High-resolution synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography datasets of multiphase fluid flow in carbonate rocks at reservoir pressure conditions

Dataset title High-resolution synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography datasets of multiphase fluid flow in carbonate rocks at reservoir pressure conditions
Dataset creators Kamaljit Singh (Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre, Imperial College London)
Martin J Blunt (Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre, Imperial College London)
Dataset theme Geoscientific Information
Dataset abstract

The datasets contain 416 time-resolved synchrotron X-ray micro-tomographic images (grey-scale and segmented) of multiphase (brine-oil) fluid flow in a carbonate rock sample at reservoir conditions. The tomographic images were acquired at a voxel-resolution of 3.28 ┬Ám and time-resolution of 38 s. The data were collected at beamline I13 of Diamond Light Source, U.K., with an aim of investigating pore-scale processes during immiscible fluid displacement under a capillary-controlled flow regime, which lead to the trapping of a non-wetting fluid in a permeable rock. Understanding the pore-scale dynamics is important in many natural and industrial processes such as water infiltration in soils, oil recovery from reservoir rocks, geo-sequestration of supercritical CO2 to address global warming, and subsurface non-aqueous phase liquid contaminant transport. Further details of the sample preparation and fluid injection strategy can be found in Singh et al. (2017). These time-resolved tomographic images can be used for validating various pore-scale displacement models such as direct simulations, pore-network and neural network models, as well as to investigate flow mechanisms related to the displacement and trapping of the non-wetting phase in the pore space.

Dataset content dates 09/09/2015 — 15/09/2015
Dataset spatial coverage not applicable
Dataset supply format .raw
Dataset language English-United Kingdom
Dataset discovery metadata record Not yet published
Dataset publisher British Geological Survey
Dataset publication date 2017
Dataset digital object identifier(DOI) 10.5285/4097dcae-a37e-4636-8711-a68f497e8826
Dataset citation text Kamaljit Singh, Martin J. Blunt (Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre, Imperial College London) (2017): High-resolution synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography datasets of multiphase fluid flow in carbonate rocks at reservoir pressure conditions. British Geological Survey. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/4097dcae-a37e-4636-8711-a68f497e8826
Constraints and terms of use This data set is delivered under the terms of the Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement accompanying any reproduced materials: "Imperial College London gratefully acknowledge permission to publish and funding from the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre (QCCSRC), provided jointly by Qatar Petroleum, Shell, and Qatar Science & Technology Park. Qatar Petroleum remain copyright owner."
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