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ENVITRACER Report Summary

Project ID: ENK6-CT-2002-00602
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Greece

Digital core-tracer laboratory

An electronic tool for studying the tracer flow behaviour has been constructed for water tracers.

The development steps of such tool were the following:
- Stochastic Reconstruction of the Porous Domains;
- Calculation of Permeability, Formation Factor, Dispersivity including Partitioning Aspects and Tracer Interfacial Transport; and
- Interpretation of Tracer-tests.

The ability to simulate the tracer transport in the core and predicting the experimentally measured tracer concentration profile at the outlet, allows for new insights in interpreting the measured data and offers valuable information on the capability and adequacy of a tracing substance to qualify as a field tracer for the oil industry.

The features of the tool enable the tracer developers to perform comparisons with experimental measurements and support essentially the efforts for the interpretation of the observed laboratory tracer concentration values. Therefore, the tool can contribute substantially to the cost-effective development and testing of tracers by reducing the number of required experiments and enhancing the understanding of tracer performance in the field.

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Contact

Athanasios STUBOS, (Head of Laboratory)
Tel.: +30-2106503447
E-mail
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