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Multiphase Flow in Permeable Media


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List of symbols; Preface; 1. Interfacial curvature and contact angle; 2. Porous media and fluid displacement; 3. Primary drainage; 4. Imbibition and trapping; 5. Wettability and displacement paths; 6. Navier-Stokes equations, Darcy's law and multiphase flow; 7. Relative permeability; 8. Three-phase flow; 9. Solutions to equations for multiphase flow; Appendix A. Exercises; References; Index.

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This book provides a fundamental description of multiphase fluid flow through porous rock, based on understanding movement at the pore, or microscopic, scale.

About the Author

Martin J. Blunt is Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College London, visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Transport in Porous Media. He publishes widely on multiphase flow in porous media applied to oil recovery, groundwater flows and carbon dioxide storage. He is a distinguished member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), having won the 2011 SPE Lester C. Uren Award, and the 2012 Darcy Medal for lifetime achievement from the Society of Core Analysts. This book is inspired by recent research, and based on courses taught to thousands of students and professionals from around the world.


'This brilliant and original textbook integrates the most up-to-date understanding of the physics of fluid transport through porous media with recent advances in digital rock physics. The result provides fresh insight into multiphase fluid flow and transport to benefit students and researchers alike.' Anthony Kovscek, Stanford University, California
'This beautifully written and elegantly illustrated book uses the latest theoretical and experimental insights to provide the most comprehensive review of the fundamental physical and chemical processes that occur at the pore-scale during multi-phase flow in permeable media ... a much needed contribution that will impact geoscientists and engineers from both academia and industry, for years to come.' Sebastian Geiger, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
'This book quickly has become one of my all-time favorite textbooks .... the mix of original papers, classic works, review papers, and textbooks, together with an expansive and up-to-date collection of current literature, is one of the strongest points of the book. The reference list alone is worth the cost of this volume ... This is one of those rare books that hits the fine balance between superficial and too much detail ... I highly recommend Multiphase Flow in Permeable Media (Blunt 2017) to anyone interested in the flow of immiscible fluids in the subsurface.' Benjamin J. Rostron, Groundwater
'This first-edition book is available in electronic and hardcover formats and is well illustrated with figures. It is a well-organized volume.' Amit Padhi, The Leading Edge

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