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, vol.12, no.2, pp.189-199, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2118/104580-pa
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-199
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


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.