Effect of scaleup and aggregation on the analysis of interference tests


Raghavan R., Roesler R., Tureyen O.

SPE RESERVOIR EVALUATION & ENGINEERING, vol.7, no.6, pp.392-398, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.2118/84291-pa
  • Title of Journal : SPE RESERVOIR EVALUATION & ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.392-398

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the influence of detailed, small-scale heterogeneities on interference tests. Specific issues encountered when interference tests are analyzed in reservoirs with complex geological properties are discussed. These issues relate to questions concerning the use of low-resolution models, the degree of aggregation, the methodology of scaleup, and the reliability of conventional methods of analysis.