Numerical simulation of CO2 gas microbubble of foamy oil

Chanmoly Or, Kyuro Sasaki, Yuichi Sugai, Masanori Nakano, Motonao Imai

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Abstract

Heavy oil production by CO2 gas foaming has been simulated with a function of depressurization pressure. The numerical simulation was carried out by using CMG-STARSTM and based on experimental physical properties of foamy oil such as foam swelling and apparent viscosity. The matching between the numerical simulations of heavy oil drainage and experimental measurements of foaming in Berea sandstone cores (Psat = 10 MPa at 50 °C) shows 31% of oil recovery after depressurization to atmospheric pressure. The behavior of heavy oil production and production scheme were proposed with assuming the CO2 gas dissolution zone. The effect of initial oil saturation and CO2 dissolution zone are the controlling factors of heavy oil production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7821-7829
Number of pages9
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume63
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 31 2014

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Heavy oil production
heavy oil
oil production
oil
Gas foaming
Computer simulation
Dissolution
Gases
gas
simulation
dissolution
Sandstone
Drainage
Atmospheric pressure
Swelling
Foams
Crude oil
Physical properties
foam
Viscosity

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Global and Planetary Change

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Numerical simulation of CO2 gas microbubble of foamy oil. / Or, Chanmoly; Sasaki, Kyuro; Sugai, Yuichi; Nakano, Masanori; Imai, Motonao.

In: Energy Procedia, Vol. 63, 31.12.2014, p. 7821-7829.

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Or, Chanmoly ; Sasaki, Kyuro ; Sugai, Yuichi ; Nakano, Masanori ; Imai, Motonao. / Numerical simulation of CO2 gas microbubble of foamy oil. In: Energy Procedia. 2014 ; Vol. 63. pp. 7821-7829.
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