Pore-scale processes in amott spontaneous imbibition tests

M. Rücker, W. B. Bartels, M. A. Boone, T. Bultreys, H. Mahani, S. Berg

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Abstract

We observed the redistribution of the oil phase in the pore space of the rock in real-time in water-wet and mixed-wet (by ageing in crude oil) carbonate samples. During the imbibition of the water phase both, pore filling events with connection to the surrounding brine as well as snap-off events connected through water films only were detected. The distribution of the oil in different pore sizes as well as the different event types help to identify the wettability state of the system and understand how pore scale processes lead to the oil production at the larger scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017 - Workshops
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822191
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017 - Workshops - Paris, France
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017 - Workshops

Conference

Conference79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017 - Workshops
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period12/06/1715/06/17

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