This special issue is the product of growing interest in pore-scale experimental, theoretical and numerical work to further understanding of multi-phase flow and transport processes in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Recent advances in pore-scale modeling and computational processing capabilities have allowed simulation of fluid flow and transport processes on the micro-scale. In addition, the extensive development of non-destructive microscopic imaging techniques provides us with direct observation of fluid distribution and pore structure in porous media necessary to validate representative numerical models. Findings in this area assist the representation of relevant porous media properties such as relative permeability, capillary pressure, and diffusivity.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Fundamentals of pore-scale migration and rock-fluid interaction.
- Pore-scale flow monitoring
- Development and validation of mechanistic pore-scale models
- Pore-scale physics and prediction of petrophysical properties
- Simulation of heterogeneous porous media
- Upscaling flow and transport processes in porous media
- Applications to unconventional reservoir simulation
Deadline for submission of paper title and list of authors: 28 January, 2011
Full paper submission deadline: 31 March, 2011
End of review process: 20 May, 2011
Final revised manuscript due: 30 June, 2011