Volume 6, Issue 1
A Generalized Numerical Approach for Modeling Multiphase Flow and Transport in Fractured Porous Media

Yu-Shu Wu & Guan Qin

DOI:

Commun. Comput. Phys., 6 (2009), pp. 85-108.

Published online: 2009-06

Preview Full PDF 489 1524
Export citation
  • Abstract

A physically based numerical approach is presented for modeling multiphase flow and transport processes in fractured rock. In particular, a general framework model is discussed for dealing with fracture-matrix interactions, which is applicable to both continuum and discrete fracture conceptualization. The numerical modeling approach is based on a general multiple-continuum concept, suitable for modeling any types of fractured reservoirs, including double-, triple-, and other multiple-continuum conceptual models. In addition, a new, physically correct numerical scheme is discussed to calculate multiphase flow between fractures and the matrix, using continuity of capillary pressure at the fracture-matrix interface. The proposed general modeling methodology is verified in special cases using analytical solutions and laboratory experimental data, and demonstrated for its application in modeling flow through fractured vuggy reservoirs.

  • Keywords

Integrated finite difference, conservation of mass and energy, Newton iteration, fully implicit, reservoir simulation, fractured rock.

  • AMS Subject Headings

76S05

  • Copyright

COPYRIGHT: © Global Science Press

  • Email address
  • BibTex
  • RIS
  • TXT
@Article{CiCP-6-85, author = {}, title = {A Generalized Numerical Approach for Modeling Multiphase Flow and Transport in Fractured Porous Media}, journal = {Communications in Computational Physics}, year = {2009}, volume = {6}, number = {1}, pages = {85--108}, abstract = {

A physically based numerical approach is presented for modeling multiphase flow and transport processes in fractured rock. In particular, a general framework model is discussed for dealing with fracture-matrix interactions, which is applicable to both continuum and discrete fracture conceptualization. The numerical modeling approach is based on a general multiple-continuum concept, suitable for modeling any types of fractured reservoirs, including double-, triple-, and other multiple-continuum conceptual models. In addition, a new, physically correct numerical scheme is discussed to calculate multiphase flow between fractures and the matrix, using continuity of capillary pressure at the fracture-matrix interface. The proposed general modeling methodology is verified in special cases using analytical solutions and laboratory experimental data, and demonstrated for its application in modeling flow through fractured vuggy reservoirs.

}, issn = {1991-7120}, doi = {https://doi.org/}, url = {http://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/cicp/7673.html} }
TY - JOUR T1 - A Generalized Numerical Approach for Modeling Multiphase Flow and Transport in Fractured Porous Media JO - Communications in Computational Physics VL - 1 SP - 85 EP - 108 PY - 2009 DA - 2009/06 SN - 6 DO - http://doi.org/ UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/cicp/7673.html KW - Integrated finite difference, conservation of mass and energy, Newton iteration, fully implicit, reservoir simulation, fractured rock. AB -

A physically based numerical approach is presented for modeling multiphase flow and transport processes in fractured rock. In particular, a general framework model is discussed for dealing with fracture-matrix interactions, which is applicable to both continuum and discrete fracture conceptualization. The numerical modeling approach is based on a general multiple-continuum concept, suitable for modeling any types of fractured reservoirs, including double-, triple-, and other multiple-continuum conceptual models. In addition, a new, physically correct numerical scheme is discussed to calculate multiphase flow between fractures and the matrix, using continuity of capillary pressure at the fracture-matrix interface. The proposed general modeling methodology is verified in special cases using analytical solutions and laboratory experimental data, and demonstrated for its application in modeling flow through fractured vuggy reservoirs.

Yu-Shu Wu & Guan Qin. (2020). A Generalized Numerical Approach for Modeling Multiphase Flow and Transport in Fractured Porous Media. Communications in Computational Physics. 6 (1). 85-108. doi:
Copy to clipboard
The citation has been copied to your clipboard