Enhanced Oil Recovery Laboratory

Enhanced Oil Recovery Laboratory

The objective of enhanced oil recovery testing systems is to measure core and fluid parameters to assist in efficient recovery of hydrocarbons. The experimental capabilities are focused on reducing uncertainty in reservoir evaluation by providing representative data of the reservoir at in-situ conditions. Below is a list of the available testing equipment applications:

  • Standard basic property measurements are helium porosity and permeability (Klinkenberg corrected), grain and bulk density, residual oil and water saturation, and visual lithology descriptions.
  • Electrical properties such as cementation and saturation Exponents. Electrical properties data are used in the Archie water saturation equation, and in its shale corrected models, to calibrate water saturation to the physical properties of the pore geometry of the rock. Typically required parameters are:
    • Tortuosity constant (A)
    • Cementation exponent (M)
    • Saturation exponent (N)
  • Capillary pressure defines the magnitude and distribution of fluids in the reservoir.  It relates saturation to porosity, permeability, and height above the free water level.
  • Centrifuge capillary pressure and relative permeability providing single and multi-speed relative permeability and capillary pressure
  • Formation damage assessment fluid compatibility, rock-fluid compatibility, rate sensitivity testing, return permeability, drilling-completion-injection fluids evaluation


Facilities

  • Advanced Core Flood System Brand: MetaRock,
    Advanced Core Flood System The advanced core flood system is designed to allow single or two-phase flow testing of 1" or 1.5" diameter samples up to 6" long at temperatures up to 120 degrees C, confining pressures up to 10,000 psi, and pore pressure up to 2000 psi.
  • Automated Amott Cells Brand: MetaRock,
    Automated Amott Cells A device used for testing reservoir cores, built by MetaRock.
  • Basic Core Flood System Brand: MetaRock,
    Model: ECS100
    Basic Core Flood System The Basic Core Flood System is designed to allow single or two-phase flow testing of 1.0” or 1.5” diameter samples up to 3.0” long at temperatures up to 80°C, confining pressures up to 10,000 psi, and pore pressure up to 2000 psi