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Étude multi-échelles des courbes de désaturation capillaire par tomographie RX

Abstract : Oil recovery by surfactant injection is related to oil-water interfacial tension and rock properties through the capillary number. In the modeling of oil recovery by surfactant injection, fluid flow physical mechanisms are represented through the capillary desaturation curve (CDC). This curve is central in the evaluation of oil recovery efficiency. In order to mobilize residual oil trapped after waterflooding by capillary forces, chemical EOR rely on increasing capillary number to extremely high values. The mechanisms governing oil release can be described at the pore scale where the balance of capillary and viscous forces is achieved. This description will help to predict the efficiency of surfactant based EOR processes by taking into account the porous geometry and topology, the physico-chemical properties of the fluids and the different phase interaction. The objective of this work is to characterize capillary desaturation curves for various strongly water-wet sandstones. These curves will be used to study the relationship between tertiary oil recovery and the pore structure, porous media heterogeneity and petrophysicals properties. The other aim of this work is to map the different mechanisms of oil recovery by surfactant injection. Experiments under X-Ray tomography are proposed. X-Ray tomography will be applied to characterize capillary desaturation curve at Darcy scale and to visualise the two phase flow saturation after injection. Pore scale experiments based on X-Ray micro-tomography imaging are performed to describe the different mechanisms of oil mobilization.
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Rezki Oughanem. Étude multi-échelles des courbes de désaturation capillaire par tomographie RX. Matériaux. INSA de Lyon, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013ISAL0166⟩. ⟨tel-00980511⟩

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