfer took place through technical presentations regarding visualization of the heterogeneity of the Niagaran reefs. Oral presentations were given at the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council workshop, Michigan Oil and Gas Association Conference, and Michigan Basin Geological Society meeting. A technical paper was submitted to the Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists on the characterization of the Belle River Mills Field.

James R. Wood; W. Quinlan; A. Wylie

2004-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

IMPLEMENTING A NOVEL CYCLIC CO2 FLOOD IN PALEOZOIC REEFS  

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Recycled CO2 will be used in this demonstration project to produce bypassed oil from the Silurian Dover 35 pinnacle reef (Otsego County) in the Michigan Basin. Contract negotiations by our industry partner to gain access to the CO2 supply have been completed and the State of Michigan has issued an order to allow operation of the project. Injection of CO2 is scheduled to begin in February, 2004. Subsurface characterization is being completed using well log tomography animations and 3D visualizations to map facies distributions and reservoir properties in two reefs, the Belle River Mills and Chester 18 Fields. The Belle River Mills and Chester18 fields are being used as type-fields because they have excellent log and/or core data coverage. Amplitude slicing of the normalized gamma ray and core permeability and core porosity curves is showing trends that indicate significant heterogeneity and compartmentalization in these reservoirs associated with the original depositional fabric of the rocks. Digital and hard copy data continues to be compiled for the Niagaran reefs in the Michigan Basin. Technology transfer took place through technical presentations regarding visualization of the heterogeneity of the Niagaran reefs. An oral presentation was given at the AAPG Eastern Section Meeting and a booth at the same meeting was used to meet one-on-one with operators.

James R. Wood; W. Quinlan; A. Wylie

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Implementing A Novel Cyclic CO2 Flood In Paleozoic Reefs  

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Recycled CO{sub 2} is being used in this demonstration project to produce bypassed oil from the Silurian Dover 35 Niagaran pinnacle reef located in Otsego County, Michigan. CO{sub 2} injection in the Dover 35 field into the Salling-Hansen 4-35A well began on May 6, 2004. A second injection well, the Salling-Hansen 1-35, commenced injection in August 2004. Oil production in the Pomerzynski 5-35 producing well increased from 9 BOPD prior to operations to an average of 165 BOPD in December, 2004 and is presently producing 52 BOPD. The Salling-Hansen 4-35A also produced during this reporting period an average of 21 BOPD. These increases have occurred as a result of CO{sub 2} injection and the production rate appears to be stabilizing. CO{sub 2} injection volume has reached approximately 1.6 BCF. The CO{sub 2} injection phase of this project has been fully operational since December 2004 and most downhole mechanical issues have been solved and surface facility modifications have been completed. It is anticipated that filling operations will run for another 6-12 months from July 1, 2005. In most other aspects, the demonstration is going well and hydrocarbon production has been successfully increased to a stable rate of 73 BOPD. Our industry partners continue to experiment with injection rates and pressures, various downhole and surface facility mechanical configurations, and the huff-n-puff technique to develop best practices for these types of enhanced recovery projects. Subsurface characterization is being completed using well log tomography and 3D visualizations to map facies distributions and reservoir properties in the Belle River Mills, Chester 18, Dover 35, and Dover 36 Fields. The Belle River Mills and Chester 18 fields are being used as type-fields because they have excellent log and/or core data coverage. Amplitude slicing of the log porosity, normalized gamma ray, core permeability, and core porosity curves is showing trends that indicate significant heterogeneity and compartmentalization in these reservoirs associated with the original depositional fabric and pore types of the carbonate reservoir rocks. Accumulated pressure data supports the hypothesis of extreme heterogeneity in the Dover 35. Some intervals now have pressure readings over 2345 psig (April 29, 2005) in the A-1 Carbonate while nearby Niagaran Brown intervals only show 1030 psig (March 7, 2005). This is a pressure differential over 1300 psig and suggests significant vertical barriers in the reef, consistent with the GR tomography modeling Digital and hard copy data continue to be compiled for the Niagaran reefs in the Michigan Basin. Technology transfer took place through technical presentations regarding visualization of the reservoir heterogeneity in these Niagaran reefs. Oral presentations were given at two Petroleum Technology Transfer Council workshops, a Michigan Oil and Gas Association Conference, a Michigan Basin Geological Society meeting, and the Eastern American Association of Petroleum Geologist's Annual meeting. In addition, we met with our industry partners several times during the first half of 2005 to communicate and discuss the reservoir characterization and field site aspects of the demonstration project. A technical paper was published in the April 2005 issue of the AAPG Bulletin on the characterization of the Belle River Mills Field.

James R. Wood; W. Quinlan; A. Wylie

2005-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

499

Defending networked resources against floods of unwelcome requests  

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The Internet is afflicted by "unwelcome requests'" defined broadly as spurious claims on scarce resources. For example, the CPU and other resources at a server are targets of denial-of-service (DOS) attacks. Another example ...