Porous Media Tea Time Talk

The Porous Media TTT Team is happy to invite you to the next Porous Media Tea Time Talks (#PorousMediaTTT) session on  04.05.2021 at 10.30 Oslo time (Your time) on: https://youtu.be/CYAzQA9ZaNg (set that reminder now!)

The two presentations are:

Solid-fluid interfacial area measurement for reservoir scale wettability quantification in porous media

     By: Deepshikha Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India 

  • Reservoir scale wettability quantification is important for geological reservoirs due to heterogeneity.
  • Relative retention of an ideal and an adsorbing tracer is used to experimentally determine solid-fluid interfacial area during the multi-phase flow in porous media.
  • Wetting fluid is found to have more interfacial with the porous solid in comparison to the non-wetting fluid at a given fluid fraction in the porous media.


The impacts of heterogeneity on CO2 capillary trapping within the Captain Sandstone – a core to field scale study

     By: Catrin Harris, Imperial College London, UK

  • The aim of this work is to understand the effect of natural rock heterogeneities on capillary trapping over different length scales, during CO2 sequestration.
  • The parameters influencing capillary heterogeneity trapping are explored to develop a better understanding of the parameter space in which capillary heterogeneity trapping dominates pore-scale residual trapping.
  • Steady-state core flooding experiments with medical x-ray CT scanning provide a detailed characterisation of continuum multiphase flow properties, including residual trapping characteristics, over cm scales. The data are used to create 1D fine models of the Captain sandstone with layered heterogeneities to evaluate capillary heterogeneity trapping during imbibition.

The goal of the Porous Media TTT is to act as a complementary platform to the already very successful Geoscience and Geoenergy webinars with the focus placed on young professionals.


This year is bringing in many new challenges to the worldwide porous media community, and those challenges can be particularly harsh against those of us at an early career stage. As conferences worldwide are being cancelled or postponed, many of us are found with little practical outlet to advertise our recent work and interact with the broader scientific community. With that in mind, we, a team of young porous media researchers from different groups, have decided to create a virtual outlet, the Porous Media Tea Time Talks to help fill in that gap in form of a regular webinar.


The 30 min webinar, including two presentations (2 x 10 + 5 min) from speakers of different institutes, will occur fortnightly at varying times to accommodate researchers from around the world.


The PorousMediaTTT team is:

Catherine Spurin, Imperial College London, UK

Maja Rücker, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL

Kamaljit Singh, Heriot-Watt University, UK

Mohammad Nooraiepour, University of Oslo, Norway

Marcel Moura, PoreLab, University of Oslo, Norway

Arjen Mascini, Ghent University, Belgium

Nara Brandão, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil

Javier E. Santos, The University of Texas at Austin, USA