Crude Oil Emulsions: A State-of-the-Art Review

Crude Oil Emulsions: A State-of-the-Art Review

The Young Professionals section of SPE-KSA is delighted to announce the launch of our new initiative for this year’s YP Academy programs

enrich is an open platform that aims to enrich young professionals with knowledge through reading and discussing a collection of top published technical papers. The discussions will be facilitated by an enthusiastic subject matter expert, and a new paper will be chosen every month.

Our facilitator Dr. Sunil Kokal
will commence our series of sessions with the technical paper:

SPE 77479: Crude Oil Emulsions: A State-of-the-Art Review

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The formation of emulsions during oil production is a costly problem, both in terms of chemical used and production lost. The paper discusses production and operational problems related to crude-oil emulsions and presents a review that will be useful for practicing engineers. For a lively discussion, please read the paper and bring your questions with you

Event details

January 22, 2018

10:00 a.m. start
11:30 a.m. end


E-2600 (Shaybah)
EXPEC II, Core Area


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Facilitator biography

Dr. Sunil Kokal is a Principal Professional and a Focus Area Champion of Enhanced Oil Recovery in the Reservoir Engineering Technology team of EXPEC Advanced Research Center at Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He joined Aramco in 1993, he has been involved in applied research projects on enhanced/improved oil recovery, crude oil emulsions, and production related challenges. He has written over 100 technical papers. Currently he is the Chair of the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Committee. Dr. Kokal holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada (1987) and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India (1982).

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