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    Investigating the role of ultrasonic wave on two-phase relative permeability in a free gravity drainage process

    , Article Scientia Iranica ; Vol. 21, issue. 3 , 2014 , p. 763-771 Keshavarzi, B ; Karimi, R ; Najafi, I ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Ghotbi, C ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this work, the process of free gravity drainage under the influence of ultrasonic waves was investigated. A glass bead pack porous medium was used to perform free fall gravity drainage experiments. The tests were performed in the presence and absence of ultrasonic waves, and the data of recovery were recorded versus time under both conditions. The wetting phase relative permeability curves were obtained using the data of recovery versus time, based on the Hagoort backward methodology. Subsequently, using the wetting phase relative permeability curve, the relative permeability of non-wetting phases were calculated by performing history matching to the experimental production data. The... 

    Pore-Level Observation of Free Gravity Drainage of Oil in Fractured Porous Media

    , Article Transport in Porous Media ; Volume 87, Issue 2 , 2011 , Pages 561-584 ; 01693913 (ISSN) Mashayekhizadeh, V ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Kharrat, R ; Dejam, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    This work presents results from two sets of experiments conducted to study, in pore level, the role of fracture aperture and tilt angle on the stability of liquid bridges and the shape of a front during free gravity drainage process. Glass micromodels of two different aperture sizes were used to monitor the mechanism of gravity drainage of air-crude oil system, rotating around a bottom corner to create different tilting angles. Oil content within the matrix blocks was determined as a function of time using a series of images obtained during the experiments, from which net drainage rate from the upper and lower matrix blocks is calculated. Liquid bridges are more frequent but less stable at...