System and method for simulating fluid flow in a fractured reservoir

Hadi Hajibeygi (Inventor), Dimitrios Karvounis (Inventor), Patrick Jenny (Inventor)

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Abstract

A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for simulating fluid flow in a fractured subterranean reservoir. A reservoir model representative of a fractured subterranean reservoir is provided. The reservoir model includes porous matrix control volumes and a network of fractures, which define fracture control volumes, overlying the porous matrix control volumes. A system of equations based on scale separation is constructed for fluid flow in the porous matrix control volumes and the fracture control volumes. The system of equations can include fracture equations having a pressure vector for each network of fractures that is split into an average pressure value and remainder pressure value. The system of equations based on scale separation is sequentially solved, such as by using an iterative Multi-Scale Finite Volume (MSFV) method.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS8798977 B2
Priority date5/08/14
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

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    Hajibeygi, H., Karvounis, D., & Jenny, P. (2014). System and method for simulating fluid flow in a fractured reservoir. (Patent No. US8798977 B2).