Grand canonical Monte Carlo simulation model for phase behavior of confined hydrocarbons, A
With the increased interest in primary and improved recovery from unconventional reservoirs, unusual characteristics of PVT behavior in nano-pores have attracted more attention. It has been established that the pore size influences thermodynamic properties and PVT behavior of the reservoir fluids due to the change in inter-molecular, capillary, and surface forces. There have been a number of studies on phase behavior in nano-pore confinement which reveal inconsistent and contradicting results about the shift of the critical point and the shift of the pressure-temperature diagram. This thesis ...