Unconsolidated Oil sands property determination using micro-CT

  • Kanad Kulkarni (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description of Activity

Unconsolidated reservoirs such as Canadian Oil Sands are always difficult to work with owing to the nature of the formation and absence of any cementing matrix. The challenge is further aggravated when bitumen acts as a consolidating/ cementing material. In such cases use of RCAL techniques is of no use as the sample is disintegrated the moment it is subjected to any cleaning. Furthermore, there are chances of losing fines (clays) from the core. To overcome such challenges, use of rapidly advancing micro –tomography techniques have proven to be a good alternative technique. Micro –CT scan are able to provide high resolution 3D image stacks of porous material with unprecedented details. Through this presentation, you will be introduced to this technique and how our research has been able to successfully apply it to determine properties from one such reservoir.
Period7 Mar 2019
Event titlePetrophysics 101-2019: One Day Seminar
Event typeSeminar
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational