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Title: Fluid flow properties of tight gas-condensate reservoirs
Author: Al Harrasi, Mahmood Abdul Wahid Sulaiman
ISNI:       0000 0004 2747 8450
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2011
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Tight gas-condensate reservoirs contain large reserves, but can be extremely costly to develop. Understanding the fundamental controls on the fluid flow behaviour of tight gas and gas-condensate reservoirs has the potential to result in more cost-effective reservoir development and help increase the world's producible reserves. Therefore, the principal objective of the thesis is to improve understanding of multiphase flow within tight gas-condensate reservoirs. In order to achieve this objective a series of pore-to-core scale experiments under controlled conditions were performed, followed by numerical simulation. Three methodologies were used in this study: First, pore-scale experiments in glass micromodels with liquid-liquid systems were performed to improve understanding of the phase separation and flow mechanisms at pore level. Second, coreflood experiments were performed while in-situ saturation was monitored using an X-ray C'I' -scanner. A newly developed liquid-liquid system was used in these experiments. Flow through tight gas sandstones allowed the determination of relative penneabilities as well as determining their dependence on absolute permeability and capillary number. Third, production simulation modelling has been conducted to investigate the implications of the results. The micromodel experiments have proved extremely useful for characterizing the flow behaviour . of condensate systems. The results showed that the flow mechanisms and phases' distributions were affected largely by interfacial tension, pore structure and wettability.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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