Most commonly used methods to study reservoir wettability are Amott-Harvey, USBM, and sessile drop contact angle.
Different enhanced oil recovery methods are used to alter the wettability of the reservoir rock. To study the wettability alteration at the reservoir conditions, an instrument where the measurements can be done at high pressures and temperatures are needed.
Unconventional oils, such as heavy oil, extra heavy oil, and bitumen, normally exist tightly on host solids such as rocks, sands and clay minerals. Successful liberation of unconventional oil from solids is essential for effective recovery.
In enhanced oil recovery wettability plays an important role as that determines the interactions between the solid (rock) and the liquids in the reservoirs (crude oil, brine). Wettability has been recognized as one of the key parameters controlling the remaining oil-in-place.
Describes the instrument features needed for successful high-pressure interfacial tension measurements.
CO2-in-water foams and how to design surfactants for these systems
As the exploration of new oil reservoirs is becoming less and less abundant, there is a need to be able to utilize the current oil reservoirs more efficiently.
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