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.
|Commitee:||Feng, Yin, Liu, Ning|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Engineering, Petroleum engineering|
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