Sensitivity Analysis of Interfacial Tension on Saturation and Relative Permeability Model Predictions

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/594705
Title:
Sensitivity Analysis of Interfacial Tension on Saturation and Relative Permeability Model Predictions
Authors:
Abdallah, Wael; Zhao, Weishu; Gmira, Ahmed; Negara, Ardiansyah ( 0000-0001-5002-4981 ) ; Buiting, Jan
Abstract:
Interfacial tension (IFT) measurements of Dodecane/brine systems at different concentrations and Dodecane/deionized water subject to different Dodecane purification cycles were taken over extended durations at room temperature and pressure to investigate the impact of aging. When a fresh droplet was formed, a sharp drop in IFT was observed assumed to be a result of intrinsic impurity adsorption at the interface. The subsequent measurements exhibited a prolonged equilibration period consistent with diffusion from the bulk phase to the interface. Our results indicate that minute amounts of impurities present in experimental chemical fluids "used as received" have a drastic impact on the properties of the interface. Initial and equilibrium IFT are shown to be dramatically different, therefore it is important to be cautious of utilizing IFT values in numerical models. The study demonstrates the impact these variations in IFT have on relative permeability relationships by adopting a simple pore network model simulation.
KAUST Department:
Earth Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Journal:
SPE/DGS Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition
Conference/Event name:
SPE/DGS Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibition
Issue Date:
18-May-2011
DOI:
10.2118/149038-MS
Type:
Conference Paper
Additional Links:
http://www.onepetro.org/doi/10.2118/149038-MS
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Earth Science and Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorAbdallah, Waelen
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Weishuen
dc.contributor.authorGmira, Ahmeden
dc.contributor.authorNegara, Ardiansyahen
dc.contributor.authorBuiting, Janen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-24T07:29:43Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-24T07:29:43Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05-18en
dc.identifier.doi10.2118/149038-MSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/594705en
dc.description.abstractInterfacial tension (IFT) measurements of Dodecane/brine systems at different concentrations and Dodecane/deionized water subject to different Dodecane purification cycles were taken over extended durations at room temperature and pressure to investigate the impact of aging. When a fresh droplet was formed, a sharp drop in IFT was observed assumed to be a result of intrinsic impurity adsorption at the interface. The subsequent measurements exhibited a prolonged equilibration period consistent with diffusion from the bulk phase to the interface. Our results indicate that minute amounts of impurities present in experimental chemical fluids "used as received" have a drastic impact on the properties of the interface. Initial and equilibrium IFT are shown to be dramatically different, therefore it is important to be cautious of utilizing IFT values in numerical models. The study demonstrates the impact these variations in IFT have on relative permeability relationships by adopting a simple pore network model simulation.en
dc.publisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.onepetro.org/doi/10.2118/149038-MSen
dc.titleSensitivity Analysis of Interfacial Tension on Saturation and Relative Permeability Model Predictionsen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalSPE/DGS Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibitionen
dc.conference.date15-18 May, 2011en
dc.conference.nameSPE/DGS Saudi Arabia Section Technical Symposium and Exhibitionen
dc.conference.locationAl-Khobar, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionSchlumbergeren
dc.contributor.institutionSaudi Aramcoen
kaust.authorNegara, Ardiansyahen
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