Volume 16, Issue 1
A Flow and Transport Model for Simulation of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes at Core Scale and Laboratory Conditions

Martín A. Díaz-Viera, Arturo Ortiz-Tapia, Joaquín R. Hernández-Pérez, Gladys Castorena-Cortés, Teresa Roldán-CarrilloPatricia Olguín-Lora

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 16 (2019), pp. 63-96.

Published online: 2018-10

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  • Abstract

A general 3D flow and transport model in porous media was derived applying an axiomatic continuum modeling approach, which was implemented using the finite element method to numerically simulate, analyze and interpret microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) processes under laboratory conditions at core scale. From the methodological point of view the development stages (conceptual, mathematical, numerical and computational) of the model are shown. This model can be used as a research tool to investigate the effect on the flow behavior, and consequently the impact on the oil recovery, due to clogging/declogging phenomena by biomass production, and interfacial tension changes because of biosurfactant production. The model was validated and then applied to a case study. The experimental results were accurately predicted by the simulations. Due to its generality, the model can be easily extended and applied to other cases.

  • Keywords

Axiomatic continuum modeling approach microbial enhanced oil recovery clogging/declogging interfacial tension wettability change trapping number.

  • AMS Subject Headings

91.60.Np 91.60.Tn 91.65.My 76D45 76D55 49Q12 93C20 86-04.

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COPYRIGHT: © Global Science Press

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mdiazv@imp.mx (Martín A. Díaz-Viera)

aortiztapia2013@gmail.com (Arturo Ortiz-Tapia)

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A general 3D flow and transport model in porous media was derived applying an axiomatic continuum modeling approach, which was implemented using the finite element method to numerically simulate, analyze and interpret microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) processes under laboratory conditions at core scale. From the methodological point of view the development stages (conceptual, mathematical, numerical and computational) of the model are shown. This model can be used as a research tool to investigate the effect on the flow behavior, and consequently the impact on the oil recovery, due to clogging/declogging phenomena by biomass production, and interfacial tension changes because of biosurfactant production. The model was validated and then applied to a case study. The experimental results were accurately predicted by the simulations. Due to its generality, the model can be easily extended and applied to other cases.

}, issn = {2617-8710}, doi = {https://doi.org/}, url = {http://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/ijnam/12794.html} }
TY - JOUR T1 - A Flow and Transport Model for Simulation of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes at Core Scale and Laboratory Conditions AU - Díaz-Viera , Martín A. AU - Ortiz-Tapia , Arturo AU - Hernández-Pérez , Joaquín R. AU - Castorena-Cortés , Gladys AU - Roldán-Carrillo , Teresa AU - Olguín-Lora , Patricia JO - International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling VL - 1 SP - 63 EP - 96 PY - 2018 DA - 2018/10 SN - 16 DO - http://doi.org/ UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/ijnam/12794.html KW - Axiomatic continuum modeling approach KW - microbial enhanced oil recovery KW - clogging/declogging KW - interfacial tension KW - wettability change KW - trapping number. AB -

A general 3D flow and transport model in porous media was derived applying an axiomatic continuum modeling approach, which was implemented using the finite element method to numerically simulate, analyze and interpret microbial enhanced oil recovery (MEOR) processes under laboratory conditions at core scale. From the methodological point of view the development stages (conceptual, mathematical, numerical and computational) of the model are shown. This model can be used as a research tool to investigate the effect on the flow behavior, and consequently the impact on the oil recovery, due to clogging/declogging phenomena by biomass production, and interfacial tension changes because of biosurfactant production. The model was validated and then applied to a case study. The experimental results were accurately predicted by the simulations. Due to its generality, the model can be easily extended and applied to other cases.

Martín A. Díaz-Viera, ArturoOrtiz-Tapia, Joaquín R. Hernández-Pérez, Gladys Castorena-Cortés, Teresa Roldán-Carrillo & Patricia Olguín-Lora. (2020). A Flow and Transport Model for Simulation of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes at Core Scale and Laboratory Conditions. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling. 16 (1). 63-96. doi:
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