Contact Information

Gordon Wittmeyer, Ph.D.
(210) 522-5082
gwittmeyer@swri.org

Geochemistry & Fluid Flow

image of SwRI MULTIFLO code models reactive chemical transport through porous media.

The SwRI MULTIFLO code models reactive chemical transport through porous media. Fluid undersaturated with respect to the solid (blue) is injected at left, follows flow paths indicated by arrows, and causes solid to dissolve (hot colors)

Geochemistry and fluid flow services for the oil and gas industry are offered at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), including the following:

  • Characterization of past and future chemical environments and influence on permeability and hydrocarbon production, using geochemical simulation of:
    • Aqueous speciation
    • Mineral equilibria / disequilibria
  • Physical chemistry and thermodynamics of high ionic strength solutions (e.g., brines) under high-temperature conditions
  • Multiphase fluid flow calculations in geologically complex formations

Related Terminology

geochemical simulation  •  aqueous speciation  •  physical chemistry  •  thermodynamics  •  geochemistry services  •  fluid flow services  •  oil and gas industry  •  hydrocarbon production  •  geologically complex formations

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10/13/16