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Experimental investigation of the influence of supercritical state on the relative permeability of Vosges sandstone
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 343 (2015) no. 9, pp. 495-502.

Measurements of relative permeabilities involve complex and long experiments, especially when dealing with supercritical carbon dioxide at high pressures and temperatures. However, the development of CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) underlined the need of such experiments in order to carry-out the indispensable simulations of the behavior of deep saline aquifers or other geological formations subjected to carbon dioxide injection. In this article, we present the measurement of relative permeabilities of a sandstone with a new experimental set-up with the fluid pairs gaseous CO2/water and supercritical CO2/water. For highly permeable and non-reactive materials, the results are almost identical, showing little influence of the pressure, temperature, and physical state of the considered fluids on the obtained data.

Mesurer des perméabilités relatives implique des expériences lourdes et complexes, en particulier lorsqu'il s'agit de dioxyde de carbone supercritique à hautes pressions et températures. Cependant, le développement du CCS (capture et stockage du CO2) a souligné l'importance de telles expériences afin de mener à bien les simulations indispensables du comportement des aquifères salins profonds ou autres formations géologiques soumises à injection de dioxyde de carbone. Dans cet article, nous présentons la mesure de perméabilités relatives d'un grès à l'aide d'un nouveau prototype expérimental, avec les couples de fluides CO2/eau et CO2 supercritique/eau. Pour des matériaux à haute perméabilité, les résultats sont pratiquement identiques, soulignant le peu d'influence de la pression, de la température et de l'état physique des fluides utilisés sur les données obtenues.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2015.06.009
Keywords: Supercritical CO2, Relative permeability, Sandstone, Steady-state, CCS, Darcy's law
Mot clés : CO2 supercritique, Permabilité relative, Grès, Régime permanent, CCS, Loi de Darcy

Florian Osselin 1; Antonin Fabbri 2; Teddy Fen-Chong 3; Jean-Michel Pereira 1; Arnault Lassin 4; Patrick Dangla 1

1 Université Paris-Est, Laboratoire Navier (UMR 8205), CNRS, ENPC, IFSTTAR, 77420 Marne-la-Vallée, France
2 LGCB-LTDS, UMR 5513 CNRS, ENTPE, Université de Lyon, 69100 Vaulx-en-Velin, France
3 Université Paris-Est, MAST, FM2D, IFSTTAR, 77447 Marne-La-Vallée, France
4 BRGM, 3, avenue Claude-Guillemin, 45060 Orléans, France
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Florian Osselin; Antonin Fabbri; Teddy Fen-Chong; Jean-Michel Pereira; Arnault Lassin; Patrick Dangla. Experimental investigation of the influence of supercritical state on the relative permeability of Vosges sandstone. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 343 (2015) no. 9, pp. 495-502. doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2015.06.009. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/mecanique/articles/10.1016/j.crme.2015.06.009/

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