Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils, Vol.55, No.6, 756-764, 2020
Analysis of Seepage Characteristics of Complex Pore Structure Rock by Digital Core Method
Application of traditional rock physics experimental methods in investigating the macroscopic pertrophysical properties of low porosity, low permeability, and high complexity pore structure reservoirs is limited by the high cost, long cycle, large error, and specific difficulties of such reservoirs. It is also difficult to evaluate quantitatively the influence of microscopic reservoir structure on rock physical properties. Application of micro-CT scanning and advanced imaging processing technology enables one to establish an accurate representative pore space model equivalent to the true core structure. Numerical simulation with Avizo-XLab solver method was used to calculate the pore fluid flow based on the Navier-Stokes equation and the Darcy seepage law. The visualization method helped to display the pore-space fluid flow in a three-dimensional streamline, and the pore pressure distribution field is displayed, making the simulation results clear and intuitive. Research shows that numerical simulation based on the digital platform provides an instrument for the measurement of the fluid micro flow and the rock seepage parameters. This paper provides a new method for digital research on rock physical properties which helps to overcome the deficiency of traditional rock physics experimental research.