Two-phase calculations and comparative flow experiments through heterogeneous orthogonal stratified systems

The results show a better agreement between experimental and theoretical results when dynamic effects are taken into account

S. Laribi

2002

Scholarcy highlights

  • The physics of two-phase flow through vertically stratified porous media can be analysed by a large-scale averaging method
  • Experimental and theoretical results for two-phase flow in vertically stratified systems, the flow being normal to the strata, are presented
  • The experimental study is focused on the following points: the initial oil-drainage process and the evolution of he water distribution during the capillary equilibrium process, and the time evolution of the saturation fields during waterflooding experiments
  • This methodology is described briefly; reference is made to previous publications for detailed presentation
  • The water-flooding experiments were interpreted using the large-scale averaging method, first in the quasi-static case, second using a simplified closure problem taking into account dynamic effects
  • The results show a better agreement between experimental and theoretical results when dynamic effects are taken into account

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