RESERVOIR SIMULATION OF THE EMPIRE ABO FIELD: THE USE OF PSEUDOS IN A MULTILAYERED SYSTEM. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A three-layered model with vertical equilibrium pseudo-relative permeabilities and pseudo-capillary pressures was used to match the results from a 22-layered model of a portion of the Empire Abo oilfield in New Mexico. Results of the two models were almost identical in both history match and prediction phases. Directionally dependent pseudo-relative permeabilties were introduced to match the drainage mechanism of the reservoir. Both horizontal displacement and drainage mechanisms can be modeled simultaneously in a multilayered system using these pseudo functions. Development of this pseudo model makes the simulation of the entire Empire Abo field feasible.

author list (cited authors)

  • Killough, J. E., & Foster, H. P.

publication date

  • October 1979