Evaluation of Reservoir Wettability and its Effect on Oil Recovery

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This project has three main goals. The first is to achieve improved understanding of the surface and interfacial properties of crude oils and their interactions with mineral surfaces. The second goal is to apply the results of surface studies to improved predictions of oil production in laboratory experiments. Finally, we aim to use the results of this research to recommend ways to improve oil recovery by waterflooding. In order to achieve these goals, the mechanisms of wetting alteration must be explained. We propose a methodology for studying those mechanisms on mineral surfaces, then applying the results to prediction and observation ... continued below

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Buckley, Jill S. April 13, 1998.

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This project has three main goals. The first is to achieve improved understanding of the surface and interfacial properties of crude oils and their interactions with mineral surfaces. The second goal is to apply the results of surface studies to improved predictions of oil production in laboratory experiments. Finally, we aim to use the results of this research to recommend ways to improve oil recovery by waterflooding. In order to achieve these goals, the mechanisms of wetting alteration must be explained. We propose a methodology for studying those mechanisms on mineral surfaces, then applying the results to prediction and observation of wetting alteration in porous media. Improved understanding of the underlying mechanisms will show when and how wettability in the reservoir can be altered and under what circumstances that alteration would be beneficial in terms of increased production of oil.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 13 Apr 1998

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  • Report No.: DE--FC22-96IC13421--04
  • Grant Number: FC22-96ID13421
  • DOI: 10.2172/1418 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1418
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622614

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Buckley, Jill S. Evaluation of Reservoir Wettability and its Effect on Oil Recovery, report, April 13, 1998; Morgantown, West Virginia. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622614/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.