Experimental Study on Fluid Flow in Porous Media by MRI Technique
- Jing-Nan Zhang, Qin-Feng Di, Feng Ye, Shuai Hua, Hui-Juan Chen, Chun-Yuan Gu
- Corresponding Author
- Jing-Nan Zhang
Available Online December 2016.
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- Core flood experiment, Porous media, MRI, Displacement front, Density difference.
- Core flood experiment is commonly used to study the fluid seepage law in porous media for enhanced oil recovery, but the characteristics of fluid flow are hard to be visually described. In this paper, an advanced visual displacement system was developed and optimized to observe the shapes of flow front in the porous media. Interestingly, it is found that the flow front shows the triangular shape which can deteriorate the oil recovery. In response to this phenomenon, a series of visually core flood experiments were conducted to study the formation reasons and influencing factors of the triangular shape. Experimental results show that the density difference between the displacing and the displaced fluid is the direct factor which causes the triangular shape of the displacement front. This result suggests that the density difference between the displacing and the displaced fluid should be taken into account during oil production as well as experimental study.
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TY - CONF AU - Jing-Nan Zhang AU - Qin-Feng Di AU - Feng Ye AU - Shuai Hua AU - Hui-Juan Chen AU - Chun-Yuan Gu PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Experimental Study on Fluid Flow in Porous Media by MRI Technique BT - 3rd Annual International Conference on Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (MME 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/mme-16.2017.3 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/mme-16.2017.3 ID - Zhang2016/12 ER -