Multiphase Streamline Modeling in Three Dimensions: Further Generalizations and a Field Application Conference Paper uri icon


  • Two major improvements to the existing streamline modelling of multiphase flow are presented. First, instead of averaging streamlines, a 3D mapping algorithm for streamlines is used, allowing a mapping of streamlines to streamlines rather than streamlines to grid blocks whenever field conditions change. Second, along steamlines, a third order Total Variation Diminishing scheme is used to solve the multiphase flow equations to minimize numerical dispersion, and prevent any non-physical oscillations. Comparisons with high resolution numerical simulations using both synthetic and field examples clearly indicate the power and versatility of the approach for large-scale field applications.

author list (cited authors)

  • Peddibhotla, S., Datta-Gupta, A., & Xue, G.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • January 1997


  • SPE  Publisher