Mimetic finite differences for flow in fractures from microseismic data

Omar Al-Hinai, Sanjay Srinivasan, Mary F. Weeler

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Abstract

We present a method for porous media flow in the presence of complex fracture networks. The approach uses the Mimetic Finite Difference method (MFD) and takes advantage of MFD's ability to solve over a general set of polyhedral cells. This flexibility is used to mesh fracture intersections in two and three-dimensional settings without creating small cells at the intersection point. We also demonstrate how to use general polyhedra for embedding fracture boundaries in the reservoir domain. The target application is representing fracture networks inferred from microseismic analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium 2015
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Pages2152-2166
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781510800618
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
EventSPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium 2015 - Houston, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2015Feb 25 2015

Publication series

NameSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium 2015
Volume3

Other

OtherSPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium 2015
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period2/23/152/25/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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    Al-Hinai, O., Srinivasan, S., & Weeler, M. F. (2015). Mimetic finite differences for flow in fractures from microseismic data. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium 2015 (pp. 2152-2166). (Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium 2015; Vol. 3). Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/173319-ms