The challenge of time in Core flooding

Friday 31 Mar 17
Understanding the process of extraction and extracting oil from the reservoirs of the North Sea is essential for the Danish oil production. Research in core flooding is therefore an important part of the research taking place at Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre.

Postdoc Amalia Yunita Halim has since 2015 been a part of Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (DHRTC). She is one of the researchers working on how we can extract more oil from the reservoirs of the North Sea with core flooding methods.

Among others, she is working on how to maximize the information such as local oil saturation, capillary end effects, and influence of heterogeneity in water and/or gas flooding experiments using low permeable Danish reservoir rocks.

One of the major challenges of this research is the length of the core flooding experiments that can take between 2 and 3 months to finish. These experiments are however vital for the understanding of the processes that take place inside the rock when core flooding methods are used to extract oil from the reservoir.

“Time is our major challenge. Not only due to the length of the experiments, but also because of the many interesting EOR agents that needs to be tested." says Amalia 

You can read more about Amalia and her research here.

You can read more a about the research taking place in the 'Recovery Processes on Core Scale' group here.

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