Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of two-phase flow problems at pore scale

Hidalgo López, Arturo and Luna Dapica, Paula (2015). Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of two-phase flow problems at pore scale. "Electronic journal of differential equations" (n. 22); pp. 79-97. ISSN 1072-6691.

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Title: Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of two-phase flow problems at pore scale
Author/s:
  • Hidalgo López, Arturo
  • Luna Dapica, Paula
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Electronic journal of differential equations
Date: 2015
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Geológica y Minera
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Simulación numérica de flujo bifásico en medio poroso mediante un método de elementos finitos para la resolución de la presión y un método de volúmenes finitos para la resolución de la saturación. Los resultados numéricos se comparan con los obtenidos con el código comercial ECLIPSE.Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of two-phase flow through porous media is a very active field of research, because of its relevancy in a wide range of physical and technological applications. Some outstanding applications concern reservoir simulation and oil and gas recovery, fields in which a great effort is being paid in the development of efficient numerical methods. The mathematical model used in this work is written as a system comprising an elliptic equation for pressure and a hyperbolic one for saturation. Our aim is to obtain the numerical solution of this model by combining finite element and finite volume techniques, with a second-order non-oscillatory reconstruction procedure to build the values of the velocities at the cell interfaces of the FV mesh from pointwise values of the pressure at the FE nodes. The numerical results are compared to those obtained using the commercial code ECLIPSE showing an appropriate behavior from a qualitative point of view. The use of this FE-FV procedure is not the usual numerical method in petroleum reservoir simulation, since the techniques most frequently used are based on finite differences, even in standard commercial tools.

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Item ID: 45238
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45238/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45238
Official URL: http://ejde.math.txstate.edu/conf-proc/22/l2/luna.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Mar 2017 09:13
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 09:13
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