Numerical Upcaling of Coupled Flow and Geomechanics in Highly Heterogeneous Porous Media Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • © Copyright 2013, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) This paper shows that numerical upscaling of permeability and elastic stiffness tensors can be applied to a very heterogeneous and deformable reservoir system. Fluid flow in deformable porous medium is a multiphysics problem that considers flow physics and rock physics simultaneously. This problem is computationally demanding since we need to solve different types of governing equations such as the mass balance and the equilibrium equations. Numerical upscaling of the transport properties and the mechanical properties using flow and mechanics solvers will provide a coarse reservoir model that represents fine scale contribution of fluid flow and geomechanics. This would help us perform more efficient modeling and simulation of coupled flow and geomechanics in a petroleum reservoir.

author list (cited authors)

  • Yang, D., Moridis, G. J., & Blasingame, T. A.

complete list of authors

  • Yang, Daegil||Moridis, George J||Blasingame, Thomas A

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM