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Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Fluid Flow in Fractured Rocks

Abstract: The vast majority of oil and gas reserves are trapped in fractured carbonate reservoirs. Most carbonate reservoirs are naturally fractured, with fractures ranging from millimeter- to kilometer-scale. These fractures create complex flow behaviors which impact reservoir characterization, production performance, and, eventually, total recovery. As we know, bridging the gas from plug to near-wellbore, eventually to field scales, is a persisting challenge in modeling Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (NFRs). This dissertation will focus on assessing the fundamental flow mechanisms in fractured rocks at the plug scale, understanding the governing upscaling parameters, and ultimately, developing fit-for-purpose upscaling tools for field-scale implementation.

Speakers

ErPE PhD Candidate Xupeng He, Supervised by Prof. Hussein A. Hoteit

Event Quick Information

Date
26 May, 2022
Time
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Venue
Building 5, Level 5, 5209