Recently Published and Updated Publications, Presentations by EGI Staff

Technical Media EGI Publications Update

EGI Scientists are active researchers, publishing and presenting not only through cost-shared research at EGI, but in peer reviewed journals, scientific conferences and presentation, and professional organizations.

This article is the first in a series in which we will share recently published papers and presentations.


Matthias Greb, Senior Geologic Advisor:

Abrams, M.A., Greb, M.D., Collister, J.W., Thompson, M., Egypt far Western Desert basins petroleum charge system as defined by oil chemistry and unmixing analysis, Marine and Petroleum Geology (2016), doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2016.05.035.

Palash Panja, Post Doctoral Research Associate:

Palash Panja, Tyler Conner, and Milind Deo, 2016, Factors Controlling Production in Hydraulically Fractured Low Permeability Oil Reservoirs, (in press, available online) International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal technology

Palash Panja, and Milind Deo, 2016, Factors that Control Condensate Production from Shales: Surrogate Reservoir Models and Uncertainty Analysis, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, 19(1), SPE-179720-PA

Palash Panja, and Milind Deo, 2016, Unusual Behavior of Produced Gas Oil Ratio in Low Permeability Fractured Reservoirs, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 144, 76-83

Manas Pathak, Palash Panja, Huang H., Deo M.D., Enhanced Recovery in Shales: Molecular investigation of CO2 energized fluid for re-fracturing shale formation in URTeC 2016

Raul Velasco, Palash Panja, and Milind Deo, Accurate Large-Scale Reservoir Simulation of Multi-Well, Multi-Stage Fractured Fields, submitted in SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering

Richard Roehner, Palash Panja, and Milind Deo, Reducing Gas Flaring in Oil Production from Shales, Energy & Fuels

Manas Pathak, Graduate Research Assistant:

Pathak M., Deo M., Application of Nanofluidics in Understanding Fluid Flow in Tight Rocks. Accepted in AIChE Annual Conference, 2016

Pathak M., Kweon H., Deo  M., Changes in Bubble Point of Hydrocarbons in Shales: Effect of Confinement and Presence of Kerogen. Accepted in AIChE Annual Conference, 2016.

Pathak M., Panja P., Huang H., Deo M.D., Enhanced Recovery in Shales: Molecular investigation of CO2 energized fluid for re-fracturing shale formation in URTeC 2016

Panja P., Pathak M., Guachalla R.V., Deo M.D., Least Square Support Vector Machine: An Emerging Tool for Data Analysis in SPE Low Permeability Symposium, 2016

Pathak M., Deo M., Levey R., and Craig J., Overpressure in Shales: Implications for the Sweet Spots in Eagle Ford Play. International Conference on Geosciences and Environment & 32nd Annual Convention of Indian Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)-2015, 7-10, January, 2016, Annamalai University, India

Basu S., and Pathak M., Applications of the Inorganic Geochemistry for Preliminary Resources Evaluation of the Shale Formations. International Conference on Geosciences and Environment & 32nd Annual Convention of Indian Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)-2015, 7-10, January, 2016, Annamalai University, India

Pathak, M., Pawar, G., Huang, H., & Deo, M. D. Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Hydrocarbons Recovery in the Gas Rich Shales: An Insight from the Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Carbon Management Technology Conference. (2015, November 17), Woodlands TX. doi:10.7122/439481-MS

Pathak, M., Deo, M. D., Panja, P., & Levey, R. A., The Effect of Kerogen-Hydrocarbons Interaction on the PVT Properties in Liquid Rich Shale Plays. Society of Petroleum Engineers Unconventional Resources Conference, Calgary, Canada (2015, October 20), doi:10.2118/175905-MS

Pathak M., Deo M., Levey R., Examination of the Generation of Overpressure in Eagle Ford. 65th Annual Convention Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, September 20-22, 2015, Houston, USA

Pathak M., Deo M., Craig J., Levey R., Geologic Controls on Production of Shale Play Resources: Case of Eagle Ford, Bakken and Niobrara published in Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, August 2014

Pathak M., Craig J., Thusu B., Tectonics and Petroleum Prospects in South East Asia: A Tertiary Play Model in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Manipur (India) in 2014 annual conference of European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)

Pathak M, Petroleum Prospectivity in Manipur and its Comparison with that in Regions along Same Subduction Zone ­Myanmar & Assam, AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90181, 2013 AAPG/SEG Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, September 27-30, 2013

Pathak M, et al., Petroleum Prospectivity along the Himalaya Suture Zone in Manipur, India in National Conference on Sedimentation and Tectonics with Special Reference to Energy Resources of North-East India and 30th Convention of Indian Association of Sedimentologists, November 28-30, 2013

Pathak M. and Sharma S., Myanmar’s Potential for Oil and Gas: The Next Giant? in 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013 held in London from 10-13 June, 2013 (rewarded as one of the best paper)

Spencer Joel Q.G., Oviatt Charles, Pathak Manas, Fan Yuxin and Legget Andrea, Testing and refining the timing of hydrologic evolution during the latest Pleistocene regressive phase of Lake Bonneville in Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, USA (9­12 Oct 2011) Vol. 43, No. 5, pg 275 and Quaternary International journal, 03/2015; pg 362

Pathak M. and Singh A., The basic workflow followed in an Oil Industry to explore Hydrocarbons, presented in annual conference of Society of Petroleum Geophysicists (SPG) 2012, Hyderabad

Pathak Manas, Kumar Nitish, Asthana Deepanker, The ~2.5 Ga. Malanjkhand Batholiths are primarily Cordilleran-type granitoids in International Symposium on Precambrian Accretionary Orogens, India (2-11 Feb, 2011), proceedings pg 70-72


The following papers were presented at the 2016 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)

Manas Pathak, Graduate Research Assistant:

Paper Title: Enhanced Recovery in Shales: Molecular Investigation of CO2 Energized Fluid for Re-Fracturing Shale Formations
Session Title: Theme 7: Production Performance of Tight Oil and Gas Reservoirs
August 2, 2016 (1:45-4:45 pm)

Authors: Manas Pathak, Palash Panja, Hai Huang, Milind Deo
Presenter: Manas Pathak

Raul Velasco, Post Doctoral Research Fellow:

Paper Title: New Production Performance and Prediction Tool for Unconventional Reservoirs
Session Title: Theme 9: EUR and Performance Prediction
August 2, 2016 (9:45-10:10 am)

Authors: Raul Velasco, Palash Panja, Milind Deo
Presenter: Raul Velasco