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Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Seismic Excitation

Abbas Badreldin, Ahmed Mohamed Alaa (2015) Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Seismic Excitation. IRC, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The major factor in increasing residual oil recovery depends on controlling interfacial forces inside the reservoir. In a water wet system, a thin water film covers the matrix material and water forms a continuous phase. When the oil saturation drops below some critical value, it forms a droplets and become dispersed in the water phase. To pass the dispersed droplets through pore throat constrictions, large forces are required. Such large force can be provided by water injection. However, since water is the continuous phase, it bypasses the oil droplets instead of pushing them through the constrictions. A numerical study was performed in order to understand the effect of the seismic waves on the oil droplet trapped in capillary pore throat. The results show that periodic variation of pressure at the pore throat has a nudging effect on the trapped oil drops and in the process it squeezes them through the pore throat constriction.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Petroleum Geosciences - Petrophysics - Petrophysical data acquisition
Subject: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering
Depositing User: Ahmad Suhairi Mohamed Lazim
Date Deposited: 09 May 2016 11:39
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:35
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/16641

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