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Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering, 2020, 2(2); doi: 10.25236/AJAGE.020201.

Study on microscopic flow characteristics of foam in porous media


Lilong Wang1, *, Youjun Ji1, Zegen Wang1, Bufan Fan2

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Lilong Wang

1 School of Geoscience and Technology, Southwest Petroleum University,Chengdu 610500, China
2 Tibet Geological Survey Institute of Sichuan Nuclear Industry, Chengdu 610052, China
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The flow behavior of foam in pores affects the sweep range and displacement efficiency, it plays an important role in enhancing oil recovery. The numerical simulation method of foam transport in capillary tubes is summarized. The flow behavior of foam in capillary model was simulated and analyzed by Level Set method combined with gas-liquid two-phase flow. The Jia Min effect produced by the migration of bubbles from large channels to small channels is analyzed. The results show that the migration of foam in porous media can be replaced by a model of capillary tubes with different diameters. It will provide beneficial enlightenment for field application of gas-liquid dispersion system in profile control and enhanced oil recovery.


foam, porous medium, capillary, two phase flow, level Set method

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Lilong Wang, Youjun Ji, Zegen Wang, Bufan Fan. Study on microscopic flow characteristics of foam in porous media. Academic Journal of Architecture and Geotechnical Engineering (2020) Vol. 2, Issue 2: 1-7. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJAGE.020201.


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