UNIFIED APPROACH TO THE SOLUTION OF RESERVOIR SIMULATION EQUATIONS.

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

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Abstract

This paper develops a general method for solving reservoir simulation equations, which is based upon an implicit finite difference formulation of the partial differential equations of compositional thermal simulation, permitting the simulation of nearly all enhanced oil recovery techniques. The general method is used to derive 10 solution schemes, which include the well-known IMPES, Simultaneous Solution (SS), and Sequential Solution (SEQ) methods as sub-cases. The novelty of the general method lies in showing the interrelations of these methods, and also affording the possibility of deriving still other methods. The theoretical development of the general method is given in detail, and the special methods are derived in reference to the reservoir problems for which they were employed.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes
EventSoc Pet Eng AIME Pap SPE 1987, Proc - SPE East Reg Meet - Champion, PA, USA
Duration: Oct 21 1987Oct 23 1987

Other

OtherSoc Pet Eng AIME Pap SPE 1987, Proc - SPE East Reg Meet
CityChampion, PA, USA
Period10/21/8710/23/87

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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