Simulation of slip flow and phase change in nanopores
Unlike conventional oil and gas reservoirs, unconventional petroleum systems are dominated by nanometer pores. At the nanoscale, laws that govern fluid flow and phase transition are different from those established for micrometer-sized pores, and research is needed to develop new data, methods, and correlations. For this dissertation, we developed pore-scale models to simulate fluid slip flow through complex porous media and phase transition in nanopores with a pore size distribution. Slip flow is a well-recognized phenomenon that enhances the rate of liquid or gas flow at micrometer and ...
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