Vol.18, No.6, 2022, pp.1815-1826, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2022.020271
Experimental Study and Numerical Simulation of Polymer Flooding
  • Lei Bai1,2, Kai Li1,2,*, Ke Zhou3, Qingshan Wan1,2, Pengchao Sun1,2, Gaoming Yu3, Xiankang Xin3
1 Xinjiang Oilfield Company, PetroChina (Experimental Testing Research Institute), Karamay, 834000, China
2 Xinjiang Conglomerate Reservoir Laboratory, Karamay, 834000, China
3 School of Petroleum Engineering, Yangtze University, Wuhan, 430100, China
* Corresponding Author: Kai Li. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Meshless, Mesh-Based and Mesh-Reduction Methods Based Analysis of Fluid Flow in Porous Media)
Received 14 December 2021; Accepted 08 March 2022; Issue published 27 June 2022
The numerical simulation of polymer flooding is a complex task as this process involves complex physical and chemical reactions, and multiple sets of characteristic parameters are required to properly set the simulation. At present, such characteristic parameters are mainly obtained by empirical methods, which typically result in relatively large errors. By analyzing experimentally polymer adsorption, permeability decline, inaccessible pore volume, viscosity-concentration relationship, and rheology, in this study, a conversion equation is provided to convert the experimental data into the parameters needed for the numerical simulation. Some examples are provided to demonstrate the reliability of the proposed approach.
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Experimental Study and Numerical Simulation of Polymer Flooding
Polymer flooding; oil displacement mechanism; flooding experiment; numerical simulation; characteristic parameter
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Bai, L., Li, K., Zhou, K., Wan, Q., Sun, P. et al. (2022). Experimental Study and Numerical Simulation of Polymer Flooding. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 18(6), 1815–1826.
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