Integrated, Multi-scale Characterization of Imbibition and Wettability Phenomena Using Magnetic Resonance and Wide-Band Dielectric Measurements

Mukul M. Sharma, Carlos Torres-Verdin, Steven L. Byant (in collaboration with Professor George Hirasaki at Rice Unversity) (cverdin@mail.utexas.edu)

Funding amount: $800,000 for the period of Oct. 2004 - Sep. 2007

This research will use advanced dielectric and NMR measurements to understand and predict the flow of oil and water in reservoir rocks. Such improved characterization methods are vital for the continued production from existing domestic oil reservoirs at low cost and high efficiency.