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VMG engineers have shared their knowledge and expertise by publishing papers and speaking at conferences and symposia. This section contains technical papers and presentations on a wide variety of topics representing the range of VMG’s work.

For a list of externally written and published technical papers that reference VMG software please visit our Testimonials page.  

Year
Title
Author
Published
2017 Reduce Coke Formation and Save Operating Costs with Optimization of DMDS into Ethane Cracking Furnaces G. Hay, G. Rasouli, L. Carbognani-Arambarri et al. Hydrocarbon Processing
2016 Correction to Predicting the Viscosity of Hydrocarbon Mixtures and Diluted Heavy Oils Using the Expanded Fluid Model F. Ramos-Pallares, F F. Schoeggl, S.D. Taylor, M.A. Satyro et al.  Energy & Fuels
2016 Mutual Solubility of Water and Hydrocarbons C. Landra, M.A. Satyro Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 
2016 Molecular Structure Modeling of Heavy Oil Thermal Upgrading G. Rasouli RefComm Galveston
2016 Overview & Benefits of Dynamic SRU Modeling A. Nathan, J. van der Lee RefComm Galveston
2016 Monitoring Through a Fieldwide Allocation & Composition Tracking System C. Arthur ShaleTech
2016 Virtual Milk for Modelling and Simulation of Dairy Processes M.T. Muni, Y. Zhang, D.I. Wilson, W. Yu, B.R. Young Journal of Dairy Science
2016 Dynamic Modelling and Validation of a Commercial Scale Geothermal Organic Rankine Cycle Power Plant M.J. Proctor, W. Yu, R.D. Kirkpatrick, B.R. Young  Geothermics 
2016 Downstream Modelling using PIONA Molecular Structure Approach M. Manzulli Haverly MUGI Conference 2016
2016 Benefits of Dynamic Simulation for Integrated Pipelines and Facilities Modeling A. Nathan North Texas Gas Processors Association
 2015 Simulation of Set-Point Feed-Forward Control of Wellhead Valves in an Organic Rankine Cycle Geothermal Power Plant M.J. Proctor, W. Yu, B.R. Young Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering
 2015 Predicting the Viscosity of Hydrocarbon Mixtures and Diluted Heavy Oils Using the Expanded Fluid Model F. Ramos-Pallares, F.F. Schoeggl, S.D. Taylor, et al. Energy & Fuels
 2015 Systematic Misprediction of n -Alkane + Aromatic and Naphthenic Hydrocarbon Phase Behavior Using Common Equations of State S. Ahitan, M.A. Satyro, J.M. Shaw Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data
 2015 Models for Multi-Phase & Single-Phase Flow in Pressure Relieving Systems Using Bernoulli Integration F. Self, S. Ganjam, G. Jacobs AIChE Academy
 2015 Tube Alloy Degradation in a Steam Cracking Furnace G. Hay, G. Rasouli, T. Morishita, J. Usami PTQ 
 2015 Equation of State Modeling for the Vapor Pressure of Biodiesel Fuels O.C. Díaz, F. Schoeggl, H.W. Yarranton, M.A. Satyro Fluid Phase Equilibria

 

2014 Modelling of a Falling Film Evaporator for Dairy Processes M.T. Muni, Y. Zhang, D.I. Wilson, W. Yu, B.R. Young Chemeca 2014
2014 Deep-Vacuum Fractionation of Heavy Oil and Bitumen, Part I: Apparatus and Standardized Procedure O.C. Diaz, M.C. Sánchez-Lemus, F.F. Schoeggl, et al. Energy & Fuels
2014 Interfacing Plant Data and Process Simulation Using VMGSim and OPC J. Nevado, G. Campanya, M. Graells, N. Goula CHISA 2014
2014 Simulation and Model Fitting Training with VMGSim and Pilot Plant Data S. Morales, A. Somoza, M. Graells, N. Goula CHISA 2014
2014 Predicting Reactive Heavy Oil Process Operation G. Hay, H. Loria, M.A. Satyro, H. Nagata PTQ 
2014 Development of Hypothetical Components for Milk Process Simulation  Y. Zang, M.T. Munir, B.R. Young Journal of Food Engineering
2014 Process Simulation Using the Expanded Fluid Model for Viscosity Calculations H. Loria, H. Motahhari, M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Chemical Engineering Research and Design
2014 Corrigendum to “A Practical Method for the Estimation of Oil and Water Mutual Solubilities” M.A. Satyro, J.M. Shaw, H.W. Yarranton Fluid Phase Equilibria
2014 Uncertainty Analysis Applied to Thermodynamic Models and Process Design—2. Binary Mixtures S. Hajipour, M.A. Satyro, M.W. Foley Fluid Phase Equilibria
2014 A Short Note on the Use of an Equation of State (EOS) Based Approach to Modelling the Thermodynamics of Biodiesel Systems S. Zerpa, M.A. Satyro, M.A. Clarke Fuel Processing Technology
2014 Advances in Synthesis of Separation Systems for Azeotropic Mixtures S.K. Wasylkiewicz, M.A. Satyro, Y.K. Li, M.J. Wasylkiewicz AIChE Annual Meeting
2014 The Influence of Mass Transfer Model Parameters in CO2 and H2S Gas Treating Processes A.R.J. Arendsen, P.J.G. Huttenhuis, G.F. Versteeg, R. Cota, G. Jacobs et al. Brimstone Sulfur Conference 
2014 SRU WHB Tube Rupture Modeling Insights Learned at BP Cherry Point S. Crockett, A. Moore, G. Jacobs Brimstone Sulfur Conference

 

2013 Screening Ionic Liquids as Candidates for Separation of Acid Gases: Solubility of Hydrogen Sulfide, Methane, and Ethane S. Mortazavi?Manesh, M.A. Satyro, R.A. Marriott AIChE Journal 
2013 Modelling Carbon Dioxide Solubility in Ionic Liquids S. Mortazavi?Manesh, M.A. Satyro, R.A. Marriott The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 
2013 Extension of the Expanded Fluid Viscosity Model to Characterized Oils H. Motahhari, M.A. Satyro, S.D. Taylor, H.W. Yarranton Energy & Fuels
2013 Thermodynamic Modeling and Process Simulation Through PIONA Characterization G. Hay, H. Loria, M.A. Satyro Energy & Fuels 
2013 Uncertainty Analysis Applied to Thermodynamic Models and Fuel Properties – Natural Gas Dew Points and Gasoline Reid Vapor Pressures S. Hajipour, M.A. Satyro, M.W. Foley Energy & Fuels
2013 Measurement of Heavy Oil and Bitumen Vapor Pressure for Fluid Characterization O.C. Díaz, F.F. Schoeggl, H.W. Yarranton, M.A. Satyro Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 
2013 Plant-wide Control: Eco-efficiency and Control Loop Configuration M.T. Munir, W. Yu, B.R. Young ISA 
2013 Thermodynamics and Fluid Characterization Using Trajectory Optimization D.P. Ortiz, M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Fluid Phase Equilibria
2013 A Practical Method for the Estimation of Oil and Water Mutual Solubilities M.A. Satyro, J.M. Shaw, H.W. Yarranton Fluid Phase Equilibria
2013 Application of a Global Optimization Algorithm to Phase Stability and Liquid–Liquid Equilibrium Calculations S.K. Wasylkiewicz, Y-K. Li, M.A. Satyro, et al. Fluid Phase Equilibria
2013 The Effect of Solvents on the Viscosity of an Alberta Bitumen at In Situ Thermal Process Conditions H.R. Motahhari, F.F. Schoeggl, H.W. Yarranton, M.A. Satyro SPE Heavy Oil Conference
2013 Viscosity Prediction for Solvent-Diluted Live Bitumen and Heavy Oil at Temperatures up to 175°C H. Motahhari, F.F. Schoeggl, M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology
2013 Steady State and Dynamic Modeling of an Organic Rankine Cycle M.J. Proctor, W. Yu, B.R. Young PSE Asia
2012 A Look at Solid CO2 Formation in Several High CO2 Concentration Depressuring Scenarios J. van der Lee, J.J. Carroll, M.A. Satyro Sour Gas & Related Technologies
2012 Modeling the Vapor Pressure of Biodiesel Fuels O.C. Díaz, F. Schoeggl, H.W. Yarranton, M.A. Satyro, et al. International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
2012 Viscosity Prediction for Natural Gas Processing Applications H. Motahhari, M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Fluid Phase Equilibria 
2012 Measurement and Modeling of the Phase Behavior of Solvent Diluted Bitumens P. Agrawal, F.F. Schoeggl, M.A. Satyro, S.D. Taylor, et al.  Fluid Phase Equilibria
2012 Measurement and Modeling Methodology for Heavy Oil Vapor Pressure O.C. Díaz, W.Y. Svrcek, H.W. Yarranton, M.A. Satyro University of Calgary
2011 Acid Gas Viscosity Modeling with the Expanded Fluid Viscosity Correlation H. Motahhari, M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Carbon Dioxide Sequestration and Related Technologies
2011 Predicting the Viscosity of Asymmetric Hydrocarbon Mixtures with the Expanded Fluid Viscosity Correlation H. Motahhari, M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 
2011 Geothermal Reboiler Process Development Modelling M. Dabbour, J. Villena, R. Kirkpatrick, B.R. Young et al. Chemeca 2011
2011 Modeling the Phase Behavior of Heavy Oil and Solvent Mixtures O.C. Díaz, J. Modaresghazani, M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Fluid Phase Equilibria
2011 Temperature Change from Isenthalpic Expansion of Aqueous Triethylene Glycol Mixtures for Natural Gas Dehydration H. Motahhari, F. Schoeggl, M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Fluid Phase Equilibria 
2011 A Semi-Empirical Henry's Law Expression for Carbon Dioxide Dissolution in Ionic Liquids S. Mortazavi-Manesh, M.A. Satyro, R.A. Marriott Fluid Phase Equilibria
2011 Uncertainty Analysis Applied to Thermodynamic Models and Process Design – 1. Pure Components S. Hajipour, M.A. Satyro Fluid Phase Equilibria 
2011 Pseudo-Dynamic Modeling to Evaluate a Remote Gas-to-Liquids Process G.A. Hay, J. Nighswander Chemical Product and Process Modeling
2011 Compositional Simulation Using an Advanced Peng-Robinson Equation of State Y. Wei, Z.J. Chen, M.A. Satyro, C.C. Dong, et al.   SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium
2011 Case Study: Modeling the Phase Behavior of Solvent Diluted Bitumen P. Agrawal, F. Schoeggl, M. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference
2011 Prediction of the Viscosity of Solvent Diluted Live Bitumen at Temperatures up to 175-deg-C H. Motahhari, F. Schoeggl, M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 

 

2010 Expanded Fluid-Based Viscosity Correlation for Hydrocarbons Using an Equation of State M. A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Fluid Phase Equilibria 
2009 Automatic Design of Conventional Distillation Column Sequence by Genetic Algorithm R.B. Boozarjomehry, A. Pourahmadi Laleh, W.Y. Svrcek  The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 
2009 Oil Characterization from Simulation of Experimental Distillation Data M.A. Satyro, H.W. Yarranton Energy & Fuels 
2009 Prediction of Density and Viscosity of Bitumen Using the Peng−Robinson Equation of State H. Loria, P. Pereira-Almao, M.A. Satyro Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 
2009 Phase Behaviour and Physical Property Measurements for VAPEX Solvents: Part II. Propane, Carbon Dioxide and Athabasca Bitumen A. Badamchi-Zadeh, H.W. Yarranton, B.B. Maini, M.A. Satyro Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 
2008 Characterization of Heavy Oils and Bitumens 2. Improving the Prediction of Vapor Pressures for Heavy Hydrocarbons at Low Reduced Temperatures Using the Peng−Robinson Equation of State G.N. Nji,  W.Y. Svrcek, H.W. Yarranton, M.A. Satyro Energy & Fuels 
2008 Thermodynamics and the Simulation Engineer M.A. Satyro Chemical Product and Process Modeling 
2008 Phase Behaviour and Physical Properties of Athabasca Bitumen, Propane and CO H.W. Yarranton, A. Badamchi-Zadeh, M.A. Satyro, B.B. Maini Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 
2008 Evaluating Crossflow Migration Drainage J. Scholz, P.H. Holst, T.A. Hamp Society of Petroleum Engineers
2007 Modeling Urea Processes: A New Thermodynamic Model and Software Integration Paradigm M.A. Satyro, Y-K. Li, R.K. Agarwal, O.J. Santollani Chemical Business
2007 Characterization of Heavy Oils and Bitumens 1. Vapor Pressure and Critical Constant Prediction Method for Heavy Hydrocarbons G.N. Nji, W.Y. Svrcek, H.W. Yarranton, M.A. Satyro Energy & Fuels 
2007 Life, Data, and Everything M.A. Satyro Pure and Applied Chemistry 
2006 Enhancing Operations J. Sitter, G.A. Hay, L. Neumeister Hydrocarbon Engineering
2006 New Global Communication Process in Thermodynamics: Impact on Quality of Published Experimental Data M. Frenkel, R.D. Chirico, V. Diky, M.A. Satyro et al.   Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
2006 Process Simulation in Natural Gas Processing M.A. Satyro, W.Y. Svrcek  Tobago Gas Technology Conference 
2006 Process Simulation - From Large Computers and Small Solutions to Small Computers and Large Solutions W.Y. Svrcek, M.A. Satyro Chemical Product and Process Modeling 
2005 Chemical Thermodynamics for Industry M.A. Satyro Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data 
2005 Model Predicts Equilibrium Water Content of High-Pressure Acid Gases I.A. Alami, W.D. Monnery, W.Y. Svrcek  Oil & Gas Journal 
2005 Control Loop Noise Rejection Using Fuzzy Logic G.A. Hay, W.Y. Svrcek, T. Ross, B.R. Young ISA 
2005 A Generalized Regular Solution Model For Asphaltene Precipitation from n-Alkane Diluted Heavy Oils and Bitumens K. Akbarzadeh, H. Alboudwarej, W.Y. Svrcek, H.W. Yarranton  Fluid Phase Equilibria
2005 The Impact of Sulfur Species on Glycol Dehydration - A Study of the Solubility of Certain Gases and Gas Mixtures in Glycol Solutions at Elevated Pressures and Temperatures P.M. Davis, P.D. Clark, E. Fitzpatrick, W.Y. Svrcek, et al. GPA Midstream
2004 Non-Intrusive Frequency Analysis for Variable Pairing on a Distillation Column G.A. Hay, W.Y. Svrcek, B.R. Young ISA 
2004 Large Scale Data Regression for Process Calculations - Theory and Description of the Virtual Database M.A. Satyro, A. Liu, R.K. Agarwal, Y-K Li, et al. Fluid Phase Equilibria 
2003 Plant Decomposition Using Power Spectrum Frequency Analysis G.A. Hay, W.Y. Svrcek, B.R. Young Chemeca 2003
2003 An On-Line Capacitance Analyser for Water-Alcohol Systems  G.A. Hay, W.Y. Svrcek, B.R. Young ISA 
2003 Development of an Open Source Chemical Process Simulator R. Cota, M.A. Satyro, C. Morris, W.Y. Svrcek, B.R. Young IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Optimatization 
2001 Ammonia Pyrolysis and Oxidation in the Claus Furnace W.D. Monnery, K.A. Hawboldt, A E. Pollock, W.Y. Svrcek  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 
2001 Mechanisms of CO and COS Formation in the Claus Furnace P.D. Clark, N.L. Dowling, M. Huang, W.Y. Svrcek, et al. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 
2001 Uncovering the Realities of Simulation Part 2 M.A. Satyro, Y-K. Li, R. Agarwal, et al. CEP Magazine
2001 Uncovering the Realities of Simulation Part 1 M.A. Satyro, Y-K. Li, R. Agarwal, et al. CEP Magazine
2000 New Experimental Data and Kinetic Rate Expression for the Claus Reaction W.D. Monnery, K.A. Hawboldt, A E. Pollock, W.Y. Svrcek  Chemical Engineering Science 
2000 New Experimental Data and Kinetic Rate Expression for H2S Pyrolysis and Re-Association K.A. Hawboldt, W.D. Monnery, W.Y. Svrcek  Chemical Engineering Science 

 

1999 Designing Azeotropic Distillation Columns S.K. Wasylkiewicz, L.C. Kobylka, M.A. Satyro  Chemical Engineering 
1999 A Study of the Effect of Quench Design on the Quality of Experimental Kinetic Data K.A. Hawboldt, W.D. Monnery, W.Y. Svrcek  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 
1999 A Robust Direct Approach for Calculating Measurement Error Covariance Matrix K. Morad, W.Y. Svrcek, I. McKay  Computers and Chemical Engineering 
1998 Gaussian-Like Volume Shifts for Peng–Robinson Equation of State W.D. Monnery, W.Y. Svrcek, M.A. Satyro Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 
1998 A Correction to Sandler–Wong Mixing Rules M.A. Satyro, M.A. Trebble Fluid Phase Equilibria 
1997 Viscosity Prediction from a Modified Square Well Intermolecular Potential Model: Polar and Associating Compounds W.D. Monnery, A.K. Mehrotra, W.Y. Svrcek  Fluid Phase Equilibria
1996 From Large Computers and Small Solutions to Small Computers and Large Solutions W.Y. Svrcek, W.D. Sim, M.A. Satyro  Chemeca 1996
1996 On the Applicability of the Sandler-Wong Mixing Rules for the Calcaultion of Other Thermodynamic Excess Properties Ve, He, Se, CpE M.A. Satyro, M.A. Trebble  Fluid Phase Equilibria
1993 Measurement of Asphaltene Agglomeration from Cold Lake Bitumen Diluted with n-Alkanes K.A. Ferworm, A.K. Mehrotra, W.Y. Svrcek  The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 
1993 Modeling the Modified Claus Process Reaction Furnace and the Implications on Plant Design and Recovery W.D. Monnery, W.Y. Svrcek, L.A. Behie  The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 
1993 Design Two-Phase Separators Within the Right Limits W.Y. Svrcek, W.D. Monnery  Chemical Engineering Progress 
1992 Phase Behaviour of CO2 - Bitumen Fractions R.R. Eastick, W.Y. Svrcek, A.K. Mehrotra  The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 
1992 Comments on "Solubility of Carbon Dioxide in Tar Sand Bitumens: Experimental Determination and Modeling A.K. Mehrotra, W.Y. Svrcek, L.G. Hepler, Y. Xu, C. Tze-Fu  Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 
1991 Modified Shape Factors for Improved Viscosity Predictions Using Corresponding States W.D. Monnery, A.K. Mehrotra, W.Y. Svrcek  The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 
1991 Extention of the Simultaneous-Solution and Inside-Outside Algorithms to Distillation with Chemical Reactions J. Simandl, W.Y. Svrcek  Computers & Chemical Engineering 
1985 Application of the Tangent Plane Criterion to Saturation Pressure and Temperature Computations L. X. Nghiem, Y-K. Li Fluid Phase Equilibria 
1985 Sawtelle Field, California: Simulation of a Complex and Unusually Shaped Reservoir R. Engineer, J.S. Quinn, P.H. Holst Society of Petroleum Engineers
1982 Review of Miscible Flood Performance, Intisar "D" Field, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya C.L. DesBrisay, B.F. El Ghussein, P.H.  Holst, A. Misellati Society of Petroleum Engineers
1982 Compositional Simulation for Effective Reservoir Management: The Brady South Weber Pressure-Maintenance Project P.H. Holst, T.W. Zadick Society of Petroleum Engineers
1978 An Engineering Approach to the Numerical Simulation of a Huge Petroleum Reservoir M.L. Johns, P.H. Holst Petroleum Society of Canada
1975 The Size of the Steam Zone in Wet Combustion P.H. Holst, P.S. Karra Society of Petroleum Engineers
1974 Dynamic Response of a Binary Distillation Column W.Y. Svrcek, R.A. Ritter  Chemical Engineering Science 
1974 Feasibility of Miscible Displacement In Swan Hills Unit No. 1 M.L. Johns, P.H. Holst Petroleum Society of Canada
1971 An Experience in the Selection of a Computer Simulation Technique W.Y. Svrcek, D.P. Sandholm  Simulation 
1970 Numerical Simulation of Three-Dimensional Natural Convection in Porous Media P.H. Holst, K. Aziz Society of Petroleum Engineers
1969 Comparison of a Variational Method With a Finite-Difference Method for the Problem of Natural Convection in Porous Media P.H. Holst, K. Aziz Society of Petroleum Engineers
1966 Wellbore Behaviour During Saturated Steam Injection P.H. Holst, D.L. Flock Petroleum Society of Canada

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