Analytical Solutions of Carbonate Acidizing in Radial Flow
Peer reviewed, Journal article
MetadataShow full item record
Original versionTransport in Porous Media. 2021, 139 223-245. 10.1007/s11242-021-01657-4
The flow of reactive fluids into porous media, a phenomenon known as reactive infiltration, is important in natural and engineered systems. While most of the studies in this area cover theoretical and experimental analyses in linear acid flow, the present work concentrates on radial flow conditions from a wellbore in the field and on finding exact analytical solutions to moving boundary problems of the uniform dissolution front. Closed-form solutions are obtained for the transient convection–diffusion which allow the demarcation of the range of applicability of the quasi-static limit. The fluid velocity dependency of the diffusion–dispersion coefficient is also examined by comparing results from analytical solutions from constant and velocity-dependent coefficients. These contributions form the basis for linear stability analyses to describe acid fingering encountered in reservoir stimulation.