Proposed dynamic model for foamy oil properties

J. J. Sheng, R. E. Hayes, B. B. Maini, W. S. Tortike

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Abstract

The proper calculation of foamy oil properties is the major step in the simulation of foamy oil flow. In this study, a methodology for including the dynamic processes in the calculation of foamy oil properties, using molar variables is proposed. The basic foundation of the model rests on the theoretical results and experimental observations of nucleation, bubble growth and decay. By matching the calculated results with experimental data, the model is verified. This method of calculating foamy oil properties provides the basics for developing numerical simulation models of foamy oil flow. In addition, the results of this model can also be useful for well testing analysis in foamy oil reservations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages125-138
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the International Heavy Oil Symposium - Calgary, Alberta, Can
Duration: Jun 19 1995Jun 21 1995

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the International Heavy Oil Symposium
CityCalgary, Alberta, Can
Period06/19/9506/21/95

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    Sheng, J. J., Hayes, R. E., Maini, B. B., & Tortike, W. S. (1995). Proposed dynamic model for foamy oil properties. 125-138. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Heavy Oil Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, Can, .