Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Thermodynamic Effects in Porous Media Saturated With Fluids: Application to Wellbore Thermometry

[+] Author Affiliations
Rim Valiullin, Ramil Sharafutdinov, Ajrat Ramazanov

Bashkir State University, Ufa, Russia

Iskander Akhatov

Bashkir State University, Ufa, RussiaNorth Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Paper No. IMECE2012-86168, pp. 825-833; 9 pages
  • ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 7: Fluids and Heat Transfer, Parts A, B, C, and D
  • Houston, Texas, USA, November 9–15, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4523-3
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


Recent years have seen an active research of thermal methods of monitoring the development of oil and gas fields. Among other reasons temperature changes in the oil reservoir are brought about by the manifestations of the adiabatic and Joule-Thomson effects. It may also alter due to degassing heat in case when pressure in the wellbore drops below the oil saturation pressure of the gas. The paper presents some results of experimental and theoretical study of the impact of the adiabatic and Joule-Thomson effects as well as the fluid degassing heat on the temperature field in the oil-gas reservoir. To calculate the formation temperature field in details one has to determine the thermodynamic coefficients for real formation fluids. For this end, the experimental set-up is built comprising a PVT cell to determine the Joule-Thomson and adiabatic coefficients as well as the heat of oil degassing. The experimentally obtained thermodynamic coefficients are used to calculate the evolution of temperature field in the porous medium and wellbore for various pressure gradients and gas contents. The results serve as a scientific background for development of thermal monitoring methods in oil and gas reservoirs. An example of practical application of thermal monitoring methods in oil industry is also presented.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In