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Recovery performance and relative permeabilities of composite cores

Hussain, Asiq (1995) Recovery performance and relative permeabilities of composite cores. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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An experimental and numerical investigation was carried out ot study the recovery performance and the averaging process of relative permeabilities of composite cores. The displacement experiments were conducted using carbonate reservoir rock samples. The results indicated that the oil recovery obtained from the composite cores was less than that obtained form the individual core plugs. The observed decrease in oil recovery is attributed to viscous fingering and bypassing due to the heterogeneous nature of the carbonate rocks. The relative permeabilities of the composite cores did not represent any kind of average of the individual plugs relative permeabilities. The numerical simulation results results showed that the oil recovery of the composite core is the average of the individual plugs recoveries. The relative permeability of the composite core is the harmonic average of the relative permeabilities of the individual plugs and the ordering of the plugs making the composite had no effect on the calculated average relative permeability curves.



Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Date:April 1995
Date Type:Completion
Subjects:Petroleum
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Petroleum Engineering Dept
Creators:Hussain, Asiq
Committee Advisor:Al-Yousef, Hasan Y.
Committee Members:Aggour, Mohammad A. and Al-Hashim, Hasan S.
ID Code:9993
Deposited By:KFUPM ePrints Admin
Deposited On:22 Jun 2008 16:54
Last Modified:25 Apr 2011 09:39

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