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Type: Journal article
Title: Effects of fines migration on low-salinity waterflooding: analytical modelling
Author: Borazjani, S.
Behr, A.
Genolet, L.
Van Der Net, A.
Bedrikovetsky, P.
Citation: Transport in Porous Media, 2017; 116(1):213-249
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0169-3913
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S. Borazjani, A. Behr, L. Genolet, A. Van Der Net, P. Bedrikovetsky
Abstract: We discuss the governing system for oil-water flow with varying water composition. The model accounts for wettability alteration, which affects the relative permeability, and for salinity-variation-induced fines migration, which reduces the relative permeability of water. The overall ionic strength represents the aqueous phase composition in the model. One-dimensional displacement of oil by high-salinity water followed by low-salinity-slug injection and high-salinity water chase drive allows for exact analytical solution. The solution is derived using the splitting method. The analytical model obtained analyses the effects of wettability alteration and fines migration on oil recovery as two distinct physical mechanisms. For typical reservoir conditions, the significant effects of both mechanisms are observed.
Keywords: Low-salinity waterflooding; fines migration; wettability; non-self-similar solution; analytical model; oil recovery
Rights: © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
DOI: 10.1007/s11242-016-0771-2
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