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5.1 BOOKS/TEXTBOOKS/MONOGRAPHS/CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
  1. V. Alvarado and E. Manrique, Elsevier (Gulf Professional Publishing), expected publication in 2012, "Standard Handbook of Enhanced Oil Recovery".
  2. V. Alvarado and E. Manrique, Elsevier Inc. (Gulf Professional Publishing), 2010, "Enhanced Oil Recovery: Field Planning and Development Strategies", ISBN 978-1-85617-855-6.
5.2 JOURNAL ARTICLES
  1. X. Wang, A. Brandvik and V. Alvarado*, (2010), "Investigation of Film Drainage and Interfacial Strength Contributions to Water-in-Crude Oil Emulsion Stability", submitted to Energy & Fuels.
  2. X. Wang and V. Alvarado*, (2010), "Effects of Aqueous-Phase Salinity on Water-in-Oil Emulsion Stability: Bottle Test Determination", submitted to Journal of Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects.
  3. S.H. Behzadi and V. Alvarado*, (2010), "Impact of Three-Phase Relative Permeability Model on Recovery in Mixed Media: Miscibility, IFT and Hysteresis Issues", submitted Energy & Fuels.
  4. V. Alvarado*, X. Wang and M.M. Bidhendi, (2010), "Stability Proxies for Water-in-Oil Emulsions in Aqueous-Based EOR", submitted to Energies.
  5. Alvarado and E. Manrique*, "Enhanced Oil Recovery: Status and Opportunities", (2010), Accepted with minor revisions, Energies.
  6. X. Wang and V. Alvarado*, (2009), "Direct Current Electro-rheological Stability Determination of Water-in-Oil Emulsions", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 113, pp. 13811-13816. DOI: 10.1021/jp9030078.
  7. E. Manrique, M. Izadi, C. Kitchen and V. Alvarado*, (2009), "Effective EOR Decision Strategies with Limited Data: Field Cases Demonstration", SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, Vol. August, pp. 551-561. DOI: 10.2118/113269-PA.
  8. T. Peña, M. S. Carvalho, and V. Alvarado*, (2009), "Snap-off of oil drops immerse in water flowing through a constricted capillary", AIChE Journal, Vol. 55, No. 8, pp. 1993-1999. DOI: 10.1002/aic.11839.
  9. S. Cobos, M. S. Carvalho* and V. Alvarado, (2009), "Flow of oil-water emulsions through constricted capillary", International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 35, pp. 507-515. DOI:10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2009.02.018.
  10. F. A. V. Artola, V. Alvarado, and W. Figueiró*, (2008), "Time-Lapse critical reflection: does it really work in the context of low porosity and high effective pressure conditions?", Revista Brasileira de Geofísica (Brazilian Journal of Geophysics), Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 327-330.
  11. C. S. Claudino, W. M. Figueiró*, F. A. V. Artola, V. Alvarado, and B. H. M. Martins, (2008), "Time-lapse Seismic Modeling using Flow Simulation in Reservoirs", Revista Brasileira de Geofísica (Brazilian Journal of Geophysics)., Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 195-209.
  12. F. A. V. Artola* and V. Alvarado, (2006), "Sensitivity Analysis of Gassmann's fluid substitution equations: Some implications in feasibility studies of time-lapse seismic reservoir monitoring", Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 47-62.
  13. V. Alvarado*, (2005), "Scaling Behavior of a Convection-Dispersion Process in Hierarchical Networks", Physical Review E, Vol. 71, 036304.
  14. Y. Meléan and V. Alvarado*, (2003), "Simulación Estocástica del Transporte de Trazadores a través de Medios Porosos en Condiciones Bifásicas", Ciencia (Science, Venezuela), Vol. 11, pp. 230-234.
  15. V. Alvarado*, (2002), "Stochastic-perturbation analysis of solute transport through porous media with spatially variable retardation factor", Ciencia (Science, Venezuela), Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 375-381.
  16. V. Alvarado* and E. Manrique, (2000), "Tracer Technology: A Tool for Process Monitoring and Reservoir Characterization", Visión Tecnológica (Technologic Vision, Venezuela), Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 65-74.
  17. E. Medina, R. Paredes, R. Angulo, V. Alvarado* and J. Valbuena, (1999), "Escalamiento de Propiedades de Transporte en Medios Porosos", Acta Científica (Scientific Act, Venezuela), Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 18-25.
  18. V. Alvarado*, L. E. Scriven, and H. T. Davis, (1998), "Stochastic-perturbation Analysis of a Dispersion-Reaction Equation: Effects of Spatially varying Reaction Rates. Transport in Porous Media", Vol. 32, pp. 139-161.
  19. R. Paredes* and V. Alvarado, (1998), "Scaling of Heterogeneous distributions of conductances: Renormalization versus Exact Results", Physical Review E, Vol. 58, pp. 771-778.
  20. Y. Kutsovsky*, V. Alvarado, L. E. Scriven, H. T. Davis, and B. Hammer, (1997), "Paramagnetic Tracer Concentration Evolution by NMR Relaxation-Time Mapping: Application to Aris-Taylor Dispersion, Magnetic Resonance Imaging", Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 63-71.
  21. V. Alvarado, H. T. Davis*, and L. E. Scriven, (1997), "Effects of Pore-Level Reaction on the Dispersive Response and Dispersion Equations in Porous Media", Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 52, No. 17, pp. 2865-2881.
  22. Y. Kutsovsky*, V. Alvarado, L. E. Scriven, H. T. Davis, and B. Hammer, (1996), "Dispersion of Paramagnetic Tracers in Bead Packs by T1 Mapping: Experiments and Simulations, Magnetic Resonance Imaging", Vol. 14, No. 7/8, pp. 833-839.
5.3 PROCEEDINGS/TRANSACTIONS
5.3.1 Peer Reviewed
  1. P.K. Mukhopadhyay, S. Mallick, A. Pahdi, and V. Alvarado, Time-lapse monitoring carbon sequestrated brine aquifers- a feasibility study, submitted to SEG Denver 2010.
  2. S.H. Behzadi and V. Alvarado, Impact of Three-phase Relative Permeability Model on Recovery in Mixed Media - Miscibility, IFT and Hysteresis Issues, Extended Abstract 7882, EAGE Barcelona 2010.
  3. V. R. Guillén, M. S. Carvalho and V. Alvarado, Visualization of oil displacement by water and oil-water emulsion injection, 20th International Congress of Mechanical Engineering (COBEM), COBEM2009-1192, 2009.
  4. M. I. Romero, M. S. Carvalho and V. Alvarado, Network model of emulsion flow in porous media,20th International Congress of Mechanical Engineering (COBEM), COBEM2009-????, 2009.
  5. F. A. V. Artola, W. Figueiró, and V. Alvarado, Time lapse critical reflection: sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, 77th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstract, 2984-2988, 2007.
  6. T. Peña, M. S. Carvalho, and V. Alvarado, Snap-off of an oil drop immerse in water flowing through a constricted capillary, 19th International Congress of Mechanical Engineering (COBEM), COBEM2007-2442, 2007.
  7. S. Cobos, M. S. Carvalho, and V. Alvarado,  Flow of drops immersed in a liquid phase through capillary tubes, 19th International Congress of Mechanical Engineering (COBEM), COBEM2007-1738, 2007.
  8. V. R. Guillén, M. S. Carvalho, and V. Alvarado,  Oil Displacement by Oil-Water Emulsion Injection in Coreflooding Experiments, 19th International Congress of Mechanical Engineering (COBEM), COBEM2007-1522, 2007.
  9. C. S. Claudino, W. M. Figueiró, F. A. V. Artola, V. Alvarado, and B. H. M. Martins, Modelagem sísmica time-lapse com base em simulacão de fluxo em reservatórios, Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of The Brazilian Geophysical Society, 2007.
  10. A. V. Artola, V. Alvarado,  and W. Figueiro, Reflexão Crítica  Time Lapse: Sensibilidade e Análise de Incerteza da Varia ção da Velocidade da Onda P devido a Substitui ção de Fluidos, a Partir da Varia ção do Afastamento Crítico, Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of  The Brazilian Geophysical Society, 2007.
  11. S. Cobos, M. S. Carvalho and V. Alvarado, Visualization of Emulsions through a Pore-Throat Capillary Model, 18th International Congress of Mechanical Engineering (COBEM), COBEM2005-1607, 2005.
  12. C. Alvarez*, E. Manrique, V. Alvarado, A. Samán, L. Surguchev, T. Eilertsen, WAG pilot at VLE field and IOR opportunities for mature fields at Maracaibo Lake, Progress in Mining and Oilfield Chemistry, Vol. 3, István Lakatos (ed): Recent Advances in Enhanced Oil and Gas Recovery, Budapest 2001.
  13. P.A. Díaz, V. Alvarado, M.I. Rodríguez, Dissolution of calcite in CaCO3-CO2-H2O systems in porous media, Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI-10, 2001.
5.3.2 Non peer-reviewed
  1. S.H. Behzadi and V. Alvarado, Selection of Three-Phase Relative Permeability Model for Mixed-Wet Reservoirs, paper SPE-132849-PP presented at the 2010 SPE Western North American Regional Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 27-29 April 2010.
  2. E. Manrique, C. Thomas, R. Ravikiran, M. Izadi, M. Lantz, J. Romero and V. Alvarado, EOR: Current Status and Opportunities, paper SPE 130113 presented at the 2010 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, 24-28 April 2010.
  3. G. Thyne*, V. Alvarado and G. Murrell, Evaluation of Chemical Flooding in the Minnelusa Formation, Powder River Basin, Wyoming, Annual AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Denver, CO, 7-10 June, 2009.
  4. X. Wang and V. Alvarado*, Effect of Salinity and pH on Pickering Emulsion Stability, paper SPE 115941 presented at the 2008 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, CO, 21-24 September 2008.
  5. G. Thyne, G.R. Murrell, V. Alvarado*, Screening Strategy for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery in Wyoming Basins, paper SPE 115940 presented at the 2008 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, CO, 21-24 September 2008.
  6. S. Cobos, V. Alvarado and M.S. Carvalho*, Flow of oil-water emulsion through constricted capillary tubes, The XVth International Congress on Rheology, Monterrey, CA, August 3-8, 2008.
  7. E. Manrique, M. Izadu, C. Kitchen and V. Alvarado*, Effective EOR Decision Strategies With Limited Data: Field Cases Demonstration, paper SPE 113269 presented at the 2008 SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, Tulsa, OK, 19-23 April 2008.
  8. S. Cobos*, M. S. Carvalho and V. Alvarado, Experimental study of emulsion flow through a pore-throat capillary model, Proceedings of the 11th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering (ENCIT), CIT06-0664, 2006.
  9. T. Peña*, M. S. Carvalho and V. Alvarado, Visualization of emulsion generation mechanism in pore-neck glass models, Proceedings of the 11th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering (ENCIT), CIT06-0399, 2006.
  10. V. Alvarado*, E.-M. Reich, Y. Yunfeng, and K. Potsch, Integration of a Risk Management Tool and an Analytical Simulator for Assisted Decision-Making in IOR, SPE 100217, 2006.
  11. V. Alvarado*, E.-M. Reich, Y. Yunfeng, and K. Potsch, Integration of a Risk Management Tool and an Analytical Simulator for Assisted Decision-Making in IOR, SPE 100271, 2006.
  12. L. Surguchev*, E. Manrique and V. Alvarado, Improved Oil Recovery, 18th World Petroleum Congress, 58, 2005.
  13. F. Artola*, S. Fontoura, V. Alvarado, Sensitivity Analysis in Various Inversion Schemes for Evaluation Saturation and Pressure changes in the Context of 4D Seismic Studies, SBGf, Salvador 2005.
  14. V. Alvarado*, F. Artola, O. García, S. Fontoura, Study of Scale Constraints in Reservoir Simulation for Feasibility Studies in Time-Lapse Seismology, 31-012, Proceedings of XV CILAMCE, 2004.
  15. M. T. Stirpe, J. Guzman UCV, E. Manrique, V. Alvarado*, Cyclic Water Injection Simulations for Evaluations of its Potential in Lagocinco Field, SPE 89378, 2004.
  16. V. Alvarado*, Y. Vasquez, L. M. Nordeide, E. Manrique, An Approach for Full-Field EOR Simulations based on Fast-Evaluation Tools, Proceedings of the 24th Annual Workshop & Symposium, IEA Collaborative Project on EOR, 2003.
  17. E. Manrique*, A. Ranson, V. Alvarado, Perspective of CO2 Injection in Venezuela, Proceedings of the 24th Annual Workshop & Symposium, IEA Collaborative Project on EOR, 2003.
  18. V. Alvarado*, M. Stirpe, C. La Roque, R. Ponce, M. Farias, Streamline Simulation for Enhanced-Oil Recovery, Review and Laboratory Tests, Proceedings of INGEPET, EXPL-4-VA-84, 2002.
  19. V. Alvarado*, A. Ranson, K. Hernández, E. Manrique, J. Matheus, T. Liscano, N. Prosperi, Selection of EOR/IOR Opportunities Based on Machine Learning, SPE 78332, 2002.
  20. C. Ovalles*, A. Fonseca, A. Lara, V. Alvarado, K. Urreachaga, A. Ranson and H. Mendoza, Opportunities of Downhole Dielectric Heating in Venezuela: Three Case Involving Medium, Heavy and Extra-Heavy Crude Oil Reservoirs, SPE 78980, 2002.
  21. K. Y. Hernández, T. Liscano, E. A. Ranson, E. Manrique, J. Matheus and V. Alvarado*, Use of Machine Learning for EOR Method Selection in Venezuelan Reservoirs, 23rd Annual Workshop and Symposium Collaborative Project on EOR, Paper W17, 2002.
  22. C. Alvarez*, E. Manrique, V. Alvarado, A. Samán, L. Surguchev, T. Eilertsen, WAG pilot at VLE field and IOR opportunities for mature fields at Maracaibo Lake, SPE 72099, 2001.
  23. A. Fonseca, V. Alvarado, C. Ovalles*, H. Franco and N. Urbano, Numerical Simulation of Electromagnetic Heating for EOR, FPM-4, Proceedings of LACAFLUM 2001.
  24. V. Alvarado*, E. Manrique, F. R. Ponce y P. C. López, Computer-Aided Analysis of Tracer Dispersion in Composite Core: Tests of Two- and Three-Phase Flow Experiments, SPE 65374, 2001.
  25. V. Alvarado* and A. A. Rodríguez, Pore Network Model of a Bubble-Driven Drainage Process, SPE 54001, 1999.
  26. R. Angulo*, V. Alvarado, and H. Gonzalez, Fractal Dimension from Mercury Intrusion Capillary Tests and Imaging Processing, SPE 23695, 1992.
  27. V. Alvarado*, J. Guzman, and I. Kancev, Oil Reservoir Sandstone Evaluation with Digital Backscattered Electron Imaging, SPE 23667, 1992