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Title: A Pore-Level Investigation of Foam/Oil Interactions in Porous Media

Abstract

To begin, direct visual studies of foam flow in etched-glass micromodels containing residual oil demonstrate that foam decays as a result of breakage of pseudoemulsion films. Foam films collapse whenever nearby thin aqueous films separating gas bubbles and oil rupture. Consequently, surfactant formulation for foam insensitivity to oil in porous media should be based on stabilizing pseudo-emulsion films.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1571078
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1574315
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
SPE Reservoir Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 04; Journal ID: ISSN 0885-9248
Publisher:
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Manlowe, David J., and Radke, Clayton J. A Pore-Level Investigation of Foam/Oil Interactions in Porous Media. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.2118/18069-PA.
Manlowe, David J., & Radke, Clayton J. A Pore-Level Investigation of Foam/Oil Interactions in Porous Media. United States. doi:10.2118/18069-PA.
Manlowe, David J., and Radke, Clayton J. Thu . "A Pore-Level Investigation of Foam/Oil Interactions in Porous Media". United States. doi:10.2118/18069-PA. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1571078.
@article{osti_1571078,
title = {A Pore-Level Investigation of Foam/Oil Interactions in Porous Media},
author = {Manlowe, David J. and Radke, Clayton J.},
abstractNote = {To begin, direct visual studies of foam flow in etched-glass micromodels containing residual oil demonstrate that foam decays as a result of breakage of pseudoemulsion films. Foam films collapse whenever nearby thin aqueous films separating gas bubbles and oil rupture. Consequently, surfactant formulation for foam insensitivity to oil in porous media should be based on stabilizing pseudo-emulsion films.},
doi = {10.2118/18069-PA},
journal = {SPE Reservoir Engineering},
number = 04,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {11}
}

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