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"Estimates of oil recovery in secondary or enhanced recovery projects require a knowledge of the flow characteristics of the oil and injected fluids within the reservoir. This information is generally obtained in the form of relative permeability measurements.

Two phase relative permeability measurements of representative core samples from a heavy oil reservoir in western Missouri have been performed using the steady state method of determination. Relative permeability data for this area has not previously been determined. Tests were made at temperatures representative of normal reservoir conditions and conditions of thermal recovery.

Basic relative permeability measurements using kerosene and water at 75⁰ F remained unaffected by increased temperature to 300⁰ F, high viscosity ratio using 'native' crude oil, or the addition of light concentrations of chemical surfactants. An average two phase relative permeability curve was established for the reservoir which can be used in predictions for future heavy oil recovery projects in the area"--Abstract, page iii.


Numbere, Daopu Thompson, 1951-

Committee Member(s)

Koederitz, Leonard
Laudon, Robert C.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Petroleum Engineering


Missouri Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 1989


ix, 80 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-79).

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© 1989 Darrell Wayne Rosiere, All rights reserved.

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Subject Headings

Heavy oil -- Permeability -- Mathematical models
Thermal oil recovery
Enhanced oil recovery
Oil fields -- Production methods -- Missouri -- Case studies

Thesis Number

T 5982

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