Appraisal of steamflood models

J. H. Abou-Kassem, S. M. Farouq Ali

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Eleven numerical steamflood models, developed by various investigators over 1969-1982, are analyzed for this evaluation. These models are sometimes similar in certain aspects and different in others. A comparative evaluation of existing numerical steamflood models contributes greatly to the state of the art, and helps in developing new ideals and detecting missing links that may not be realized otherwise. This paper presents a general steamflood model. The assumptions and derivation of equations of various steamflood models are presented. Similarities and differences between models in the areas of mathematical models, treatment of nonlinearities, formulation methods, and methods of solution used are presented and discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE California Regional Meeting, CRM 1985
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781555636296
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes
Event1985 SPE California Regional Meeting, CRM 1985 - Bakersfield, United States
Duration: Mar 27 1985Mar 29 1985

Publication series

NameSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE California Regional Meeting, CRM 1985


Conference1985 SPE California Regional Meeting, CRM 1985
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology


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