Imaging fluid solid interactions in hydrocarbon reservoir rocks

Uwins, P. J. R., Baker, J. C., & Mackinnon, Ian D. R. (1993) Imaging fluid solid interactions in hydrocarbon reservoir rocks. Microscopy Research and Technique, 25(5-6), pp. 465-473.

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Abstract

The environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) has been used to image liquid hydrocarbons in sandstones and oil shales. Additionally, the fluid sensitivity of selected clay minerals in hydrocarbon reservoirs was assessed via three case studies: HCl acid sensitivity of authigenic chlorite in sandstone reservoirs, freshwater sensitivity of authigenic illite/smectite in sandstone reservoirs, and bleach sensitivity of a volcanic reservoir containing abundant secondary chlorite/corrensite. The results showed the suitability of using ESEM for imaging liquid hydrocarbon films in hydrocarbon reservoirs and the importance of simulating in situ fluid-rock interactions for hydrocarbon production programmes. In each case, results of the ESEM studies greatly enhanced prediction of reservoir/borehole reactions and, in some cases, contradicted conventional wisdom regarding the outcome of potential engineering solutions. (C) 1993 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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ID Code: 57482
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: LN846
Times Cited: 5
Cited Reference Count: 8
Uwins, pjr baker, jc mackinnon, idr
Wiley-liss
New york
Keywords: ESEM, liquid hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon reservoirs, clay minerals, chlorite, illite smectite, calcite, fluid sensitivity
DOI: 10.1002/jemt.1070250518
ISSN: 1059-910X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > GEOLOGY (040300) > Mineralogy and Crystallography (040306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > GEOLOGY (040300) > Petroleum and Coal Geology (040309)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 Wiley-Liss
Deposited On: 27 Feb 2013 04:17
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2013 04:17

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