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Title: CT Measurements of Two-Phase Flow in Fractured Porous Media

Abstract

This report describes the design, construction, and preliminary results of an experiment that studies imbibition displacement in two fracture blocks. Multiphase (oil/water) displacements will be conducted at the same rate on three core configurations. The configurations are a compact core, a two-block system with a 1 mm spacer between the blocks, and a two-block system with no spacer. The blocks are sealed in epoxy so that saturation measurements can be made throughout the displacement experiments using a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. Preliminary results are presented from a water/air experiment. These results suggest that it is incorrect to assume negligible capillary continuity between matrix blocks as is often done.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Petroleum Technology Office, Tulsa, OK (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
9320
Report Number(s):
DOE/BC/14994-8
TRN: AH200122%%203
DOE Contract Number:  
FG22-96BC14994
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 9 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; FRACTURED RESERVOIRS; SATURATION; TWO-PHASE FLOW; POROUS MATERIALS; BENCH-SCALE EXPERIMENTS

Citation Formats

Brigham, William E., Castanier Louis M., and Hughes, Richard G. CT Measurements of Two-Phase Flow in Fractured Porous Media. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/9320.
Brigham, William E., Castanier Louis M., & Hughes, Richard G. CT Measurements of Two-Phase Flow in Fractured Porous Media. United States. doi:10.2172/9320.
Brigham, William E., Castanier Louis M., and Hughes, Richard G. Mon . "CT Measurements of Two-Phase Flow in Fractured Porous Media". United States. doi:10.2172/9320. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/9320.
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abstractNote = {This report describes the design, construction, and preliminary results of an experiment that studies imbibition displacement in two fracture blocks. Multiphase (oil/water) displacements will be conducted at the same rate on three core configurations. The configurations are a compact core, a two-block system with a 1 mm spacer between the blocks, and a two-block system with no spacer. The blocks are sealed in epoxy so that saturation measurements can be made throughout the displacement experiments using a Computed Tomography (CT) scanner. Preliminary results are presented from a water/air experiment. These results suggest that it is incorrect to assume negligible capillary continuity between matrix blocks as is often done.},
doi = {10.2172/9320},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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