In this paper, we apply scaling laws from percolation theory to the problem of estimating the time for a fluid injected into an oilfield to breakthrough into a production well. The main contribution is to show that when these previously published results are used on realistic data they are in good agreement with results calculated in a more conventional way but they can be obtained significantly more quickly. As a result they may be used in practical engineering circumstances and aid decision making for real field problems.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|State||Published - 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics