Microscopic Mechanism of Multiphase Fluids Flowing Through Rocks

  • Xuetao HuEmail author
  • Shuyong Hu
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In general, it is rare that there is only one phase fluid in hydrocarbon reservoir. Petroleum reservoirs contain at least two fluid phases in the porous rock: either oil and water or gas and water. In most cases, two-phase or multiphase immiscible fluids, such as oil and water, or gas and water, or oil, gas and water, coexist in reservoir.


Contact Angle Interfacial Tension Capillary Pressure Relative Permeability Relative Permeability Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Oil & Natural Gas EngineeringSouthwest Petroleum UniversityChengdu, SichuanChina

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