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Effect of superficial velocity on liquid injectivity in SAG foam EOR. Part 1 : Experimental study. / Gong, Jiakun; Flores Martinez, Wendy; Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien; Kamarul Bahrim, Ridhwan Zhafri; Che Mamat, Che A.Nasser Bakri; Tewari, Raj Deo; Mahamad Amir, Mohammad Iqbal; Farajzadeh, Rouhollah; Rossen, William.

In: Fuel, Vol. 278, 118299, 15.10.2020.

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Gong, J, Flores Martinez, W, Vincent-Bonnieu, S, Kamarul Bahrim, RZ, Che Mamat, CANB, Tewari, RD, Mahamad Amir, MI, Farajzadeh, R & Rossen, W 2020, 'Effect of superficial velocity on liquid injectivity in SAG foam EOR. Part 1: Experimental study', Fuel, vol. 278, 118299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118299

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Gong, J., Flores Martinez, W., Vincent-Bonnieu, S., Kamarul Bahrim, R. Z., Che Mamat, C. A. N. B., Tewari, R. D., Mahamad Amir, M. I., Farajzadeh, R., & Rossen, W. (2020). Effect of superficial velocity on liquid injectivity in SAG foam EOR. Part 1: Experimental study. Fuel, 278, [118299]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118299

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Gong J, Flores Martinez W, Vincent-Bonnieu S, Kamarul Bahrim RZ, Che Mamat CANB, Tewari RD et al. Effect of superficial velocity on liquid injectivity in SAG foam EOR. Part 1: Experimental study. Fuel. 2020 Oct 15;278. 118299. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118299

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Gong, Jiakun ; Flores Martinez, Wendy ; Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien ; Kamarul Bahrim, Ridhwan Zhafri ; Che Mamat, Che A.Nasser Bakri ; Tewari, Raj Deo ; Mahamad Amir, Mohammad Iqbal ; Farajzadeh, Rouhollah ; Rossen, William. / Effect of superficial velocity on liquid injectivity in SAG foam EOR. Part 1 : Experimental study. In: Fuel. 2020 ; Vol. 278.

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title = "Effect of superficial velocity on liquid injectivity in SAG foam EOR. Part 1: Experimental study",
abstract = "Surfactant-alternating-gas (SAG) is a preferred method of foam injection, which is a promising means of enhanced oil recovery. Liquid injectivity in a SAG process is commonly problematic. Our previous studies suggest that the liquid injectivity can be better than expected due to the existence of a collapsed-foam region formed during the gas-injection period ahead of the liquid-injection period. A single superficial velocity was used in those studies to examine the flow behavior during gas- and liquid-injection periods, separately. However, in radial flow from an injection well, superficial velocity decreases with distance from the injection well. Understanding the effect of superficial velocity on gas and liquid injectivities is important, but remains unexplored. In this study, we first examine gas injection at different superficial velocities following foam injection. We then study the effect of liquid superficial velocity on the liquid injectivity following a similar volume of gas injection. Our results show that during a prolonged period of gas injection following foam, the propagation velocity and the total mobility of the collapsed-foam bank are not significantly affected by the gas superficial velocity. During liquid injection after a period of gas injection, the dimensionless propagation velocities and the total mobilities of the forced-imbibition bank and the gas-dissolution bank follow a power-law dependence on the liquid superficial velocity. Liquid fingering through the weakened-foam region shows strongly shear-thinning behavior. It is also observed from X-ray computer-tomography experiments that the liquid fingers are wider if the liquid superficial velocity is greater. The impact of the shear-thinning behavior on the estimation of liquid injectivity in a field application is the subject of a companion paper.",
keywords = "Enhanced-oil-recovery, Foam, Injectivity, Shear thinning, Superficial velocity, Surfactant-alternating-gas",
author = "Jiakun Gong and {Flores Martinez}, Wendy and Sebastien Vincent-Bonnieu and {Kamarul Bahrim}, {Ridhwan Zhafri} and {Che Mamat}, {Che A.Nasser Bakri} and Tewari, {Raj Deo} and {Mahamad Amir}, {Mohammad Iqbal} and Rouhollah Farajzadeh and William Rossen",
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doi = "10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118299",
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journal = "Fuel: the science and technology of fuel and energy",
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AU - Gong, Jiakun

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AU - Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien

AU - Kamarul Bahrim, Ridhwan Zhafri

AU - Che Mamat, Che A.Nasser Bakri

AU - Tewari, Raj Deo

AU - Mahamad Amir, Mohammad Iqbal

AU - Farajzadeh, Rouhollah

AU - Rossen, William

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N2 - Surfactant-alternating-gas (SAG) is a preferred method of foam injection, which is a promising means of enhanced oil recovery. Liquid injectivity in a SAG process is commonly problematic. Our previous studies suggest that the liquid injectivity can be better than expected due to the existence of a collapsed-foam region formed during the gas-injection period ahead of the liquid-injection period. A single superficial velocity was used in those studies to examine the flow behavior during gas- and liquid-injection periods, separately. However, in radial flow from an injection well, superficial velocity decreases with distance from the injection well. Understanding the effect of superficial velocity on gas and liquid injectivities is important, but remains unexplored. In this study, we first examine gas injection at different superficial velocities following foam injection. We then study the effect of liquid superficial velocity on the liquid injectivity following a similar volume of gas injection. Our results show that during a prolonged period of gas injection following foam, the propagation velocity and the total mobility of the collapsed-foam bank are not significantly affected by the gas superficial velocity. During liquid injection after a period of gas injection, the dimensionless propagation velocities and the total mobilities of the forced-imbibition bank and the gas-dissolution bank follow a power-law dependence on the liquid superficial velocity. Liquid fingering through the weakened-foam region shows strongly shear-thinning behavior. It is also observed from X-ray computer-tomography experiments that the liquid fingers are wider if the liquid superficial velocity is greater. The impact of the shear-thinning behavior on the estimation of liquid injectivity in a field application is the subject of a companion paper.

AB - Surfactant-alternating-gas (SAG) is a preferred method of foam injection, which is a promising means of enhanced oil recovery. Liquid injectivity in a SAG process is commonly problematic. Our previous studies suggest that the liquid injectivity can be better than expected due to the existence of a collapsed-foam region formed during the gas-injection period ahead of the liquid-injection period. A single superficial velocity was used in those studies to examine the flow behavior during gas- and liquid-injection periods, separately. However, in radial flow from an injection well, superficial velocity decreases with distance from the injection well. Understanding the effect of superficial velocity on gas and liquid injectivities is important, but remains unexplored. In this study, we first examine gas injection at different superficial velocities following foam injection. We then study the effect of liquid superficial velocity on the liquid injectivity following a similar volume of gas injection. Our results show that during a prolonged period of gas injection following foam, the propagation velocity and the total mobility of the collapsed-foam bank are not significantly affected by the gas superficial velocity. During liquid injection after a period of gas injection, the dimensionless propagation velocities and the total mobilities of the forced-imbibition bank and the gas-dissolution bank follow a power-law dependence on the liquid superficial velocity. Liquid fingering through the weakened-foam region shows strongly shear-thinning behavior. It is also observed from X-ray computer-tomography experiments that the liquid fingers are wider if the liquid superficial velocity is greater. The impact of the shear-thinning behavior on the estimation of liquid injectivity in a field application is the subject of a companion paper.

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