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Experimental Research on the Millimeter-Scale Distribution of Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs

Zhao Yu1,2,*

1 Exploration & Development Research Institute, Daqing Oilfield Company, Daqing, 163712, China
2 Heilongjiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Reservoir Physics & Fluid Mechanics in Porous Media, Daqing, 163712, China

* Corresponding Author: Zhao Yu. Email: email

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advanced Oil and Gas Transportation and Treatment Technologies)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2023, 19(6), 1521-1534.


Oil saturation is a critical parameter when designing oil field development plans. This study focuses on the change of oil saturation during water flooding. Particularly, a meter-level artificial model is used to conduct relevant experiments on the basis of similarity principles and taking into account the layer geological characteristics of the reservoir. The displacement experiment’s total recovery rate is 41.35%. The changes in the remaining oil saturation at a millimeter-scale are examined using medical spiral computer tomography principles. In all experimental stages, regions exists where the oil saturation decline is more than 10.0%. The shrinkage percentage is 20.70% in the horizontal well production stage. The oil saturation reduction in other parts is less than 10.0%, and there are regions where the oil saturation increases in the conventional water flooding stage.


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Yu, Z. (2023). Experimental Research on the Millimeter-Scale Distribution of Oil in Heterogeneous Reservoirs. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 19(6), 1521–1534.

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