14-17 May 2018
New Orleans
US/Central timezone

Micro-scale effect of CO2 diffusion on two-phase flow in dual-porosity of tight oil reservoirs

15 May 2018, 18:30
15m
New Orleans

New Orleans

Poster MS 1.01: Multi-scale Particulates Transport through Porous Media Saturated with Multi-Phase Fluids Poster 2

Speaker

Mr Shouya Wu (School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China))

Description

Carbon dioxide (CO2) diffusion in dual-porosity plays a great important role for effective flow in tight oil reservoir. The CO2 diffusion coefficient in matrix is different with the coefficient in fracture because of micro-scale effect. Matrix diffusion coefficient and fracture diffusion coefficient was introduced and respectively used into matrix flow model and fracture flow model. Using pressure drop method, matrix diffusion coefficient in tight porous media was determined by soaking the oil-saturated core in CO2 filled container with constant temperature. This paper developed a two-phase flow model in dual-porosity media coupling with two CO2 diffusion equations, and solved by Finite Difference Method (FDM). To reveal the scale effect, the results of two different numerical models were compared: (1) matrix diffusion coefficient equals to fracture diffusion coefficient; (2) matrix diffusion coefficient differ to fracture diffusion coefficient. Finally, this study verified the micro-scale effect on fluid flow in tight formations.

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Primary authors

Mr Shouya Wu (School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China)) Mr Zhaomin Li (School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China)) Mr Chao Zhang (School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China)) Mr Guangzhong Lv (Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development,Shengli Oilfield Company,SINOPEC) Mr Songyan Li (School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China)) Mr Chenyu Qiao (School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China)) Ms Meijia Wang (School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China))

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