Multiphase Flow in Porous Media
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This chapter considers the factors that influence the flow of single-phase and multiphase fluids through porous media. In addition, porous media such as coal and shale contain commercial fluids that are extracted through flow in fractures. A porous medium is a medium that contains solid material and pore space. Porous media are common in nature, commerce, and daily life. Examples include cement, ceramics, soil, rocks, coal filters, packed columns, sponges, and biological tissues. Effective Porosity two kinds of pores or voids influence flow in porous media: Effective pore space and isolated pore space. Effective or open pore space connects enough pores to allow fluid to flow over commercially significant distances such as flow into a wellbore. The chapter discusses the factors at work in these media by discussing multiphase flow in coal. Distributions of porosity and permeability in porous media can be quantified using probability distribution functions.