Numerical Investigation of Viscous Fingering Phenomenon for Raw Field Data

F. Bakharev, L. Campoli, A. Enin, S. Matveenko, Y. Petrova, S. Tikhomirov, A. Yakovlev

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Abstract

This paper numerically investigates the viscous fingering phenomenon. Two-dimensional horizontal model reservoir was considered for homogeneous porous media with immiscible fluids. A series of numerical simulations was performed with two distinct solvers for various combinations of relative permeability, capillary pressure and material properties in order to analyse morphological properties of viscous fingers in a wide-range spectrum of real field conditions. A phenomenological classification of viscous fingers is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTransport in Porous Media
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • CFD
  • Comsol
  • DuMu
  • Homogeneous media
  • Horizontal well
  • Immiscible fluids
  • Viscous fingers
  • Water/oil interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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    Bakharev, F., Campoli, L., Enin, A., Matveenko, S., Petrova, Y., Tikhomirov, S., & Yakovlev, A. (Accepted/In press). Numerical Investigation of Viscous Fingering Phenomenon for Raw Field Data. Transport in Porous Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11242-020-01400-5