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Title: Fractured Petroleum Reservoirs

In this report the results of experiments of water injection in fractured porous media comprising a number of water-wet matrix blocks are reported for the first time. The blocks experience an advancing fracture-water level (FWL). Immersion-type experiments are performed for comparison; the dominant recovery mechanism changed from co-current to counter-current imbibition when the boundary conditions changed from advancing FWL to immersion-type. Single block experiments of co-current and counter-current imbibition was performed and co-current imbibition leads to more efficient recovery was found.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
750251
Report Number(s):
DOE/BC/14850-5
TRN: US200221%%469
DOE Contract Number:
FG22-96BC14850
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 18 Jan 2000
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; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; COUNTER CURRENT; PETROLEUM; WATER