Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Simulating oil flow in porous media under asphaltene deposition

Authors
Journal
Chemical Engineering Science
0009-2509
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
57
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0009-2509(01)00407-9
Keywords
  • Porous Media
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Simulation
  • Asphaltene Precipitation
  • Network Model
  • Percolation Theory
Disciplines
  • Physics

Abstract

Abstract A simulator for one-phase flow in porous media near a wellbore is coupled with a thermodynamic model and a network model in order to predict the change in petroleum flow under asphaltene deposition. The thermodynamic model is capable of predicting the quantity of precipitated asphaltene. The network model is used to predict formation damage due to in situ asphaltene deposition. The model is qualitatively evaluated using data from literature. Results are in concordance with expected physical behavior.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.