Reservoir simulation by the method of front tracking Conference Paper uri icon


  • The front tracking method provides high quality solutions for problems with significant discontinuities. The application of this method to reservoir simulation is surveyed. Front tracking has been validated on reservoir simulation problems through the study of pattern floods. The method avoids the problems of numerical diffusion and grid orientation which affect conventional simulators. It gives good answers even on grids which are coarse relative to the problem complexity, as is required for typical complex engineering problems. It has been used for scientific studies of fingering, channeling and coning in oil, water and polymer processes. Current progress with this method is focused on more complex reservoir processes and on field scale simulation capabilities in two space dimensions. 14 refs., 10 figs.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings from the seminar on reservoir description and simulation with emphasis on EOR

author list (cited authors)

  • Daripa, P., Glimm, J., Grove, J., Lindquist, B., & McBryan, O.

complete list of authors

  • Daripa, P||Glimm, J||Grove, J||Lindquist, B||McBryan, O

publication date

  • January 1986