The influence of pore wettability on the microstructure of residual oil in surfactant-enhanced water flooding in heavy oil reservoirs: Implications for pore-scale flow characterization

Benyamin Yadali Jamaloei, Riyaz Kharrat, Koorosh Asghari, Farshid Torabi

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-134
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

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The authors acknowledge the support provided by the Petroleum Technology Research Centre , Regina, Canada. Also, the first author thanks the Petroleum Research Center at the Petroleum University of Technology, Tehran, for providing the laboratory facilities and the Research and Development Directorate of the National Iranian Oil Company for the financial support in conducting the experimental part of this research. We are also indebted to anonymous reviewers and editor whose critical comments helped in enhancing the clarity of the results. With kind permission from Springer Science + Business Media: < Transport in Porous Media, Analysis of microscopic displacement mechanisms of dilute surfactant flooding in oil-wet and water-wet porous media, 81, 1, 2010, 1–19, Benyamin Yadali Jamaloei and Riyaz Kharrat, Figs. 5 and 8 .


  • Blob population statistics
  • Blob size
  • Heavy oil recovery
  • Micromodel
  • Mobilization capillary number
  • Pore-scale Weber number
  • Surfactant waterflooding
  • Wettability

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