An introduction to capillary pressure, hysteresis, and wettability for reservoir evaluation and network models.
Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources
The course should give students deeper insights and knowledge related to some of these scientific themes:
The effect of wettability on natural science processes.
Chemical components and physical properties affecting wetting.
Description of wettingSurface wettability and hysteresisCapillary forces in porous mediumModelling of wettability processes
The course contains themes on an advanced level leading the candidate to the research front in his/her selected themes.
Capillary pressure, wettability and hysteresis in a porous medium; Young-Laplace equation, Kelvin equation, colloid and surface chemistry, stability of thin films, quantification of wettability, correlations, scaling groups for imbibition, Barenblatt model.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Valid admission to a PhD program at the Department of Petroleum Engineering.
Form of assessment
Pass - Fail
Oral presentation of a given topic, then questioning.
Presentation of given topic
Head of Department:
Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work
Guided self-tuition, colloquia, presentations of papers.