Enhanced oil recovery by nanoparticles injection: Modeling and simulation

Abstract
In the present paper, a mathematical model and numerical simulation to describe the nanoparticles-water suspension imbibes into a water-oil two-phase flow in a porous medium is introduced. We extend the model to include the negative capillary pressure and mixed relative permeabilities correlations to fit with the mixed-wet system. Also, buoyancy and capillary forces as well as Brownian diffusion are considered. Throughout this investigation, we monitor the changing of the fluids and solid properties due to addition of the nanoparticles and check for possible enhancement of the oil recovery process using numerical experiments.

Citation
El-Amin, M. F., Sun, S., & Salama, A. (2013). Enhanced Oil Recovery by Nanoparticles Injection: Modeling and Simulation. SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference. doi:10.2118/164333-ms

Publisher
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Journal
SPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference

Conference/Event Name
18th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference 2013: Transforming the Energy Future, MEOS 2013

DOI
10.2118/164333-ms

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