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@phdthesis{f98bca0e5ee84fd38a60d0e624e525d6,
title = "Investigation on foam-assisted chemical flooding for enhanced oil recovery: An experimental and mechanistic simulation study",
abstract = "Foam-assisted chemical flooding (FACF) is a novel enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methodology that combines the injection of a surfactant slug, to mobilize previously trapped residual oil, with foam generation for drive mobility control, thus displacing the mobilized banked oil. The main goal of this study concerns the understanding of oil mobilization and displacement mechanisms that take place in a FACF process. At first, in order to promote understanding of the incremental benefits FACF can provide one with, we get ourselves familiar with immiscible gas flooding and water-alternating-gas (WAG) injection. Subsequently, we study the effect of aqueous phase salinity, drive foam quality, and method of drive foam injection, on the oil mobilization and displacement processes in FACF, at both model-like conditions and in a reservoir setting. We present novel insights, on the dynamic physical processes that take place within the porous media during FACF, which could only be obtained through the assistance of a medical CT scanner. Moreover, in order to identify the main controlling parameters that determine incremental oil recovery in WAG and FACF, we develop several mechanistic models for the aid of history-matching laboratory observations.",
keywords = "alkaline, surfactant, foam, oil, immiscible gas injection, water-alternating-gas, enhanced oil recovery, core-flood, computed tomography, mechanistic simulation",
author = "Martijn Janssen",
year = "2020",
doi = "10.4233/uuid:f98bca0e-5ee8-4fd3-8a60-d0e624e525d6",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-94-6384-099-6",
school = "Delft University of Technology",

}

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TY - THES

T1 - Investigation on foam-assisted chemical flooding for enhanced oil recovery

T2 - An experimental and mechanistic simulation study

AU - Janssen, Martijn

PY - 2020

Y1 - 2020

N2 - Foam-assisted chemical flooding (FACF) is a novel enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methodology that combines the injection of a surfactant slug, to mobilize previously trapped residual oil, with foam generation for drive mobility control, thus displacing the mobilized banked oil. The main goal of this study concerns the understanding of oil mobilization and displacement mechanisms that take place in a FACF process. At first, in order to promote understanding of the incremental benefits FACF can provide one with, we get ourselves familiar with immiscible gas flooding and water-alternating-gas (WAG) injection. Subsequently, we study the effect of aqueous phase salinity, drive foam quality, and method of drive foam injection, on the oil mobilization and displacement processes in FACF, at both model-like conditions and in a reservoir setting. We present novel insights, on the dynamic physical processes that take place within the porous media during FACF, which could only be obtained through the assistance of a medical CT scanner. Moreover, in order to identify the main controlling parameters that determine incremental oil recovery in WAG and FACF, we develop several mechanistic models for the aid of history-matching laboratory observations.

AB - Foam-assisted chemical flooding (FACF) is a novel enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methodology that combines the injection of a surfactant slug, to mobilize previously trapped residual oil, with foam generation for drive mobility control, thus displacing the mobilized banked oil. The main goal of this study concerns the understanding of oil mobilization and displacement mechanisms that take place in a FACF process. At first, in order to promote understanding of the incremental benefits FACF can provide one with, we get ourselves familiar with immiscible gas flooding and water-alternating-gas (WAG) injection. Subsequently, we study the effect of aqueous phase salinity, drive foam quality, and method of drive foam injection, on the oil mobilization and displacement processes in FACF, at both model-like conditions and in a reservoir setting. We present novel insights, on the dynamic physical processes that take place within the porous media during FACF, which could only be obtained through the assistance of a medical CT scanner. Moreover, in order to identify the main controlling parameters that determine incremental oil recovery in WAG and FACF, we develop several mechanistic models for the aid of history-matching laboratory observations.

KW - alkaline

KW - surfactant

KW - foam

KW - oil

KW - immiscible gas injection

KW - water-alternating-gas

KW - enhanced oil recovery

KW - core-flood

KW - computed tomography

KW - mechanistic simulation

U2 - 10.4233/uuid:f98bca0e-5ee8-4fd3-8a60-d0e624e525d6

DO - 10.4233/uuid:f98bca0e-5ee8-4fd3-8a60-d0e624e525d6

M3 - Dissertation (TU Delft)

SN - 978-94-6384-099-6

ER -

ID: 67414943