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Volume Conservation of the Intermediate Phase in Three-Phase Pore-Network Models

Sheppard, Adrian; Arns, Ji-Youn; Knackstedt, Mark; Pinczewski, Wolf Val

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Quasi-static rule-based network models used to calculate capillary dominated multi-phase transport properties in porous media employ equilibrium fluid saturation distributions which assume that pores are fully filled with a single bulk fluid with other fluids present only as wetting and/or spreading films. We show that for drainage dominated three-phase displacements in which a non-wetting fluid (gas) displaces a trapped intermediate fluid (residual oil) in the presence of a mobile wetting...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/83921
Source: Transport in Porous Media
DOI: 10.1007/s11242-004-1488-1

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