Pore-scale dynamics and the multiphase Darcy law

Dataset title Pore-scale dynamics and the multiphase Darcy law
Dataset creators Ying Gao, Imperial College London
Branko Bijeljic, Imperial College London
Martin J. Blunt, Imperial College London
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

A pore-scale experimental investigation of microscopic steady-state flow during co-injection from very low to high flow rates in the pore space of a sandstone is applied using 4D synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography to advance our understanding of flow regimes. We report the results of micro-CT imaging experiments directly visualizing the simultaneous flow of both a wetting and a non-wetting fluid through a Bentheimer sandstone, at pore-scale resolution. For small flow rates, both fluids flow through unchanging, distinct, bicontinuous 3D pathways. At higher flow rates, however, the non-wetting fluid continually breaks up into discrete ganglia; these are then advected through the medium. We propose that the non-wetting fluid breaks up when the sum of the viscous forces exerted by the wetting and the non-wetting fluids exceed the capillary forces at the pore scale.

Dataset content dates 09/12/2017 - 12/12/2017
Dataset spatial coverage Not applicable
Dataset supply format rar
Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Discovery Link to the dataset's BGS Discovery Metadata record
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 26th February 2019
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/8e8669ee-1496-432a-8c98-5651d7bf4495
Dataset citation text Gao, Y., Bijeljic, B., Blunt, M.J. (2019): Pore-scale dynamics and the multiphase Darcy law. British Geological Survey. (Dataset).
Constraints and terms of use This data set is delivered under the terms of the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Imperial College London gratefully acknowledge permission to publish and funding from the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre (QCCSRC), provided jointly by Qatar Petroleum, Shell, and Qatar Science & Technology Park. Qatar Petroleum remain copyright owner."
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