Pore-scale modeling of immiscible three-phase flow in porous media

W. E. Soll, M. A. Celia

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Abstract

The pore-scale behavior of three concurrently mobile fluid phases in a porous medium is studied. A computer model based on percolation theory and network modeling techniques is used to simulate pressure-saturation relationships of the system. The model accounts for a wide range of geometric characteristics and physical processes influencing the fluid/solid system. This model was used to analyze the effect of order of fluid invasion into the domain on residual saturations. It was found that residual saturations of the different fluid phases depend heavily on the pore-size distributions and the capillary pressure ranges for the imbibition and drainage processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes
EventPorous Media, Mixture, and Multiphase Heat Transfer: Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Dec 10 1989Dec 15 1989

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OtherPorous Media, Mixture, and Multiphase Heat Transfer: Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period12/10/8912/15/89

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Soll, W. E., & Celia, M. A. (1989). Pore-scale modeling of immiscible three-phase flow in porous media. 1-6. Paper presented at Porous Media, Mixture, and Multiphase Heat Transfer: Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME, San Francisco, CA, USA, .