An Efficient Upscaling Procedure Based on Stokes-Brinkman Model and Discrete Fracture Network Method for Naturally Fractured Carbonate Karst Reservoirs

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/597518
Title:
An Efficient Upscaling Procedure Based on Stokes-Brinkman Model and Discrete Fracture Network Method for Naturally Fractured Carbonate Karst Reservoirs
Authors:
Qin, Guan; Bi, Linfeng; Popov, Peter; Efendiev, Yalchin; Espedal, Magne
Abstract:
Naturally-fractured carbonate karst reservoirs are characterized by various-sized solution caves that are connected via fracture networks at multiple scales. These complex geologic features can not be fully resolved in reservoir simulations due to the underlying uncertainty in geologic models and the large computational resource requirement. They also bring in multiple flow physics which adds to the modeling difficulties. It is thus necessary to develop a method to accurately represent the effect of caves, fractures and their interconnectivities in coarse-scale simulation models. In this paper, we present a procedure based on our previously proposed Stokes-Brinkman model (SPE 125593) and the discrete fracture network method for accurate and efficient upscaling of naturally fractured carbonate karst reservoirs.
Citation:
Qin G, Bi L, Popov P, Efendiev Y, Espedal M (2010) An Efficient Upscaling Procedure Based on Stokes-Brinkman Model and Discrete Fracture Network Method for Naturally Fractured Carbonate Karst Reservoirs. International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in China. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/132236-ms.
Publisher:
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Journal:
International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in China
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-C1-016-04
Issue Date:
2010
DOI:
10.2118/132236-ms
Type:
Conference Paper
Sponsors:
This publication is partly based on work supported by Award No. KUS-C1-016-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support from Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development of Sinopec Corp.
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dc.contributor.authorQin, Guanen
dc.contributor.authorBi, Linfengen
dc.contributor.authorPopov, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorEfendiev, Yalchinen
dc.contributor.authorEspedal, Magneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:41:18Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:41:18Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationQin G, Bi L, Popov P, Efendiev Y, Espedal M (2010) An Efficient Upscaling Procedure Based on Stokes-Brinkman Model and Discrete Fracture Network Method for Naturally Fractured Carbonate Karst Reservoirs. International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in China. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.2118/132236-ms.en
dc.identifier.doi10.2118/132236-msen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597518en
dc.description.abstractNaturally-fractured carbonate karst reservoirs are characterized by various-sized solution caves that are connected via fracture networks at multiple scales. These complex geologic features can not be fully resolved in reservoir simulations due to the underlying uncertainty in geologic models and the large computational resource requirement. They also bring in multiple flow physics which adds to the modeling difficulties. It is thus necessary to develop a method to accurately represent the effect of caves, fractures and their interconnectivities in coarse-scale simulation models. In this paper, we present a procedure based on our previously proposed Stokes-Brinkman model (SPE 125593) and the discrete fracture network method for accurate and efficient upscaling of naturally fractured carbonate karst reservoirs.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is partly based on work supported by Award No. KUS-C1-016-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The authors also gratefully acknowledge the support from Research Inst. of Petroleum Exploration and Development of Sinopec Corp.en
dc.publisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)en
dc.titleAn Efficient Upscaling Procedure Based on Stokes-Brinkman Model and Discrete Fracture Network Method for Naturally Fractured Carbonate Karst Reservoirsen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wyomingen
dc.contributor.institutionTexas A&M Universityen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Bergen, Norwayen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-016-04en
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