Rock-Fluid Flow Processes
Research on Rock-Fluid interactions Processes in two major directions, i.e. enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and subsurface sequestration of CO2, along with continuing research in well-inflow performance and visualization techniques. A major research effort was in foam EOR and chemical EOR. The major focus of this theme is on the mechanism of mobility of foam and oil displacement by surfactants used to reduce oil-water interfacial tension. It also enabled us to develop computational capabilities in network modelling and micro-CT scanning applied to multiphase flow in porous media.
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