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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.2118/90568-pa
  • Journal Name: SPE JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-226
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


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.