Foamy Oil Flow in Porous Media

Wednesday, February 9, 2000 - 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Keller 3-180
Daniel Joseph (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
Reservoirs of certain heavy crudes which foam at the well head on severe pressure drawdowns also exhibit anomalously high primary recovery and rates of recovery. The physical explanation of these anomalies is controversial and a credible mathematical theory for predicting is not available. We made a mathematical model which looks good to us and I would like to get the opinion of experts.

Joint work with A. Kamp, R. Bai and M. Huerta.