Normalize and De-Normalize of Relative Permeability Data for Mishrif Formation in WQ1: An Experimental Work
In many oil-recovery systems, relative permeabilities (kr) are essential flow factors that affect fluid dispersion and output from petroleum resources. Traditionally, taking rock samples from the reservoir and performing suitable laboratory studies is required to get these crucial reservoir properties. Despite the fact that kr is a function of fluid saturation, it is now well established that pore shape and distribution, absolute permeability, wettability, interfacial tension (IFT), and saturation history all influence kr values. These rock/fluid characteristics vary greatly from one reservoir region to the next, and it would be impossible to make kr measurements in all of them. The unsteady-state approach was used to calculate the relative permeability of five carbonate for core plugs from the Mishrif formation of WQ1. The relative permeability calculated by using Johnson, Bossler and Naumann (JBN) Correlation, which is, consider one of the unsteady-state approach where it found that the core plugs are water wet. A normalizing approach has been used to remove the effect of irreducible water and residual saturations, which would vary according on the environment. Based on their own irreducible water and trapped saturations, the relative permeabilities can subsequently be de-normalized and assigned to distinct sections (rock types) of the reservoir. The goal of this research is to normalize the relative permeability that was determined through water flooding.
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