Shabaninejad, Mehdi; Middlelton, Jill; Fogden, Andrew
The low salinity effect in clay-rich outcrop sandstones is probed by micro-CT imaging and analysis. A set of eight Berea sandstone mini-plugs underwent primary drainage and aging in crude oil to a mixed-wet state, followed by spontaneous imbibition of high and low salinity brines and imaging of this sequence of prepared starting and endpoint states. Tomogram registration and analysis were used to determine the salinity-induced changes in oil volume, oil/rock and oil/brine interfacial areas, and...[Show more]
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