ABSTRACT:

Solid particles have been widely used in the petroleum industry for applications including fluid diversion, wellbore strengthening and hydraulic fracturing. The corresponding permeability and fluid flow through packed particles (diverting agents or proppant sands) dictate the effectiveness of such operations. However, to account for the complexity of binary particle mixtures, a more generalized model is required to accurately predict the porosity and permeability, and hence fluid flow.

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