On 15 June DHRTC hosted a modified salinity water flooding workshop at DTU Lyngby campus.
Find the programme and pictures from the day here.


Programme Modified Salinity Workshop

Find the full programme with abstracts and biographies here.

Event details

Since the first experimental observations of the increased oil recovery in the so-called low salinity water-flooding, many researchers have been trying to understand the underlying mechanisms and the necessary conditions for the successful implementation of this low-cost oil recovery method.

It is accepted that the injection of water with an ionic concentration different from the pore water composition can affect the amount and production rate of oil from core plugs. The effects of the rock type, oil and brine (in situ and injected) composition and the reservoir condition on the oil recovery have been extensively studied. However, the conclusions from these studies are often conflicting and/or cover a limited range in the variables space.

Various mechanisms that are suggested based on a large number of studies (mostly core scale experimental data), including fines migration, alkalinity change, ion exchange and double layer expansion, IFT reduction, dissolution and precipitation, and geo-mechanical weakening of rock are only partially covered in the existing mechanistic models. Even though the interaction of the modified brine with the rock, oil, and in situ brine is studied extensively and mathematical models are available, little efforts are devoted to linking the pore scale rock-brine- oil-interactions to changes in the Darcy scale flow functions (relative permeability and capillary pressure).

Considering that it is a multi-length scale process, we would like to invite researchers to share their view on the identification and mathematical modeling of the modified-brine water-flooding mechanisms at small and large scales.

Modified Salinity Water flooding figure

This one-day event was organised by DHRTC started at 8:45 on Friday 15 June 2018.

Location: Technical University of Denmark, building 101, Auditorium 1.

For more information please contact Ali Eftekhari  or Hamid Nick.


Registration for this event was free with a limited number of attendees of 100 attendees.

Coffee breaks and lunch on Friday were included in registration.


The full programme with abstracts and biographies can be downloaded here

23 MARCH 2019