Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp 1004–1012 | Cite as

Accounting for Fluid Rheology in the Hydrophobization Model of Relative Permeability Hysteresis

  • V. V. Kadet
  • A. M. Galechyan


A complex mathematical model of relative permeability hysteresis is developed based on percolation theory. The model takes into account the change in the surface properties of the pore space and the rheology of percolating fluids during the transition from drainage to imbibition, which gives rise to hysteresis. It is shown that accounting for the change in the rheology of percolation fluids, along with accounting for the hydrophobization of the surface of the pore space, provides a better agreement between the calculated and experimental curves of relative permeabilities.


relative permeabilities drainage imbibition hysteresis percolation theory rheology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and GasMoscowRussia

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