A Critical Review for Proper Use of Water/Oil/Gas Transfer Functions in Dual-Porosity Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Part I

Ramirez B., Kazemi H., Al-Kobaisi M., Ozkan E., Atan S.

SPE RESERVOIR EVALUATION & ENGINEERING, vol.12, no.2, pp.200-210, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2118/109821-pa
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-210
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Accurate calculation of multiphase-fluid transfer between the fracture and matrix in naturally fractured reservoirs is a crucial issue. In this paper, we will present the viability of the use of simple transfer functions to account accurately for fluid exchange resulting from capillary, gravity, and diffusion mass transfer for immiscible flow between fracture and matrix in dual-porosity numerical models. The transfer functions are designed for sugarcube or match-stick idealizations of matrix blocks.