MR023:
Rock-Fluids Interactions and Their Influence on Multiphase Flow in Petroleum Reservoirs





Session ID#: 26742

Session Description:
The interactions between the reservoir rock and fluids determine not only the manner in which the oil, water and gas distribute within the pore space of the rock but also their flow behavior.  An understanding of reservoir rock-fluids interactions is critical to enhance recovery from our petroleum resource base. The proposed session of Rock-Fluids Interactions is aimed at bringing together researchers from around the world with the aim of filling the gap in our knowledge base on the nature of rock-fluids interactions in petroleum reservoirs and their influence on multiphase flow behavior. The suggested subtopics are:

 

(i) The effect of rock properties (mineralogy and surface characteristics) and (ii) fluid properties (oil and brine compositions) on:

(a) rock-fluids interactions (wettability, interfacial adhesion and oil-spreading)

(b) oil-water relative permeabilities needed in field-scale reservoir simulations, and

(c) oil recovery from porous media needed to optimize recovery strategies.

 

Primary Convener:  Dandina N. Rao, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Conveners:  Mileva Radonjic, Louisiana State University, Petroleum Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Bikash D. Saikia, Louisiana State University, Petroleum Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Index Terms:

3611 Thermodynamics [MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY]
3653 Fluid flow [MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Prakash Purswani, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Zuleima Karpyn, Pennsylvania State U, University Park, PA, United States
Guiping Zhao, UCAS University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Jin Song1, Yongchao Zeng2, Sibani Lisa Biswal3 and George J Hirasaki1, (1)Rice University, Houston, TX, United States, (2)Rice University, Chemical Engineering, Houston, TX, United States, (3)Newport News, VA, United States
Miral S. Tawfik, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Zuleima Karpyn, Pennsylvania State U, University Park, PA, United States
Rafael Tadmor, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Zelong Zhang and Jianwei Wang, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States