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The imbibition process of waterflooding in naturally fractured reservoirs [electronic resource] /

by Huapaya Lo?pez, Christian A

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This thesis presents procedures to properly simulate naturally fractured reservoirs using dual-porosity models. The main objectives of this work are to: (1) determine if the spontaneous imbibition can be simulated using a two phase CMG simulator and validate it with laboratory experiments in the literature; (2) study the effect of countercurrent imbibition in field scale applications; and (3) develop procedures for using the dual-porosity to simulate fluid displacement in a naturally fractured reservoir. Reservoir simulation techniques, analytical solutions and numerical simulation for a two phase single and dual-porosity are used to achieve our objectives. Analysis of a single matrix block with an injector and a producer well connected by a single fracture is analyzed and compared with both two phase single and dual-porosity models. Procedures for obtaining reliable results when modeling a naturally fractured reservoir with a two phase dual-porosity model are presented and analyzed.
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School:Texas A&M International University

School Location:USA - Texas

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:major petroleum engineering waterflooding fractures countercurrent shape factor imbibition

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