Permeability tensor is used to model fluid flow in complex reservoirs with multiple zones of directional permeability. The orientation and magnitude of the principal permeabilities may, in general, vary between different zones in the reservoir. This type of reservoirs cannot be studied with conventional simulators, which assume that the orientation of the principal permeability axes are fixed in the reservoir; thus, the coordinate axes can be oriented in the same direction as these principal axes. The tensor model is used to study the grid orientation effect for a pattern flood in an anisotropic reservoir.
|Title of host publication
|Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, (Paper) SPE
|Soc of Petroleum Engineers, USA SPE 15134
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 1986
|Proceedings - 56th Annual California Regional Meeting, Society of Petroleum Engineers. - Oakland, CA, United States
Duration: 1 Jan 1986 → …
|Proceedings - 56th Annual California Regional Meeting, Society of Petroleum Engineers.
|1/01/86 → …
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Engineering