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Experimental and numerical investigation of one-dimensional waterflood in porous reservoir

Authors: Hadia, N. Chaudhari, L. Mitra, Sushanta K. [IITB-ONGC Joint Research Centre, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)] Aggarwal, A. Vinjamur, M. [IITB-ONGC Joint Research Centre, and Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076 (India)] Singh, R. [IITB-ONGC Joint Research Centre, and Institute of Reservoir Studies, ONGC, Ahmedabad (India)]
 
Abstract: Experimental and numerical investigation of relative permeability and oil recovery from the porous reservoir are described for short and long core samples. The relative permeability ratios, which are function of water saturation, obtained from laboratory core flooding experiments have been used for prediction of oil recovery through numerical simulation of non-dimensional Buckley-Leverett equation. The simulation results for oil recovery compared well with recovery results obtained from core flooding experiments. (author)
Publication Date: 15 Nov 2007
Resource Type: Journal Article
Resource Relation: Journal: Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science; Journal Volume: 32; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Keywords relating to this report:
ENHANCED RECOVERY
FORECASTING
ONE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS
PERMEABILITY
PETROLEUM
POROUS MATERIALS
RESERVOIR ROCK
SIMULATION
WATER SATURATION
WATERFLOODING