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Geological and technical aspects of super element method of petroleum reservoir simulation

D.V. Bulygin, A.B. Mazo, K.A. Potashev, E.I. Kalinin

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.18599/grs.53.3.10

31-35
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In present work a new effective method of petroleum reservoir simulation is presented. The method is based on a numerical solution of 3D two-phase filtration flow equations on coarse unstructured grids. Each grid cell represents a 3D superelement which is bounded by a Voronoi cell around a well projection in a horizontal plane (200 – 400 m. across) and by borders of a geological pack in a vertical direction. Such grid is appropriate to represent average pressure and saturation fields with a sufficient accuracy and promotes hundredfold increase in a computational time as compared to the detailed solvers. A sufficient accuracy of calculation results is provided by upscaling of reservoir properties and by utilization of detailed embedded grids in areas of high pressure gradients (near well bores, geological faults, hydraulic fractures).

oil reservoir simulation, two-phase flow in porous media, coarse unstructured grids, super element method

Kazan Federal University, Kazan "DeltaOil proekt", Ltd., Kazan

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Bulygin D.V., Mazo A.B., Potashev K.A., Kalinin E.I. Geological and technical aspects of super element method of petroleum reservoir simulation.. Georesursy [Georesources]. No. 3(53). 2013. Pp. 31-35.