GENERAL PURPOSE SINGLE-PHASE NATURALLY FRACTURED (CARBONATE) RESERVOIR SIMULATOR WITH RIGOROUS TREATMENT OF ROCK-STRESS/FLUID-PRESSURE INTERACTIONS AND INTERPOROSITY FLOW.

Woon Fong Leung

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Abstract

A rigorous fully implicit numerical reservoir simulator has been developed to model single phase fluid flow in deformable naturally fractured or carbonate reservoirs. The present formulation represents a great improvement over existing simulators for fractured reservoirs in that many of the limiting assumptions have been removed. The interactions of rock stress, matrix pore pressure, and fracture pressure; bulk rock volumetric expansion effects; unsteady matrix-fracture flow; vug-matrix and vug-fracture flow; and the matrix and fracture anisotropic flow have been rigorously modelled. A field example is used to demonstrate how a detailed geometrical description of the fractured blocks may be obtained by matching the simulated pressure transient behavior of the well test data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, (Paper) SPE
PublisherSoc of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, USA SPE 13528
Pages307-330
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings - Eighth SPE Symposium on Reservoir Simulation. - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: 1 Jan 1985 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - Eighth SPE Symposium on Reservoir Simulation.
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period1/01/85 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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