Hybrid mixed mimetic discretization scheme for reservoir simulation

Ahmad Abushaikha, Kirill Terekhov

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Abstract

We present a new fully-implicit, hybrid-mixed, mimetic finite difference (HMFD) discretization scheme for general-purpose compositional reservoir simulation. The locally conservative scheme solves the coupled momentum and mass balance equations simultaneously, and the fluid system is modeled using a cubic equation-of-state. We compare the method to other discretization schemes for unstructured meshes and tensor permeability. Finally, we illustrate the applicability and robustness of the method for highly heterogeneous reservoirs with unstructured grids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference 2019, RSC 2019
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781613996348
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
EventSPE Reservoir Simulation Conference 2019, RSC 2019 - Galveston, United States
Duration: 10 Apr 201911 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference 2019, RSC 2019

Conference

ConferenceSPE Reservoir Simulation Conference 2019, RSC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityGalveston
Period10/4/1911/4/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Abushaikha, A., & Terekhov, K. (2019). Hybrid mixed mimetic discretization scheme for reservoir simulation. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference 2019, RSC 2019 (Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference 2019, RSC 2019). Society of Petroleum Engineers.