Foam flooding can be applied in soil-remediation techniques or for improving oil recovery processes in petroleum reservoirs. There are models which aim to predict the behaviour of foam in presence of oil in bulk and in porous media, however these models are not very reliable. In this work we investigate different ways in which a specific crude oil impacts a specific foam in a porous medium. Furthermore, we model surfactant depletion by the gas-water interface, which can partly explain the transition from the low-quality to the high-quality regime of foam in porous media.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||26 Jun 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jun 2019|
- Foam EOR
- Porous Media
- crude oil
- Surfactant concentration