Enhanced oil recovery by nanoparticles injection: Modeling and simulation

Mohamed El-Amin, Shuyu Sun, Amgad Salama

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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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSPE Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
ISBN (Print)9781627482851
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2013

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