Effect of interfacial tension upon gas-oil relative permeability measurements: interpretation using pore-scale models

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    Abstract

    The development and implementation of an unsteady-state pore-scale process simulator is described. The simulator is utilized to interpret a number of related laboratory gas-oil displacements performed at different values of interfacial tension (IFT). This proved to be essential in modeling and interpretation of the experimental results. The results demonstrate that it is extremely difficult to predict a priori the directional trend exhibited by relative permeability curves with varying IFT, unless all experimental quantities are reported.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages791-803
    Number of pages13
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997
    EventSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1997 - San Antonio, Texas
    Duration: 5 Oct 19978 Oct 1997

    Conference

    ConferenceSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1997
    CitySan Antonio, Texas
    Period5/10/978/10/97

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    McDougall, S. R., Sorbie, K. S., & Salino, P. A. (1997). Effect of interfacial tension upon gas-oil relative permeability measurements: interpretation using pore-scale models. 791-803. Paper presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition 1997, San Antonio, Texas, . https://doi.org/doi:10.2118/38920-MS