Core Flood. PE

Core Flooding System

Core flooding apparatus is one of the most important experimental systems in petroleum engineering laboratories. It can be used to saturate the rock cores with the desired fluids, to measure absolute and relative permeabilities, to perform core adsorption experiments, and specifically to evaluate the reservoir cores under secondary (water flooding) and different tertiary processes (EOR methods) at reservoir pressure and temperature.

 Type 1Type 2
Maximum working temperature100 oC150 oC
Maximum working pressure30 bar400 bar
Maximum confining pressure30 bar 400 bar
Minimum rate of injection0.01 cc/min0.001 cc/min
Core length4-10 cm4-20 cm
MaterialStainless steelStainless steel/Hastelloy
Power supply220 V, 50/60 Hz220 V, 50/60 Hz


Core holder//HPLC pump//Transfer vessels

Heating oven with glass window on its door

PLC and computer for data acquisition

Pressure and temperature gauges

Hand pump for confining pressure//Oil-gas separator

Back pressure regulator//operating with either gas or oil

Pressure transmitter for recording core inlet pressure

Differential pressure transmitter for recording core differential pressure