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dc.contributor.advisorSigmund, Philip M.
dc.contributor.authorSarma, Hemanta Kumar, 1956-
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-21T20:52:20Z
dc.date.available2005-07-21T20:52:20Z
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.citationSarma, H. K. (1983). An Experimental study of instability and viscous fingering in porous medium (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/13170en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315262427en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/23153
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 90-102.en
dc.description.abstractLow recovery and inefficient sweep due to premature breakthrough of the displacing fluid at the producing well during displacement - miscible or immiscible, have long been recognized as the major problem areas for any enhanced oil recovery project involving fluid-fluid displacement techniques. This study presents an experimental investigation of the phenomena of instability and viscous fingering in fluid-fluid displacements in a porous medium as a function of viscosity ratio between the displaced and displacing fluids displacement rates at which the displacing fluid is being injected to the porous medium and interfacial tension between the displaced and displacing fluids. Studies have been carried out both for miscible and immiscible displacements in imbibition and drainage directions. Also studied was the miscible displacement of the non-wetting phase in the presence of high wetting phase saturation. Interpretation of the experimental findings in terms of the linear stability theory are presented. Photographic details of a representative set of runs are also presented to highlight the qualitative aspects exhibited by the fingers under different experimental conditions.
dc.format.extentxiii, 102 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccTN 871 S275 1986en
dc.subject.lcshSecondary recovery of oil
dc.subject.lcshMiscible displacement (Petroleum engineering)
dc.subject.lcshViscous flow
dc.titleAn Experimental study of instability and viscous fingering in porous medium
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/13170
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineChemical and Petroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTN 871 S275 1986en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.uarcreleasenoen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.