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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1985
  • pp: 4021–4027

Application of computed tomography to oil recovery from porous media

Simon Y. Wang, Y. B. Huang, V. Pereira, and Carl C. Gryte  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 23, pp. 4021-4027 (1985)

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Local oil saturation (fluid composition within the void spaces of sandstone) is computed from pixel image data. Limitations of CT observation of fluid displacement are discussed. Images of viscous fingering, time derivatives of local composition, and residual oil distribution are given for the case of water displacing oil from porous media.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 12, 1984
Published: December 1, 1985

Simon Y. Wang, Y. B. Huang, V. Pereira, and Carl C. Gryte, "Application of computed tomography to oil recovery from porous media," Appl. Opt. 24, 4021-4027 (1985)

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