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Performance of Surfactant Flooding in Heterogeneous Two-Layered Porous Media

Fathaddin, M.T. and Buang, P.N and Elraies, Khaled A (2010) Performance of Surfactant Flooding in Heterogeneous Two-Layered Porous Media. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

In this paper, simulation study was conducted to investigate the effect of spatial heterogeneity of multiple porosity fields on oil recovery, residual oil and microemulsion saturation. The generated porosity fields were fed into UTCHEM for simulating surfactant flooding in heterogeneous two-layered porous media. From the analysis, surfactant flooding was more sensitive than water flooding to the spatial distribution of multiple porosity fields. Residual oil saturation in upper and lower layers after water flooding was about the same with the reservoir heterogeneity. On the other hand, both residual oil and microemulsion saturation in the two layers after surfactant flooding became more equal as porosity distribution standard increased. Spatial heterogeneity of multiple porosity fields had only a small effect on residual oil saturation and recovery factor. The variation of recovery factor due to the reservoir heterogeneity was under 4.2%.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Petroleum Geosciences - Petroleum Engineering - Reservoir Engineering - EOR and IOR - Enhanced oil recovery
Academic Subject Two:Mission Oriented Research - Enhanced Oil Recovery - Enhanced oil recovery
Academic Subject Three:petroleum engineering, Geosciences
Departments / MOR / COE:Centre of Excellence > Centre of Excellence in Enhanced Oil Recovery
Departments > Geoscience & Petroleum Engineering
Research Institutes > Institute for Hydrocarbon Recovery
ID Code:8687
Deposited By: Dr. Khaled Abdalla Elraies
Deposited On:13 Dec 2012 11:39
Last Modified:20 Mar 2017 07:31

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