Modeling Wettability Alteration Using Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery Processes in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

Mojdeh Delshad, Kamy Sepehrnoori, Gary A. Pope

Funding amount: $445,000 for the period of Oct. 2004 - Sep. 2007

This research will provide a computer model of the complex wettability alterations that occur when detergents are used to induce oil production from fractured oil reservoirs. Extremely large volumes of oil remain in such known oil reservoirs and better models are needed to economically produce such oil by enhanced oil recovery methods.