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Volume & Issue no: Volume 3, Issue 6, June 2014

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Title:
MODELING THE RELATIVE PERMEABILITY RELATIONSHIP IN A TAR SAND FORMATION
Author Name:
Nmegbu, Chukwuma Godwin Jacob
Abstract:
Abstract The Tar Sand formation is an oil sand of lower cretaceous age comprised mainly of Bitumen and Heavy oil. Owing to the nature of these reservoirs, production is often facilitated by the use of thermal recovery processes like electric heating, steam flooding and most commonly the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD). In producing from these reservoirs, the variation of the respective relative permeabilities to distinct fluids is often given major consideration. This work presents the simulation of a relative permeability model, adapted to a tar sand formation. The results portray the dependence of the fluid saturations and associated production rates on the governing relative permeability behaviour. The model does not however account for the heterogeneous nature of the reservoir lending it a few errors. Keywords: Tar Sand, Relative Permeability, Corey, Coats, Saturation.
Cite this article:
Nmegbu, Chukwuma Godwin Jacob , " MODELING THE RELATIVE PERMEABILITY RELATIONSHIP IN A TAR SAND FORMATION" , International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM) , Volume 3, Issue 6, June 2014 , pp. 058-062 , ISSN 2319 - 4847.
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