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International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology
International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology


Special Issue on: "Pore-Scale Flow and Transport Processes in Petroleum Reservoirs"

Guest Editor: Prof. Zuleima T. Karpyn, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

This special issue is the product of growing interest in pore-scale experimental, theoretical and numerical work to further understanding of multi-phase flow and transport processes in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Recent advances in pore-scale modeling and computational processing capabilities have allowed simulation of fluid flow and transport processes on the micro-scale. In addition, the extensive development of non-destructive microscopic imaging techniques provides us with direct observation of fluid distribution and pore structure in porous media necessary to validate representative numerical models. Findings in this area assist the representation of relevant porous media properties such as relative permeability, capillary pressure, and diffusivity.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Fundamentals of pore-scale migration and rock-fluid interaction.
  • Pore-scale flow monitoring
  • Development and validation of mechanistic pore-scale models
  • Pore-scale physics and prediction of petrophysical properties
  • Simulation of heterogeneous porous media
  • Upscaling flow and transport processes in porous media
  • Applications to unconventional reservoir simulation

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of paper title and list of authors: 28 January, 2011

Full paper submission deadline: 31 March, 2011

End of review process: 20 May, 2011

Final revised manuscript due: 30 June, 2011