@article{Abdul Jamil Nazari_Shigeo Honma_2017, title={ANALYSIS OF FRACTIONAL FLOW AND RELATIVE PERMEABILITY OF HEAVY OIL AND KEROSENE DURING RECOVERY IN PETROLEUM RESERVOIR}, volume={12}, url={https://geomatejournal.com/geomate/article/view/739}, abstractNote={<p>This paper evaluates and compares the effect of fractional flow and relative permeability of heavy oil and Kerosene during recovery in a petroleum reservoir. Water fingering is one of the challenging problems during oil recovery and another comprehensive problem is, to exactly evaluate the amount of recover oil from a petroleum reservoir. To address these problems, the fractional flow and relative permeability of heavy oil and Kerosene are analyzed. The fractional flow approach is originated in the petroleum engineering <br>literature and employs the saturation of one of the phases and a pressure as the independent variables. The fractional flow approach treats the multi-phases flow problem as a total fluid of a single mixed fluid and then describes the individual phases as fractional of the total flow. Laboratory steady state flow experiments are performed in two different types of oils (Heavy oil and Kerosene), to empirically obtain relative permeability and fractional flow curves, which have great influence in recovery efficiency calculation. Therefore, the famous Buckley-Leverett displacement mechanism has been used to calculate the performance of waterflooding. With <br>Buckley-Leverett method, oil recovery from waterflooding is calculated and required water injection volume to achieve that oils recovery are estimated for heavy oil, which the total amount of oil produced up to the breakthrough is A φ B ×RF = 15901.92 m3 (= 99864.05 barrels) and for Kerosene is A φ B ×RF = 24992.06 m3 (156950.16 barrels). Additionally, the front flow of heavy oil is approximately spread to 80 m, and the front flow of light oil is approximately spread to 300 m. As a result indicates that fractional flow theory predicates a stable frontal displacement of all mobility ratios contrary to observed experimental facts. Therefore, fractional <br>flow theory is suitable for describing the performance of stable displacement of oils by water.</p>}, number={29}, journal={GEOMATE Journal}, author={Abdul Jamil Nazari and Shigeo Honma}, year={2017}, month={Jan.}, pages={81–88} }