Dynamic Contact Angle Measurements

Authors

  • Omar Clarke Midwestern State University
  • Dr. Mahmoud Elsharafi Midwestern State University
  • Jomarie Leblanc Midwestern State University
  • Sheldon Walsh Midwestern State University

Keywords:

Surface Tension, Wettability

Abstract

One of the major problems arising in the Oil Industry is those associated with oil extraction. The ideal conditions on the rock surface should be water wet conditions, to facilitate the easy extraction of oil. Contact angle measurements are key to determine surface tension between solids and various fluids. If the rock wettability is oil wet, the oil company may need to change the rock wettability. We will determine wettability (water wet or oil wet), analyze how the effect of different brine concentrations on wettability and contact angle measurements using the Dynamic Contact Angle Analyzer (DCA 315).

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Author Biographies

Omar Clarke, Midwestern State University

Junior Student, Mccoy School of Engineering. Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Mahmoud Elsharafi, Midwestern State University

Faculty, McCoy School of Engineering. Associate Professor of Petroleum Engineering Certificate

Jomarie Leblanc, Midwestern State University

Junior Student, Mccoy School of Engineering. Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Sheldon Walsh, Midwestern State University

Senior Student, Mccoy School of Engineering. Pursuing a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Published

2018-04-12

How to Cite

Clarke, O., Elsharafi, D. M., Leblanc, J., & Walsh, S. (2018). Dynamic Contact Angle Measurements. Journal of Student Research. Retrieved from https://www.jofsr.org/index.php/path/article/view/431