MRI of Fluid-Surface Interactions in Porous Media: High-Pressure Carbon Dioxide/Decane Flow in Berea Sandstone

  • Armin Afrough (Guest lecturer)

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


    Magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) provides a wealth of information on petroleum-flooding-displacement mechanisms and in-situ pore-level behavior. This study demonstrates MRI methods that have potential for studying the mechanisms of carbon dioxide (CO2) displacement processes in Berea core plugs during the recovery of decane and heavy oil. The correlation between fluid saturation and transverse relaxation time (T2) revealed the contrast in decane/pore-surface interaction between miscible and immiscible drainage of decane by CO2. T2 profiles demonstrated changes in the composition and viscosity of the heavy oil caused by the extraction of light components by CO2.
    Period4 Sept 2020
    Event titleLEAR Workshop & Talk Series on Porous Media : XI Workshop on Porous Media - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
    Event typeWorkshop
    Conference number11
    LocationSão Paulo, BrazilShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational