80th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2018

Opportunities presented by the energy transition

11 - 14 June
Copenhagen, Denmark
Call for papers

Imaging the Microstructure of Reservoir Rocks in 3D and 4D


Friday 15 June 2018

Title: Imaging the Microstructure of Reservoir Rocks in 3D and 4D
Room: E
Convenors: H. Osholm Sørensen (University of Copenhagen)
D. Müter (University of Copenhagen)

Workshop Description

During the last decade digital rock physics has become a more and more important direction for characterising reservoir rocks. Modern imaging tools provide insight into the pore structure at the micrometre and nanometre scale, which allows for derivation of petrophysical parameters and mechanical properties of rock material and their evolution with time. Even though much has been done to develop advanced imaging methods at ultra-high resolution (e.g. ptychographic X-ray nanotomography) and subsequent modelling (e.g. computational fluid dynamic simulations) we still lack evidence that these methods can be upscaled and replace conventional core analysis techniques.

We have put a program together that shows state-or-the-art work in pore scale processes, two phase fluid as well as reactive transport, studied by fast in situ imaging techniques. There will also be presentations of efforts to determine the petrophysical properties of rocks based ultra-high resolution imaging supported by computation fluid dynamics simulations. We hope the that the presentations will spawn discussions about how to move even further and how we make our results representative of real macroscale rock properties that can be used as predictive tools.


Workshop Programme 

09:00 Welcome 

Predicting Properties of Fine Grained Reservoir Rocks by Ultra-high Resolution X-ray Imaging
S. Bruns (Univ. of Copenhagen)


Time-resolved Three-dimensional Imaging of Multiphase Flow in Permeable Media
K. Singh (Imperial College London)


Multiphase Flow Near Charged Walls
J. Mathiesen (Univ. of Copenhagen)

11:00 Coffee break 
11:20 Using Nano-CT and High-contrast Imaging to Inform Microporosity Permeability during Stokes-Brinkman Flow Simulations 
H. Menke (Imperial College London)
12:00 Flow and Reactive Transport at the Microscopic Scale - Derivation of porous media transport properties
A. Raoof (Utrecht Univ.)
12:40  Lunch break 
13:30 Poster session & Discussions - Coffee break 

Screening of EOR Potential on the Pore Scale - Application of Microfluidics to Alkaline Flooding
H. Ott (Montanuniversität Leoben)

15:40 Organic Hosted and Intergranular Pore Networks - Topography and topology in grains, gaps & bubbles
M. Andrew (C. Zeiss)
16:20 Conclusions 
16:50 End of Workshop

Please note that this programme is subject to change.