Pore-Level Observation of Free Gravity Drainage of Oil in Fractured Porous Media

Vahid Mashayekhizadeh, Mohammad Hossein Ghazanfari, Riyaz Kharrat, Morteza Dejam

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-584
Number of pages24
JournalTransport in porous media
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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Acknowledgments This research was conducted with financial support from the Management of Research and Development of National Iranian Oil Company, the contribution of which is gratefully acknowledged. Furthermore, we would like to thank our colleagues at Tehran Petroleum Research Center, A.A. Dehghan, A. Farzaneh, and R. Miri for their sincere helps and useful discussions.


  • Fracture aperture
  • Fracture tilt angle
  • Free gravity drainage
  • Front geometry
  • Glass micromodels
  • Liquid bridge
  • Oil
  • Pore level

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