A fast and simple method for modeling of oil swelling in Co2 injection

Authors

1 Petroleum Industry

2 Petroleum Engineering Texas A&M University

Abstract

In this paper, the role of molecular diffusion in mobilization of waterflood residual oil is examined. A moving mesh method is applied to solve the moving interface problem of residual oil blobs swelling by Co2 diffusion through a blocking water phase. The results of this modeling are compared with experimental results of a 2D glass micromodel experiment. Although, the solution method is applied for a 1D system, a good agreement between numerical and experimental results validates the solution method. In this method a fixed time step is proposed. Furthermore, the results of this method have been compared with the results of the Grogan’s finite difference method. This supposed that, the mesh network is fixed and time step increasing will be continued until the oil-swelling equal to one spatial step size.

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Article Title [فارسی]

A fast and simple method for modeling of oil swelling in Co2 injection

Authors [فارسی]

  • jafar vali 1
  • Ezatallah Kazemzadeh 1
  • Hessam Aloki Bakhtiari 1
  • Morteza Khodabakhshi 2
  • Mohammad Reza Esfahani 1
Abstract [فارسی]

In this paper, the role of molecular diffusion in mobilization of waterflood residual oil is examined. A moving mesh method is applied to solve the moving interface problem of residual oil blobs swelling by Co2 diffusion through a blocking water phase. The results of this modeling are compared with experimental results of a 2D glass micromodel experiment. Although, the solution method is applied for a 1D system, a good agreement between numerical and experimental results validates the solution method. In this method a fixed time step is proposed. Furthermore, the results of this method have been compared with the results of the Grogan’s finite difference method. This supposed that, the mesh network is fixed and time step increasing will be continued until the oil-swelling equal to one spatial step size.