Permeability Measurement in Core Flooding Tests
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Permeability Measurement in Core Flooding Tests

Learn about the importance of conducting core flooding tests for permeability measurement at high temperatures when using degassed crude oil to avoid paraffin deposition. Understand how wax deposition in pore spaces can temporarily alter the internal geometry of the pore network.

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Why is it important to carry out core flooding tests for permeability measurement at high temperatures?

To prevent paraffin deposition in the pore spaces when using very waxy crude oil at room temperatures

What might happen if wax deposition takes place in the pore spaces during core flooding tests?

The internal geometry of the pore network might be temporarily altered

How can deposited wax be removed from the pore spaces during core flooding tests?

By using high temperatures

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