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Title: Experimental Investigation of Relative Permeability Upscaling from the Micro-Scale to the Macro-Scale

Experimental Investigation of Relative Permeability Upscaling from the Micro-Scale to the Macro-Scale During this reporting period, achieved the milestone of using Optical Coherence Imaging (OCI) to image to the back of the first layer of grains in a sandstone sample. This was the first time that OCI was used to image through sandstone. Information on grain geometry was obtained as deep as 400 microns into the sample. This report also describes the work performed to achieve the milestone on the measurement of interfacial area per volume, capillary pressure and saturation in two dimensional micromodels structures that are statistically similar to real porous media. This report contains the first quantitative experimental measurements of interfacial area per volume in any system.
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OSTI Identifier:807246
Report Number(s):DOE/BC/15207-2
TRN: US200507%%98
DOE Contract Number:AC26-99BC15207
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: Supercedes report DE00807246; PBD: 29 Jan 2003; PBD: 1 Mar 2001
Research Org:National Petroleum Technology Office, Tulsa, OK (US)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 02 PETROLEUM; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; GEOMETRY; PERMEABILITY; SANDSTONES; SATURATION; INTERFACES; IMAGES; RESERVOIR ROCK; CAPILLARY FLOW; RESERVOIR PRESSURE