Faculty

Dimitrios G. Hatzignatiou
Professor; Ph.D., University of Tulsa
Office Location: ERP9, 218
Phone: 713-743-9172
Email: dghatzig [at] Central [dot] UH [dot] EDU

Education: 

Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, University of Tulsa
MSc., Petroleum Engineering, University of Alaska

Research Interests: 

EOR/IOR

Reservoir engineering

Reservoir characterization

Production optimization

Reservoir simulation

Water management

CO2 sequestration

Selected Publications: 

Zhou, Y., Hatzignatiou, D.G., and Helland, J.O. “On the Estimation of CO2 Capillary Entry Pressure: Implications on Geological CO2 Storage.” Revised paper submitted for publication in the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (2017).

Askarinezhad, R., Hatzignatiou, D.G., and Stavland, A.: "Core-Based Evaluation of Associative Polymers as Enhanced Oil Recovery Agents in Oil-Wet Formations," paper SCA2017-000 presented at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Vienna, Austria, 28-31 Aug., 2017.

Askarinezhad, R., Hatzignatiou, D.G., and Stavland, A.: "Associative Polymers as Enhanced Oil Recovery Agents in Oil-Wet Formations: A Laboratory Approach," EAGE paper presented at the IOR NORWAY 2017 – 19th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, Stavanger, Norway, 24-27 Apr., 2017.

Askarinezhad, R. and Hatzignatiou, D.G.: "Improved Disproportionate Permeability Reduction of Silicate-Gelant Treatments: A Laboratory Scale Approach," paper SPE 184563-MS presented at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry, Montgomery, Texas, USA, 3-5 Apr., 2017.

Askarinezhad, R., Hatzignatiou, D.G., and Stavland, A.: "Disproportionate Permeability Reduction of Water-Soluble Silicate Gelants - Importance of Formation Wettability," paper SPE 179589-MS presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, Tulsa Oklahoma, April 9-13, 2016; SPE Production and Operations (Jan. 2017).

Zhou, Y., Helland, J.O., Hatzignatiou, D.G., Ashan, R., and Hiorth, A.: "Experimental Validation of a Pore-Scale Derived Dimensionless Capillary Pressure Function for Imbibition Under Mixed-Wet Conditions," paper SPE 180088-MS presented at the SPE/EAGE EUROPEC meeting, Vienna, Austria, 30 May - 2 June 2016. Paper accepted for publication in SPEJ Journal (2017).

Askarinezhad, R. and Hatzignatiou, D.G.: "Water-Soluble Silicate Gelants for Disproportionate Permeability Reduction: Importance of Formation Wetting and Treatment Conditions," paper SCA2016-071 presented at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, Snow Mass, Colorado, USA, 21-26 August 2016.

Hatzignatiou, D.G., Giske, N.H., and Stavland, A.: "Polymer and Polymer-Based Gelants for Improved Oil Recovery and Water Control Applications in Naturally Fractured Chalk Formations," paper SPE 180024-MS presented at the SPE Bergen One Day Seminar, Bergen, Norway, 20 April 2016.

Hatzignatiou, D.G. and Giske, N.H.: "Water-Soluble Sodium Silicate Gelants for Water Management in Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoirs," paper SPE 180128-MS presented at the SPE/EAGE EUROPEC Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, 30 May - 2 June 2016.

Pham, L.T. and Hatzignatiou, D.G.: "Rheological Evaluation of Sodium Silicate Gel for Water Management in Mature, Naturally-Fractured Oilfields," J. of Pet. Sci. & Eng. 138, 218-233 (2016).

Hatzignatiou, D.G., Askarinezhad, R., Giske, N.H., and Stavland, A.: "Laboratory Testing of Environmentally Friendly Chemicals for Water Management," paper SPE-173853-MS presented at the SPE Bergen One Day Seminar (April 22, 2015); SPE Production & Operations Journal (2016). Paper candidate for the SPE’s 2017 Cedric K. Ferguson Medal award.

Zhou, Y., Helland, J.O. and Hatzignatiou, D.G.: Computation of Three-Phase Capillary Pressure Curves and Fluid Configurations at Mixed-wet Conditions in 2D Rock Images," paper SPE 170883 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct. 27-29, 2014. Paper Paper SPE-170883-PA. SPE Journal 21 (1), 152 – 169, Feb. 2016. DOI: 10.2118/170883-PA.

Hatzignatiou, D.G., Moradi, H., and Stavland, A.: “Polymer Flow through Water- and Oil-Wet Porous Media,” Journal of Hydrodynamics, 27 (5), 748-762 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/S1001-6058(15)60537-6.

Havlova, V., Hladik, V., Hatzignatiou, D.G., and Francu, J.: “REPP-CO2: Static and Dynamic Laboratory Experiments with scCO2,” Goldschmidt 2015, Prague, Czech Republic (Aug. 16-21, 2015).

Zhou, Y., Helland, J.O., and Hatzignatiou, D.G.: "Simulation of three phase capillary pressure curves directly in 2D uniformly-wet rock images," submitted for publication to Transport in Porous Media (2015).

Hatzignatiou, D.G., Helleren, J., and Stavland, A.: "Core-Scale Numerical Modeling of Chemical Flow-Zonal Isolation," paper SPE 170240-PA, SPE Production & Operations Journal (2014). Paper candidate for the SPE’s 2015 Cedric K. Ferguson Medal award.

Zhou, Y., Helland, J.O. and Hatzignatiou, D.G.: "Computation of Three-Phase Capillary Entry Pressures and Arc Menisci Configurations in Pore Geometries from 2D Rock Images: A Combinatorial Approach," Advances in Water Resources, Volume 69, July 2014, pages 49-64.

Silin, D., Ajo-Franklin, J., Helland, J.O., Jettestuen, E., and Hatzignatiou D.G.: Pore-Scale Study of the Impact of Fracture and Wettability on Two-Phase Flow Properties of Rock," LBNL Paper LBNL-5810E, April 21, 2014. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5bn168r4

Zhou, Y., Helland, J.O. and Hatzignatiou, D.G. “On the Dependence of Capillary Entry Pressure on Subsurface Depth in Geological CO2 Storage.” Proceedings Fourth EAGE CO2 Storage Workshop, Stavanger, Norway (April 23-25, 2014).

Hatzignatiou, D.G., and Fjelde, I.; “Mature Oilfields Screening for CO2 EOR Utilization and Storage: A Case Study.” Proceedings Fourth EAGE CO2 Storage Workshop, Stavanger, Norway (April 23-25, 2014).

Hatzignatiou, D.G., Stavland, A., Khairil, R.R., and D. Wessel-Berg: “Foam Core Flooding: An Experimental and Numerical Modeling Approach,” paper accepted for publication (2014).

Valestrand, R., Khrulenko A., and Hatzignatiou, D.G.: "Smart Wells for Improved Water Management in the Presence of Geological Uncertainty," paper SPE 169223 in proceedings of the SPE Bergen One Day Seminar Meeting, Bergen Norway (April 2, 2014).

Korre A., Delprat-Jannaud F., Welkenhuysen K., Piessens K., Falus G., Vähäkuopus T., Poulsen N., Wickström L., Alexandra D., Vincent C. J., Car M., Wójcicki A., Arts R., Vit H., Martinez R., Komatina S., Akervoll I., Brüstle A. K., Götzl G., Brikmane B., Hatzignatiou D.G., State-of-the-art of directives and regulatory regimes related to CO2 storage operational and safety risks. CGS Europe report No. D3.5, Korre, A. and Delprat-Jannaud F. (Eds.), January 2014, 115p. http://repository.cgseurope.net/eng/cgseurope/knowledge-repository/key-reports/operational.aspx.

Manceau, J.-C., Hatzignatiou, D.G., De Lary, L., Jensen, N.B., and Révéillère, A. “Mitigation and remediation technologies and practices in undesired migration of CO2 from a geological storage unit - Current status,” paper submitted for publication to the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (2013).

Hatzignatiou, D.G., Moradi, H., and Stavland, A.: “Experimental Investigation of Polymer Flow through Water- and Oil-Wet Berea Sandstone Core Samples,” paper SPE 164844 presented at the SPE EUROPEC and EAGE Annual Meeting, London UK, June 10-13 (2013).

Hatzignatiou, D.G., Norris, U., and Stavland, A.: “Core-Scale Simulation of Polymer Flow through Porous Media,” J. of Pet. Sci. & Eng., 108, 137-150 (August 2013); doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2013.01.001.

Zhou, Y., Helland, J.O., and Hatzignatiou, D.G.: “Simulation of Three Phase Capillary Pressure Curves Directly in 2D Rock Images,” paper IPTC 16547 presented at the SPE IPTC Conference, Beijing China, March 26-28 (2013).

Zhou, Y., Helland, J.O., and Hatzignatiou, D.G. “A Dimensionless Capillary Pressure Function for Imbibition Derived from Pore-Scale Modeling in Mixed-Wet Rock Images,” SPE-154129-PA, SPE Journal, 18 (2), 296-308 (April 2013).

Zhou, Y., Helland, J.O., and Hatzignatiou, D.G. “Pore-Scale Modeling of Water Flooding in Mixed-Wet Rock Images: Effects of Initial Saturation and Wettability,” paper SPE 154284 presented at the 2012 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA (Apr. 14-18); SPE Journal. SPE-154284-PA. http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/154284-PA.

Jean-Charles Manceau, Dimitrios G. Hatzignatiou, Louis De Lary, Niels Bo Jensen, Kristin Flornes, Thomas Le Guénan, Arnaud Réveillère: Methodologies and Technologies for Mitigation of Undesired CO2 Migration in the Subsurface. Trondheim CCS Conference, Trondheim, Norway (June 4-6, 2013) http://programme.exordo.com/tccs-7/

Zhou, Y., Helland, J.O., and Hatzignatiou, D.G. “A model for imbibition in pore spaces from 2D Rock Images,” paper and poster presentation, International Conference on Flows and Mechanics in Natural Porous Media from Pore to Field Scale – Pore2Field, IFP Energies Nouvelles, Rueil-Malmaison, France (Nov. 16-18, 2011).

Hatzignatiou, D.G., Riis, F., Berenblyum, R., Hladik, V., Lojka, R., and Francu, J.: “Screening and Evaluation of a Saline Aquifer for CO2 Geological Storage – Central Bohemian Basin, Czech Republic,” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (2011), doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2011.07.013.

Hladik, V., Hatzignatiou, D.G., Riis, F., Berenblyum, R., Gerslova, E., Francu, J., Lojka, R., Kolejka, V., and Gersl, M.: “Central Bohemian Basin as a Potential Carbon Dioxide Storage Site,” Reports on Geological Research in 2010, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, Czech Republic, 247-252 (2011).

Permata, P. and Hatzignatiou, D.G.: “Feasibility Study of Gas-Based EOR Processes in a North Sea Oil Reservoir,” 15th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, EAGE, Paris France (April 27-29, 2009), J. of Pet. Sci. & Eng., 76, 3-4, 155–171 (March 2011); doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2011.01.007.

Helland, J.O., Jettestuen, E., Hatzignatiou, D.G., and Silin, D. "Three-Dimensional Level Set Modelling of Capillary-Controlled Displacements in Digital Porous Media," paper presented at the 2011 American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA, Dec. 5-9.

Julie Lions, Ian Gale, Erik Nygaard, Heike Rütters, Franz May, Wolfram Kloppmann, Stanley Beaubien, Mehran Sohrabi, Dimitrios G. Hatzignatiou, Ludmilla Basava-Reddi.: "Potential Impacts on Groundwater Resources of Deep CO2 Storage," Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-7087-5, (2011).

Hatzignatiou, D.G. et al.: “Formation Damage and Well Productivity Simulation,” paper SPE 122241 presented at the SPE Formation Damage Conference, Scheveningen, The Netherlands (May 27-29, 2009); SPE Journal (2010).