2016-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2016 Volume 9: Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids, Energy Production

Editors:Kongoli F, Gaune-Escard M, Turna T, Mauntz M, Dodds H.L.
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2016
Pages:390 pages
ISBN:978-1-987820-24-9
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Experimental Investigation of Capillary Imbibition Phenomena in a Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoir

    Abdollah Esmaeili1;
    1NATIONAL IRANIAN SOUTH OIL COMPANY (NISOC) - NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY (NIOC), Omiodieh, Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran);
    Type of Paper: Regular
    Id Paper: 382
    Topic: 17

    Abstract:

    Fractured carbonate reservoirs contain a fraction of the world supply of oil and capillary imbibition is one of the dominant recovery mechanisms in these reservoirs. This mechanism can be affected by several parameters. To investigate capillary imbibition phenomena, we did several laboratory tests in various conditions on core samples from this fractured carbonate reservoir. In these laboratory tests, effects of parameters such as temperature, oil density, core porosity and permeability have been investigated. The results of this research work showed that rock and fluid properties can affect capillary imbibition phenomena in this type of reservoirs. On the other hand, we found that temperature has an important effect on this phenomenon, so, if we increase reservoir temperature by thermal methods, the oil recovery by capillary imbibition mechanism from this reservoir will be increased.

    Keywords:

    Reservoirs;

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    Esmaeili A. Experimental Investigation of Capillary Imbibition Phenomena in a Naturally Fractured Carbonate Reservoir. In: Kongoli F, Gaune-Escard M, Turna T, Mauntz M, Dodds H.L., editors. Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2016 Volume 9: Molten Salts and Ionic Liquids, Energy Production. Volume 9. Montreal(Canada): FLOGEN Star Outreach. 2016. p. 293-298.