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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, October 26, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-203910-MS
... Genuchten and the Drucker Prager models for capillary and the plasticity, respectively, we show the robustness of the model for capillary hysteresis in multiphase flow and elastoplastic geomechanics. multiphase flow geomechanics relative permeability imbibition process elastoplasticity fluid...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, October 26, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-203978-MS
...Relative permeability discontinuities The formulation above works well for many situations, however, at some circumstances its three-phase nature becomes insufficient the describe the complexity of the surfactant flooding based on the four-phase foundation. As an example of the inadequacy...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, April 10–11, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-193815-MS
... stability constant reservoir injectivity Upstream Oil & Gas strand site density Zhang enhanced recovery Brine Oil Recovery site nm 2 fraction co 2 seawater equation injection interaction carbonate reservoir relative permeability Introduction A broad analysis of the design...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, April 10–11, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-193839-MS
... and is equal to the ratio of the relative permeability function to the water viscosity. The mobility function depends on the unknown saturation function. In the methods, described below, we reconstruct the phase mobility functions. The solution for the discrete flow equations is computed by the Newton...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, April 10–11, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-193930-MS
... developed to more accurately simulate these processes at the field scale. We present improved models for relative permeability, capillary pressure, the effect of polymer viscoelasticity on residual oil saturation, the effect of pH on surfactant adsorption, polymer partitioning between aqueous...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, April 10–11, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-193907-MS
... coefficients and dimensionless correlation ranges. IFT (σ go ) was calculated by the simulator as part of the compositional simulation using the McLeod-Sugden equation. The consequent IFT effects on relative permeability was imposed using two commonly used models, i.e. Coats (1980) and Betté et al. methods...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, April 10–11, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-193882-MS
... injection gas stream Upstream Oil & Gas WAG ratio calcite dissolution society of petroleum engineers reservoir Oil Recovery reaction Scenario relative permeability storage reactive surface area Introduction CO 2 -EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery using carbon dioxide) is a promising...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, April 10–11, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-193884-MS
... mechanistic insight into the effect of nano-confinement fluid behavior on shale reservoir depletions. Upstream Oil & Gas PVT measurement shale reservoir Phase Behavior relative permeability bubble point depletion Simulation Pr Eos heterogeneity reservoir saturation heterogeneity pore...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, February 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-182709-MS
... drainage-imbibition process injection flow in porous media modeling relative permeability algorithm Upstream Oil & Gas gas saturation total saturation hysteresis society of petroleum engineers residual saturation stability saturation capillary pressure hysteretic capillary pressure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, February 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-182592-MS
... Relative permeability has been studied for many years due to its importance in modelling of oil and gas recovery processes and other applications (Muskat, 1949; Baker, 1988 ). Traditional models rely on phase labels to define relative permeability parameters such as endpoints and residual...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, February 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-182638-MS
... simulator using a high-resolution discretization. In agreement with existing literature, we find that Darcy-type simulations based on steady-state relative permeabilities - inferred here from a 3D quasistatic pore network model (PNM) - cannot predict the measured water flood data. Even qualitatively...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, February 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-182655-MS
... limitations of classical three-phase relative permeability models such as Stone I and Stone II have been identified ( Ahmadloo et al., 2009 ; Baker, 1988 ; Balbinski et al., 1999 ), especially for non-water wet conditions and/or at low oil saturation. Delshad and Pope (1989) investigated the impact...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, February 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-182651-MS
... of disjoining and capillary pressures we also compute the dependence of the contact angle on salinity and pH. Finally, by considering Corey's relation for the relative permeability we invoke the dependence of Corey's exponent on contact angle and reconstruct the relative permeability curves incorporating...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, February 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-182647-MS
.... flow in porous media two-phase flow iteration reservoir simulation Jackson dynamic unstructured mesh optimization formulation finite element method Upstream Oil & Gas mesh saturation equation Artificial Intelligence Fluid Dynamics relative permeability solver society of petroleum...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, February 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-182703-MS
... in these models. They can, however, be derived from natural variables. The linearization step requires chain rules. For example, phase relative permeability and capillary pressure are usually a function of saturation. Converting phase relative permeability and capillary pressure derivatives with respect from...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, February 20–22, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-182649-MS
... heterogeneity chemical flooding methods Upstream Oil & Gas model parameter relative permeability flow in porous media viscosity residual oil saturation viscous fingering Oil Recovery effective-fingering model saturation intermediate scale enhanced recovery Oil Viscosity viscous finger number...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, February 23–25, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173202-MS
... simulation, such as incorrect phase identification. This paper presents the effect of relative permeability on oil displacement by three hydrocarbon phases. A new method for robust phase identification is developed and implemented in a 1D convective flow simulator with no volume change on mixing. The new...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, February 23–25, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173205-MS
... ; Agada et al., 2014b ). Several authors (e.g., Blunt, 1997 ; Hui & Blunt, 2000 ; Al-Futaisi and Patzek, 2003, Ryazanov et al., 2009 , 2010 ) have demonstrated how wettability changes alter relative permeability functions, using a number of drainage and imbibition simulations where the range...
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Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium, February 23–25, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-173249-MS
... Modeling & Simulation time step ben gharbia Fluid Dynamics relative permeability evolution reservoir simulation fugacity saturation equation CF formulation formulation society of petroleum engineers flow in porous media nvf formulation compositional multi-phase flow formulation molar...

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