An experimental and numerical investigation of crossflow effects in two-phase displacements

Cinar Y., Jessen K., Berenblyum R., Juanes R., Orr F.

SPE JOURNAL, vol.11, no.2, pp.216-226, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.2118/90568-pa
  • Title of Journal : SPE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-226


In this paper, we present flow visualization experiments and numerical simulations that demonstrate the combined effects of viscous and capillary forces and gravity segregation on crossflow that occurs in two-phase displacements in layered porous media.