Numerical investigation on the effect of wettability and heterogeneity on viscous fingering and oil recovery

T. Abdulhussein, E. Elhafyan, W. Alnoush, N. Alyafei

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Abstract

Understanding multiphase flow of fluids through porous media is an important area of research, due to its significance in enhance oil recovery and the difficulty of characterizing and predicting how fluids flow in a reservoir. A common method to enhance the recovery of oil is the injection of water. The injected water acts as the the displacing fluid while oil is the displaced fluid. Such displacement can either be stable or unstable. Given that water is less viscous than oil, as water penetrates into oil, long “fingers” could be are stimulated. The evolution of such instabilities and patterns between the interface of the two fluids results in an unstable displacement. Such phenomenon is known as viscous fingering. In this study viscous fingering was numerically simulated to understand its relationship with wettability and heterogeneity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
PublisherEAGE Publishing BV
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822894
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019
Event81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

Publication series

Name81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019

Conference

Conference81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3/6/196/6/19

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fingering
oil recovery
wettability
Wetting
Oils
oils
recovery
Recovery
oil
fluids
fluid
Water
water
Fluids
multiphase flow
fluid flow
Multiphase flow
Porous materials
porous medium
injection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics

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Abdulhussein, T., Elhafyan, E., Alnoush, W., & Alyafei, N. (2019). Numerical investigation on the effect of wettability and heterogeneity on viscous fingering and oil recovery. In 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 (81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019). EAGE Publishing BV.

Numerical investigation on the effect of wettability and heterogeneity on viscous fingering and oil recovery. / Abdulhussein, T.; Elhafyan, E.; Alnoush, W.; Alyafei, N.

81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019. EAGE Publishing BV, 2019. (81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdulhussein, T, Elhafyan, E, Alnoush, W & Alyafei, N 2019, Numerical investigation on the effect of wettability and heterogeneity on viscous fingering and oil recovery. in 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019. 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019, EAGE Publishing BV, 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019, London, United Kingdom, 3/6/19.
Abdulhussein T, Elhafyan E, Alnoush W, Alyafei N. Numerical investigation on the effect of wettability and heterogeneity on viscous fingering and oil recovery. In 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019. EAGE Publishing BV. 2019. (81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019).
Abdulhussein, T. ; Elhafyan, E. ; Alnoush, W. ; Alyafei, N. / Numerical investigation on the effect of wettability and heterogeneity on viscous fingering and oil recovery. 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019. EAGE Publishing BV, 2019. (81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019).
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