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Paper presented at the SPE Europec, December 1–3, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-200549-MS
... process will be captured using a high resolution camera. Therefore, the project will provide direct visualization of petrophysical properties with direct applications which enhances the understanding of the concepts. Drainage and imbibition are important flow processes in reservoirs. Through...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec, December 1–3, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-200593-MS
... Figure 1 Setup for the co-current spontaneous imbibition system with important boundary conditions and parameters indicated. The inlet boundary is defined by exposure to water (defined by the water saturation S eq where the capillary pressure is zero), a zero water pressure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition, June 3–6, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195557-MS
... imbibition experiments at different surfactant concentrations (from 0 to 3 wt. %) using reservoir cores from the Wakamuk field, a carbonate reservoir in Indonesia. We then built a 3D simulation model of the laboratory experiment and matched the experimental data to identify the key physical mechanisms (e.g...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition, June 3–6, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195565-MS
... wettability assessment contact angle fraction imbibition resistivity measurement interpretation Interpretation of electrical resistivity measurements using Archie’s (1942) equation has been considered the industry-standard in formation evaluation since the original publication. The empirical...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition, June 3–6, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195543-MS
... geomechanically-coupled reservoir flow simulator is developed, which accounts for cold freshwater imbibition, osmosis and clay-swelling effects on the formation permeability under stress. The model includes aqueous and gaseous phases with three components: water, gas and salt. Governing geomechanical equation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec featured at 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, June 11–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190854-MS
... water flooding based on a brown field fractured reservoir properties by using explicit simulation of spontaneous imbibition at a fine scale (single and multiple matrix block level), and assessing the validity of dual-medium simulation models, which will be further used to perform modelling at the full...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec featured at 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, June 11–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190781-MS
... Abstract In shale gas reservoirs, the fluid imbibition was quite common during well drilling and stimulation, and it also related with engineering designs such as the borehole instability control and hydraulic fracturing operation, which fluid spontaneous imbibition into shales became a hot...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec featured at 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, June 11–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190780-MS
... Artificial Intelligence Modeling & Simulation Reservoir Characterization machine learning Upstream Oil & Gas drainage imbibition Fluid Dynamics History aquifer low porosity rock permeability interpretation mobility flow in porous media depletion spill point saturation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec featured at 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, May 30–June 2, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-180088-MS
... Abstract In this work, we validate experimentally a dimensionless capillary pressure function for imbibition at mixed-wet conditionsthat we developed recently based on pore-scale modeling in rock images. The difference to Leverett's traditional J -function is that our dimensionless function...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec featured at 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, May 30–June 2, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-180161-MS
... imbibition and drainage curves were generated to further understand the interaction between CO 2 and brine in a reservoir. A core flooding set up was built to replicate reservoir conditions of the Farnsworth Unit (FWU) in Texas, USA. The research involved three reservoir pay zone rocks obtained from depths...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec featured at 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, May 30–June 2, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-180160-MS
... subsurface storage alteration imbibition saturation wettability alteration Reservoir Conditions reservoir chemical flooding methods carbonate reservoir enhanced recovery Brine porosity arabian medium crude oil asphaltene society of petroleum engineers Fossil fuels are projected...
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Paper presented at the EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec, June 10–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-164901-MS
... Naturally fractured reservoirs rely on spontaneous imbibition for efficient oil recovery by water flooding. During water injection the advective flow will pass through a fracture network, while flow in the much less permeable matrix rock is governed by capillary forces. Depending on whether...
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Paper presented at the EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec, June 10–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-164908-MS
... to different possible mechanisms. This could enhance the ultimate recovery and the imbibition rate in comparison with the conventional water flooding ( Shenawi and Wu, 1994 ). Indeed oil viscosity reduction could be a possible mechanism for enhancing the oil recovery ( Farouq Ali and Thomas, 2000 , Klins...
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Paper presented at the EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec, June 10–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-164837-MS
... are crucial to making reliable forecasts at the reservoir scale. Upstream Oil & Gas recovery enhanced recovery WAG cycle imbibition wettability complex reservoir relative permeability matrix block Modeling & Simulation WAG Flooding permeability flooding capillary pressure society...
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Paper presented at the EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE Europec, June 10–13, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-164926-MS
..., 1983 , Quandalle and Sabathier, 1989 ]. The dual-porosity model assumes that the matrix blocks are not exchanging any fluid with each other and the recovery of hydrocarbons from the matrix is only due to spontaneous imbibition and gravitational forces. These processes are captured in the transfer...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec/EAGE Annual Conference, June 4–7, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-154474-MS
... pressure curves for drainage and imbibition directly in SEM images of Bentheim sandstone at mixed-wet conditions by treating the identified pore spaces as tube cross-sections. The phase pressures vary with length positions along the tube length but remain unique in each cross-section, which leads...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec/EAGE Annual Conference, June 4–7, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-154530-MS
... from coreflood experiments carried out in a mixed-wet core under a very low oil/gas interfacial tension (IFT) of 0.04mN.m −1 . The first set of the corefloods began by oil injection (imbibition) in the core saturated with gas and immobile water (S wi ). This was followed by a period of gas injection...
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Paper presented at the SPE Europec/EAGE Annual Conference, June 4–7, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-154014-MS
... and relative permeabilities is critically important to these processes and is taken into account using the Killough model, with the various bounding drainage and imbibition curves computed from a pore network model. Filtrate invasion into a hydrocarbon formation influences the readings of well logging tools...
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Paper presented at the SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition, May 23–26, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-142853-MS
... used during a long period. Finally, a second water displacement (SCWD) was carried out to evaluate additional recovery factors. enhanced recovery upstream oil & gas experiment gas injection method displacement complex reservoir brine constant pressure imbibition surfactant ddp...
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Paper presented at the SPE EUROPEC/EAGE Annual Conference and Exhibition, May 23–26, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-143040-MS
... imbibition are conducted to examine the effect of treatments on wettability. Interaction between rocks and the fluids is studied using a MicroCT scanner. The studies in this area are important to improve the productivity of gas condensate reservoirs where liquid accumulates, decreasing production...

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