Application of a local grid refinement technique to model impermeable barriers in reservoir simulation

E. N. Gourley, T. Ertekin

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Abstract

In this study, a static local grid refinement technique is incorporated into three numerical simulation models to test the technique's performance in modeling impermeable flow barriers. Several faulted systems are examined to test the effectiveness of the local grid refinement technique as compared to a coarse grid system, a fine grid system and a conventionally refined grid system. The local grid refinement method is applied to three numerical models: a single-phase slightly compressible flow simulator, a single-phase compressible flow simulator, and a three-phase black oil simulator. Compared to the fine grid system, the locally refined grid system offers a decrease in computational time with a significant improvement in accuracy over the coarse grid results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages49-57
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting - Lexington, KY, USA
Duration: Oct 22 1997Oct 24 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 SPE Eastern Regional Meeting
CityLexington, KY, USA
Period10/22/9710/24/97

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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