Effects of Capillary Forces and Adsorption on Reserves Distribution

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of capillary forces and adsorption on the distribution of a hydrocarbon mixture in an oil-gas-condensate reservoir. These effects consist in the precipitation of the liquid phase in thin pores and on the internal surface of the reservoir rock. To estimate the amount of the dispersed liquid condensate, analytical methods based on the generalization of the Kelvin equation and on the potential theory of adsorption have been developed. Sample calculations show significant role of adsorption, especially, in the neighborhood of the critical point of a mixture.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSPE
Volume36922
Pages (from-to)1-8
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Event1996 SPE European Petroleum Conference - Milan, Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 1996 → …

Conference

Conference1996 SPE European Petroleum Conference
CityMilan, Italy
Period01/01/1996 → …

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