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In Hydraulic Fracturing why use a high capillary number? Why decrease Surface Tension?

Prachi Asks PERM: Hello, In hydraulic fracturing why it is preferable to use high capillary number in oil recovery system? Why it is preferable to decrease surface tension rather than increase in velocity? Thank you, Prachi Dr. Jonathan Bryan from PERM Answers: Hi Prachi, Thanks for your question. During hydraulic fracturing, the objective of the [...]

2017-12-11T14:21:37+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Ask PERM (Q&A)|0 Comments

Dean Stark Analysis Question Regarding Fluids Collected

Jeremie Asks PERM: Hello, I have one question regarding the Dean Stark Analysis for my oil sands core.  After the analysis, can I get the clean sand, and the oil and the water, so I can perform measurements on them? Or do we loose some fluids in the process? Thank you, Jeremie Dr. Jonathan Bryan [...]

2017-11-27T13:54:19+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Ask PERM (Q&A)|0 Comments

What rock core size and flow rate should I use for a flow experiment?

Michael Asks PERM: Hello, I have 2 questions: I have chosen to quarry and core my rock samples to a dimension of 10inches in length and 1.5inches in diameter for my flow experiment. But many research workers have used dimensions smaller than mine most frequently they have used 6inches in length and 1.5inches in diameter. [...]

2017-09-26T14:48:41+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Ask PERM (Q&A)|0 Comments

Correlations for Viscosity of Heavy Oil?

Yordi Asks PERM: Hello, In this moment we have many problems with properties of fluid because the oils have high viscosity  (4000 to 10000 cP at Temperature of reservoir). All  equations of viscosity have two parameters (density or API and Temperature) For example the correlation Beal This correlation has application in light oils but in [...]

2017-09-06T14:45:13+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Ask PERM (Q&A)|0 Comments

Relative Permeability Curves for Nanofluids?

Fahad Asks PERM: Hello, Thanks for your assistance, my question is, how can we generate a relative permeability curve during laboratory core flooding tests. Suppose I want to see the effect of nanofluids in altering my core wettability, how can I generate the relative curves for both the base fluid (brine alone) and the nanofluids [...]

2017-12-19T09:39:43+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Ask PERM (Q&A)|0 Comments

Thermal Conductivity Testing Max Temperature Questions

Patrick Asks PERM: Hello, Thank you for the information on thermal conductivity testing. I have a few additional questions  if you don't mind: Can you perform thermal conductivity tests over various temperature ranges, and if so, what is your upper limit for temperature? (The big problem is in testing above 100°C because the connate water [...]

2017-09-06T10:46:15+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Ask PERM (Q&A)|0 Comments

NMR for Heavy Oil & Bitumen Introductory Training Video

(Calgary, AB) - Tuesday August 1, 2017 - PERM is excited to announce that Dr. Jonathan Bryan recorded a 25 minute video presentation that is available free.  (Please note: You must register by clicking on the links below before being granted access to the video). NMR for Heavy Oil & Bitumen - Introduction REGISTER FOR FREE [...]

2017-08-01T16:43:42+00:00 August 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Early Bird Discount for NMR Course on Sept 20&21

(Calgary, AB) - Tuesday June 6, 2017 - PERM Inc. will be hosting a 2-Day Course on NMR on September 20 & 21, 2017! There will be a discount available for a limited time only. Register ASAP! Early Bird Discount Code for $501 OFF the Course When:                  September 20 & [...]

2017-06-06T13:29:29+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Courses|0 Comments

CSPG Short Course on Using CT & NMR for Reservoir Characterization

(Calgary, AB) - Thursday April 27, 2017 - Dr. Jonathan Bryan will be teaching a Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG) Short Course on May 12, 2017.  Check out the details below. CSPG SHORT COURSE: Using Computer Tomography (CT) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for Reservoir Characterization When:                  May 12, [...]

2017-04-27T15:48:17+00:00 April 27th, 2017|News|0 Comments

MICP & Permeability Question?

Stephen Asks PERM: Hello, When conducting MICP analysis, I had always assumed that mercury was the non-wetting phase and air was the wetting phase.  However, it the sample is evacuated of air prior to mercury injection, what is the wetting phase? If the relative permeability to mercury (or HC) is zero at 100% saturation of the [...]

2017-02-27T14:00:31+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Ask PERM (Q&A)|0 Comments


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