The elliptic equation for non-Fickian transport of suspension in porous media is applied to simulate the reservoir formation damage due to water injection for oil recovery. The deposition release (erosion of reservoir formation) and the suspension deposition (pore plugging) are both taken into account. 1-D numerical simulations are carried out to reveal the erosion of reservoir formation due to water injection. 2-D numerical simulations are carried out to obtain the suspension and deposition profiles around the injection wells. These preliminary results indicate the non-Fickian behaviors of suspended reservoir fines and the corresponding formation damage due to erosion and relocation of reservoir fines.
|Title of host publication||Graduate Schools Yearbook 2010|
|Publisher||DTU Chemical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|