Sasaki, Kyuro

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Kyuro Sasaki is a professor of Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan (KU) since 2005. He had taught at Mining College, Akita University for 20 years, and moved to KU. He holds BS, MS and PhD degrees from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. His research interests are fluid mechanics and heat & mass transfer phenomena in mineral resource production processes, and published several papers on SAGD, Methane Hydrate Production Method and Enhanced Coal Bed Methane Recovery, CO2 Geological Storage, Spontaneous Combustion of Coal and Mine Ventilation. He recently has studied CO2 behaviors in reservoir conditions by PVT measurements and numerical simulations.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Aug 2005
   
 
Professor, Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School, Kyushu University
 
Apr 2001
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Jul 2005
Professor, Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University
 
Nov 1999
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Aug 2002
Adjunct Professor, School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
 
Apr 1998
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Mar 2001
Associate Professor, Department of Earth Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University
 
Mar 1998
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May 1998
Surveyor of Science and Technology Policy in Foreign Countries, MEXT
 
Oct 1992
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Mar 1998
Associate Professor, Department of Geoscience, Mining Engineering and Material Processing, Mining College, Akita University
 
Feb 1992
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Aug 1992
Post Doctral Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada
 

Committee Memberships

 
Aug 2014
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Today
Institute of Environmental System Engineering, Liaoning Technical University  Advisor
 
Jun 2010
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Today
Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology (JAPT)  Director
 
Feb 2013
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Jan 2014
Mining and Material Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ)  Director of Kyushu Branch
 
Jan 2008
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Dec 2012
Institute of Environmental System Engineering, Liaoning Technical University  Adviser
 
Sep 2003
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Mar 2006
Research Center for Science Systems, Japan Society for Prpmotion of Science (JSPS)  Program Officer (Synthetic Engineering)
 
Oct 2003
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Sep 2005
Science Council of Japan (SCJ)  Member of Community on Energy and Mineral Resources Section
 

Awards & Honors

 
Mar 2011
Basic Study on the Microbial Conversion of CO2 into CH4 in Depleted Oil Reservoir by using Hydrogen-Producing Bacteria and Hydrogenotrophic Methanogens, Award for Best Published Paper, Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan(MMIJ)
Winner: Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki, Toshiya Niimi, et al.
 
May 2008
Contribution to The Economic and Social Development of Liaoning Province, Honorary Award of Liaoning Province for Foreigner, Lianing Province People's Government, PRC
 
Mar 2001
Optimization of Open Pit Shape Considering Geo-statistical Simulation and Scheduling, Award for Excellent Poster Paper, Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan(MMIJ)
Winner: Charles Dindiwe, Kyuro Sasaki, Hiroshi Miyakoshi
 
Mar 1995
Flow velocity anemometer using ultrasonic Waves in Underground Airways, Award for Best Published Papers, Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan(MMIJ)
Winner: Kyuro Sasaki, Tadao Imai, Hiroshi Miyakoshi, Toru Onozuka, Kaoru Yasunaga
 
Mar 1993
Researches on Underground Environment and Safety, Award for Excellent Research by Young Researchers, Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan(MMIJ)
Winner: Kyuro Sasaki
 
May 1990
Application Research on Fluid and Tharmal Engineering for Minoing and Underground Environment, International Research Fellowship (First), Taro Yamashita's Memorial Scholarship Foundation
Winner: Kyuro Sasaki
 
Mar 1986
Research on Unsteady Characteristics and Structure of Turbulent Separation Bubble, Award for Excellent Research of Young Researchers, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers(JSME)
Winner: Kyuro Sasaki
 
Mar 1979
Hatakeyama Award, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
 

Published Papers

 
Ichhuy Ngo, Falan Srisuriyachai, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Ronald Nguele
Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute   62(4) 188-198   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Reduction of interfacial tension (IFT) between residual crude oil and formation fluids in oil reservoirs is the key to enhanced oil recovery (EOR) by surfactant flooding. However, adsorption of injected surfactant on minerals in the oil-bearing ro...
Wang Cong, Olalekan S. Alade, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Applied Research and Technology   16(4) 255-266   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
In this investigation, an environmentally benign and efficient way for gasification of low-rank coal under CO2 rich condition, rapid heating, and high pressure was investigated. Series of experimental and simulation studies were carried out to com...
Olalekan S. Alade, Dhafer Al Shehri, Mohamed Mahmoud, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology   40 1-12   May 2019   [Refereed]
Laminar flow of oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion in a horizontal pipe has been simulated to quantify the effect of salinity of aqueous phase and water content on flow characteristics using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Bitumen was dispersed in aq...
Olalekan S. Aladea, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Kojo T. Konadu, Eric O. Ansah, Bayo Ademodi, Ryo Ueda
Egyptian Journal of Petroleum   27(4) 505-512   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Thermal degradation characteristics of a Japanese oil sand at different heating rates (10, 20, and 30 °C/min), and 30 ml/min air flow rate have been investigated. The kinetic parameters have been calculated based on three stages of weight loss and...
Xiaochen Yang, Kyuro Sasaki, Xiaoming Zhang, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Applied Geophysics   159 785-794   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
In this study, forty-five crushed rock samples were formed from rock and coal particles of different sizes to simulate the crushed and fragmented condition of a goaf area in an underground coal mine. The porosity (φ) range of the crushed samples w...
Zhen Hao Lim, Hikmat Said Al Salim, Norida Ridzuan, Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki
Petroleum Science   15 1-14   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
The present study investigated the wax deposition tendencies of a light Malaysian crude oil (42.4? API), and the wax inhibiting potential of some surfactants and their blends with nanoparticles. With the knowledge that the majority of the wax inhi...
Eric O. Ansah, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki
Petroleum Science and Technology   1-7   May 2018   [Refereed]
This research simulated oil recovery with emphasis on oil viscosity reduction by direct microbe action and metabolites; predicted hydrogeochemical reactions involved with nutrient – brine interaction in reservoirs. PHREEQC was used to simulate rea...
Yaguba Jalloh, Kyuro Sasaki, Abu B. Jalloh
Journal of Hydrogeology & Hydrologic Engineering   7(1) 1-7   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Majority of the population in Pepel depend on groundwater for domestic and other purposes. However, in spite of the high potential of groundwater in this region and the number of boreholes drilled by Aid Agencies, study reveals that there is still...
Hiroki Matsuda, Takafumi Yamakawa, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki
International Journal of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering   4(1) 18-31   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Seabed subsidence is studied by comparing experimental data with the results of a numerical model for gas production from an offshore methane hydrate (MH) reservoir using the hot-water injection method. To predict seafloor displacement, geo-mechan...
Kreangkrai Maneeintr, Monthicha Rawangphai, Kyuro Sasaki
Energy Procedia   142 3486-3491   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Currently climate change is one of the most concern problems because of an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. This gas comes from the industries like power generation. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the practica...
Salmawati, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
British Journal of Environment & Climate Change   7(4) 214-222   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
A total of seven measurements of soil CO2 concentration profile showed that the CO2 concentration increased with soil depth and it was fitted with logarithmic trend (R2 = 0.981 in average). A range of CO2 concentration values was measured at each ...
Yuta Yoshioka, Kyuro Sasaki, Kyoichi Takatsu, Yuichi Sugai
International Journal of Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering   3(4) 82-92   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
In this study, screening of major chemical reactions used for numerical simulations on in-situ combustion (ISC) process has been investigated to produce bitumen from oil sands reservoir. Bitumen productions from oil sands reservoirs have been succ...
Yaguba Jalloh, Mustapha Olajiday Thomsa, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology   7(6) 523-1-523-7   Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Electrical Resistivity in conjunction with Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques have been widely used in groundwater resource management. In this research, Vertical Electric Sounding (VES), an Electrical Resistivity method, was integrate...
Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Hikmat Said Al-Salim, Ryo Ueda
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering   157 1115-1129   Aug 2017   [Refereed]
Herein is presented a hybrid production scheme that considered the injection of gel type-microemulsions to mobilize and to displace stranded heavy oil. The present work investigated not only the flow of proposed microemulsions during their journey...
Yongjun Wang, Xiaoming Zhang, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki
Energy& Fuels   31(7) 6700-6710   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Testing of the self-heating and spontaneous combustion characteristics of large coal stockpiles is difficult owing to the influence and restrictions of various inconvenient factors, such as large space requirements, complicated measurement conditi...
Yuichi Sugai, Junpei Mikumo, Keita Komatsu, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Petroleum & Environmental Biotechnology   8(3-1000329) 1-6   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
We studied on the availability of residue of squeezed beer yeast whose principal component is yeast cell wall for enhanced oil recovery as an interfacial tension reducer. The cell wall solution was hydrothermally treated in order to elute amphiphi...
Olalekan S. Alade, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Bayo Ademodi, Jumpei Kumasaka, Ryo Ueda
Journal of the Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology   82(1) 74-84   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
In this work, water was dispersed in bitumen phase at different temperatures (50 – 180 ℃) and some mixing speeds. Emulsication properties such as percentage emulsication (extent of water dispersion into the bitumen), and the particle size of emuls...
Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Eda Unlu-Yucesoy, Kyuro Sasaki, Hossein Yuosefi, Arif Widiatmojo, Yuichi Sugai
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews   68(1) 596-608   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Turkey’s rapid economic growth followed by increasing gap between domestic energy production and consumption signifies the large-scale integration of low-carbon and renewable resources into energy system. Turkey’s energy demand is increasing and s...
Yaguba Jalloh, Anuar Ahmad, Zulkarnaini Mat Amin, Kuyoro Sasaki
Journal of Environmental and Analytical Toxicology   7(1) 430-1-430-5   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
In land development, the need for up to date planimetric plans is emphasised. Numerous techniques can be used to produce these plans such as traditional photogrammetry, satellite photogrammetry and terrestrial surveying using total station or Glob...
Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Brian A. Omondi, Hikmat Said-Al Salim, Ryo Ueda
Energy & Fuels   31(1) 255-270   Jan 2017   [Refereed]
In-situ emulsification/solubilization is an oil recovery technique routinely used to mobilize residual oil after the secondary oil production (waterflooding). The oil is produced after a subsequent reduction of interfacial tension (IFT) between st...
Yaguba Jalloh, Kyuro Sasaki, Mustapha Olajiday Thomas
Hydrol Current Research   7(4) 262-1-262-2   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
This research investigated the influence of the local geology on the groundwater potential of the two kunike chiefdoms (Sanda and Barina) in the Tonkolili District, Northern Sierra Leone. The local geology is made up of rocks typical of the West A...
Ibrahim Al Hadabi, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Energy & Fuels   30(12) 10917-10924   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
The present work investigates the effects of kaolinite on viscosity and surface tension of water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions formed from an Omani heavy crude oil and steam. In Oman, steam flooding is widely used as tertiary means to recover untapped he...
Ibrahim Al Hadabi, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi
Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources   16 113-121   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
In this research, a numerical feasibility study of the thermal oil recovery using steam injection has been carried out for a heterogeneous heavy oil field located in southern Oman. There are several technical challenges for designing EOR operation...
Olalekan S. Alade, Kyuro Sasaki, Adeniyi S. Ogunlaja, Yuichi Sugai, Bayonile Ademodi, Junpei Kumasaka, Masanori Nakano, Ryo Ueda
Energy & Fuels   30(11) 9310-9321   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) is often used to reduce the viscosity of bitumen. Although some studies have investigated the effects of the emulsification conditions, including aqueous phase salinity, on the performance of PVA, the tolerance to thermal...
Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki, Mohammad Reza Ghulami, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano
Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology   6(3) 419-432   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Presented paper, herein, is on phase equilibrium of light and heavy crudes known to be closely related to enhanced oil recovery (EOR). In miscible gas injection, the advancing gas (or injecting fluid) develops with petroleum fluids a miscibility f...
Ferian Anggara, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
International Journal of Coal Geology   166(September) 62-70   Aug 2016   [Refereed]
This study investigates the relationship between Kushiro lignite-subbituminous coal matrix swelling and gas permeability during CO2 sequestration. Banded and non-banded coal samples have been used in swelling experiments. Banded coal samples tend ...
Abu Bakarr Jalloh, Kyuro Sasaki, Yaguba Jalloh, Abubakarr Karim Barrie
International Journal of Mining Science and Technology   26(4) 581-585   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Mineral deposits, due to the geological processes involved in their deposition, are very complex structures to model. Before mine development, the reserve of any deposit must be estimated. The most important factor in reserve estimation is the dis...
Very Susanto, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Wataru Kawasaki
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control   50(July) 37-48   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
In this study, a new monitoring approach for detecting CO2 leakage is proposed that utilizes hydrogen gas as a tracer for CO2 geological storage. The gas leakage from a shallow formation is studied using 20–100-m deep boreholes at the Ito Natural ...
Olalekan S. Alade, Bayonile Ademodi, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Junpei Kumasaka, Adeniyi Sunday Ogunlaja
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering      Jun 2016   [Refereed]
The viscosity of a compressed Nigerian bitumen was measured over a temperature range of 85 °C to 150 °C. It was found that the viscosity at 85 °C and atmospheric pressure, increased from 1894 mPas to 2787 mPas at 7 MPa. At the temperature of 150 °...
Hiroki Matsuda, Takafumi Yamakawa, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki
Engineering   8(6) 353-364   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Numerical simulations on consolidation effects have been carried out for gas production from offshore methane hydrates (MH) layers and subsidence at seafloor. MH dissociation is affected by not only MH equilibrium line but also consolidation (mech...
Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki, Hikmat Said-Al Salim, Yuichi Sugai, Arif Widiatmojo,Masanori Nakano
Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources   14(June) 62-71   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Fundamentally, recovery methods of untapped crude oils require injection of foreign material(s) in the reservoir, which subsequently promote(s) the displacement of residual oil. In chemical enhanced oil recovery (EOR), the microscopic sweep effici...
Olalekan S. Alade, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Bayonile Ademodi, Junpei Kumasaka, Masanori Nakano
Energy Sources, Part A   38(12) 1790-1797   May 2016   [Refereed]
The experiments to form emulsions of bitumen including fine droplets of condensate water were carried out for an average formation temperature range; Tf = 38–69°C and bitumen content; CB = 29–82%. It was observed that the water retention capacity ...
Chanmoly Or, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano, Motonao Imai
The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering   94(3) 576-585   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Basic understanding of numerical modelling for the effects of CO2 foaming on heavy oil production behaviour using the huff-and-puff process is relevant for CO2-EOR performance. The numerical model was constructed based on laboratory measurements: ...
Chanmoly Or, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano, Motonao Imai
SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering   19(1) 1-12   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
In this study, foaming of heavy oil generated by depressurization from saturated carbon dioxide (CO2) solution was studied because generating foamy oil has a possibility of developing an enhanced oil recovery (EOR). The experiments were carried ou...
Junpei Kumasaka, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Olalekan S. Alade, Masanori Nakano
Journal of Earth Science and Engineering   6(1) 10-17   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
A thermal steam stimulation process, such as steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD), induces water-in-oil emulsion of heavy oil or bitumen throughout the production. The present study investigated the effects of in-situ emulsification in the oil s...
Olalekan S. Alade, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Bayonile Ademodi, Masanri Nakano
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering   138(Feb) 66-76   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
In the present study, bitumen was dispersed in the aqueous solution of PVA (Poly Vinyl Alcohol) containing dissolved salt (NaCl). The stability and rheological property were studied to evaluate the characteristics of the dispersion system under th...
Drillhole Modelling using Geological Characteristics and Conditional Simulation for Mining Feasibility Studies - Case Study on an Iron Ore Mine in Sierra Leone
Abu Bakarr Jalloh, Kyuro Sasaki
International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering   9(1) 15-21   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
The unpredictable fluctuations in metal price, political instability and socio-economic problems in resource rich areas are among the reasons why the mining industry needs to look for ways of maximizing returns whilst keeping operating costs at th...
Ronald Nguele, Mohammad Reza Ghulami, Kyuro Sasaki, Hikmat Said-Al Salim, Arif Widiatmojo, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano
Energy & Fuels   30(2) 1266-1278   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
This paper presents aggregation of asphaltenic materials in three dead crude oils including two heavy samples from Hokkaido (Japan) and an extra heavy sample from Canada. In here, a modified ASTM D3279 method and PVT test were used to estimate the...
Arif Widiatmojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Yuichi Sugai, Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Ronald Nguele
Building and Environment   95 171-181   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
The present work highlights the gas dispersion evaluation in large underground tunnel ventilation by means of tracer gas measurement and numerical simulation using particle tracking method. Ventilation system is a tool to control pollutants and/or...
Paike Htwe, Sugeng Sapto Surjono, Donatus Hendra Amijaya, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Applied Geology   7(2) 49-58   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
The early Middle Miocene Ngrayong Formation, an important reservoir of North East Java Basin, is well exposed in the central anticlinal part of Madura Island. The purpose of current study is to classify the epositional environments of the study ar...
Ferian Anggara, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Applied Geology   7(2) 102-111   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
This presents study investigate the effect of swelling on gas production performances at coal reservoirs during CO2-ECBMR processes. The stressdependent permeability-models to express effect of coal matrix shrinkage/swelling using Palmer and Manso...
Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki, Hikmat Said-Al Salim, Yuichi Sugai
Colloid and Polymer Science   293(Feb) 3487-3497   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Dimeric surfactants, also termed as Gemini surfactants, are regarded as organic materials which have two hydrophilic head groups and two hydrophobic groups in the molecules linked together with a spacer. In this study, dimeric surfactants of quate...
Arif Widiatomojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Yousefisahzabi Amin, Ronald Nguele, Yuichi Sugai, Atsushi Maeda
Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources   11(Sept.) 75-81   Sep 2015   [Refereed]
Tracer test is a useful method to investigate various phenomena in geological porous media including groundwater contaminant transport, sweep efficiency and retention time in oil reservoir, reservoir characterization, fractures orientation assessm...
Yuichi Sugai, Very Susanto, Kyuro Sasaki, Ryo Mori
Journal of MMIJ   131(8,9) 518-523   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
In geologic CO2 sequestration, the pH of formation water may be decreased due to CO2 dissolution, which may cause the change of porosity and permeability of reservoir rock. The pH changes of formation water are widely varied depending on CO2 press...
Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Hikmat Said‐Al Salim, Mohammad Reza Ghulami, Masanori Nakano
International Journal of Engineering Practical Research   4(1) 60-66   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
In a typical oil reservoir, untapped crude co‐exists with water (connate water or brine) whose chemical composition depends on the formation in which it trapped. Although CO2‐EOR has been lately regarded as viable recovery technique for heavy crud...
Ronald Nguele,Hikmat Said Al-Salim, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology   2(3) 355-360   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Primarily designed to provide hydrodynamic friction between mechanical parts of a mechanical engine, lubricating oils are hydrocarbon mixtures composed of base oils and chemical enhancers or additives. The degradation of a lubricant should be rega...
Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Kyuro Sasaki, Hossein Yousefi
Electronic Green Journal   1(37) 1-16   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, J.Debra Davidson, Kyuro Sasaki, Akiya Nagata, Hossein Yousefi
Investment Management and Financial Innovations   11(4) 292-303   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Haruhiro Suzuki, Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Yuichi Sugai, Hossein Yousefi, Kyuro Sasaki
International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy   4(4) 772-784   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
In this study, an operation research on the performances of Tomakomai CCS project has been carried out for investigating the permeability uncertainty and the failures on CO2 operation and transportation. Firstly, economical effects of estimation e...
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Shinji Ono
21st World Petroleum Congress 2014 (WPC2014)   3 2191-2202   Jun 2014
Huge Methane Hydrates (HM) reserves are expected to be unconventional natural gas resources reserved at Arctic area. However their developments are economically difficult, because dissociation heat is limited and gas transportation is costly in th...
Arif Widiatmojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Masanori Matsumura, Yuichi Sugai
Advanced Chemical Engineering Research   3(1) 27-33   Jun 2014   [Refereed]
Dispersion phenomena in underground mine ventilation system is an important parameter in controlling the spreading of gas or other particulate matter throughout the mine. From the results of tracer gas measurement in underground mine ventilation, ...
Ferian Anggara, Kyuro Sasaki, Sandra Rodrigues, Yuichi Sugai
International Journal of Coal Geology   125(1) 45-56   May 2014   [Refereed]
Swelling experiments in supercritical CO2 have been conducted on two groups of samples of Miocene low rank coal with different megascopic textures (non-banded and banded) to address the different swelling behaviors. A block sample (30 × 10 × 10 mm...
Arif Widiatmojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kagemi Uchida, Hiroyuki Matsumoto
Process Safety and Environmental Protection   92    Apr 2014   [Refereed]
The environmental safety of an underground mine depends strongly on its ventilation system. An efficient ventilation system provides fresh air, removes hazardous gases and dust, and maintains the temperature and humidity at appropriate levels. One...
Isity A. Purwasena, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki
Petroleum Science and Technology   32(7) 783-789   Apr 2014   [Refereed]
This study aims to suggest the new approaches of enrichment cultures using natural reservoir brine for enrichment culture medium in order to increase the bacterial population in the enrichment cultures and isolate novel thermophilic anaerobic bact...
Chanmoly Or, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano, Motonao Imai
International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Engineering   2(2) 11-18   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Continuous desorbing gas in the heavy oil generates lower viscosity with dispersing gas micro-bubbles. In this study, laboratory experiments were carried out to measure the viscosity of foamy hexadecane, typical component of heavy oil, and to inve...
Isty Adhitya Purwasena, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki
Archives of Microbiology   196(5) 313-321   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Kreangkrai Maneeintr, Tayfun Babadagli, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
International Journal of Environmental Science and Development   5(2) 118-123   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Heavy oil becomes more interest owing to oil prices and the huge amount of reserves. Steam injection is a common method for heavy-oil production with emulsion formation. Also carbon dioxide injection is applied for viscosity and interfacial tensio...
Abu Bakarr Jalloh, Kyuro Sasaki
Mine Planning and Equipment Selection   2014 93-103   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
In this study, an Iron Ore deposit which lies within the Marampa schist formation located in Sierra Leone, that hosts a primary quartz-hematite schist horizon with thickness of up to 65m, was used for eventual block estimation, grade uncertainty c...
Kreangkrai Maneeintr,Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy   92(9) 900-904   Sep 2013   [Refereed]
Heavy oil becomes more popular as new energy sources due to the current oil prices and enormous amount of heavy oil reserves. However, heavy oil is difficult to produce because of its viscosity. Recently, thermal recovery, like steam injection, is...
Arif Widiatmojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Flow Control, Measurement & Visualization   2013(1) 57-68   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Diffusion of a solute in turbulent flows through a circular pipe or tunnel is an important aspect of environmental safety. In this study, the diffusion coefficient of turbulent flow in circular pipe has been simulated by the Discrete Tracer Point ...
Ferian Anggara, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
International Journal of Geosciences   2013(4) 863-870   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
In this paper, coal swelling experiments using a visualization method in the CO2 supercritical conditions were conducted on crushed coal samples. The measurement apparatus was designed specifically for the present swelling experiment using a visua...
Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki, Ryo Wakizono, Yasunori Higuchi, Noriyuki Muraoka
Int Biodeterior Biodegrad   81 35-43   Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Zhigang Li, Xiaoming Zhang, Yuichi Sugai, JirenWang, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Combustion   2013 1-15   Jun 2013   [Refereed]
Pyrolysis, combustion, and gasification properties of pulverized coal and char in CO2-rich gas flow were investigated by using gravimetric-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA) with changing O2%, heating temperature gradient, and flow rate of CO2...
Arif Widiatmojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Yuichi Sugai, Johannes Sinaga, Haris Yusuf
International Journal of Mining Science and Technology   23(3) 349-355   May 2013   [Refereed]
Tracer gas technique is a method to analyze the airflow path, measure the airflow quantity, and detect any recirculation or leakages in underground mine. In addition, it is also possible to evaluate the axial gas diffusion of gas in turbulent bulk...
Zhang Xiaoming, Huo Yanwei, Wang Yongjun,Arif Widiatmojo, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Liaoning Technical University(Natural Science)   31(6) 859-862   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
This study analyzed and evaluated the ventilation status in Xing Fu coal mine.Using the MIVENA[1],the study simulated the ventilation system and provided an efficient mine optimization plan based on the data measured on site.For the further analys...
Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki, Keigo Yoshimura, Toshinori Yukitake, Shigenori Muta
Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology   32 180-189   Nov 2012   [Refereed]
Zhigang Li, Zhang Xiaoming, Yuichi Sugai, Wang Jiren, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Combustion   2012 1-11   May 2012   [Refereed]
Combustion and gasification properties of pulverized coal and char have been investigated experimentally under the conditions of high temperature gradient of order 200◦C·s−1 by a CO2 gas laser beam and CO2-rich atmospheres with 5% and 10% O2. The ...
Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Kyuro Sasaki,, Yuichi Sugai
WIT Transactions on Ecology and Environment   157(1) 525-534   Apr 2012   [Refereed]
This paper investigates the preliminary strategies and tools for the implementation of CO2 air capture and geological storage as a potential mitigation option in the future climate policy of Iran.
It is a method to capture CO2 directly from air an...
Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Kyuro Sasaki, Hossein Yousefi and Yuichi Sugai
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change   16(1) 63-82   Nov 2011   [Refereed]
This research investigates the relationship between CO2 emission and economic growth of Iran over 14 years from 1994 to 2007 using a national panel data set. The statistical and emission intensity methodologies are used for analyzing the data seri...
Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Kyuro Sasaki, Hossein Yousefi, Saied Pirasteh, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Cleaner Production   19(17-18) 1982-1993   Nov 2011   [Refereed]
CO2 is the dominant constituent of non-condensable gases in the steam phase of most geothermal fluids. This paper attempts to present the results of a study conducted to develop prediction modeling of CO2 dispersion in the surrounding atmosphere f...
Phung Quoc Huy, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Maneeintr Kreangkrai, Tayfun Babadagli
Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Science   2 1-7   Oct 2010   [Refereed]
In this study, a CO2-ECBMR numerical modeling has been done for the Mao Khe coal seam in Vietnam. The numerical simulations for sensitivity studies on the dominant factors for coalbed methane gas production, such as permeability, CO2 injection rat...
Maneeintr Kreangkrai, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Science   2 41-44   Sep 2010   [Refereed]
Heavy oil production depends on reservoir characteristics like permeability, reservoir pressure and oil viscosity.
Heavy Oil is difficult to produce because of its high viscosity. To reduce viscosity, the suitable technology for producing this oil...
Phung Quoc Huy, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Satoshi Ichikawa
International Journal of Coal Geology   83(1) 1-10   Jul 2010   [Refereed]
In this study, permeability measurements were carried out with a new procedure and methodology to estimate the fracture width in coal core samples. This measurement method is an improvement on conventional permeability measuring methods. In this r...
Hossein Yousefi, Younes Noorollahi, Sachio Ehara, Ryuichi Itoi, Amin Yousefi, Yasuhiro Fujimitsu, Jun Nishijima, Kyuro Sasaki
Geothermics   39(2) 140-151   Jun 2010   [Refereed]
Tetsu Yasunami, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology (JCPT)   49(4) 44-50   Apr 2010   [Refereed]
This study provides a numerical system to predict CO2 now characteristics of pressure, temperature, supercritical or liquid by considering heat transfer from the injector into surrounding casings and strata. This study focused on keeping supercrit...
Kyuro Sasaki, Shinji Ono, Yuichi Sugai, Takao Ebinuma, Hideo Narita, Tsutomu Yamaguchi
Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology (JCPT)   48(10) 21-26   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
A gas production system from methane hydrate (MH) sediment layers by combination method with hot water injection and bottom hole pressure control at production well using radial horizontal wells has been proposed.
Firstly, gas production characte...
Phung Quoc Huy, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Takashi Kiga, Masashi Fujioka, Tomio Adachi
Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology(JCPT)   48(10) 21-26   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
In order to enhance the efficiency of carbon capture and storage (CCS) from a coal-fired power plant, oxy-fuel combustion technology has been employed. This technology uses pure oxygen to burn the coal, and consequently CO2 concentration in the fl...
Gabriel Arpa, Arif Widiatmojo, Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Coal Science and Engineering(China)   14(4) 523-529   Dec 2008   [Refereed]
The effective diffusion coefficients in mine ventilation-flows had been obtained as 4 to 200 m2/s by matching the measured concentration-time curves with the advection-diffusion equation. The turbulent diffusion coefficients in the simple airways ...
Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Kyuro Sasaki, Rudy Sayoga Gautama, Risono
Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment   22(1) 60-69   Jun 2008   [Refereed]
Tracer gas measurements have been carried out at the Pongkor underground gold mine, Indonesia, to evaluate mine ventilation flows and to investigate the effective turbulent diffusion coefficients in mine airways. The airflow routes and quantity, a...
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Nintoku Yazawa, Quang T. Doan, S.M. Farouq Ali
SPE Journal   6(1) 89-97   Mar 2001   [Refereed]
Experiments on initial stages of the steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) process were carried out, using two-dimensional (2D) scaled reservoir models, to investigate production process and performance. Expansion of the initial steam chamber, it...
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayahsi, Nintoku Yazawa, Quang Doan, S. M. Farouq Ali
Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology(JCPT)   40(1) 44-50   Jan 2001   [Refereed]
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Sunao Konno
International Journal of Materials Engineering for Resources   18(2) 84-91   Sep 2000   [Refereed]
This paper presents the thermophysical and rheological properties of water-base drilling fluids at low temperature range (-5 to 20°C) expected for the fluid temperature of the offshore drilling at the Nankai Trough. These physical properties are f...
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi
Annals of New York Academy of Sciences   912 211-225   Jan 2000
This study provided a model for calculating the aquifer transmissibility, the CO2 injection rate, the inner diameter of the injection well, and the number of wells for liquid CO2 disposal in the aquifer. The possibility of disposing liquid CO2 in ...
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi , Akihiro Hachiya
International Journal of the Society of Materials Engineering for Resources   7(1) 29-43   Jan 1999   [Refereed]
The possibility of CO2 liquid disposal into an aquifer beneath close to the sea-floor was studied using a simple calculation flow model. This study focused on the possibility of CO2 disposal in liquid phase below the critical temperature, because ...
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Masashige Kato, Kenji Ohno
Proceedings of the Fifteenth World Petroleum Congress   (2) 511-513   Oct 1998   [Refereed]
An enhanced SAGD process named SAGD-ISSLW for heavy oil recovery has been studied by experi- ments using 2-dimensional scaled physical-models, video and infra-red visualization techniques. In the usual SAGD process, oil production rate increases w...
Satoshi Akibayashi, Kyuro Sasaki, Fumio Sugimoto, Shinji Yamaguchi, Jiro Yamatomi, Kunsoo Kim
International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences   34(3-4) 270.e1-270.e16   Jun 1997   [Refereed]
A theoretical approach is presented to estimate the surface area of a rough-walled fracture artificially induced in a hot dry rock. In this approach the concept of parallel-plate model, measured values of permeability, average fracture aperture ob...
Kyuro Sasaki, Masaru Kiya
Journal of Fluids Engineering   113(9) 405-410   Sep 1991   [Refereed]
This paper describes the results of a flow visualization study which concerns three-dimensional vortex structures in a leading-edge separation bubble formed along the sides of a blunt flat plate. Dye and hydrogen bubbles were used as tracers. Reyn...
Masaru Kiya, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Fluid Mechanics   154 463-491   May 1985   [Refereed]
This paper describes experiments concerning the structure of large-scale vortices and the unsteady reverse-flow properties in the reattaching zone of a nominally two-dimensional separation bubble formed at the leading edge of a blunt flat plate wi...
Kyuro Sasaki , Masaru Kiya
Bulletin of JSME   28(238) 610-616   Apr 1985   [Refereed]
Studied in this paper is the effect of free-stream turbulence on the turbulent structure of a separation bubble formed at the leading edge of a blunt plate with right-angled corners. The free-stream turbulence was introduced by a thin circular rod...
Masaru Kiya, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics   14(1-3) 375-386   Dec 1983   [Refereed]
Effects of free-stream turbulence on a separation bubble formed along a side of a blunt plate with right-angled corners are studied. The free-stream turbulence was generated by a thin circular rod which was placed at a certain distance upstream of...
Masaru Kiya, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Fluid Mechanics   137 83-113   Oct 1983   [Refereed]
Single- and two-point measurements of velocity and surface pressure fluctuations are conducted for the flow in the separation bubble formed along the sides of a blunt, flat plate with right-angled corners, with attention to the bubble's large-scal...
Masaru Kiya, Kyuro Sasaki, Mikio Arie
Journal of Fluid Mechanics   120(982) 219-244   Jul 1982   [Refereed]
The discrete-vortex model is applied to simulate the separation bubble over a two- dimensional blunt flat plate with finite thickness and right-angled corners, which is aligned parallel to a uniform approaching stream. This flow situation is chose...

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Hemeng Zhang,Xiaoming Zhang,Yongjun Wang,Jiren Wang, Kyuro Sasaki
Journal of Chaina Coal Society   43(5) 1358-1364   May 2018   [Refereed]
Spontaneous combustion of stockpiled coal can occur under some appropriate circumstances. The open-ended isothermal method was used to investigate the characteristic parameters of lignite,such as the critical self-ignition temperature (Tc) and app...
Xiaochen Yang, Kyuro Sasaki, Xiaoming Zhang, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection   6 80-90   May 2018   [Refereed]
The large porosity areas widely present in the underground resulting from natural hazards or artificial damages. The porosity and permeability are suggested to be capable of estimating the mechanical and air flow conditions inside the porous layer...
Yong Cao, Wei Dong, Xiaoming Zhang, Kyuro Sasaki, Yanwei Huo
Journal of Liaoning Technical University (Natural Science Edition)   36(2) 165-169   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
In order to optimize underground ventilation system, the tracer gas experiment was carried out to analysis airflow characteristics. Then, numerical simulation was applied for ventilation system to evaluate the airflow transfer and diffusion law. A...
Yongjun Wang, Xiaoming Zhang, Hemeng Zhang, Kyuro Sasaki
Chaina Safety Science Journal   26(10) 53-58   Dec 2016   [Refereed]
Based on energy conversion and accumulation conditions of coal self-heating process and Frank-Kamenetskii theory, characteristics of low-rank coal pile spontaneous combustion were investigated. Differential thermal analysis(DTA) and a constant tem...
Xiaoming Zhang, Hemeng Zhang, Zhuo Wang, Yongjun Wang, Kyuro Sasaki
Science & Technology Review   34(18) 190-193   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
This paper investigates the characteristics of lignite spontaneous combustion, with coal samples piled in cube mesh-boxes of three different sizes, placed in a constant temperature chamber and tested by the isothermal heating method. The temperatu...
Kyuro Sasaki
Japan Society for the Science Promotion(JSPS), "KAKENHI ESSAY SERIES"   (85)    Feb 2016   [Invited]
As a web essay in JSPS "KAKENHI ESSAY SERIES", I introduce my mention on the KAKENHI and necessity of research on "Mineral Energy Resources and Reduction of CO2 Emission" for young researchers.
Experimental Study and Numerical Simulation of Methane Solubility in Crude Oil for Gas Injection Enhanced Oil Recovery
Mohammad Reza Ghulami, Kyuro Sasaki, Ronald Nguele, Yuichi Sugai
International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering   9(1) 37-40   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Gas injection enhanced oil recovery has long been used in petroleum industry to increase oil recovery factor. Carbon dioxide, nitrogen, flue gas and lean hydrocarbon gases were all being utilized as displacing agents. The oil swelling is an indica...
Effects of Kaolinite Clay on Omani Heavy-Oil Rheology in Considering Enhanced Oil Recovery by Steam Injection
Ibrahim Al Hadabi, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering   9(1) 22-24   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
The presence of clays in the reservoir plays an important role in EOR applications. The focus of this paper is to characterize the heavy oil rheology behaviour with the presence of kaolinite clay mineral in considering an EOR process using steam i...
Experimental Analysis of Surface Tension Alteration by Salinity Change for Oil-Wet Rocks
Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki, Hikmat Said-Al Salim, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano
International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering   9(1) 29-31   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Wettability of porous media is altered from preferential liquid-wetting to preferential gas-wetting. The present work is an insight that addresses the issue of wettability alteration by change in brine. Moreover, herein is presented the effect of ...
Ferian Anggara, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
32th Annual Meeting of The Society for Organic Peterology(Yogyakarta, Indonesia)   32    Sep 2015
In this study, measurements of coal swelling due to C02 adsorption were carried out to measure permeability and swelling continuously and to compare the permeability data from
laboratory measurements with published permeability model.
Ferian Anggara, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Journal of Applied Geology   7(1) 30-39   Jun 2015   [Refereed]
This presents study investigate the effect of swelling on gas production performances at coal reservoirs during CO2-ECBMR processes. The stressdependent permeability-models to express effect of coal matrix shrinkage/swelling using Palmer and Manso...
Application of geostatistical simulation for mineral resource estimation by modelling of drillhole data - Case study on an iron ore mine
Abu B. Jalloh, Kyuro Sasaki
Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (37th International Symposium) (APCOM2015)   73-84   May 2015
The unpredictable fluctuations in metal prices, political instability, and socio-economic problems in resource rich areas are among the reasons why the mining industry needs to look for ways to maximize returns of mining projects whilst keeping op...
Particle tracking simulation for tracer dispersion in porous media: A five-spot laboratory model
Arif Widiatmojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Yuichi Sugai
Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (37th International Symposium APCOM 2015)): Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium   785-793   May 2015
The tracer test is a useful method to investigate various phenomena in geological porous media such as groundwater contaminant transport, sweep efficiency and retention time in oil reservoir, fractures orientation assessment, and geothermal reserv...
Olalekan S. Alade, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Bayonile Ademodi, Junpei Kumasaka, Masanori Nakano
International Journal of Engineering Practical Research   4(1) 55-59   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
One of the most important factors of the successful production, transportation and utilization of the highly viscous oil such as bitumen is viscosity reduction. Several approaches including emulsification of bitumen as dispersed particle in the co...
Xiaoming Zhang, Xiaochen Yang, Zuo Wang, Kyuro Sasaki
2015 Coal Operators' Conference (COAL2015)   2015 230-236   Feb 2015
Most coal mines are in the seismic intensity 7(12 degree evaluation or even higher in China. Large-scale mined-out spaces formed in the strata have been increased, because of excessive coal mining exploitation. The seismic response of mine surface...
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Chanmoly Or, Yuta Yoshioka, Junpei Kumasaka, Masanori Nakano, Motonao Imai
Journal of the Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology   79(6) 391-397   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes have been applied to improve mobility of heavy oil and bitumen. This article has introduced three topics on numerical models for heavy oil and bitumen productions based on laboratory measurements and their sca...
Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Said-Al Salim, Masanori Nakano
20th Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan   SPWLA(JFES-2014-J)    Dec 2014
Only few attempts have considered gas flooding as means of heavy oil recovery and subsequently have investigated into gas solubility towards heavy crudes. Even more, the credit has been only given to specific methods including thermal treatment an...
Olalekan Saheed Alade, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Bayo Ademodi
20th Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan   SPWLA-JFES-2014-B    Dec 2014
The most challenging property of heavy oil is its viscosity which reduce mobility and also places restriction on utilization. Thus, higher cost of generating steam for recovery, high pressure drop, cost and compatibility of diluent for pipeline tr...
Chanmoly Or, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano, Motonao Imai
Energy Procedia   63 7821-7829   Dec 2014
Heavy oil production by CO2 gas foaming has been simulated with a function of depressurization pressure. The numerical simulation was carried out by using CMG-STARSTM and based on experimental physical properties of foamy oil such as foam swelling...
Kyuro Sasaki, Arif Widiatmojo, Yuichi Sugai, Xiaomin Zhang
10th International Mine Ventilation Congress (IMVC2014) (Sun City, South Africa)      Aug 2014
Yongjun Wang, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Xiaoming Zhang
14th Coal Operators’ Conference (COAL2014) (Australia, Wollongong)   339-343   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
Numerical Modelling of Low Rank Coal for Spontaneous Combustion
Kyuro Sasaki, Yongjun Wang, Yuichi Sugai, Xiaoming Zhang
14th Coal Operators’ Conference (COAL2014) (Australia, Wollongong)   344-349   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Takafumi Yamakawa
SPE/EAGE European Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition   (SPE 167780-MS)    Feb 2014
A integrated gas production system from methane hydrate layer by circulating hot water using a pair of dualhorizontal wells has been proposed.
Tracer Gas Measurements of Effective Ventilation Airflow and Its Influence on Dust Concentrations in Underground Quarry
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Arif Widiatmojo, Hideo Naka
23rd World Mining Congress Proceedings   Paper 274   Aug 2013   [Refereed]
Haruhiro Suzuki, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Energy Procedia   37 2738-2745   Jun 2013
Operations research is required to carry the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) efficiently and economically against uncertainty in geological conditions and system troubles to terminated CO2 storage. Firstly, CCS system performance has been investi...
Ferian Anggara, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Energy Procedia   37 6722-6729   Jun 2013
CO2 Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) has been performed on Kushiro coal. The results showed there were slightly changes in major metal oxide due to mineral dissolution/precipitation during CO2 injection. To predict mineral dissolution/precipit...
Abu Bakarr Jalloh, Kyuro Sasaki, Mustapha Olajiday Thomas, Yaguba Jalloh
Procedia Earth and Planetary Science   6 131-138   Mar 2013
Sierra Leone forms part of the West African Craton whose counterpart is the Guyana shield. Two main structural divisions are recognized; (a) the Liberian granite-greenstone terrain and (b) the pene-contemporaneous Kasila group mobile belt. Radiome...
Kyuro Sasaki
Novel Carbon Resource Sciences Newsletter   8 28-29   Feb 2013   [Invited]
In the “Novel Carbon Resource Sciences: Coal-based Eco-innovations” Program, we have conducted researches into the development of mineral resources and in-situ production methods for the unconventional resources, such as oil sand, heavy oil, and m...
Haruhiro Suzuki,Kyuro Sasaki,Yuichi Sugai
Procedia Earth and Planetary Science   6 219-225   Sep 2012
Operations research is required to carry the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) efficiently and economically against uncertainty in geological conditions and system troubles to terminate CO2 storage. In this study, CCS systemperformance has been inv...
Numerical Simulation Method on Turbulent Gas Diffusion Phenomena in Mine Ventilation Network
Arif Widiatmojo, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki
Proc. 22nd World Mining Congress & Expo (İstanbul, Turkey)   II 731-737   Sep 2011   [Refereed]
Coal-Matrix Swelling by CO2 Adsorption and a Model of Permeability Reduction
Kyuro Sasaki, Ferian Anggara, Yuichi Sugai
Proc. 22nd World Mining Congress & Expo (İstanbul, Turkey)   II 349-353   Sep 2011   [Refereed]
Gasification and Combustion Characteristics of Datong Coal in A Mixture of O2/CO2 and Recycled Flue Gas by Rapid Heating
Zhigang Li, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki, Xiaoming Zhang, Jiren Wang
Proc. 2011 International Conference on Future Environment and Energy (ICFEE 2011) (Sanya, Hainan, China)   142-146   Mar 2011
Oil Drainage by CO2 Gas Diffusion, Dissolution and Foaming in Heavy Oil
H. Kono, Kyuro Sasaki, Y. Sugai, T. Takahashi, D. Ito, T. Okabe
Proc. World Heavy Oil Congress 2011 (Canada, Edmonton)   WHOC11-327   2011
A Gas Production System from Methane Hydrate Layers by Hot Water Injection and BHP Control with Radial Horizontal Wells
Takafumi Yamakawa, Shinji Ono, Akinori Iwamoto, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki
Canadian Unconventional Resources and International Petroleum Conference (Calgary, Canada)   SPE-137801-MS    Oct 2010
Fundamental Parameters for CO2 Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery in Deep and Unminable Coal Seams in Quangninh Coalfield, Vietnam
Phung Quoc Huy, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Proc. of International Conference on Advanced Mining for Sustainable Development (Ha Long, Vietnum)   419-424   Sep 2010
Gas Production from Methane Hydrate Sediment Layer by Thermal Stimulation with Hot Water Injection
Offshore Technology Conference 2010 (OTC2010) (Houston, USA)   (OTC-20592-PP) OTC-20592-PP   May 2010
Amin Yousefi-Sazabi, Hossein Yousefi, Kyuro Sasaki, Sachio Ehara
Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010   (243) 1-6   Apr 2010
In this study, an attempt was made to show the contribution of Sabalan GPP to climate change mitigation by reducing CO2 emissions in the area compared to conventional power plants. A network of thirty sampling points and a meteorological station w...
Kyuro Sasaki, Shinji. Ono, Yuichi Sugai, Norio Tenma, Takao Ebinuma, Hideo Narita
SPE Oil and Gas India Conference and Exhibition (OGIC2010) ( Mumbai, India)   (SPE-129085-PP)    Jan 2010
A gas production system by injecting hot water into a methane hydrate layers with lower aquifer under the sea bottom has been studied using with horizontal wells in radial arrangements. In order to overcome extremely low permeability and large dis...
Takashi Fujii, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai and Toshiyuki Hashida
Energy Procedia   1(1) 3715-3722   Nov 2009
In order to predict CO2 storage potential of candidate geological reservoirs, this study investigated the CO2 sorption capacity of sandstone and granite under air-dry and water-saturated conditions using a volumetric technique, at temperatures of ...
Numerical Modeling of Diffusion Phenomena in Narrow Vein Mine Stope from Field Measurement and Scaled Laboratory
Gabriel Arpa, Kyuro Sasaki, Arif Widiatmojo and Yuichi Sugai
Mine Ventilation Vol.2, Ed. D.C. Panigrahi Oxford & IBH Pub. (Proc. of 9th Mine Ventilation Congress, New Delhi India)   2 695-707   Nov 2009   [Refereed]
The diffusion phenomena in mine airways and working face is important to better understand the transportation and dilution mechanism of contaminated and airborne pollutants introduced into the mine airways with dispersion by velocity profile and t...
Gas Adsorption Capacity to Evaluate CO2 Sequestration Potential in Quangninh Coalfield
Pung Quoc Huy, Kyuro Sasaki and Yuichi Sugai
Mine Ventilation Vol.2, Ed. D.C. Panigrahi Oxford & IBH Pub. (Proc. of 9th Mine Ventilation Congress, New Delhi India)   2 1031-1040   Nov 2009   [Refereed]
It is well known that CO2 adsorption capacity is twice or more than that of CH4. Because of these characteristics of coal seam, CO2 sequestration is one of the promising options to reduce green house gas emission to atmosphere. The measurement res...
Simulation of Diffusion using Discrete Points Movement Method and Effect of Dead Space Volume in Mine Ventilation Airways
Arif Widiatmojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Gabriel Arpa, Yuichi Sugai and Nuhindro Priagung Widodo
Mine Ventilation, Vol.2, Ed. D.C. Panigrahi Oxford & IBH Pub. (Proc. of 9th Mine Ventilation Congress, New Delhi India)   2 685-694   Jan 2009   [Refereed]
The effective diffusion coefficient of tracer gas dozed into the large scale of mine ventilation network at Kushiro Coal Mine have been evaluated as 200m2/s by Sasaki and Dindiwe (2002). In order to clear the mechanism of increasing effective dif...
Kyuro Sasaki, Tetsu Yasunami and Yuichi Sugai
Energy Procedia   1(1) 2999-3006   Feb 2009
The field test of CO2-ECBM was carried during 2003 to 2007 in order to evaluate technical feasibility of injecting CO2 into the coal seam while producing CH4 at Yubari City, Hokkaido, Japan. It aims to resolve global warming and to develop a syste...
Gas Adsorption Capacity to Evaluate CO2 Sequestration Potential in Quangninh Coalfield, Vietnam
Pung Quoc Huy, Kyuro Sasaki and Yuichi Sugai
Mine Ventilation Vol.2, Ed. D.C. Panigrahi Oxford & IBH Pub. (Proc. of 9th Mine Ventilation Congress)(New Delhi, India)   1031-1040   2009
Gas Production System from Methane Hydrates Layers by Hot Water Injection using Dual Horizontal Wells
Kyuro Sasaki, Shinji Ono, Yuichi Sugai, Takao Ebinuma, Hideo Narita, Tsutomu Yamaguchi
JCPT (published by SPE)   48(10) 21-26   2009
Effects of SO2 and pH Concentration on CO2 Adsorption Capacity in Coal Seams for CO2 Sequestration With Considerations for Flue Gas From Coal-Fired Power Plants
Phung Quoc Huy, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Takashi Kiga, Masashi Fujioka, T. Adachi
JCPT (published by SPE)   48(10) 58-63   2009
Formation of the Asian Center for Research on Earth Resources and Environment for International Research Associates and Graduate Students - JSPS International Training Program at Kyushu University-
Kyuro Sasaki, Kenji Jinno, Tetsuro Esaki, Koichiro Watanabe, Takayuki Shimaoka, Keiko Sasaki
Annual Report of Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University   2008 45-49   Jul 2008   [Invited]
The JSPS project "Formation of the Asian Center for Research on Earth Resources and Environment for International Research Associates and Graduate Students -JSPS International Training Program at Kyushu Universityー" was introduced.
Numerical Simulation on Diffusion Phenomena in Mine Airways by using A Method of Discrete Tracer Movements
Kyuro Sasaki, Arif Widiatmojo, Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Gabriel Arpa, Yuichi Sugai
12th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium (Reno, NV, USA)   287-292   Jun 2008
Diffusion phenomena in mine airways are important to trace gas and dust introduced into mine ventilation flows. Authors have carried out tracer gas measurements to check mine ventilation using concentration-time curves measured in mine airways, ho...
Mine ventilation measurements with tracer gas method and evaluations of turbulent diffusion coefficient Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment
N. P. Widodo, K. Sasaki, R. S. Guautama and Risono
Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment   21(4) ISSN: 1748-0949   2007
Estimating of Coal Permeability Range By Small Area Measrurements With Few Numbers of Core Samples
PHung Quoc Huy, Kyuro Sasaki and Yuichi Sugai
Proc. of 5th International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology   239-246   2007
Gas Production System from Methane Hydrates Layers by Hot Water Injection using Dual Horizontal Wells
Kyuro Sasaki, Shinji Ono, Yuichi Sugai, Takao Ebinuma, Hideo Narita
International Petroleum Conference (58th Annual Technical Meeting) (Calgary)   Paper 2007-195   2007
The Application of Tracer Gas Method for Evaluating a Mine Ventilation at Pongkor Gold Mine, PT Aneka Tambang, Tbk., Indonesia
Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Kyuro Sasaki, Rudy Sayoga Gautama, Risono
Proc. 9th International Symposium on Mineral Exploration (ISME-IX) (Bandung, Indonesia)   193-197   Sep 2006
Gas Production System from Methane Hydrate Layer by Hot Water Injection using Dual-Horizontal Wells
Shinji Ono, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki, Takao Ebinuma, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Hideo Narita
Proc. 3rd International Workshop on Earth Science and Technology(Fukuoka, Japan)   55-62   Dec 2005
Enhancing SAGD Performance using Additional Steam Injector into Oilsand Reservoir With Lateral Shale Stringers
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Kodai Kato
6th IEA Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery (Makuhari, Japan)   1-14   Sep 2005   [Invited]
The SAGD involves a dual horizontal wells drilled through the reservoir, one to inject steam and one to produce the gravity drop of the bitumen and condensate. The Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process using two horizontal wells (hereina...
Ryuichi Itoi, Hikari Fujii, Kyuro Sasaki
Annual report of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University   2004 61-62   May 2005
Kyuro Sasaki, Takashi Fujii
Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies 7   II(2) 2257-2261   Jan 2005
Coal seams have a significant ability of CO2 adsorption more than CH4 as approximately double based on some experiments reported. By utilizing this property, coal bed methane gas can be replaced with CO2 injected and produced as a clean energy. In...
Effects of A Green Tuff on Activating Microorganisms
Y. Sugai and K. Sasaki
Proc. 3rd International Workshop on Earth Science and Technology(Fukuoka, Japan)   41-46   2005
Experiments on CO2 Water Solubility and Hydrate Formation in Flow through Porous Medium
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Yutaka Itoh, Tetsuo Gonda
1 290-294   Sep 2002
Kyuro Sasaki, Charles Dindiwe
Proc. of North American/Ninth U.S. Mine Ventilation Symposium (Kingston, Canada)   243-251   Jul 2002
MIVENA Ver.6 is a mine ventilation network simulator designed for ventilation engineers, teaching and education, and learning about ventilation flow, mine climate, air temperature and humidity due to dynamic processes such as fluid mechanics proce...
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Nintoku Yazawa, Fuminori Kaneko
75241-MS    Apr 2002
Experiments and numerical simulations on initial stages of the steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) process were carried out. Experimental studies used two-dimensional scaled reservoir models to investigate fluids flow characteristics in the ste...
Microscopic Visualization with High Resolution Optical-Fiber Scope at Steam Chamber Interface Initial Stage of SAGD Process
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Nintoku Yazawa and Fuminori Kaneko
Proc.of the SPE/DOE Thirteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery 2002 (IOR2002) (Tulsa, USA)   SPE#75241   2002
Experiments on CO2 Water Solubility and Hydrate Formation in Flow through Porous Medium
K. Sasaki, S. Akibayashi, Y. Itoh, T. Gonda
Proc.of The 4h International Conference on Gas Hydrates(ICGH4,Yokohama)   1 290-294   2002
An Integrated Mine Ventilation Simulator MIVENA Ver.6 with Applicaitons
K. Sasaki and C. Dindiwe
Proc.of the North American/Ninth U.S. Mine Ventilation Symporium(KingSton)   243-251   2002
Charles Dindiwe, Kyuro Sasaki
Proc. of 29th Int. Symposium on of Computers and Operations Research in Mineral Industry, (APCOM 2001) (Beijing, China)   249-255   Apr 2001
The new concept for final pit shape in open pit design namely Best Positive Inverted Truncated Cone (BPITC) algorithm is presented for feasibility study and scheduling.
Five mineral deposit models were used for eventual surface mine design optimiz...
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Nintoku Yazawa, Quang Doan, S. M. Farouq Ali
SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (Houston, USA)   (56544-MS)    Oct 1999
Experimental and Numerical Studies on Initial Stages of SAGD Process for Heavy Oil Recovery
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Nintoku Yazawa, Naoyuki Kumagai
Proc. 20th IEA Annual Workshop and Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery (Paris, France)   (S9) #S9   Sep 1999   [Invited]
Numerical and Experimental Modeling of the Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage(SAGD)Process
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Nintoku Yazawa, Quang Doan, S. M. Farouq Ali
CSPG and Petroleum Society Joint Convention(Calgary)   (CIM Paper 99-21)    1999
Thermal and Rheological Properties of Drilling Fluids and An Estimate of Heat Transfer Rate at Casing Pipe
K. Sasaki, S. Akibayashi and S. Konno
Proc. of International Conference on Methane Hydrates(Makuhari)   283-292   1998
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Masashige Kato, Kenji Ohno
Proc. of 15th World Petroleum Congress (Beijing)   (2) 511-513   1997   [Refereed]
An enhanced SAGD process named SAGD-ISSLW for heavy oil recovery has been studied by experi- ments using 2-dimensional scaled physical-models, video and infra-red visualization techniques. In the usual SAGD process, oil production rate increases w...
Analytical System for Ventilation Simulators with Skyline Nodal Pressure Method and Practical Estimate System for Underground Mine Air-Conditioning
Kyuro Sasaki, Hiroshi Miyakoshi, Kazuhiro Mashiba
Proc. 26th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM)   393-399   Sep 1996
A ventilation analytical system adapting nodal pressure method using skyline modified Choleski's decom-position scheme for network-flow analysis and a new practical system to estimate various thermal air conditions has been developed. The quasi...
Kyuro Sasaki, Yutaka Fukuda, Hiroshi Miyakoshi, Toru Onozuka
Innovative Mine Design for the 21st Century (Proceedings of International Conference on Mine Design, Kingston, Canada)   713-724   Aug 1993
A calculation system for the analysis of underground ventilation networks by means of a nodal pressure method using the skyline modified Choleski's decomposition scheme, named 'skyline nodal pressure method', has been studied. The generalized line...
Kyuro Sasaki, Yutaka Fukuda, Hiroshi Miyakoshi, Toru Onozuka
Innovative Mine Design for 21st Century, Balkema   713-724   1993
A calculation system for the analysis of underground ventilation networks by means of a nodal pressure method us1ng the sky1ine mod1fied Choleskl's decomposition scheme,named 'skyline nodal pressure method',has been studied. The genera1ized linear...

Books etc

 
Heavy Oil: Characteristics, Production and Emerging Technologies
Olalekan S. Alade, Kyuro Sasaki, Bayonile Ademodi, Yuichi Sugai, Adeniyi S. Ogunlaja (Part:Contributor, Chapter 4. Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) as an Emulsifying Agent for Viscosity Reduction of Heavy and Extra-Heavy Oils)
Nova Science Publishers   Jan 2017   ISBN:978-1-53610-867-5
Heavy and extra-heavy oils represent important energy resources and have contributed significantly to the world energy supply. Emulsification technology (specifically, formation of oil-in-water emulsion) has been considered an innovative approach ...
Equivalent Oxidation Exposure - Time for Low Temperature Spontaneous Combustion of Coal
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 11, Heat Analysis and Thermodynamic Effects)
InTechOpen   Sep 2011   ISBN:978-953-307-585-3
A model has been presented for spontaneous combustions of coal seam and coal stock. It is based on time difference between thermal diffusion and oxygen diffusion. Furthermore, the concept of “Equivalent Oxidation Exposure Time (EOE time)” is prese...
Heat Transfer and Phase Change in Deep CO2 Injector for CO2 Geological Storage
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai (Part:Joint Work, Chapter 25, Two Phase Flow, Phase Change and Numerical Modeling)
InTechOpen   Sep 2011   ISBN:978-953-307-584-6
This article has presented a numerical model of heat transfer and calculation procedure for the prediction of CO2 temperature and pressure that includes a phase change (supercritical or liquid) by considering the heat loss from the injector to sur...
Review on Ventilation Characteristics in Buildings - Measurements of Ventilation Rate with Age of Air -
Text for 43th Annual Meetings, Japan Society of Pharmacists Yakuji-Nippoh Pub. Co. , LTD.   1997   
Ventilation Network Theory, Environment Control and Expert System for Underground Security (Ed. Y. Mizuta)
SANKAIDO Pub. CO. LTD   1993   
Laser and Hot Wire Film Velocimetries and Their Applications
Kyuro Sasaki, Masaru Kiya (Part:Joint Work, Unsteady Reverse-Flow Measurements by Split-Film Probes)
Power Company, Limited   Jun 1987   
Split-film probes have been applied to the measurement of turbulence properties in an intermittent reverse-mow region. Two kinds of split-film probes of 0.153mm diameter (manufactured by KANOMAX Co. Ltd.) are employed; one is the split plane norma...

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Kyuro Sasaki
8th InternationalConference on Informatics, Environment, Energy (IEEA2019) (Osaka,Japan)   17 Mar 2019   InternationalConference on Informatics, Environment, Energy
The global temperature rise due to increase of greenhouse gases has been one of big environmental issues on the earth. Geological CO2 is expected to reduce 1/5 to 1/4 of CO2 emission to atmosphere to stop the global warming. With this concern, we ...
Olalekan Alade, Dhafer Al Shehri, Mohamed Mahmoud, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference   15 Mar 2019   Society of Petroleum Engineers
Applications of oil-in-water emulsion (O/W) emulsification technology in enhanced recovery and pipeline transportation of heavy oil can be limited by several factors including salinity of the reservoir or process water, process temperature, and wa...
Salmawati, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Ronald Nguele
14th Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT14)   21 Oct 2018   14th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology are believed to be the effective way to mitigate the greenhouse gases emission, especially CO2, to the atmosphere, given their huge capacity for geological storages[1]. The main principle of this technol...
Rahim Afikah, Kyuro Sasaki, Sugeng Sapto Surjono, Hendra Amijaya
4th International Conference on Green Design and Manufacture 2018   29 Apr 2018   American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Acoustic emission (AE) is a well-established method for geophysical calculations. Nowadays, it is widely used for damage evaluation. For a better understanding of the damage mechanics of materials such as rocks, the sonic wave that has led to AE, ...
Chea Samneang, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Yuji Yoshiki
23rd Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan   11 Oct 2017   Society of Petrophysicists and Well-Log Analysts
In this paper, an oil recovery process has been studied by injecting sodium metasilicate (Na2SiO3·9H2O) solution to form blocking gel with CO2 in larger permeability flow passes. The Na2SiO3·9H2O solution is an alkali to reduce interfacial tension...
Sreu Tola, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
23rd Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan   11 Oct 2017   Petrophysicists and Well-Log AnalystsSource
In this research, we have investigated wettability alteration of sandstone and crude oil surfaces contacting nanofluids formulated by ZnO nanoparticles. The ZnO nanofluid was mixed by dispersing into water solution of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate that i...
Ryo Ohashi, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Alade S. Olalekan
23rd Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan   11 Oct 2017   Petrophysicists and Well-Log AnalystsSource
Alternative process of Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) method for bitumen recovery from oil sands reservoirs has been studied to improve production cost, thermal efficiency and environmental issues. A new production process called as the Cy...
Ichhuy Ngo, Falan Srisuriyachai, Yuichi Sugai, Kyuro Sasaki
23rd Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan, 11-12 October, Chiba, Japan   11 Oct 2017   Society of Petrophysicists and Well-Log Analysts
In this study, effects of surfactant adsorption and desorption on oil production were investigated in laboratory scale by using Sodium Dodecyl Benzene Sulfonate and Berea sandstone. The maximum adsorption-desorption values were measuredas57.7mg/10...
Spontaneous Combustion of Low Rank Coal; Measurement of The Critical Self-ignition Temperature
Kyuro Sasaki
6th World Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology   26 Aug 2017   
Kreangkrai Maneeintr, Monthicha Rawangphai, Kyuro Sasaki
9th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE-2017)   21 Aug 2017   World Academy of Science,Engineering and Technology
Currently climate change is one of the most concern problems because of an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. This gas comes from the industries like power generation. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the practica...
Kreangkrai Maneeintr, Noppawan Ruanman, Onchanok Juntarasakul, Kyuro Sasaki
Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC2017)   17 Jul 2017   The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Recently,climate change is the major global issue on environmental concern resulting from the emission of Carbon dioxide (C02) into atmosphere. The CO2 sources mainly come from fossil-fired power generation and industrial sectors. The current tech...
Development of Gas-Flux Monitor to Measure Soil CO2 Emission from Ground Surface into Atmosphere at CO2 Geological Storage Site [Invited]
Sasaki, Kyuro
Special Lectire at Lianing Technical University   6 Jan 2017   
The Influence of Local Geology on The Groundwater Potential of Kunike Sanda and Barina
Yaguba Jalloh, Kyuro Sasaki, Mustapha Olajiday Thomas
International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology   9 Dec 2016   CINEST
Kinetic Modeling of The In-Situ Combustion Process for Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Productions
Kyoichi Takatsu, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
22nd Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan   30 Sep 2016   
Offshore Gas Production and Seabed Subsidence by Hot Water Injection
Kyuro Sasaki
35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (China, 2016)   18 Sep 2016   ICGCM and Liaoning Technical University
Prospects of Bitumen Emulsification using Polymeric Surfactant for Production and Transportation: Synergistic Effect of NaOH Combination
Olaleken Alade, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Bayonile Ademodi
World Heavy Oil Congress   17 Sep 2016   
CO2 Geological Storage and Soil CO2 Gas Flux [Invited]
Kyuro Sasaki
School on the Move   2 Aug 2016   School on the Move
Lecture on CO2 Geological Storage and Soil CO2 Gas Flux for Graduate Students from East South Asian Universities
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Salmawati, Wataru Kawasaki
5th World Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology   2 Jun 2016   BRCORP
Ibrahim Al Hadabi, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
, Proc. 5th World Conference on Applied Sciences   2 Jun 2016   BRCORP
Experimental and Numerical Simulation Study on the Spontaneous Combustion of Lignite
Hemeng Zhang, Xiaoming Zhang, Zhuo Wang, Yongjun Wang, Kyrou Sasaki
International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2015(Fukuoka)   3 Dec 2015   CINEST
This study investigated self-heating characteristics of the lignite, low rank coal, by experiments with three sets of cube wire-mesh baskets placed in different temperature environments and numerical simulations on their results. The dried and raw...
Experimental Study on Spontaneous Combustion of Low Rank Coal
Zhuo Wang, Xiaoming Zhang, Hemeng Zhang, Gang Chen, Yongjun Wang, Kyuro Sasaki
International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2015 (Fukuoka)   3 Dec 2015   CINEST
This study investigated self-heating characteristics of the lignite, low rank coal, by experiments with three sets of cube wire-mesh baskets placed in different temperature environments and numerical simulations on their results. The dried and raw...
Risk Assessment in Open Pit Mining and Economic Uncertainty Modelling for Optimal Decision-making using Stochastic Simulation – A Case Study of An Iron Ore Deposit
Abu Baker Jalloh, Kyuro Sasaki, Yagba Jalloh
Mine Planning & Equipment Selection (MPES 2015) (Johannesburg, South Africa)   9 Nov 2015   
Kyuro Sasaki
4th World Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (WCSET 2015)   24 Oct 2015   BRCORP
Mohammad Reza Ghulami, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
4th World Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology   24 Oct 2015   BRCORP
Gas injection enhanced oil recovery has long been used in petroleum industry to increase oil recovery factor. Carbon dioxide, nitrogen, flue gas and lean hydrocarbon gases were all being utilized as displacing agents. The oil swelling is an indica...
Ronald Nguele, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Hikmat, Said Al-Salim, Masanori Nakano
The 21th Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan   13 Oct 2015   Japan Formation Evaluation Society
Herein is discussed the physicochemical mechanisms occurring during wettability alteration in mixed wet rocks. Defined by the strength with which a petroleum fluid adheres to the surface of the reservoir rock formation, wettability is of a great i...
Mohammad Reza Ghulami, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
The 21th Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan   13 Oct 2015   Japan Formation Evaluation Society
In this study, a reservoir modeling approach was used to evaluate the miscibility conditions for an Afghan oil reservoir. A model of slim-tube apparatus was built for compositional simulation in CMG-GEM. Minimum miscibility pressure/enrichment (MM...
Junpei Kumasaka, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai,Masanori Nakano
The 21th Formation Evaluation Symposium of Japan   13 Oct 2015   Japan Formation Evaluation Society
In this study, the effects of emulsion generation in a steam chamber formed in oil sands reservoir have been studied for bitumen production using Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD).Some viscosity measurements of heavy oil emulsion were perform...
Xiaoming Zhang, Xiaochen Yang, Zuo Wang, Kyuro Sasaki
2015 Coal Operators' Conference (COAL2015)   11 Feb 2015   University of Wollongong
Meshless Particle Tracking Simulation for Tracer Dispersion in A Quarter Five-spot Model
Arif Widiatomojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Yuichi Sugai
Asian Conference on Engineering and Natural Sciences   3 Feb 2015   
Development of a Method Measuring the Soil CO2 Flux for Monitoring of Stored CO2 Leakage from Subsurface-Reservoir
Wataru Kawasaki, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2014   4 Dec 2014   
Study of Spontaneous Combustion Characteristic Using Convectional Air Flow Testing Method at Laboratory on Ombilin Region's Coal
Sapto Aji Pamungkas, Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Ginting Jalu Kusuma, Darius Agung Prata, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Arif Widiatmojo
International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2014   4 Dec 2014   CINEST
Preliminary Measurements of Natural Soil CO2 Concentration in Case of CO2 Leakage in CCS Site
Salmawati, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Nuhindro Priagung Widodo
International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology 2014   4 Dec 2014   
Microbial-Induced Oil Viscosity Reduction by Selective Degradation of Long-Chain Alkanes
Yuichi Sugai, Keita Komatsu, Kyuro Sasaki, Kristian Mogensen, Martin Vad Bennetzen
Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference   11 Nov 2014   
Chanmoly Or, Kyuro Sasakia, Yuichi Sugaia, Masanori Nakanob, Motonao Imai
12th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-12)   7 Oct 2014   
Integrated Numerical Simulation on Gas Diffusion in Mine Ventilation Network
Kyuro Sasaki, Arif Widiatmojo, Yuichi Sugai, Xiaomin Zhang
10th International Mine Ventilation Congress (IMVC2014)   6 Aug 2014   
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Shinji Ono
21st World Petroleum Congress (Moscow, Russia)   17 Jun 2014   
Measurement of Critical Self-ignition Temperatures of Low Rank Coal
Yongun Wang, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Xiaoming Zhang
Coal Operators’Conference (COAL2014)(Australia, Wollongong)   12 Feb 2014   
Numerical Modelling of Low Rank Coal for Spontaneous Combustion
Kyuro Sasaki, Yongjun Wang, Yuichi Sugai, Xiaoming Zhang
Coal Operators’Conference (COAL2014)(Australia, Wollongong)   12 Feb 2014   
Tracer Gas Measurements of Effective Ventilation Airflow and Its Influence on Dust Concentrations in Underground Quarry
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Arif Widiatmojo, Hideo Naka
23rd World Mining Congress   14 Aug 2013   
Environmental Measurements of Air at Underground Space [Invited]
Kyuro Sasaki and Yuichi Sugai
International Symposium on Rock Mechanics and Mine Dynamic Disaster Prevention   13 Jul 2013   
Ferian Anggara, Kyuro Sasaki and Yuichi Sugai
International Petroleum Technology Conference(IPTC)   Feb 2012   
Arif Widiatmojo, Kyuro Sasaki, Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Yuichi Sugai
MMIJ Annual Autumn Meeting 2011 (Sakai)   30 Sep 2011   
Coal-Matrix Swelling by CO2 Adsorption and A Model of Permeability Reduction
Kyuro Sasaki, Ferian Anggara, Yuichi Sugai
22nd World Mining Congress & Expo (Istanbul, Turkey),   11 Sep 2011   World Mining Congress
CO2 Solubility of Heavy Oil Related to CO2 EOR and Storage
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Hiroyuki Kono, Takashi Takahashi, Daisuke Ito, Takashi Okabe
JAPT Annual Meeting, Development and Production Technology Symposium, 2011   9 Jun 2011   
Zhigang Li, Xiaoming Zhang, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Jiren Wang
ICMHP-2010 International Conference on Mine Hazards Prevention and Control (ICMHPC2010)   15 Oct 2010   International Conference on Mine Hazards Prevention and Control
In this study, experiments on generating of CO gas from heated coal samples have been carried out by controlling the atmospheric condition in low O 2 concentration in considering sealed goaf areas at underground coal mines. The laser beam was used...
Observation and Visualization of Flows – What is Darcy’s Law and its Meaning? [Invited]
Kyuro Sasaki
Special Lecture presented at 2010 JAPT Annual Meeting held at Fukuoka   8 Jun 2010   
Kyuro Sasaki, Shinji Ono, Yuichi Sugai, Norio Tenma, Takao Ebinuma, Hideo Narita
Offshore Technology Conference 2010 (OTC2010) (Houston, UAS)   3 May 2010   Offshore Technology Conference
A gas production system from methane hydrate layer by hot water injection using a pair of dual-horizontal wells has been proposed. Experiments with physical and numerical reservoir models have been carried out in order to simulate gas production c...
Kyuro Sasaki, Shinzi Ono, Yuichi Sugai, Norio Tenma, Takao Ebinuma, Hideo Narita
2010 SPE Oil & Gas India Conference and Exhibition (OGIC2010)   21 Jan 2010   Society of Petroleum Engineers(SPE)
A gas production system by injecting hot water into a methane hydrate layers with lower aquifer under the sea bottom has been studied using with horizontal wells in radial arrangements. In order to overcome extremely low permeability and large dis...
Two Major Problems of CO2-ECBM Pilot Test Project at Yubari [Invited]
Kyuro Sasaki
2nd International Symposium of Novel Carbon Resource Science Earth Resource Science and Technology (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)   11 Mar 2009   
Kyuro Sasaki, Tetsu Yasunami, Yuichi Sugai
9th International Conference Green House Gas Control Technologies(GHGT9)   17 Nov 2008   Green House Gas Control
The field test of CO2-ECBM was carried during 2003 to 2007 in order to evaluate technical feasibility of injecting CO2 into the coal seam while producing CH4 at Yubari City, Hokkaido, Japan. It aims to resolve global warming and to develop a syste...
Spontaneous Combustion of Coal [Invited]
Kyuro Sasaki
Third International Symposium on Modern Mining and Safety Technology (Fuxin, China)   8 Aug 2008   
Global COE Program on Novel Carbon Resources at Kyushu University [Invited]
Kyuro Sasaki
1st Regional Workshop on Geological and Geo-Resources Engineering Research in ASEAN   1 Aug 2008   
Kyuro Sasaki, Shinji Ono, Yuichi Sugai, Takao Ebinuma, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Hideo Narita
Canadian International Petroleum Conference(Calgary, Alberta)   18 Jun 2008   Petroleum Society of Canada
In this study, we have investigated a gas production system from methane hydrate layers using hot water injection using horizontal wells including a production well and multiple injection wells. Experiments on the gas production were performed usi...
Numerical Simulation on Diffusion Phenomena in Mine Airways by using a Method of Discrete Tracer Movements
Kyuro Sasaki, Arif Widiatmojo, Nuhindro Priagung Widodo, Gabriel Arpa, Yuichi Sugai
12th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium (Reno, USA)   10 Jun 2008   Underground Ventilation Committee of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc.
Kyro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
2007 Annual Coal-Gen Conference and Expo (COAL-GEN2007)   1 Aug 2007   PennWell, Power Engineering
This paper describes of a new concept of the equivalent oxidation exposure-time (EOE-Time) for spontaneous combustion of coal. The spontaneous combustions of coal have been studied, however, numerical models using with the Arrhenius equation appli...
Phung Quoc Huy , Kyuro Sasaki , Yuichi Sugai
MMIJ Annual Spring Meeting 2007   29 Mar 2007   
Nuhindro P. Widodo, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Rudy S. Gautama
MMIJ Annual Spring Meering 2007   29 Mar 2007   
Enhancing SAGD Performance using Additional Steam Injector into Oil Sands Reservoir with Lateral Shale Stringers
Kyuro Sasaki
26th IEA Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery (Makuhari, Japan)   25 Sep 2005   International Energy Agency (IEA)
The SAGD involves a dual horizontal wells drilled through the reservoir, one to inject steam and one to produce the gravity drop of the bitumen and condensate. The Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) process using two horizontal wells (hereinaf...
Characteristics of CO2 Gas Permeability and Adsorption of Coal samples for CO2 Sequestration into Japanese Coal Seams
Kyuro Sasaki, Takashi Fujii
7th International Conference on Green House Gas Control Technology (GHGT7)   Sep 2004   
Philip Samar, Kyuro Sasaki
MMIJ Annual Spring Meeting 2005   27 Mar 2003   
Experiments on CO2 Water Solubility and Hydrate Formation in Flow through Porous Medium
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Yutaka Itoh, Tetsuo Gonda
4th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH-4) (Yokohama, Japan)   Sep 2002   
Integrated Mine Ventilation Simulator "MIVENA Ver.6" and Its Applications
Kyuro Sasaki, Charles Dindiwe
9th U.S./North American Mine Ventilation Symposium (Kingston, Canada)   Jul 2002   
Microscopic Visualization with High Resolution Optical-fiber Scope at Steam Chamber Interface on Initial Stage of SAGD Process
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Nintoku Yazawa, Fuminori Kaneko
SPE/DOE 13th Symp. on Improved Oil Recovery (IOR2002) (Tulsa, USA)   13 Apr 2002   
Optimization of Pit Limit Designs by the Newly Developed BPITC Approach
Charles Dindiwe, Kyuro Sasaki
29th International Symposium on Computer Applications in the Minerals Industries (APCOM) (Beijing, China)   25 Apr 2001   
The new concept for final pit shape in open pit design namely Best Positive Inverted Truncated Cone (BPITC) algorithm is presented for feasibility study and scheduling. Five mineral deposit models were used for eventual surface mine design optimiz...
Numerical and Experimental Modelling of the Steam-Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) Process-Enhancing SAGD Performance with Periodic Stimulation of the Horizontal Producer-
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Nintoku Yazawa, Quang Doan, S.M. Farouq Ali
Society of Petroleum Engineers 1999 Annual Meeting (Houston)   Oct 1999   
Experimental and Numerical Studies on Initial Stages of SAGD Process for Heavy Oil Recovery [Invited]
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Nintoku Yazawa, Naoyuki Kumagai
20th IEA Annual Workshop and Symposium on Enhanced Oil Recovery (Paris, France)   Sep 1999   International Energy Agency (IEA)
Experiments and numerical simulations on initial stages of the steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) process were carried out using two-dimensional scaled reservoir models in order to investigate oil production mechanism and performance. The risi...
A Calculation Model for Liquid CO2 Injection into Shallow Sub-seabed Aquifer
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi
3rd International Conference on Gas Hydrates (Salt Lake, USA)   19 Jul 1999   
Kyuro Sasaki, Satoshi Akibayashi, Masashige Kato, Kenji Ohno
15th World Petroleum Congress (Beijing, China)   12 Oct 1997   World Petroleum Congress
Enhancement of the Steam-assited Gravity Drainage Process for Heavy Oil Production [Invited]
Sasaki, Kyuro
Seminar at Earth Engineering Center and Mining Engineering, Columbia University   20 Sep 1996   Earth Engineering Center and Mining Engineering, Columbia University
The experiments on initial stages of steam assisted gravity drainage(SAGD) process have been carried out using two-dimensional scaled reservoir models to investigate its production process and performance. Rising or growing process of the initial ...
Analytical System for Ventilation Simulators with Skyline Nodal Pressure Method and Practical Estimate System for Underground Mine Air-Conditioning
Kyuro Sasaki, Hiroshi Miyakoshi, Kazuhiro Mashiba
26th International Symposium on Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Mineral Industry (APCOM) (State College, Pennsylvania, USA)   Sep 1996   
Analysis of Underground Ventilation Networks Utilizing the Skyline Nodal Pressure Method
Kyuro Sasaki, Yutaka Fukuda, Hiroshi Miyakoshi, Toru Onozuka
International Conference on Mine Design, Kingston, Canada)   Jul 1993   
Kyuro Sasaki, Masaru Kiya
Proceedings of the Third Osaka Symposium on Flow Measuring-Techniques   Jun 1986   Association for the Study of Flow Measurements
Split-film probes have been applied to the measurement of turbulence properties in an intermittent reverse-flow region. Two kind of split-film probes of O. 153mm diameter (manufactured by KANOMAX Co. Ltd.) are employed one has the split plane norm...

Teaching Experience

 
 

Works

 
Bitsumen Production from Oil-sands with SAGD and Heavy oil Production with Steam-EOR
1995 - 2012
Environmental Treatment Method with Towada Stone&Microbes
2004
Methane Production from Methane Hydrates Layer by Imjecting Hot water
2002
Industrial Technology on Earth Environment
2000 - 2001
Study on Production System from Methane Hydrates Layer by Hot Water Injection using with Horizontal Wells
2001
Thermal and Rheological Properties of Drilling Fluid
1996 - 2000
CO2 Injection into Sub-Seabed Aquifer and Hydrates Formation
2000
Study on Enhanced Oil Recovery with SAGD Method
1995
Theory of Underground-Ventilation Networks
1991
Characteristics of Ventilation Flows in Underground Spaces
1988

Research Grants & Projects

 
Gas Production System by Hot Water Injection and Depressurization using Horizontalwells
AIST: MH21 Consosium
Project Year: 2001 - 2014    Investigator(s): KYURO SASAKI
JOGMEC: Basic Research Fund
Project Year: Aug 2011 - Jul 2012    Investigator(s): Kyuro Sasaki
Gas Production Scheme from Methane Hydrate Layer using Depressurerization and CO2 Injection
National Institute Special Program of SMI Technology Development
Project Year: 2009 - 2012
Developping Gas Production Scheme from Methane Hydrate Layer using Depressurerization and CO2 Injection
Enhanced Recovery by CO2 Solution, Desolution and Forming in Heavy Oil
National Institute Special Program of SMI Technology Development
Project Year: 2009 - 2012
Developping Production Scheme by CO2 Solution, Desolution and Forming of Heavy Oil
Underground Storage Space with Controlling Temperature and Humidity in Tunnels
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2000 - 2006
CO2 Emission and Crimate Change in an Local Region
0023 (Japanese Only)
Project Year: 2002   
Sensitivity Study on Climate Change with CO2 Emission
Methane Production System from Methane hydrates Layer by Hot Water Injection with Horizontal Wells
Project Year: 2002   
Enhanced Thermal Recovery from Oil Sands by SAGD Method
International Collaboration
Project Year: 1996   
Enhanced Thermal Recovery from Oil Sands by SAGD Method
Study on Optimum Design of Open Pit Mine with Geostatistical Simulation
Project Year: 1995   
Measurements of Diffusion Coefficient in Mine Ventilation Network with Tracer Gas Method
International Collaboration
Project Year: 1990   
Measurements of Diffusion Coefficient in Mine Ventilation Network with Tracer Gas Method
Developing of Ventilation Network Simulator
CO2 Storage
CO2-EOR and ECBM for CO2 storage

Patents

 
Hirokazu Okawa,Toshinori Yukitake, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai
Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Hiroyuki Kosukegawa, Takao Ebinuma, Hideo Narita, Tsutomu Yamaguchi
The present invention, methane by press-fitting the hot water to methane hydrate deposition layer wells group were drilled during that exists vehicles from offshore platform or the ground surface to the seabed or under the basement has a function ...