Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effect of Proppant Wettability on Two-Phase Flow Efficiency in Fractured Water-Wet Sandstone
by Zhang, Chi, M.S., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018, 103; 10826981
Abstract (Summary)

Ceramic proppants are commonly used in hydraulic fractures. However, people typically focus on controlling properties of proppants such as the material, specific gravity, and particle size, and less attention is paid to the effect of proppant wettability. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of proppant wettability on two-phase flow efficiency in fractured water-wet sandstones. The results show that oil-wet proppants are more effective in improving oil flow efficiency than water-wet proppants in both low-water saturation cores and high-water saturation cores. Therefore, small sized oil-wet proppants have better performance than large sized oil-wet proppants.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Guo, Boyun
Commitee: Feng, Yin, Liu, Ning
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: Petroleum Engineering
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Engineering, Petroleum engineering
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Publication Number: 10826981
ISBN: 9781392041642
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