Carbonate Pore Systems: New Developments and Case Studies
Carbonate Pore‐System Influence on Hydrocarbon Displacement and Potential Recovery
Published:January 01, 2019
Shawn Fullmer, Hisham Al Qassab, Antonio Buono, Bo Gao, Brian Kelley, P.J. Moore, 2019. "Carbonate Pore‐System Influence on Hydrocarbon Displacement and Potential Recovery", Carbonate Pore Systems: New Developments and Case Studies, Donald F. McNeill, Paul (Mitch) Harris, Eugene C. Rankey, Jean C.C. Hsieh
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Understanding reservoir performance and predicting hydrocarbon recovery in carbonate reservoirs are challenging due to the complexity of the pore system and the dynamic interplay of multiphase fluids that move through the pore network. A multiyear study of carbonate reservoirs across a broad spectrum of geologic conditions, fluid types, and field maturities has resulted in key insights on the links between pore-system characteristics and dynamic fluid-flow behavior with material relevance to carbonate resource assessment, field development optimization, and maximizing ultimate recovery.
Pore-system heterogeneity is a primary control on hydrocarbon displacement efficiency. Multiphase flow through heterogeneous pore systems with a mix of...