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Abstract

Low salinity water injection (LSWI) is gaining popularity as an improved oil recovery technique on account of being cost effective compared to other water based enhanced oil recovery methods such as chemical and steam flooding. In this paper, the wettability alteration option in our in-house simulator is used to history match and provide some insights in different seawater dilution cycles based on recently published corefloods. Two newly proposed methodologies to model dilution cycles are employed. We successfully modeled the experiments enhancing the wettability alteration model in the simulator using two different scaling factors. The study also revealed that the process is more sensitive to oil relative permeability compared to that of the water phase. A linear interpolation model for residual oil saturation (Sor) was proposed.

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2014-01-19
2021-06-15
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