Alexander Nadeev, Dmitry Mikhailov, Evgeny Chuvilin, Dmitry Koroteev, Valery Shako
Schlumberger Moscow Research, Moscow, Russia
This study presents experimental approaches for the investigation of ice, gas-hydrates and clays inside the porous medium of artificial and natural rocks. We show that X-ray micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) with the application of special contrast agents can be used as an effective method for the visualization of the distribution of substances in three dimensions. This information can be used for the modelling of different phenomena including the migration of ions, fluid flow, and formation damage by clay particles.