Fifth comparative solution project: evaluation of miscible flood simulators. Academic Article uri icon


  • Presents the results of comparisons between both four component miscible flood simulators and fully compositional reservoir simulation models from seven different participants from a series of three test cases. In general, agreement between the models was good. For a test case in which reservoir pressure was maintained above the minimum miscibility pressure, agreement between four component simulators, with the assumption of complete mixing of solvent and oil, and compositional simulators, was excellent based on cumulative oil production as a function of cumulative water injection. For cases in which immiscible conditions dominated, the four component models tended to be pessimistic compared to fully compositional models because condensible liquids were not considered to be carried in the gaseous phase in the four component simulations. Relative permeability treatment, especially near the injection well, tended to dominant the timing of recovery and injectant breakthrough.

author list (cited authors)

  • Killough, J. E., & Kossack, C. A.

publication date

  • January 1987