Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

Plugging due to fines migration in sandpacks

Yunan, Mat Hussin (1989) Plugging due to fines migration in sandpacks. Buletin FKKKSA, 3 (2). pp. 39-46. ISSN 0128-0740



This paper intends to show the plugging problem due to fines migration when sandpacks are used. Plugging causes pore throat blocking which causes permeability to decline. Sandpacks and glass bead packs were used in the experiments. The porosity and absolute permeability were determined prior to further tests of waterfloods and miscible floods. The permeability profiles over the injection periods were studied. There were plugging by fines in the sandpacks and the severity depends on the sand quality and flowrates. There was no plugging when glass bead packs were used.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fines migration, glass bead packs, plugging, sandpacks, waterflood
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering
ID Code:5217
Deposited By: Norhani Jusoh
Deposited On:03 Mar 2008 08:45
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:27

Repository Staff Only: item control page