Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (MME 2016)

Experimental Study on Fluid Flow in Porous Media by MRI Technique

Authors
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.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mme-16.2017.3How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Core flood experiment, Porous media, MRI, Displacement front, Density difference.
Abstract
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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Proceedings
3rd Annual International Conference on Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering (MME 2016)
Part of series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
December 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-303-6
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mme-16.2017.3How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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