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)