conglobation


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conglobation

 [kon″glo-ba´shun]
the act of forming, or the state of being formed, into a rounded mass.

con·glo·ba·tion

(kon'glō-bā'shŭn),
An aggregation of numerous particles into one rounded mass.
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As far as the other two kinds of irreducible water patterns, for instance, conglobation shape and cluster shape, are concerned, irreducible water should be confined by geological structure.
Caption: Figure 16: Different modes of irreducible water microoccurrence in the pore system: (a) conglobation pattern (ineffective oil reservoir space); (b) cluster pattern (partially effective oil reservoir space); (c) water-film pattern (effective oil reservoir space).
Shape Irreducible factor Unit water patterns ranges Pore Conglobation G < 0.1 system Cluster 0.1 < G < 0.2 Water film 0.2 < G < 0.4 Throat Curved piece-necking G < 0.2 system Slug-filling 0.4 < G < 0.7 Water film 0.2 < G < 0.4 Range of saturation of Irreducible irreducible water in a Unit water patterns single pore or throat Pore Conglobation 90 < [S'.sub.Swi] < 100 system Cluster 30 < [S'.sub.Swi] < 90 Water film 10 < [S'.sub.Swi] < 30 Throat Curved piece-necking 90 < [S'.sub.Swi] < 100 system Slug-filling 30 < [S'.sub.Swi] < 90 Water film 10 < [S'.sub.Swi] < 30