Volume 1, Issue 2
A Benchmark Calculation of 3D Horizontal Well Simulations

Z. Chen & G. Huan

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Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 1 (2004), pp. 189-202

Published online: 2004-01

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The simulation of realistic multiphase flow problems in petroleum reservoirs requires means for handling the complicated structure of the reservoirs such as complex boundaries, faults, fractures, and horizontal wells. A numerical reservoir simulator has recently been developed to be able to handle these features for a wide range of applications. This fully implicit simulator is based on a three-dimensional, three-phase black oil model. It can also be used to solve a dual-porosity, dual-permeability black oil model in a fractured reservoir. The space discretization method used in this simulator is based on a block-centered finite difference method with harmonic averaged coefficients (equivalently, a mixed finite element method). In this paper we report an application of this simulator to a problem involving injection and production from horizontal wells in a reservoir where a coning tendency is important, and present a benchmark comparison with other simulators by fourteen petroleum organizations.

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reservoir simulator black oil model horizontal well block-centered finite difference mixed finite element numerical experiments

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35K60 35K65 76S05 76T05

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@Article{IJNAM-1-189, author = {Z. Chen and G. Huan}, title = {A Benchmark Calculation of 3D Horizontal Well Simulations}, journal = {International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling}, year = {2004}, volume = {1}, number = {2}, pages = {189--202}, abstract = {The simulation of realistic multiphase flow problems in petroleum reservoirs requires means for handling the complicated structure of the reservoirs such as complex boundaries, faults, fractures, and horizontal wells. A numerical reservoir simulator has recently been developed to be able to handle these features for a wide range of applications. This fully implicit simulator is based on a three-dimensional, three-phase black oil model. It can also be used to solve a dual-porosity, dual-permeability black oil model in a fractured reservoir. The space discretization method used in this simulator is based on a block-centered finite difference method with harmonic averaged coefficients (equivalently, a mixed finite element method). In this paper we report an application of this simulator to a problem involving injection and production from horizontal wells in a reservoir where a coning tendency is important, and present a benchmark comparison with other simulators by fourteen petroleum organizations.}, issn = {2617-8710}, doi = {https://doi.org/}, url = {http://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/ijnam/974.html} }
TY - JOUR T1 - A Benchmark Calculation of 3D Horizontal Well Simulations AU - Z. Chen & G. Huan JO - International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling VL - 2 SP - 189 EP - 202 PY - 2004 DA - 2004/01 SN - 1 DO - http://doi.org/ UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/ijnam/974.html KW - reservoir simulator KW - black oil model KW - horizontal well KW - block-centered finite difference KW - mixed finite element KW - numerical experiments AB - The simulation of realistic multiphase flow problems in petroleum reservoirs requires means for handling the complicated structure of the reservoirs such as complex boundaries, faults, fractures, and horizontal wells. A numerical reservoir simulator has recently been developed to be able to handle these features for a wide range of applications. This fully implicit simulator is based on a three-dimensional, three-phase black oil model. It can also be used to solve a dual-porosity, dual-permeability black oil model in a fractured reservoir. The space discretization method used in this simulator is based on a block-centered finite difference method with harmonic averaged coefficients (equivalently, a mixed finite element method). In this paper we report an application of this simulator to a problem involving injection and production from horizontal wells in a reservoir where a coning tendency is important, and present a benchmark comparison with other simulators by fourteen petroleum organizations.
Z. Chen & G. Huan. (1970). A Benchmark Calculation of 3D Horizontal Well Simulations. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling. 1 (2). 189-202. doi:
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