Hydrate-Bearing Sand

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This project includes high resolution micro-CT images of one xenon hydrate growth experiment in sand. Data are from a paper by Xiongyu Chen, Rahul Verma, D. Nicolas Espinoza and Masa Prodanovic, published in Water Resources Research in 2018, titled "Pore-Scale Determination of Gas Relative Permeability in Hydrate-Bearing Sediments Using X-Ray Computed Micro-Tomography and Lattice Boltzmann Method" Conditions for xenon hydrate growth in sand: T=23C, P_initial =3.72 MPa. Aqueous phase is 10wt% NaBr brine. The image stack is taken with X-ray uCT after 4 days of hydrate growth. Resolution =28.77 um. X-ray microfocus scanning was performed at the Chevron Digital Petrophysics Laboratory <https://faculty.engr.utexas.edu/espinoza/espinoza/microct


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  • D Nicolas Espinoza (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • Masa Prodanovic (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • Rahul Verma (University of Texas at Austin)


Dec. 31, 2017


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