Analysis of relative permeability hysteresis trends in mixed-wet porous media using network models

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    Abstract

    The effects upon hysteresis patterns of different imbibition mechanism in the water-wet and oil-wet regions of mixed-wet systems were examined using pore-scale network models. These processes may lie in different Regimes of the wettability Regime diagram. The hysteresis trends were analyzed using oil/water phase occupancy plots which highlights variations in the spanning and flowing oil/water phase clusters during both imbibition and drainage processes. The network models were also used to explain various types of relative permeability hysteresis which were observed in strongly and weakly water-wet systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 11th Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery. Part 2 (of 2)
    Pages25-38
    Number of pages14
    Volume2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event11th SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium 1998 - Tulsa, OK, United States
    Duration: 19 Apr 199822 Apr 1998

    Conference

    Conference11th SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium 1998
    CountryUnited States
    CityTulsa, OK
    Period19/04/9822/04/98

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    Dixit, A. B., McDougall, S. R., & Sorbie, K. S. (1998). Analysis of relative permeability hysteresis trends in mixed-wet porous media using network models. In Proceedings of the 1998 11th Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery. Part 2 (of 2) (Vol. 2, pp. 25-38) https://doi.org/doi:10.2118/39656-MS