Verification and Proper Use of Water-Oil Transfer Function for Dual-Porosity and Dual-Permeability Reservoirs

Balogun A., Kazemi H., Ozkan E., Al-Kobaisi M., Ramirez B.

SPE RESERVOIR EVALUATION & ENGINEERING, cilt.12, sa.2, ss.189-199, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2118/104580-pa
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.189-199


Accurate calculation of multiphase fluid transfer between the fracture and matrix in naturally fractured reservoirs is a very crucial issue. In this paper, we will present the viability of the use of a simple transfer function 10 accurately account for fluid exchange resulting from capillary and gravity forces between fracture and matrix in dual-porosity and dual-permeability numerical models. With this approach, fracture- and matrix-flow calculations can tie decoupled and solved sequentially, improving the speed and case of computation. In fact, the trans fer-function equations can be used easily to calculate the expected oil recovery from a matrix block of any dimension without the use of a simulator or oil-recovery correlations.