Studies on foam in porous media and the effect of oil

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Rossen, W.R., Supervisor
  • Vincent-Bonnieu, Sebastien, Advisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date26 Jun 2019
Print ISBNs978-94-6366-190-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2019

Keywords

  • Foam
  • Foam EOR
  • EOR
  • Porous Media
  • crude oil
  • oil
  • Surfactant concentration
  • Surfactant

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