Emerging advances in petrophysics: Porous media characterization and modeling of multiphase flow

Jianchao Cai*, Shuyu Sun, Ali Habibi, Zhien Zhang

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With the ongoing exploration and development of oil and gas resources all around the world, applications of petrophysical methods in natural porous media have attracted great attention. This special issue collects a series of recent studies focused on the application of different petrophysical methods in reservoir characterization, especially for unconventional resources. Wide-ranging topics covered in the introduction include experimental studies, numerical modeling (fractal approach), and multiphase flow modeling/simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number282
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 17 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant Numbers 41722403 and 41572116, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Grant Numbers BAS/1/1351-01, URF/1/2993-01, and REP/1/2879-01. The guest editors would like to acknowledge MDPI for the invitation to act as the guest editor of this special issue of “Energies” with the kind cooperation and support of the editorial staff. The guest editors are also grateful to the authors for their inspiring contributions and the anonymous reviewers for their tremendous efforts. The first guest editor, Jianchao Cai, would like to thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China for supporting his series of studies on flow and transport properties in porous media. The second guest editor, Shuyu Sun, gratefully acknowledges that his research on porous media modeling has been supported by funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

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  • Fractal porous media
  • Multiphase flow
  • Petrophysics
  • Unconventional reservoirs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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