Petroleum Engineering
An Analytical Solution for One-dimensional Horizontal Imbibition in a Cocurrent Flow

Iman Jafari; Mohsen Masihi; Masoud Nasiri Zarandi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 40-57

  Cocurrent spontaneous imbibition (COCSI) of an aqueous phase into matrix blocks arising from capillary forces is an important mechanism for petroleum recovery from fractured petroleum reservoirs. In this work, the modeling of countercurrent imbibition is used to develop the appropriate scaling equations. ...  Read More

Wettability Alteration of Sandstone and Carbonate Rocks by Using ZnO Nanoparticles in Heavy Oil Reservoirs

Masoumeh Tajmiri; Seyed Mousa Mousavi; Mohammad Reza Ehsani; Emad Roayaei; Ali Emadi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , October 2015, , Pages 50-66

  Efforts to enhance oil recovery through wettability alteration by nanoparticles have been attracted in recent years. However, many basic questions have been ambiguous up until now. Nanoparticles penetrate into pore volume of porous media, stick on the core surface, and by creating homogeneous water-wet ...  Read More

An Efficient Method for Determining Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability Curves from Spontaneous Imbibition Data

Mojtaba Ghaedi; Zoltán E. Heinemann; Mohsen Masihi; Mohammad Hossein Ghazanfari

Volume 4, Issue 3 , July 2015, , Pages 1-17

  In this paper, a very efficient method, called single matrix block analyzer (SMBA), has been developed to determine relative permeability and capillary pressure curves from spontaneous imbibition (SI) data. SMBA mimics realistically the SI tests by appropriate boundary conditions modeling. In the proposed ...  Read More