The mobility of a foam depends heavily on its texture, which is the distribution of bubble sizes in the dispersion. To incorporate this variable in a mechanistic simulator, the usual conservation equations are coupled with balances on the densities of flowing and stationary bubbles in the foam. This approach to modeling foam flow is illustrated with a simulation of a displacement in which foam is generated in situ by capillary snap-off.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||SPE Reservoir Engineering (Society of Petroleum Engineers)|
|State||Published - Aug 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Process Chemistry and Technology