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Volume 6, Issue 3
Well Flow Models for Various Numerical Methods

Z. Chen & Y. Zhang

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 6 (2009), pp. 375-388.

Published online: 2009-06

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  • Abstract

Numerical simulation of fluid flow and transport processes in the subsurface must account for the presence of wells. The pressure at a gridblock that contains a well is different from the average pressure in that block and different from the flowing bottom hole pressure for the well [17]. Various finite difference well models have been developed to account for the difference. This paper presents a systematical derivation of well models for other numerical methods such as standard finite element, control volume finite element, and mixed finite element methods. Numerical results for a simple well example illustrating local grid refinement effects are given to validate these well models. The well models have particular applications to groundwater hydrology and petroleum reservoirs.

  • Keywords

Well models, petroleum reservoirs, aquifer remediation, finite difference, finite element, control volume finite element, mixed finite element, fluid flow, numerical experiments.

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65N30, 65N10, 76S05, 76T05

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Numerical simulation of fluid flow and transport processes in the subsurface must account for the presence of wells. The pressure at a gridblock that contains a well is different from the average pressure in that block and different from the flowing bottom hole pressure for the well [17]. Various finite difference well models have been developed to account for the difference. This paper presents a systematical derivation of well models for other numerical methods such as standard finite element, control volume finite element, and mixed finite element methods. Numerical results for a simple well example illustrating local grid refinement effects are given to validate these well models. The well models have particular applications to groundwater hydrology and petroleum reservoirs.

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Numerical simulation of fluid flow and transport processes in the subsurface must account for the presence of wells. The pressure at a gridblock that contains a well is different from the average pressure in that block and different from the flowing bottom hole pressure for the well [17]. Various finite difference well models have been developed to account for the difference. This paper presents a systematical derivation of well models for other numerical methods such as standard finite element, control volume finite element, and mixed finite element methods. Numerical results for a simple well example illustrating local grid refinement effects are given to validate these well models. The well models have particular applications to groundwater hydrology and petroleum reservoirs.

Z. Chen & Y. Zhang. (1970). Well Flow Models for Various Numerical Methods. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling. 6 (3). 375-388. doi:
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