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    Experimental Investigation of Oil Production by Low IFT Dynamic Imbibition

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Harimi, Behrouz (Author) ; Masihi, Mohsen (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Imbibition process is known to be an important recovery mechanism in naturally fractured reservoirs with water-wet matrix blocks that are imposed to water influx from an active aquifer or water flooding. Matrix blocks which are subjected to water flooding or water invasion from active aquifers do not become immersed in water at once, but they experience gradual rising of water in fracture. But most of imbibition studies are performed under conditions of totally immersed cores in static aqueous phase. Surfactants are known to reduce residual oil saturation by decreasing interfacial tension (IFT) between oil and water. On the other hand, considerable reduction of IFT due to surfactant... 

    A new scaling relationship for water imbibition into the matrix: Considering fracture flow

    , Article Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects ; Vol. 36, issue. 12 , Dec , 2010 , p. 1267-1275 ; ISSN: 15567036 Ardakany, M. S ; Shadizadeh, S. R ; Masihi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Spontaneous imbibition of water into the matrix is the most important mechanism for oil recovery in water wet fractured porous media. If the water is in contact with matrix and it is not flowing, the process is called static imbibition. The effect of rock and fluid properties, and boundary conditions on static imbibition are studied and formulated for scaling of the laboratory data to the reservoir scale. In reality, there is a continuous flow in a fracture; incorporating the effect of fracture flow into the scaling formulations is an unresolved issue in the modeling of the capillary imbibition recovery from the matrix. In this article, a new mathematical equation is developed to scale... 

    An approach for the estimation of dynamic imbibition capillary pressure curves

    , Article Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects ; Vol. 36, issue. 9 , Dec , 2010 , p. 1007-1017 ; ISSN: 15567036 Shojaadini Ardakany, M ; Shadizadeh, S.R ; Masihi, M ; Kharrat, R ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Capillary pressure is one of the most important parameters for reservoir engineering studies. Although different experimental methods are devised to measure capillary pressure, these methods do not represent the physics of fluid flow, which happens at reservoir conditions. Thus, it is attempted to extract the capillary pressure from spontaneous imbibition data, the common mechanism of oil production in water wet porous media. In this work, a new approach is developed to obtain the imbibition capillary pressure curve by using spontaneous water imbibition data in oil-water-rock systems. Comparison of calculated imbibition capillary pressure curves by the new approach with experimental values... 

    Experimental study of dynamic imbibition during water flooding of naturally fractured reservoirs

    , Article Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering ; Volume 174 , 2019 , Pages 1-13 ; 09204105 (ISSN) Harimi, B ; Masihi, M ; Mirzaei Paiaman, A ; Hamidpour, E ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    Abstract
    Capillary imbibition is an important recovery mechanism in naturally fractured reservoirs when water-filled fractures surround water-wet matrix blocks. A large amount of studies of imbibition process is simply total or partial immersion of nonwetting phase saturated rock in aqueous wetting phase. However, water advance in fractures during water flooding or water encroachment from an active aquifer introduces time dependent boundary conditions where invariant exposure of rock surface to water is not representative. In this work, a laboratory simulated matrix-fracture system was used to investigate different aspects of imbibition in the presence of fracture fluid flow (namely dynamic...