80th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2018

Opportunities presented by the energy transition

11 - 14 June
Copenhagen, Denmark
Call for papers

Pore Surface Character and its Effect on Oil Release


Sunday 10 June 2018

Title: Pore Surface Character and its Effect on Oil Release
Room: C
Convenors: N. Bovet (University of Copenhagen)
M. Andersson (University of Copenhagen)

Workshop Description

The physical and chemical properties of the mineral-fluid interface determine the extent to which oil is released from pore surfaces. The understanding of the pore surface character from the molecular scale to centimeter or meter scale is essential for understanding the possible mechanisms that trigger oil release. This knowledge can determine, and possibly predict, the potential for success of surfactants, low salinity or modified water flooding, acid or base injection and other techniques used during enhanced oil recovery (EOR). 

This workshop is intended to bring together scientists and engineers from both academia and industry, to discuss the advance in the understanding of pore surface character and its effect on oil release and reservoir wettability. We welcome contributions from experimental and/or theoretical studies, from a fundamental understanding on model systems to studies on more complex and realistic systems, like specific sandstone or carbonates reservoir core plug test or even field tests of one of the EOR methods.

Workshop Programme

12:30 Welcome 
12:45 Invited Speaker Session
N. Bovet (Univ. of Copenhagen) & M. Andersson (Univ. of Copenhagen
13:00 Insight into Core Scale Oil Release from Pore Scale Simulations
J.L. Vinningland (IRIS)
13:30 Initial Wetting by Crude Oil Adsorption and Wettability Alteration by Smart Water Injection in Sandstore and Carbonate Reservoirs
T. Puntervold (UiS)
14:00 Elucidating the Low Salinity Mechanism - From reservoir sandstone to model systems
T. Hassenkam (Univ. of Copenhagen)
14:30 Thermodynamic Analysis of Chalk-brine-oil Interactions
A. Eftekhari (DHRTC - DTU)
15:00 Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Study of Brine-Oil-Rock Interactions
E. Søgaard (Aalborg Univ.)
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Poster Session
17:00 End of Workshop 

Please note that this programme is subject to change.


The participants in this workshop are encouraged to bring their own poster for discussion during the Poster Session. Please have a look here for guidelines for poster presenters. 

If you wish to bring a poster, please inform us via email at puc@eage.org by 31 May, 2018.