Geological heterogeneous effect on fluid flow and solute transport during low salinity water flooding

H. Al-Ibadi, K. Stephen, E. Mackay

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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of heterogeneity on Low Salinity Water flooding (LSWF) for a realistic field scale models. We examine various scenarios of permeability variations to cover a wide range of heterogeneity possibilities. Since heterogeneity is known to induce fingering and crossflow effects at the fine scale during conventional water flooding. We analyse these effects where the LSWF process is related to a change in wettability, to determine what should be captured, in terms of solute dispersion, in typical coarse scale simulation models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics
PublisherEAGE Publishing BV
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822962
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics 2019 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference4th EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics 2019
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period2/09/196/09/19

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Solute Transport
Solute transport
Salinity
Flooding
salinity
solute transport
fluid flow
Fluid Flow
Flow of fluids
solutes
flooding
Water
water
fingering
Wettability
Cross-flow
wettability
scale models
Permeability
Wetting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Al-Ibadi, H., Stephen, K., & Mackay, E. (2019). Geological heterogeneous effect on fluid flow and solute transport during low salinity water flooding. In 4th EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics [ThP02] EAGE Publishing BV.
Al-Ibadi, H. ; Stephen, K. ; Mackay, E. / Geological heterogeneous effect on fluid flow and solute transport during low salinity water flooding. 4th EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics. EAGE Publishing BV, 2019.
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Geological heterogeneous effect on fluid flow and solute transport during low salinity water flooding. / Al-Ibadi, H.; Stephen, K.; Mackay, E.

4th EAGE Conference on Petroleum Geostatistics. EAGE Publishing BV, 2019. ThP02.

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