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dc.contributor.advisorKantzas, Apostolos K.
dc.contributor.advisorHejazi, Seyed Hossein
dc.contributor.authorFlores de Dios Mosqueda, Tania
dc.date2019-11
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-12T17:12:54Z
dc.date.available2019-08-12T17:12:54Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-01
dc.identifier.citationFlores de Dios Mosqueda, T. (2019). Pore Level Modeling of Immiscible Displacements in Heterogeneous Media (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/110710
dc.description.abstractIn the petroleum industry, Reservoir Simulation plays an important role to forecast production behaviour. In this field it is essential to know the reservoir production performance under different types of exploitation. This is a key in choosing the accurate production process for a reservoir. To aim this, the main tool used for a reservoir engineer is reservoir simulation. Nowadays reservoir simulations still have some gaps such as the simulation at different scales. Commercial simulators cannot reproduce precisely the reservoir behaviour and the physics at the microscopic scale. If a reservoir simulator could be able to replicate pore scale events, they could have a more realistic representation of the reservoir physics. This thesis tries to emulate drainage in three different 2-D heterogeneous porous media patterns with a porous plate at the production end, which restricts oil flow, but it conducts water; water being the wetting fluid and oil the non-wetting fluid. The porous medium was inserted in an open source software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) called OpenFOAM capable of making simulations on a micro scale and capable of reproducing pore events such as snap-off, Haines-jumps, disconnected ganglia of oil and the simultaneous filling of neighboring pores. In this thesis, graphs of the variation in fluid saturations versus time are presented in order to compare drainage process in different porous media.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectreservoir Simulation pore scale pore scale events drainageen_US
dc.subject.classificationEngineering--Petroleumen_US
dc.subject.classificationPsychology--Experimentalen_US
dc.titlePore Level Modeling of Immiscible Displacements in Heterogeneous Mediaen_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultySchulich School of Engineeringen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (MSc)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEngineering – Chemical & Petroleumen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAguilera, Roberto F.
dc.contributor.committeememberHassanzadeh, Hassan
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