The forces in action during waterflooding of a petroleum reservoir most often conflict with one another rather than acting in a concerted way to help in the desired extraction of the resource. A simple model has been studied experimentally with considerable success for the case of nonwetting fluid displacing wetting fluid in two-dimensional artificial media. Efforts to do experiments in three-dimensional media will also be reported. For the opposite flow situation, many complications in the detailed flow dynamics have surfaced, and interesting new percolation-like theoretical ideas which have subsequently emerged to deal with these complications will be discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Electrochemical Society Extended Abstracts|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|
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