Wettability processes (PET904)
Wetting is the ability of a fluid to maintain contact with a solid surface. Wettability are controlled by chemical and physical phase properties. The wettability effects most natural science systems, dictating biological processes in nature, behavior of complex multiphase systems, and are an important part of material science and manufacturing.
Wettability dictates fluid flow in porous media, and the effect of wettabilty on oil production are important when new field developments should be evaluated as commercial, and if enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes could be introduced to extend the lifetime of hydrocarbon reservoirs.
Safe geological storage of CO2 or other industrial waste in sedimentary traps depends on the sealing formation integrity, often membrane and capillary seals controlled by wettability.
Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.