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Dr. K. H. Coats

 

Publications

 

SPE papers by Keith H. Coats

Coats, K.H., Whitson, C.H., and Thomas, L.K., "Modeling Conformance as Dispersion", SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 1, February 2009.

Coats, K.H., Thomas, L.K., and Pierson, R.G., "Simulation of Miscible Flow Including Bypassed Oil and Dispersion Control", SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 5, October 2007.

Coats, K.H., "IMPES Stability: The CFL Limit", SPE Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, September, 2003.

Coats, K.H., "IMPES Stability: Selection of Stable Timesteps", SPE Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, June 2003.

Coats, K.H., "A Note on IMPES and Some IMPES-Based Simulation Models", SPE Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, September, 2000.

Coats, K.H., Thomas, L.K., and Pierson, R.G., "Compositional and Black Oil Reservoir Simulation", SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 4, August, 1998.

Modine, A.D., Coats, K.H., and Wells, M.W., "A Superposition Method for Representing Wellbore Crossflow in Reservoir Simulation", SPE Reservoir Engineering, August, 1992.

Coats, K.H., "Implicit Compositional Simulation of Single-Porosity and Dual-Porosity Reservoirs", SPE 18427 presented at the SPE Symposium on Reservoir Simulation held in Houston, Texas, February 6-8, 1989.

Coats, K.H., and Ramesh, A.B., "Effects of Grid Type and Difference Scheme on Pattern Steamflood Simulation Results", Journal of Petroleum Technology, May, 1986.

Coats, K.H., and Smart, G.T., "Application of a Regression-Based EOS PVT Program to Laboratory Data", SPE Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 3, May, 1986.

Coats, K.H., "Simulation of Gas Condensate Reservoir Performance", Journal of Petroleum Technology, October, 1985.

Araktingi, R.E., Benefield, M.E., Bessenyei, Z. Coats, K.H., and Tek, M.R., "Leroy Storage Facility, Uinta County, Wyoming: A Case History of Attempted Gas-Migration Control", Journal of Petroleum Technology, January, 1984.

Coats, K.H., "A Consistent Method for Calculating Transmissibilities in Nine-Point Difference Equations", SPE 12248-MS presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium held in San Francisco, California, November 15-18, 1983.

Coats, K.H., "Some Observations on Field-Scale Simulation of the In-Situ Combustion Process", SPE 12247 presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium held in San Francisco, California, November 15-18,1983.

Coats, K.H., "Simulation of 1/8 Five-/Nine-Spot Patterns", SPE Journal, December, 1982.

Wallis, J.R., Coats, K.H., and Vohra, I.R., "An Iterative Matrix Solution Technique for Steamflood Simulation", SPE 10491-MS presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium held in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 31-February 3, 1982.

Coats, K.H., "Reservoir Simulation: State of the Art", Journal of Petroleum Technology, August, 1982.

Patton, J.T., Coats, K.H., and Spence, K., "Carbon Dioxide Well Stimulation: Part 1-A Parametric Study", Journal of Petroleum Technology, August, 1982.

Meldau, R.F., Shipley, R.G., and Coats, K.H., "Cyclic Gas/Steam Simulation of Heavy-Oil Wells", Journal of Petroleum Technology, October 1981.

Coats, K.H., "In-Situ Combustion Model", SPE Journal, December, 1980.

Coats, K.H., "An Equation of State Compositional Model", SPE Journal, October, 1980.

Coats, K.H., "A Highly Implicit Steamflood Model", SPE Journal, October, 1978.

Coats, K.H., "Geothermal Reservoir Modeling", SPE 6892-MS presented at the SPE Annual Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Denver, Colorado, October 9-12, 1977.

Coats, K.H., "Simulation of Steamflooding with Distillation and Solution Gas", SPE Journal, October 1976.

Coats, K.H., "Three-Dimensional Simulation of Steamflooding", SPE Journal, December, 1974.

Beveridge, S.B., Coats, K.H., Agarwal, R.K., and Modine, A.D., "A Study of the Sensitivity of Oil Recovery to Production Rate", SPE 5129-MS presented at the Fall Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME held in Houston, Texas, October 6-9, 1974.

Price, H.S., and Coats, K.H.,"Direct Methods in Reservoir Simulation", SPE Journal, June, 1974.

Sharp, D.A., Arndt, H.A., and Coats, K.H., "Development and Management of a Large Gas Field by a Computer Simulation", SPE 3620-MS presented at the Fall Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME held in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 3-6, 1971.

Abdalla, A., and Coats, K.H., "A Three-Phase, Experimental and Numerical Simulation Study of the Steam Flood Process", SPE 3600-MS presented at the Fall Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME held in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 3-6, 1971.

Coats, K.H., Dempsey, J.R., Ancell, K.L., and Gibbs, D.E., "Analysis and Prediction of Gas Well Performance", SPE 3474-MS presented at the Fall Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME held in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 3-6, 1971.

Dempsey, J.R., Patterson, J.K., Coats, K.H., and Brill, J.P., "An Efficient Model for Evaluating Gas Field Gathering System Design", Journal of Petroleum Technology, September, 1971.

Coats, K.H., Dempsey, J.R., and Henderson, J.H., "The Use of Vertical Equilibrium in Two-Dimensional Simulation of Three-Dimensional Reservoir Performance", SPE Journal, March, 1971.

Patton, J.T., Coats, K.H., and Colegrove, G.T., "Prediction of Polymer Flood Performance", SPE Journal, March, 1971.

Coats, K.H., Henderson, J.H., and Modine, A.D., "Numerical Coning Applications", SPE 2893-MS presented at the Gas Industry Symposium held in Omaha, Nebraska, May 21-22, 1970.

Coats, K.H., Dempsey, J.R., Henderson, J.H., "A New Technique for Determining Reservoir Description from Field Performance Data", SPE Journal, March, 1970.

Coats, K.H., "Use and Misuse of Reservoir Simulation Models", Journal of Petroleum Technology, November, 1969.

Coats, K.H., "An Approach to Locating New Wells in Heterogeneous, Gas Producing Fields", Journal of Petroleum Technology, May, 1969.

Burns, P.G., Brons, F., and Coats, K.H., "Gas Field Development: Automatic Selection of New Producing Wells", SPE 2429-MS presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 13-15, 1969.

Bjordammen, J., and Coats, K.H., "Comparison of Alternating-Direction and Successive Overrelaxation Techniques in Simulation of Reservoir Fluid Flow", SPE Journal, March, 1969.

Coats, K.H., "An Analysis for Simulating Reservoir Performance Under Pressure Maintenance by Gas and/or Water Injection", SPE Journal, December, 1968.

Coats, K.H., "A Treatment of the Gas Percolation Problem in Simulation of Three-Dimensional, Three-Phase Flow in Reservoirs", SPE Journal, December, 1968.

Modine, A.D., and Coats, K.H., "Multidimensional Displacement of a Viscuous Phase by a Non-Viscuous Phase", SPE Journal, December, 1968.

Knapp, R.M., Henderson, J.H., Dempsey, J.R., and Coats, K.H., "Calculation of Gas Recovery Upon Ultimate Depletion of Aquifer Storage", Journal of Petroleum Technology, October, 1968.

Reed, L.N., Henderson, J.H., Dempsey, J.R., and Coats, K.H., "A Computerized Simulation of a Heterogeneous Aquifer Storage Formation", SPE 2263-MS presented at the Fall Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME held in Houston, Texas, September 29-October 2, 1968.

Coats, K.H., Nielsen, R.L., Terhune, M.H., and Weber, A.G., "Simulation of Three-Dimensional, Two-Phase Flow in Oil and Gas Reservoirs", SPE Journal, December, 1967.

Coats, K.H., and Richardson, J.G., "Calculation of Water Displacement by Gas in Development of Aquifer Storage", SPE Journal, June, 1967.

Coats, K.H., "Some Technical and Economic Aspects of Underground Gas Storage", Journal of Petroleum Technology, December, 1966.

Coats, K.H., and Terhune, M.H., "Comparison of Alternating Direction Explicit and Implicit Procedures in Two-Dimensional Flow Calculations", SPE Journal, December, 1966.

Coats, K.H., Rapoport, L.A., McCord, J.R., and Drews, W.P., "Determination of Aquifer Influence Functions from Field Data", Journal of Petroleum Technology, December, 1964.

Coats, K.H., and Smith, B.D., "Dead-End Pore Volume and Dispersion in Porous Media", SPE Journal, March, 1964.

Coats, K.H., "Optimum Location of Trunklines in Oil and Gas Fields", Journal of Petroleum Technology, September, 1963.

Tek, M.R., Coats, K.H., and Katz, D.L., "The Effect of Turbulence on Flow of Natural Gas Through Porous Reservoirs", Journal of Petroleum Technology, July, 1962.

Coats, K.H., "A Mathematical Model: Water Movement about Bottom-Water Drive Reservoirs", SPE Journal, March, 1962.

Coats, K.H., Tek., M.R., and Katz, D.L., "Method for Predicting the Behavior of Mutually Interfering Gas Reservoirs Adjacent to a Common Aquifer", Petroleum Transactions, AIME, Vol. 216, 1959, p. 247-251.

Coats, K.H., Tek, M.R., and Katz, D.L., "Unsteady-State Liquid Flow through Porous Media Having Elliptical Boundaries", Petroleum Transactions, AIME, Vol 216, 1959, p. 460-464.

Papers by Brian K. Coats

Shiralkar, G.S., Fleming, G.C., Watts, J.W., Wong, T.W., Coats, B.K., Mossbarger, R., Robbana, E., and Batten, A.H., “Development and Field Application of a High Performance, Unstructured Simulator with Parallel Capability”, SPE 93080 presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, January 31 – February 2, 2005.

Coats, B.K., Fleming, G.C., Watts, J.W., Rame, M.,  and Shiralkar, G.S., “A Generalized Wellbore and Surface Facility Model, Fully Coupled to a Reservoir Simulator”, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Volume 7, Number 2, April 2004.

Killough,  J., Coats, B., and Bennett, M., "Full-Field Modeling: The Quest for Reality in Reservoir Simulation", Proceedings of the International Forum on Reservoir Simulation, Baden Baden, Germany, 2003.

Chang, Y., Coats, B.K., and Nolen, J.S., “A Compositional Model for CO2 Floods Including CO2 Solubility in Water”, SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Volume 1, Number 2, April 1998.

Coats, B.K., Nolen, J.S., and Sherman, A.H., “Applicability and Accuracy of Two Component Characterizations of Reservoir Oils for Numerical Modeling Purposes”, SPE 17614 presented at the International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering in Tianjin, China, November 1-4, 1988.


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