Tayfun Babadagli, PhD, PEng

Professor, Petroleum Engineering
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Unconventional Oil Recovery (video)

Office: 7-277 Donadeo Innovation Cntr for Engineering 
Phone: 780 492 9626
E-mail: tayfun@ualberta.ca
Website: http://www.ualberta.ca/~tayfun

Research Interests

  1. Characterization of fractured and heterogeneous systems: Characterization of fracture surfaces and networks, fracture network mapping, permeability-distribution assessment through well tests, and permeability up-scaling.
  2. Enhanced oil/heavy-oil recovery: Mature field development, modeling matrix-fracture interaction during waterflooding, thermal and chemical injection, tertiary recovery of oil/heavy-oil using gas and low IFT agents (NSERC, Grant G121210595 and CFI Project #7566), optimal use of CO2 in oil recovery and sequestration (FSIDA and IPF projects, NSERC strategic Grant and Apache Oil), and application of SAGD and solvent injection in oil sands. In-situ upgrading of heavy-oil/bitumen by Ozone, Ca), solvents and ultrasonic waves during steam injection (APEX Eng. Project).

Research Currently in Progress

  1. The renewed NSERC discovery grant (2007) and CIF New Opportunities Grant were utilized for the research works on reservoir characterization and enhanced oil recovery. The NSERC Strategic Grant (GHGM) on CO2 sequestration was completed.
  2. Collaboration with APEX Eng., on “Using bio-diesel with steam in bitumen recovery” was initiated.
  3. Collaboration was initiated with ITU, Turkey. A PDF joined my research group to work on “Modeling Single Phase Flow in Fractures.”
  4. Collaboration initiated with Kyushy University. A PDF and three graduate students were invited to work on “Investigations on CO2-Oil and Coal Interaction.”
  5. Current research efforts is fully on “Unconventional Oil Recovery”. A consortium consisting of four companies and one agent was formed and a proposal to the NSERC for IRC position is ready for submission. Analysis of bitumen recovery from carbonates using newly patented technology (SOS-FR) is being tested.

Patents

  1. Babadagli, T. and Al-Bahlani, A.M.: "Hydrocarbon Recovery Process for Fractured Reservoirs" Canadian Patent Application, Serial No: 2,639,997 filed in Oct. 6, 2008.

Research Projects and Grants - Completed

  1. "Investigations on Recovery Mechanisms of Water and Steam Injections in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs", Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Project No: TUBITAK YBAG-124, August 1993 - Oct. 1994, (amount: US$14,000).
  2. "Mechanisms Occurring During Water and Steam Injections into Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Containing Heavy Oil", Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Research Fund of Istanbul Tech. Univ., Project No: 497, Jan.1994 - Feb. 1995, (amount: US $6,500).
  3. "Numerical Modeling of Heat and Fluid Flow Between Matrix and Fracture in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs” , Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Research Fund of Istanbul Tech. Univ. Project No: 657, June 1995-October 1996, (amount: US $6,500).
  4. "Characterization of Geothermal Reservoirs in Turkey", Principal Investigator, Project supported by Turkish Prime Ministry State Planning Organization Project No:87, Jan. 1996-May 1997, (amount: US $7,000).
  5. “Fracture Pattern Characterization of Kizildere and Germencik Geothermal Fields” , Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey, Project No: TUBITAK YDABCAG-285, April 1996-April 1997, (amount: US $8,500).
  6. “Investigations on Fracture Development During Injection and the Effect of Fractures on Steamflooding Performance in Oil Reservoirs”, Principal Investigator, Project supported by the Research Fund of Istanbul Tech. Univ., Feb. 1997-Aug. 1998 (amount: US $8,500).
  7. “SAHMAH Reservoir Simulation Study” Project supported by Petrogas, Oman, with Dr. A. Al-Bemani and Dr. F. Boukadi (Principal Investigator), Jan. 2000 – Dec. 2000, (amount: US $23,400).
  8. “Evaluation of Nitrogen Injection Recovery Performance for SAHMAH Field” Principal Investigator, Project supported by Petrogas, Oman, with Dr. A. Al-Bemani and Dr. F. Boukadi, April 2000 – Dec. 2000, (amount: US $24,700).
  9. “Investigations on the EOR Possibilities for Yibal Field, Oman” Principal Investigator, Project supported by Petroleum Development Oman (CR/ENG/PMRE/01/11), with Dr. A. Al-Bemani, Dr. F. Boukadi, and Dr. R. Al-Maamari, Sept. 2000 – Jan. 2002 (amount: US $55,000).
  10. “A Lost Circulation Material As a Mud Loss Control Agent – Phase-I and Phase-II” Project supported by Petroleum Development Oman (CR/ENG/PMRE/01/05), with Dr. F. Boukadi (Principal Investigator), Dr. A. Al-Bemani, Dr. B. Yaghi and Dr. H. Al-Hadrami, Nov. 2000 – Dec. 2001 (amount: US $296,000).
  11. “Recovering More Oil from Omani Fields” Principal Investigator, Project supported by Sultan Qaboos University, the Deanship of Graduate Studies and Research (IG/ENG/PMRE/99/01), with Dr. A. Al-Bemani and Dr. F. Boukadi, Dec. 1999 – March 2002, (amount: US $42,000).
  12. “Investigations on Matrix Recovery During Steam Injection into Qarn Alam Field” Principal Investigator, Project supported by Petroleum Development Oman (CR/ENG/PMRE/01/13) , with Dr. A. Al-Bemani and Dr. F. Boukadi, Nov. 2000 – June 2002 (amount: US $116,000).
  13. “Investigating Ways to Reduce Uncertainty in Generating Relative Permeability Profiles” Project supported by Petroleum Development Oman (CR/ENG/PMRE/01/12), with Dr. F. Boukadi (Principal Investigator) and Dr. A. Al-Bemani, Nov. 2000 – June 2003 (amount: US $119,000).
  14. “Pore to Field Scale Investigation of CO2 Sequestration in Oil Reservoirs” , Principal Investigator , FSIDA Grant #04-14O (University of Alberta, Fund for Support of International Development Activities) Jan. 2005 – Jan. 2006 (amount $ CAN 8,815).
  15. “Fluid Flow Characteristics of Heterogeneous and Fractured Porous Media” Principal Investigator, NSERC Grant, No: G121210595 (amount: CAN $ 84,000) April 2003 – April 2007.
  16. “Modeling Fluid and Heat Flow in Fractured/Porous Media” Principal Investigator, CFI (New Opportunities) Grant, Project # 7566 (amount: CAN $ 77,500-CFI share, total amount: CAN $195,000) June 2003.
  17. “Modeling Fluid and Heat Flow in Fractured/Porous Media” Principal Investigator , CFI (New Opportunities) Grant (Infrastructure Operating Funds, IOF), Project # 7566 (amount CAN $ 22,500) July 2005.
  18. “Improvement of the Efficiency of Heavy-Oil Recovery,” Principal Investigator , University of Alberta International Partnership Fund (IPF) April 2006 – April 2007 (amount CAN $4,500).
  19. “Interfacial Properties of Heavy Oil,” Principal Investigator, Schlumberger DBR, Grant # CS00000260, May 1, 2007 – July 11, 2007 (amount CAN $2,353).
  20. “Improvement of In-Situ Bitumen Recovery by Ozone and SO2 Injection” Principal Investigator, APEX Eng., Grant # G099001400, Feb. 1, 2006 – March 31, 2008 (amount CAN $2,300).
  21. “Investigations on the Greenhouse Gas Storage Capacity of Oil Reservoirs,” , Principal Investigator (with Dr. Zhenghe Xu) NSERC Strategic Grant No: G121990070 (amount CAN $188,000) Jan. 2006 – Dec. 2008 (Additional $25,000 matching fund from the collaborating company, Apache Oil Canada).
  22. “Investigations on the Greenhouse Gas Storage Capacity of Oil Reservoirs,” Principal Investigator (with Dr. Zhenghe Xu) Apache Canada Ltd. Grant No: Apache/NSERC ghgpj322124 (amount CAN $25,000) Oct. 2006 – Dec. 2008.
  23. “One Dimensional Steam Displacement of Oil Sands Bitumen,” Principal Investigator, APEX Eng., July 1, 2008 – Oct. 31, 2009 (amount CAN $14,175).

Research Projects and Grants - Continuing

  1. “Increasing the Efficiency of Heavy-Oil/Bitumen Recovery,” Principal Investigator, NSERC Grant, No: G121210595 (amount: CAN $ 115,000) April 2007 – April 2012.
  2. “Recovery of Bitumen from Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs by Hot Solvent Injection,” Principal Investigator, Laricina Energy Project, No: RES0002567 (amount: CAN $ 130,000) Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2011.
  3. “Bitumen Recovery from Grosmont Carbonates by Low Pressure Solvent and Hot Water Injection,” Principal Investigator, Husky Energy Project, No: RES0003005 (amount CAN $ 25,000) Sept. 2009 – Sept. 2011.
  4. “Integrated research to evaluate the potential for developing engineered geothermal systems (EGS) in Alberta: Reservoir simulation of heat production from an EGS in Northern Alberta granites” with eight University of Alberta professors (Dr. Martyn Unsworth, Theme Leader), and three GFZ Potsdam researchers, Sept. 2010-Sept 2015, No: RES0006266 (amount: $179,000 of the total budget of $3,000,000).
  5. “Recovery of Bitumen from Sandstone and Carbonate Reservoirs by Hot Solvent Injection,” Principal Investigator, NSERC Collaborative Research Development (CRD), with support of Laricina Energy Principal Investigator, Project No: 385289-09 (amount CAN $ 155,500) July 2010 – July 2012.
  6. “Bitumen Recovery from Grosmont Carbonates by Low Pressure Solvent and Hot Water Injection,” Principal Investigator, NSERC Collaborative Research Development (CRD), with support of Husky Energy Principal Investigator, Project No: 385291-09 (amount CAN $ 37,750) July 2010 – July 2012.
  7. “Experimental Analysis of the Steam and CO2 EOR Potential of the Gorisht Field,” Principal Investigator, Stream Oil and Gas Ltd. Project, Project No: RES0006246 (amount CAN$ 30,000) Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2011.
  8. “Steam Injection Potential of Fractured Carbonates Containing Bitumen,” Principal Investigator, Sunshine Oilsands, Ltd., Project No: RES0009156 Jan. 2011 – Mar. 2012 (amount CAN$ 52,325).

Selected Publications - Refereed Journals

  1. Pathak, V., Babadagli, T. and Edmunds, N.R.: “Mechanics of Heavy Oil and Bitumen Recovery by Hot Solvent Injection,” accepted for publication SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., 2011. 
  2. Babadagli, T. and Ozum, B.: “Biodiesel as Additive in High Pressure and Temperature Steam Recovery of Heavy-Oil and Bitumen,” accepted for publication in Oil and Gas Sci. and Tech. – Revue de l’IFP, 2011. 
  3. Stalgorova, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Field Scale Modeling of Tracer Injection in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using the Random-Walk Simulation,” accepted for publication in SPEJ, 2011. 
  4. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “Visual Analysis of Diffusion Process During Oil Recovery Using Hydrocarbon Solvents and Thermal Methods,” accepted for publication in Chem. Eng. J., 2011. 
  5. Pathak, V., Babadagli, T. and Edmunds, N.R.: “Heavy Oil and Bitumen Recovery by Hot Solvent Injection,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 78, 2011, 637-645. 
  6. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “SOS-FR (Solvent-Over-Steam Injection in Fractured Reservoir) Technique as a New Approach for Heavy-Oil and Bitumen Recovery: An Overview of the Method,” Energy and Fuels, vol. 25, 2011, 4528-4539. 
  7. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “Field Scale Applicability and Efficiency Analysis of Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) Method for Heavy-Oil Recovery,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 78, 2011, 338-346. 
  8. Davletbaev, A., Kovaleva, L. and Babadagli, T.: “Mathematical Modeling and Field Application of Heavy Oil Recovery by Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Stimulation” accepted for publication in J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 78, no. 3-4, 2011, 646-653. 
  9. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of Multi-Layer-Complex Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” accepted for publication Tran. in Porous Media, 2011. 
  10. Majorowicz, J., Unsworth, M., Chacko, T., Gray, A., Heaman, L., Potter, D., Schmitt, D. and Babadagli, T.: “Geothermal Energy Potential for Oilsands Processing in Northern Alberta, Canada,” AAPG Memoirs: Heavy Oil/Bitumen Petroleum Systems in Alberta and Beyond, (F. J. Hein, D. Leckie, J. Suter and S. Larter. Eds.) 2011, Tulsa, OK (in print). 
  11. Naderi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Pore Scale Investigation of Immiscible Displacement Process in Porous Media under High Frequency Sound Waves,” J. Fluid Mech., vol. 680, 336-360, 2011. 
  12. Naderi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Visual Analysis of Displacement Processes in Porous Media under Ultrasound Effect,” Phys. Review E, vol. 83, no. 5, 056323/1-14, 2011. 
  13. Babadagli, T: “Laboratory Flow Tests and Up-Scaling of Fluid Flow in Porous Media: Fifty-Year History, Today’s Challenges, and the Way Forward,” J. Can. Petr. Tech. (in the special issue on its 50th anniversary), vol. 50, no. 1 (Jan.) 2011, 14-17 (invited).
  14. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Effective Fracture Network Permeability of Geothermal Reservoirs,” Geothermics, vol. 40, 25-38, 2011. 
  15. Singh, R. and Babadagli, T.: “Mechanics and Up-scaling of Heavy-Oil Bitumen Recovery by Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) Method,” J. Can. Petr. Tech., vol. 50, no. 1, (Jan) 2011, 33-42. 
  16. Kovaleva, L., Davletbaev, A., Babadagli, T. and Stepanova, Z: “Effects of Electrical and Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Heating on the Mass Transfer Process During Miscible Injection for Heavy-Oil Recovery,” Energy and Fuels, vol. 25, no. 2, 482-486, 2011.
  17. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Generating 3-D Permeability Map of Fracture Networks Using Well, Outcrop, and Pressure Transient Data,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., , vol. 14, no. 2, April 2011, 215-224. 
  18. Bogatkov, D. and Babadagli, T.:”Fracture Network Modeling Conditioned to Pressure Transient and Tracer Test Dynamic Data,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 75, 154-167, 2010. 
  19. Huy, P.Q., Sasaki, K., Sugai, Y. Kreangkrai, M., and Babadagli, T.: “Numerical Simulation of CO2 Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Recovery for a Vietnamese Coal Seam,” Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Sciences, vol. 2, 1-7, Sept. 2010. 
  20. Ozdemirtas, M., Kuru, E., and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental Investigations of Borehole Ballooning Due to Flow of Non-Newtonian Fluids in Fractured Rocks,” Int. J. of Rock Mech. and Min. Sci., vol. 47, 1200-1206, 2010 (Technical Note-peer reviewed). 
  21. Babadagli, T., Er, V., Naderi, K., Burkus, Z. and Ozum, B.: “Use of Biodiesel as an Additive in Thermal Recovery of Heavy-Oil and Bitumen,” J. Can. Petr. Tech., vol. 49, no. 11, 2010. 
  22. Trivedi, J., and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental Investigations on the Flow Dynamics and Abandonment Pressure for CO2 Sequestration and Incremental Oil Recovery in Fractured Reservoirs: The Midale Field Case,” J. Can. Petr. Tech., vol. 49, no. 3 (March) 2010. 
  23. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental and Visual Analysis of Diffusive Mass Transfer between Matrix and Fracture under Static Conditions,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 74, 31-40, 2010. 
  24. Resnyanskiy, P. and Babadagli, T.: "Development of Marginal/Mature Oil Fields, A Case Study: The Sinclair Field,” J. Can. Petr. Tech. vol. 49, no. 4 (April) 2010. 
  25. Er, V. and Babadagli, T.: “Miscible Interaction between Matrix and Fracture – A Visualization and Simulation Study,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 13, no. 1, Feb. 2010. 
  26. Hascakir, B., Babadagli, T. and Akin, S.: “Field Scale Analysis of Heavy-Oil Recovery by Electrical Heating,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 13, no. 1, Feb. 2010. 
  27. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental and Visual Analysis of Co- and Counter-Current Spontaneous Imbibition for Different Viscosity Ratios, Interfacial Tensions, and Wettabilities ,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 70, no. 3-4, 214-228, Feb. 2010.
  28. Er, V. and Babadagli, T. and Xu, Z.: “Pore Scale Investigation of Matrix-Fracture Interaction During CO2 Injection in Naturally Fractured Oil Reservoirs,” Energy and Fuels, vol. 24(2), 1421-1430, 2010. 
  29. Al-Anazi, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Automatic Fracture Density Update Using Smart Well Data and Artificial Neural Networks,” Comp. and Geosciences, vol 36, 335-347, 2010. 
  30. Bogatkov, D. and Babadagli, T.: “Integrated Modeling of the Fractured Carbonate Midale Field and Sensitivity Analysis through Experimental Design,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 12, no. 6, Dec. 2009. 
  31. Naderi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Influence of Intensity and Frequency of Ultrasonic Waves on Capillary Interaction and Oil Recovery from Different Rock Types,” Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, vol. 17, 500-508, 2009. 
  32. Bogatkov, D. and Babadagli, T.: “Characterization of Fracture Network System of the Midale Field,” J. Can. Petr. Tech., vol. 48, no. 7, July 2009, 30-39. 
  33. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Oil Recovery and Sequestration Potential of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs During CO2 Injection,” Energy and Fuels, vol. 23, no 8, 2009, 4025-4036. 
  34. Babadagli, T., Sahin, S., Kalfa, U., Celebioglu, D., Karabakal, U. and Topguder, N.N.: “Evaluation of Steam Injection Potential and Improving Ongoing CO2 Injection of the Bati Raman Field, Turkey” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 68, no. 1-2, 2009, 107-117. 
  35. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “SAGD Laboratory Experimental and Numerical Simulation Studies: A Review of Current Status and Future Issues,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 68, no. 3-4, 2009, 135-150. 
  36. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “A Sensitivity Analysis for Effective Parameters on 2-D Fracture Network Permeability,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng, vol. 12, no. 3, June 2009, 455-469. 
  37. Babadagli, T., Hatiboglu, C. U. and Hamida, T.: “Evaluation of Matrix-Fracture Transfer Functions for Counter-Current Capillary Imbibition,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 80, no. 1, 17-56, 2009. 
  38. Ozdemirtas, M., Babadagli, T. and Kuru, E.: “Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Borehole Ballooning in Rough Fractures,” SPE Drilling and Comp., June, 2009, 256-265. 
  39. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental and Numerical Modeling of the Mass Transfer between Rock Matrix and Fracture,” Chem. Eng. Jour. , vol. 146, 2009, 194-204. 
  40. Ozdemirtas, M., Babadagli, T. and Kuru, E.: “Effects of Fractal Fracture Surface Roughness on the Borehole Ballooning,” Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 8, No. 1, Feb. 2009. 
  41. Naderi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Clarifications on Oil/Heavy Oil Recovery under Ultrasonic Radiation through Core and 2-D Visualization Experiments,” J. Can. Petr. Tech., vol. 47, no. 11, Nov. 2008, 56-62. 
  42. Hascakir, B., Babadagli, T. and Akin, S.: “Experimental and Numerical Simulation of Oil Recovery from Oil Shales by Electrical Heating,” Energy and Fuels, vol. 22, no. 6, Sept. 5, 2008, 3976-3985.
  43. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Efficiency Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Sequestration during Miscible CO2 Injection in Fractured Oil Reservoirs,” Env. Sci. and Tech., vol. 42, no. 15, 2008, 5473-5479. 
  44. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Pore-scale studies of spontaneous imbibition into oil-saturated porous media,” Phys. Review E , vol. 77, 066311-11, 2008.
  45. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Effects of Ultrasonic Waves on the Interfacial Forces between Oil and Water,” Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (Short Communication-peer reviewed), vol 15, 2008, 274-278.
  46. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Diffusion Mass Transfer in Miscible Oil Recovery: Visual Experiments and Simulation,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 74, 2008, 169-184.
  47. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Scaling Miscible Displacement in Fractured Porous Media Using Dimensionless Groups,,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 61, 2008, 58-66.
  48. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Primary and Secondary Oil Recovery from Different Wettability Rocks by Counter-Current Diffusion and Spontaneous Imbibition,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 11, No. 2 (April 2008) 418-428.
  49. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Lattice-Boltzmann Simulation of Solvent Diffusion into Oil Saturated Porous Media,” Phys. Review E, vol. 76, 066309, 2007.
  50. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Fluid-Fluid Interaction during Miscible and Immiscible Displacement under Ultrasonic Waves,” European Physical Journal B, vol. 60, no. 4, 447-462, 2008.
  51. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Displacement of Oil by Different Interfacial Tension Fluids under Ultrasonic Waves,” Coll. and Surf. A: Physicochemical and Eng. Aspect, vol. 316, 176-189, March., 2008.
  52. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Efficiency of Diffusion Controlled Miscible Displacement in Fractured Porous Media,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 71, no. 3, Feb. 2008.
  53. Hatiboglu, C.U. and Babadagli, T.: “Oil Recovery by Counter-Current Spontaneous Imbibition: Effects of Matrix Shape Factor, Gravity, IFT, Oil Viscosity, Wettability, and Rock Type,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 59, 2007, 106-122.
  54. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Analysis of Capillary Interaction and Oil Recovery under Ultrasonic Waves,” Transport in Porous Media, 70 (2), 2007, 231-255.
  55. Sola, B.S., Rashidi, F. and Babadagli, T.: “Temperature Effects on the Heavy Oil-Water Relative Permeabilities of Carbonate Rocks,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng. , vol. 59, 2007, 27-42.
  56. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Immiscible Displacement of Oil by Water in Consolidated Porous Media due to Capillary Imbibition under Ultrasonic Waves,” J. of the Acoustical Soc. of America , vol. 122 (3) Sept. 2007, 1539-1555.
  57. Babadagli, T. and Al-Bemani, A.: “Investigations on Matrix Recovery During Steam Injection into Heavy-Oil Containing Carbonate Rocks,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 53, 2007, 259-274.
  58. Babadagli, T. : “Development of Mature Oil Fields – A Review,” J. Pet. Sci. and Eng., vol. 57, 2007, 221-246 (Ranked first in the top ten of the most downloaded papers, as of Jan. 2010).
  59. Trivedi, J., Babadagli, T. Lavoie, R., and Nimchuk, D.: “Acid Gas Sequestration During Tertiary Oil Recovery: Optimal Injection Strategies and Importance of Operational Parameters,” J. Can. Pet. Tech., March 2007, 60-67.
  60. Babadagli, T. and and Hatiboglu, C.U.: “Analysis of Counter-Current Gas-Water Capillary Imbibition at Different Temperatures,” J. Pet. Sci. and Eng., vol. 55, no.3-4 (Feb. 2007) 277-293.
  61. Babadagli, T.: “Evaluation of Critical Parameters in Oil Recovery from Fractured Chalks by Surfactant Injection,” J. Pet. Sci. and Eng., vol 54, no. 1-2, 2006, 43-54.
  62. Babadagli, T. Al-Bemani, A., Boukadi, F. and Iyoho, W.A.: “Experimental and Numerical Evaluation of the Feasibility of Nitrogen Injection into a Mature-Layered-Light-Oil Reservoir,” Oil Gas European Magazine , vol. 33, June, 2/07, 2007, 83-87.
  63. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “CO2 and Flue Gas Sequestration During Tertiary Oil Recovery: Optimal Injection Strategies and Importance of Operational Parameters,” Oil Gas European Magazine , vol. 33, March, 1/2007, 2007, 22-26.
  64. Babadagli, T.: “Effective Permeability Estimation for 2-D Fractal Permeability Fields,” Mathematical Geology , vol. 38, no 1, 2006. 
  65. Boukadi, F., Al-Bemani, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Understanding Governing Fluid Flow Mechanisms in a Mature Omani Oil Field - A Case Study,” Oil Gas European Magazine, vol. 31, no 2, 2005, 61-67.
  66. Babadagli, T.: “Analysis of Oil Recovery by Spontaneous Imbibition of Surfactant Solution,” Oil and Gas Sci. and Tech. – Revue de l’IFP , vol. 60, no 4, 2005, 697-710. 
  67. Babadagli, T., Al-Bemani, A. Boukadi, F. and Al-Maamari, R.: “A Laboratory Feasibility Study of Dilute Surfactant Injection for the Yibal Field, Oman,” J. Petr. Sci. and Eng., vol. 48, no 1-2, 2005, 37-52.
  68. Babadagli, T.: “Analysis of The Displacement in Fractal Lattices With Different Number of Grids,” Fractals, vol. 13, no 3, Sept. 2005, 207-213.
  69. Babadagli, T. and Boluk, Y.: “Oil Recovery Performances of Surfactant Solutions by Capillary Imbibition,” J. Coll. and Int. Sci., vol. 282, no 1, Feb. 2005, 158-171. 
  70. Boukadi, F., Al-Bemani, A., and Babadagli, T.: “Investigating Uncertainties in Relative Permeability Measurements,” Energy Resources, vol. 27, 2005, 719-728.
  71. Babadagli, T., Al-Bemani, A. and Al-Shammakhi, K.: “Numerical Estimation of the Degree of Reservoir Permeability Heterogeneity Using Pressure Draw-Down Tests,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 57, no. 3, Dec. 2004, 313-331.
  72. Boukadi, F., Yaghi, B., Hadrami, H., Al-Bemani, A., Babadagli, T. and DeMestre, P.: “A Comparative Study of Lost Circulation Materials,” Energy Resources , vol. 26, no. 11, Sept. 2004, 1043-1051.
  73. Babadagli, T. and Al-Salmi, S.: “A Review of Permeability Prediction Methods for Carbonate Reservoirs Using Well Log Data,” SPE Res. Eval. and Eng., vol. 7, no. 2, (April 2004) 75-88.
  74. Babadagli, T.: “Selection of Proper Enhanced Oil Recovery Fluid for Efficient Matrix Recovery in Fractured Oil Reservoirs,” Colloids and Surface A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects , vol. 223, no. 1-3, 2003, 157-175.
  75. Babadagli, T.: “Improving Matrix-Fracture Transfer Using Chemicals and Thermal Methods in Fractured Heavy-Oil Reservoirs,” Petroleum Science and Technology, vol. 21, no. 5&6, 2003, 949-962.
  76. Babadagli, T.: “Evaluation of EOR Methods for Heavy-Oil Recovery in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” J. of Petroleum Science and Eng., vol. 37, no.1-2, Feb. 2003, 25-37. (Ranked eighth in the top ten of the most downloaded papers, as of Jan. 2010)
  77. Babadagli, T. and Develi, K.: “Fractal Characteristics of Rocks Fractured Under Tension,” Theoretical and Applied Frac. Mech., vol.39, no.1, 2003, 73-88.
  78. Babadagli, T.: “Scanline Method to Determine the Fractal Nature of 2-D Fracture Networks,” Mathematical Geology, vol. 34, no. 6, August 2002.
  79. Babadagli, T.: “Scaling of Capillary Imbibition under Static Thermal and Dynamic Fracture Flow Conditions,” J. of Petroleum Science and Eng., vol. 33, no. 4, 223-239, 2002.
  80. Babadagli, T.: “Dynamics of Capillary Imbibition When Surfactant, Polymer and Hot Water Are Used as Aqueous Phase,” J. Coll. and Int. Sci., vol. 246, no.1, Feb. 2002, 203-213.
  81. Babadagli, T.: “Scaling of Co-Current and Counter-Current Capillary Imbibition for Surfactant and Polymer Injection in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” SPE Journal (Dec. 2001) 465-478.
  82. Babadagli, T.: “Fractal Analysis of 2-D Fracture Networks of Geothermal Reservoirs in South-western Turkey,” J. of Volcanology and Geothermal Res., vol. 112/1-4, Dec. 2001, 83-103.
  83. Babadagli, T.: “A Practical Approach for Field Scale Performance Estimation of Oil Recovery by Water Injection in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” Petroleum Science and Technology, vol. 19, no. 19-20, Nov. 2001, 1093-1108.
  84. Babadagli, T. and Develi, K.: “On the Application of Methods Used to Calculate Fractal Dimension of Fracture Surfaces,” Fractals, vol. 9, no. 1, 2001, 105-128.
  85. Develi, K., Babadagli, T. and Comlekci, C.: “A New Computer Controlled Surface Scanning Device for Measurement of Joint Surface Roughness,” Computers and Geosciences, vol. 27, no:3, 2001, 265-277.
  86. Babadagli, T.: “Invasion Percolation in Correlated Porous Media,” Physica A, vol. 285, no: 3-4, Oct. 2000, 248-258.
  87. Babadagli, T.: “Optimum Steam Injection Strategies for Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” Petroleum Science and Technology, vol. 18, no.3-4, 375-405, 2000.
  88. Babadagli, T.: “Efficiency of Capillary Imbibition Dominated Displacement of Non-Wetting Phase by Wetting Phase in Fractured Porous Media,” Transport in Porous Media, vol. 40, no: 3, Sept. 2000, 323-344.
  89. Babadagli, T.: “Effect of Fractal Permeability Correlations on Waterflooding Performance in Carbonate Reservoirs,” J. of Petroleum Science and Eng., vol. 23, no. 3-4, 223-238, 1999.
  90. Bursali, O. and Babadagli, T.: “Assessment of Oil Reserve Distributions by Fractal Analysis,” Turkish J. of Oil and Gas, Vol. 5, No.1, (Feb. 1999) 35-44.
  91. Develi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Quantification of Natural Fracture Surfaces Using Fractal Geometry,” Mathematical Geology, vol. 30, no.8, 1998, 971-998.
  92. Babadagli, T. and Karaalioglu, H.: "Stochastic Transport in Porous Media Representing Correlations," Turkish J. of Oil and Gas, Vol. 3, No.1 (Feb. 1997) 52-62.
  93. Babadagli, T.: "Heavy-Oil Recovery From Matrix During Thermal Applications in Fractured Reservoirs," In situ, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1996, 221-249.
  94. Babadagli, T.: "Temperature Effect on Heavy-Oil Recovery by Imbibition in Fractured Reservoirs," J. of Petroleum Science and Eng., Vol. 14, Nos.3/4, May 1996, 197-209.

Book Chapters

  1. Babadagli, T. and Trivedi, J.: “CO2 Injection For Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery,” in Progress in Oilfield Chemistry: Managing Matured Fields and Wells (ed. István Lakatos) Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary, vol. 6, 2006. 
  2. Babadagli, T.: “Optimization of CO2 Injection For Sequestration/ Enhanced Oil Recovery and Current Status In Canada,” in: Advances in the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide, eds. Lombardi S., Altunina L.K. and Beaubien S.E., NATO Science Series, Springer Publishing, Berlin, 2006.

Conference Papers

  1. Greff, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Use of Nano-Metal Particles as Catalyst Under Electromagnetic Heating for Viscosity Reduction of Heavy Oil,” IPTC 14720, 2011 Int. Petr. Tech. Conf. (IPTC), Bangkok, Thailand, 7-9 Feb. pp. 13. 
  2. Naderi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Use of CO2 as Solvent during Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) Method for Heavy Oil Recovery,” IPTC 14918, 2011 Int. Petr. Tech. Conf. (IPTC), Bangkok, Thailand, 7-9 Feb. pp 10.
  3. Argelles, F. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental and Analytical Modeling of Gravity Drainage Dominated Heavy-Oil Recovery Under Non-Isothermal Conditions: A Micro Scale Approach,” SPE 148872, 2011 CSUG/SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conf., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 15-17 Nov. pp 14.
  4. Al-Gosayir, M., Leung, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Design of Solvent-Assisted SAGD Processes in Heterogeneous Reservoirs Using Hybrid Optimization Techniques,” SPE 149010, 2011 CSUG/SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conf., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 15-17 Nov.
  5. Leyva, H. and Babadagli, T.: “Optimal application conditions for heavy-oil/bitumen recovery by solvent injection at elevated temperatures,” SPE 150315, 2011 SPE Heavy Oil Conference and Exhibition, Kuwait City, Kuwait, 12-14 Dec.
  6. Al-Gosayir, M., Babadagli, T. and Leung, J.: “Optimization of Solvent Additive SAGD Applications using Hybrid Optimization Techniques,” SPE 144963, 2011 SPE EOR Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 7-11 May.
  7. Greff, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Catalytic Effects of Nano-Size Metal Ions in Breaking Asphaltene Molecules during Thermal Recovery of Heavy-Oil,” SPE 146604, 2011 SPE Annual Tech. Conf. and Exh., Denver, CO, 30 Oct. - 2 Nov.
  8. Hamedi, Y. and Babadagli, T.: “Transportation and Interaction of Nano and Micro Size Metal Particles During Thermal Injection Applications for Heavy-Oil Recovery,” SPE 146661, 2011 SPE Annual Tech. Conf. and Exh., Denver, CO, 30 Oct. - 2 Nov.
  9. Pathak, V., Babadagli, T. and Edmunds, N.R.: “Mechanics of Heavy Oil and Bitumen Recovery by Hot Solvent Injection,” SPE 144546, 2011 SPE Western North American Regional Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 7-11 May.
  10. Stalgorova, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Field Scale Modeling of Tracer Injection in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using the Random-Walk Simulation,” SPE 144547, 2011 SPE Western North American Regional Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, 7-11 May.
  11. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “An Overview of the SOS-FR (Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs) Method and Its Applicability in Heavy-Oil Fields,” 2011 World Heavy Oil Congress, Edmonton, AB, 15-17 Mar.
  12. Davletbaev, A., Kovaleva, L., Babadagli, T. and Minnigalimov, R: “Heavy Oil and Bitumen Recovery Using Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Irradiation and Electrical Heating: Theoretical Analysis and Field Scale Observations,” SPE 136611, 2010 SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources and Int. Petr. Conf., Calgary, AB, Canada, 19-21 Oct.
  13. Stalgorova, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Modeling Miscible Injection in Fractured Porous Media Using Non-Classical Simulation Approaches,” SPE 135903, 2010 SPE Russian Oil and Gas Tech. Conf. and Exh., Moscow, Russia, 26-28 Oct.
  14. Stalgorova, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Modeling Miscible Injection in Fractured Porous Media Using Non-Classical Simulation Approaches,” SPE 135903, 2010 SPE Russian Oil and Gas Tech. Conf. and Exh., Moscow, Russia, 26-28 Oct. (in Russian).
  15. Hamedi, Y. and Babadagli, T.: “Effects of Nano Size Metals on Viscosity Reduction of Heavy Oil/Bitumen During Thermal Applications,” SPE 137540, 2010 SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources and Int. Petr. Conf., Calgary, AB, Canada, 19-21 Oct.
  16. Pathak, V., Babadagli, T. and Edmunds, N.R.: “Hot Solvent Injection for Heavy Oil/Bitumen Recovery: An Experimental Investigation,” SPE 137440, 2010 SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources and Int. Petr. Conf., Calgary, AB, Canada, 19-21 Oct.
  17. Gunde, A.C., Babadagli, T. and Mitra, S.K.: “Lattice-Boltzmann Method to Estimate Relative Permeabilities for Matrix-Fracture Interaction in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” SPE 138255, 2010 SPE Eastern Reg. Meet., Morgantown, West Virginia, 13-15 Oct.
  18. Singh, R. and Babadagli, T.: “Mechanics and Up-scaling of Heavy-Oil Bitumen Recovery by Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) Method,” SPE 132459, 2010 SPE Western North America Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 26-30 May.
  19. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “Efficiency Analysis of Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) Method for Heavy-Oil Recovery,” SPE 132458, 2010 SPE Western North America Reg. Meet., Anaheim, CA, 26-30 May.
  20. Babadagli, T. and Ozum, B.: “Biodiesel as Surfactant Additive in Steam Assisted Recovery of Heavy-Oil and Bitumen,” SPE 133376, 2010 SPE Western North America Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 26-30 May.
  21. Jafari, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Calculating Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of Multi-Layer-Complex Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” SPE 132431, 2010 SPE Western North America Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 26-30 May.
  22. Gunde, A.C., Mitra, S.K. and Babadagli, T.: “Pore Scale Simulation of Two-Phase Flow in a Berea Sandstone Core Using Lattice Boltzmann Method, ” FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30309, Proceedings of ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Eng. Summer Meet. and 8th Int. Conf on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Montreal, Canada, Aug. 2-4, pp. 6.
  23. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Practical Estimation of Equivalent Fracture Network Permeability of Geothermal Reservoirs,” Paper no: 2269, 2010 World Geothermal Congress, Bali, Indonesia, 20-25 April.
  24. Huy, P.Q., Sasaki, K., Sugai, Y., Ichikawa, S., and Babadagli, T.: “Visualization Study on Swelling of Coal Matrix in High Pressure CO2,” in the proceedings of Int. Symp. On Earth Science and Tech., Organized by Cooperative Int. Network for Earth Sci. and Tech. and Kyushu Univ., Dec. 8-9, 2009, pp. 6.
  25. Babadagli, T., Sahin, S., Kalfa, U., Celebioglu, D., Karabakal, U. and Topguder, N.N.: “A Reservoir Management Approach to Develop the Bati Raman Field Using Different EOR Techniques,” 17th Int. Petrol. and Natural Gas Cong. and Exh., Ankara, Turkey, 13-15 May, 2009.
  26. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) for Heavy-Oil Recovery: Experimental Analysis of the Mechanism,” SPE 123568, 2009 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference & Exhibition, Jakarta, Indonesia, 4-6 Aug.
  27. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “Laboratory and Field Scale Analysis of Steam-Over-Solvent Injection in Fractured Reservoirs (SOS-FR) for Heavy-Oil Recovery” SPE 124047, 2009 SPE Annual Tech. Conf. and Exh., New Orleans, LA, 4-7 Oct.
  28. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “Generating 3-D Permeability Map of Fracture Networks Using Well, Outcrop, and Pressure Transient Data,” SPE 124077 2009 SPE/EAGE Reservoir Char. and Sim. Conf., Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19-21 Oct.
  29. Babadagli, T., Er, V., Naderi, K., Burkus, Z. and Ozum, B.: “Use of Biodiesel as an Additive in Thermal Recovery of Heavy-Oil and Bitumen,” CIPC 2009-049, Canadian Int. Petroleum Conf., Calgary, Canada, 16-18 June 2009.
  30. Babadagli, T. and Trivedi, J.: “Evaluation of The Critical Parameters Affecting CO2 Sequestration Performance During Enhanced Oil Recovery,” in the proceedings of Int. Symp. On Earth Science and Tech., Organized by Cooperative Int. Network for Earth Sci. and Tech. and Kyushu Univ., Dec. 1-2, 2008, 7-14.
  31. Sugai, Y., Babadagli, T. and Sasaki, K.: “Measurement of Swelling of Crude Oil Due to Carbon Dioxide Dissolution,” in the proceedings of Int. Symp. On Earth Science and Tech., Organized by Cooperative Int. Network for Earth Sci. and Tech. and Kyushu Univ., Dec. 1-2, 2008, 143-149.
  32. Bogatkov, D. and Babadagli, T.: “Integrated Modeling and Statistical Analysis of 3-D Fracture Network of the Midale Field,” IPTC 12165, Int. Petr. Tech. Conf. (IPTC), 3-5 Dec. 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  33. Hascakir, B., Babadagli, T. and Akin, S.: “Experimental and Numerical Modeling of Heavy-Oil Recovery by Electrical Heating,” SPE 117669, 2008 SPE Int. Thermal Oper. and Heavy-Oil Symp., Calgary, AB, Canada, 20-23 Oct.
  34. Naderi, K., and Babadagli, T.: “Effect of Ultrasonic Intensity and Frequency on Heavy-Oil Recovery from Different Wettability Rocks,” SPE 117324, 2008 SPE Int. Thermal Oper. and Heavy-Oil Symp., Calgary, AB, Canada, 20-23 Oct.
  35. Babadagli, T., Burkus, Z., Moschopedis, S.E., and Ozum, B.: “Bitumen Extraction from Oil Sands using CaO (Lime) and Ozone,” SPE 117677, 2008 SPE Int. Thermal Oper. and Heavy-Oil Symp., Calgary, AB, Canada, 20-23 Oct.
  36. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “Heavy-Oil Recovery in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs with Varying Wettability by Steam Solvent Co-Injection,” SPE 117626, 2008 SPE Int. Thermal Oper. and Heavy-Oil Symp., Calgary, AB, Canada, 20-23 Oct.
  37. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental Analysis of CO2 Sequestration Efficiency during Oil Recovery in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” SPE 117607, 2008 SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 11-15 Oct.
  38. Er, V. and Babadagli, T.: “Miscible Interaction between Matrix and Fracture – A Visualization and Simulation Study,” SPE 117579, 2008 SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 11-15 Oct.
  39. Babadagli, T., Sahin, S., Kalfa, U., Celebioglu, D., Karabakal, U. and Topguder, N.N.: “Development of Heavy-Oil Fractured Carbonate Bati Raman Field: Evaluation of Steam Injection Potential and Improving On-Going CO2 Injection,” SPE 115400, 2008 SPE Annual Tech. Conf. and Exh., Denver, CO, 21-24 Sept.
  40. Al-Anazi, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Automatic Fracture Network Model Update using Smart Well Data and Artificial Neural Networks,” SPE 113282, 2008 SPE EUROPEC, Rome, Italy, 9-12 June.
  41. Trivedi, J., and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental investigations on the flow dynamics and abandonment pressure for CO2 sequestration and incremental oil recovery in fractured reservoirs: The Midale field case,” CIPC 2008-092, CIM 59th Annual Tech. Meet., Canadian Int. Petroleum Conf., Calgary, Canada, 16-19 June 2008.
  42. Jafari, A.R. and Babadagli, T.: “A Sensitivity Analysis for Effective Parameters on Fracture Network Permeability,” SPE 113618, 2008 SPE/AAPG Western Regional Meeting, Bakersfield, CA, 31 March-2 April.
  43. Al-Bahlani, A.M. and Babadagli, T.: “A Critical Review of the Status of SAGD: Where Are We and What is Next?” SPE 113283, 2008 SPE/AAPG Western Reg. Meet., Bakersfield, CA, 31 March-2 April. (fourth most downloaded paper in the SPE e-library (OnePetro), as of Jan. 2010)
  44. Al-Anazi, A. and Babadagli, T.: “Use of Real-Time Dynamic Data to Generate Fracture Network Models,” IPTC 11492, 2007 Int. Petr. Tech. Conf. (IPTC), Dubai, 4-6 Dec.
  45. Ozdemirtas, M., Babadagli, T. and Kuru, E. : “Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Borehole Ballooning in Rough Fractures,” SPE 110121, 2007 SPE Annual Technical Conf. and Exh., Anaheim, CA, 11-14 Nov.
  46. Naderi, K. and Babadagli, T.: “Clarifications on Oil/Heavy Oil Recovery Under Ultrasonic Radiation through Core and 2-D Visualization Experiments,” CIPC 2007-032, CIM 58th Annual Tech. Meet., Canadian Int. Petroleum Conf., Calgary, Canada, 12-14 June 2007.
  47. Bogatkov, D. and Babadagli, T.: “Characterization of Fracture Network System of the Midale Field,” CIPC 2007-031, CIM 58th Annual Tech. Meet., Canadian Int. Petroleum Conf., Calgary, Canada, 12-14 June 2007.
  48. Er, V. and Babadagli, T.: “Visual Investigations on the Oil Recovery and Sequestration Potential of CO2 in Naturally Fractured Oil Reservoirs,” CIPC 2007-033, CIM 58th Annual Tech. Meet., Canadian Int. Petroleum Conf., Calgary, Canada, 12-14 June 2007.
  49. Ozdemirtas, M., Babadagli, T., and Kuru, E.: “Numerical Modeling of Borehole Ballooning/Breathing – Effect of Fracture Roughness,” CIPC 2007-038, CIM 58th Annual Tech. Meet., Canadian Int. Petroleum Conf., Calgary, Canada, 12-14 June 2007.
  50. Trivedi, J., and Babadagli, T.: “Efficiency of Miscible Displacement in Fractured Porous Media,” SPE 100411, SPE Western Reg./AAPG Pacific Section/GSA Cordilleran Section Joint Meet., 8-10 May 2006, Anchorage, Alaska.
  51. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Primary and Secondary Oil Recovery from Different Wettability Rocks by Counter-Current Diffusion and Spontaneous Imbibition,” SPE 94120, SPE/DOE Symp. on Imp. Oil Rec. Conf. 22-26 April 2006, Tulsa, OK.
  52. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: "Effects of Ultrasonic Waves on Immiscible and Miscible Displacement in Porous Media," SPE 95327, 2005 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exh., Dallas, TX, 9-12 Oct., 2005.
  53. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental and Stochastic Modeling of Diffusion Controlled Matrix-Fracture Transfer in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,” SPE 95474, 2005 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exh., Dallas, TX, 9-12 Oct., 2005.
  54. Babadagli, T.: “Mature Field Development – A Review,” SPE 93884, SPE EUROPEC / EAGE Annual Conf., 13-16 Jun 2005, Madrid, Spain. (second most downloaded paper in the SPE e-library (OnePetro), as of Jan. 2010)
  55. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Investigations on the Capillary Interaction of Different Oleic and Aqueous Phases between Matrix and Fracture Under Ultrasonic Waves,” SPE 94105, SPE EUROPEC / EAGE Annual Conf., 13-16 Jun 2005, Madrid, Spain.
  56. Trivedi, J. and Babadagli, T.: “CO2 and Flue Gas Sequestration During Tertiary Oil Recovery: Optimal Injection Strategies and Importance of Operational Parameters,” Paper No. 2005-042, CIM 56th Annual Technical Meeting, Canadian International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, Canada, 7-9 June 2005.
  57. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Visualization Studies on Matrix-Fracture Transfer Due to Diffusion,” Paper No. 2005-077, CIM 56th Annual Technical Meeting, Canadian International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, Canada, 7-9 June 2005.
  58. Trivedi, J., Babadagli, T., Lavoie, R., and Nimchuk, D.: “Acid Gas Sequestration During Tertiary Oil Recovery: Optimal Injection Strategies and Importance of Operational Parameters,” Paper No. 2005-088, CIM 56th Annual Technical Meeting, Canadian International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, Canada, 7-9 June 2005.
  59. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Investigations on Capillary and Viscous Displacement under Ultrasonic Waves,” Paper No. 2005-132, CIM 56th Annual Technical Meeting, Canadian International Petroleum Conference, Calgary, Canada, 7-9 June 2005 (extended abstract).
  60. Babadagli, T. and Hatiboglu, C. U.: “Gas-Water Counter-Current Capillary Imbibition at Different Temperatures,” SPE 93882, SPE Western Regional Meeting, 31 Mar - 2 Apr 2005, Irvine, CA, USA.
  61. Hamida, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Effect of Ultrasonic Waves on the Capillary Imbibition Recovery of Oil,” SPE 92124, SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conf. and Exh., 12 - 14 April 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  62. Babadagli, T., Hatiboglu, C. U. and Hamida, T.: “Evaluation of Matrix-Fracture Transfer Functions for Counter-Current Capillary Imbibition,” SPE 92111, SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conf. and Exh., 12 - 14 April 2005, Jakarta, Indonesia
  63. Babadagli, T. and Hatiboglu, C. U.: “Analysis of Counter-Current Interaction Between Matrix and Fracture for Gas-Water Systems,” Paper 1187, 2005 World Geothermal Congress, Antalya-Turkey, April 24-29, 2005.
  64. Fidan, E., Babadagli, T., and Kuru, E.: “Use of Cement as Lost Circulation Material: Field Case Studies,” IADC/SPE 88005, IADC/SPE Asia Pacific Drilling Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept. 13-15, 2004.
  65. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental Analysis of Primary and Secondary Oil Recovery from Matrix by Counter-Current Diffusion and Spontaneous Imbibition,” SPE 90312, 2004 SPE Annual Technical Conf. and Exh., Houston, TX, 26-29 Sept., 2004.
  66. Fidan, E., Babadagli, T., and Kuru, E.: “Use of Cement as Lost Circulation Material: Best Practices,” Paper 2004-090, CIM 55th Annual Technical Meeting, Canadian International Petroleum Conference, 8-10 June 2004, Calgary, Canada.
  67. Hatiboglu, C. U. and Babadagli, T.: “Dynamics of Spontaneous Counter-Current Imbibition For Different Matrix Shape Factors, Interfacial Tensions, Wettabilities and Oil Types,” Paper 2004-091, CIM 55th Annual Technical Meeting, Canadian International Petroleum Conference, 8-10 June 2004, Calgary, Canada.
  68. Babadagli, T. and Boluk, Y.: “Evaluation of Oil Recovery Performances of Surfactants Using Organic Conception Diagrams,” Paper 2004-077, CIM 55th Annual Technical Meeting, Canadian International Petroleum Conference, 8-10 June 2004, Calgary, Canada.
  69. Babadagli, T. and Zeidani, K.: “Evaluation of Matrix-Fracture Imbibition Transfer Functions for Different Types of Oil, Rock, and Aqueous Phase,” SPE 89450, SPE/DOE Fourteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, 17 - 21 Apr 2004, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  70. Babadagli, T.: “Analysis of Oil Recovery by Spontaneous Imbibition of Surfactant Solution,” SPE 84866, 2003 SPE Asia Pac. Imp. Oil Rec. Conf., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20-21 Oct.
  71. Fidan, E., Kuru, E. and Babadagli, T.: “Foam Cement Applications for Zonal Isolation in Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Wells,” Paper 2003-129, 2003 54th Canadian Int. Petroleum Conf. CIPC, Calgary, Canada, June 10-12.
  72. Babadagli, T., Al-Bemani, A., Boukadi, F. and Al-Maamari, R.: “A Laboratory Feasibility Study of Dilute Surfactant Injection for the Yibal Field, Oman,” SPE 78352, 2002 SPE EUROPEC, Aberdeen, UK, Oct. 29-31.
  73. Babadagli, T. and Al-Salmi, S.: “Improvement of Permeability Prediction for Carbonate Reservoirs Using Well Log Data,” SPE 77889, 2002 SPE Asia Pac. Oil and Gas Conf. and Exh., Melbourne, Australia, Oct. 8-10.
  74. Babadagli, T. and Develi, K.: “Fractal Fracture Surfaces and Fluid Displacement Process in Fractured Rocks”, paper no ICF100570OR, 10th Int. Conf. of Fracture, 3-7 Dec., Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, 2001.
  75. Babadagli, T., Al-Bemani, A., Boukadi, F. and Iyoho, W. A.: “EOR Possibilities for Development of a Mature Light-Oil Reservoir in Oman,” SPE 72110, 2001 SPE Asia Pac. Imp. Oil Rec. Conf., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct. 8-9, 2001.
  76. Babadagli, T.: “Improving Matrix-Fracture Transfer Using Chemicals and Thermal Methods in Fractured Heavy-Oil Reservoirs,” CIPC 2001-130, 52nd Annual Tech. Meet., Canadian Int. Petr. Conf., June 12 – 14, Calgary, Canada.
  77. Babadagli, T.: “Recovery of Heavy Matrix Oil in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs”, SPE 69843, 2001 SPE Int. Thermal Oper. and Heavy Oil Symp., Prolamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela, 12-14 March, 2001.
  78. Babadagli, T.: “Selection of Proper EOR Method for Efficient Matrix Recovery in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs”, SPE 69564, 7th SPE Latin American and Carib. Pet. Eng. Conf., Buenos Aires, Argentina, 25-28 March, 2001.
  79. Babadagli, T., Al-Bemani, A. and Al-Shammakhi, K.: “Assessment of Permeability Distribution Through Well Test Analysis”, SPE 68707, SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conf., Jakarta, Indonesia, 17-19 April, 2001.
  80. Babadagli, T.: “Scaling of Co-Current and Counter-Current Capillary Imbibition for Surfactant and Polymer Injection in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs” SPE 62848, SPE/AAPG Western Regional Meet., Long Beach, CA, 19-23 June, 2000.
  81. Babadagli, T. and Develi, K.: “Fractal Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Fracture Surfaces of Geothermal Reservoir Rocks”, 2000 World Geothermal Congress, Kyushu-Tohoku, Japan, May 28-June 10, 2000.
  82. Babadagli, T.: “Evaluation of Outcrop Fracture Patterns of Geothermal Reservoirs in Southwestern Turkey”, 2000 World Geothermal Congress, Kyushu-Tohoku, Japan, May 28-June 10, 2000.
  83. Babadagli, T., Al-Bemani, A. and Boukadi, F.: “Analysis of Capillary Imbibition Recovery Considering the Simultaneous Effects of Gravity, Low IFT and Boundary Conditions” SPE 57321, 1999 SPE Asia Pacific Improved Oil Rec. Conf., 25-26 Oct., 1999, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  84. Babadagli, T.: “Effect of Fracture Properties on Steam Efficiency in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs”, No: 1998.020, 7th UNITAR Int. Conf. on Heavy Crude and Tar Sands, 27-30 Oct., 1998, Beijing, China, pp: 179-188.
  85. Babadagli, T. and Develi, K.: “Fracture Surface Characterization by Fractal Methods and Effect of Fractal Dimension on Fluid Transport Efficiency”, 12th Int. Petroleum Cong. and Exh. of Turkey, Oct. 12-15, 1998, Ankara, Turkey, Proceedings pp: 295-304.
  86. Babadagli, T., Develi, K. and Onak, A.: “Analysis of Fracture Development and Propagation Using Fractal Geometry”, 12th Int. Petroleum Congress and Exh. of Turkey, Oct. 12-15, 1998, Ankara, Turkey, Proceedings pp: 389-397.
  87. Bursali, O. and Babadagli, T.: “Assessment of Oil Reserve Distributions by Fractal Analysis”, 12th Int. Petroleum Congress and Exh. of Turkey, Oct. 12-15, 1998, Ankara, Turkey, Proceedings pp: 551-561.
  88. Coskun, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental Verification of the Effect of Fracture Properties on Reservoir Permeability”, 12th Int. Petroleum Congress and Exh. of Turkey, Oct. 12-15, 1998, Ankara, Turkey, Proceedings pp: 592-603.
  89. Deniz, O., Yildiz, T. and Babadagli, T.: “Experimental Investigations on the Productivity of Complex Well Completions”, 12th Int. Petroleum Congress and Exh. of Turkey, Oct. 12-15, 1998, Ankara, Turkey, Proceedings pp: 354-372.
  90. Babadagli, T.: “Scaling of Capillary Imbibition Under Static Thermal and Dynamic Fracture Flow Conditions” SPE 39027, 5th SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conf. and Exh., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 30 Aug.-3 Sept., 1997.
  91. Babadagli, T.: “Efficiency of Steamflooding in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs” SPE 38329, 67th SPE Western Regional Meeting, Long Beach, CA 25-27 June, 1997, 665-675.
  92. Babadagli, T.: “Effect of Fractal Permeability Correlations on Waterflooding Performance in Carbonate Reservoirs” SPE 37731, 10th SPE Middle East Oil Show and Conf., Bahrain 15-18 March 1997, 451-461.
  93. Babadagli, T., Topatan, E., Calik, S. and Kaptan, A.: “Optimization of Natural Gas Pipeline Systems” World Energy Council, 7th Energy Conference of Turkey, Ankara-Turkey, Nov. 1997, Proc. vol. 3 pp: 397-409.
  94. Babadagli, T. , Coskun, T., Serpen U. and Karamanderesi, H. I.: “Evaluation of Outcrop and Thin-Section Fracture Pattern Images of Geothermal Fields in Denizli-Aydin Region, Turkey”, World Energy Council, 7th Energy Conference of Turkey, Ankara-Turkey, Nov. 1997, Proceedings Vol. 1 pp: 271-285.
  95. Babadagli, T. and Karaalioglu, H.: "Stochastic Transport in Porous Media Representing Correlations" 11th Petroleum Congress of Turkey, April 1996, Ankara, Turkey, Proceedings pp: 149-160.
  96. Babadagli, T.: "Fracture Pattern Characterization of Subsurface Reservoirs" 11th Petroleum Congress of Turkey, April 1996, Ankara, Turkey, Proc. pp: 85-96.
  97. Babadagli, T.: “Fracture Network Characterization of Geothermal Reservoirs” First Trabzon International Energy and Environment Symp. (TIESS-96), July 29-31, Trabzon, Turkey, vol. 1, Proc. pp. 71-77.
  98. Alkan, H., Babadagli, T. and Satman, A.: "The Prediction of the PVT/Phase Behavior of the Geothermal Fluid Mixtures", 2nd World Geothermal Cong., Florence, Italy, May 18-31, 1995.
  99. Babadagli, T. and Yildiz, T.: "Estimation of Pollution Level and Potential of Groundwater Sources in Istanbul" Water Symposium Organized by Istanbul Tech. Univ. and Istanbul Municipality Water and Sewage System Administration, May 1995, Istanbul, Proc. pp: 10-20.
  100. Yildiz, T. and Babadagli, T.: "Assessment of Groundwater Potential in Istanbul: Well Test Analysis" Istanbul Water Congress organized by The Chamber of Turkish Architects and Eng., July 1995, Istanbul, Proc. pp:139-146.
  101. Babadagli, T.: "Injection Rate Controlled Capillary Imbibition in Fractured Systems" SPE 28640, 1994 SPE Annual Technical Meeting and Exhibition, Sept. 25-28, New Orleans, Louisiana, Proceedings pp: 343-357.
  102. Babadagli, T. and Alkan, H.: "Investigation and Comparison of Regional Usage Possibilities of Geothermal and Wind Energies in Turkey" World Energy Council, 6th Energy Conf. of Turkey, Izmir-Turkey, Oct. 1994, Proc. vol. 1, 182-197.
  103. Babadagli, T. and Ershaghi, I.: "Improved Modeling of Oil/Water Flow in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using Effective Fracture Relative Permeabilities" SPE 26076, SPE Western Regional Meet., Anchorage, Alaska, May 26-28, 1993, Proceedings pp: 463-476.
  104. Babadagli, T. and Ershaghi, I.: "Imbibition Assisted Two-Phase Flow in Natural Fractures" SPE 24044, SPE Western Regional Meet., Bakersfield, California, March 30 - April 1, 1992.

Presentations, Seminars, and Invited Talks

  1. Babadagli, T.: “Unconventional Oil Recovery,” talk given at PEAS (Department of Process Eng and Applied Sci.) Graduate Research Symposium, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Apr. 4, 2011 (invited - keynote speaker). 
  2. Babadagli, T.: “Unconventional Oil Recovery: In-Situ Recovery Methods for Heavy-Oil and Bitumen in Sands and Carbonates,” seminar given at 2011 University of Alberta International, International Winter Program: “Energy and Environment”, Edmonton, Alberta, Jan. 27, 2011 (invited).
  3. Babadagli, T.: “Enhanced Oil Recovery and Oil Sands Processing,” seminar in the 3rd Industry Education Tour co-organized by the University President’s Office, the Petrotech Society of India, and the School of Business (the University of Alberta’s Centre for International Business Studies, CIBS), Edmonton, Alberta, July 31, 2010 (invited).
  4. Babadagli, T.: “Production of Heavy-Oil from Fractured Carbonates,” seminar given for Sherritt Oil, Calgary, Alberta, Oct. 25, 2010 (invited).
  5. Babadagli, T.: “Formation Damage Mitigation and Enhanced Oil Recovery,” seminar given for ENCANA, Calgary, Alberta, March 23, 2010 (invited).
  6. Babadagli, T. and Trivedi, J.: “Evaluation of The Critical Parameters Affecting CO2 Sequestration Performance During Enhanced Oil Recovery,” Int. Symp. On Earth Science and Tech., Organized by Cooperative Int. Network for Earth Sci. and Tech. and Kyushu Univ., Dec. 1-2, 2008 (invited -keynote- speaker for the plenary session).
  7. Babadagli, T.: “Development of Heavy-Oil Fractured Carbonate Fields,” seminar given for Sherritt Oil, Calgary, Alberta, Nov. 2, 2007 (invited).
  8. Babadagli, T.: “Definition of Mature Field and Enhanced Oil Recovery in Their Development,” Seminar given at Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia, Oct. 20, 2006 (invited).
  9. Babadagli, T.: “Definition of Mature Field and Enhanced Oil Recovery in Their Development,” Technological Forum of Mature Oil Fields, organized by ECOPETROL S.A and Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, Bucaramanga, Colombia, Oct. 17-20, 2006 (invited).
  10. Babadagli, T.: “Reservoir Physics of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Single Fracture/Permeability Network Characteristics and EOR Potential of Single Matrix,” Discussion Leader, SPE Forum: Naturally Fractured Reservoirs, June 18-23, 2006, Broomfield, Colorado (invited).
  11. Babadagli, T.: "Efficiency of Enhanced Oil Recovery Techniques in Fractured/Heterogeneous Reservoirs and CO2 Sequestration" seminar given at Tohoku University, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Sendai, Japan, July 13, 2006.
  12. Babadagli, T.: "Miscible and Immiscible Transfer of Liquid-Liquid and Gas-Liquid Pairs Between Matrix and Fracture Under Static Conditions and Effects of Ultrasonic Waves on These Processes” and “CO2 and Acid Gas Sequestration During Tertiary Oil Recovery Applications" seminars given at Akita University, Department of Earth Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Resources Science, Akita, Japan, July 14, 2006.
  13. Babadagli, T.: "Miscible and Immiscible Transfer of Liquid-Liquid and Gas-Liquid Pairs Between Matrix and Fracture Under Static Conditions and Effects of Ultrasonic Waves on These Processes” and “CO2 and Acid Gas Sequestration During Tertiary Oil Recovery Applications" seminars given at Kyoto University, Department of Civil and Earth Res. Eng., Kyoto, Japan, July 19, 2006.
  14. Babadagli, T.: “CO2 and Acid Gas Sequestration During Tertiary Oil Recovery Applications" seminar given at Kyushu University, Department of Earth Res. Eng., Hakata, Japan, July 26, 2006.
  15. Babadagli, T.: "Miscible and Immiscible Transfer of Liquid-Liquid and Gas-Liquid Pairs Between Matrix and Fracture Under Static Conditions and Effects of Ultrasonic Waves on These Processes” and “CO2 and Acid Gas Sequestration During Tertiary Oil Recovery Applications" seminars given at Waseda University, Department of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 2, 2006.
  16. Babadagli, T.: "Miscible and Immiscible Transfer of Liquid-Liquid and Gas-Liquid Pairs Between Matrix and Fracture Under Static Conditions and Effects of Ultrasonic Waves on These Processes” and “CO2 and Acid Gas Sequestration During Tertiary Oil Recovery Applications" seminars given at Tokyo University, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Geosystems Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 4, 2006.
  17. Babadagli, T.: “Mature Field Development: EOR Review,” SPE ATW: Key Technologies to Create More Value from Mature Fields, Feb. 21-24, Margarita Island, Venezuela (invited).
  18. Babadagli, T. and Hamida, T.: “Multiphase Flow in Porous Media Under Ultrasonic Waves,” The Stanford-Herriot-Watt Reservoir Description and Modeling Forum, Tiburon, CA, USA, Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2005 (invited).
  19. Babadagli, T.: “Optimization of CO2 Injection for Sequestration/ Enhanced Oil Recovery and Current Status in Canada,” NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) “Advances in CO2 Geological Sequestration in Eastern and Western European Countries,” Tomsk, Russia, Nov. 15-18, 2004 (invited).
  20. Babadagli, T.: “Viability of EOR During CO2 Sequestration,” Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada, CO2 from Industrial Sources to Commercial Enhanced Oil & Gas Recovery Workshop and Forum, Calgary, AB, Canada, Oct. 1-2, 2003.