An investigation of the performance of the mimetic finite difference scheme for modelling fluid flow in anisotropic hydrocarbon reservoirs

Dawood Hjeij, Ahmad Abushaikha

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Abstract

This paper investigates the performance of the mimetic finite difference (MFD) discretization scheme for modelling fluid flow in anisotropic porous media. We apply numerical benchmark studies on the MFD scheme to measure its accuracy when the horizontal permeability is much larger than the vertical one in a diagonal permeability tensor. We also run full-field simulations to investigate the modelling capability of this method and compare it to other advanced discretization schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Europec Featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781613996614
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventSPE Europec Featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Europec Featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019

Conference

ConferenceSPE Europec Featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period3/6/196/6/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Fuel Technology

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Hjeij, D., & Abushaikha, A. (2019). An investigation of the performance of the mimetic finite difference scheme for modelling fluid flow in anisotropic hydrocarbon reservoirs. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Europec Featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 (Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Europec Featured at 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019). Society of Petroleum Engineers.