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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, shown experimentally that the optical coherence imaging system can acquire information on grain interfaces and void shape for a maximum depth of half a millimeter into sandstone. The measurement of interfacial area per volume (IAV), capillary pressure and saturation in two dimensional micro-models structures has shown the existence of a unique relationship among these hydraulic parameters for different pore geometry. The measurement of interfacial area per volume on a three-dimensional natural sample, i.e., sandstone, has shown the homogeneity of IAV with depth in a sample when the fluids are in equilibrium.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 807247
Report Number(s):DOE/BC/15207-3
TRN: US200305%%476
DOE Contract Number:AC26-99BC15207
Resource Type:Technical Report
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 29 Jan 2003
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: 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 02 PETROLEUM; SANDSTONES; HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY; PERMEABILITY; SATURATION; VOID FRACTION; INTERFACES; RESERVOIR ROCK; IMAGES