Mathematical modeling of a well performance in view of nonequilibrium relative phase permeability

Tyumen State University Herald. Physical and Mathematical Modeling. Oil, Gas, Energy


Release:

2020. Vol. 6. № 1 (21)

Title: 
Mathematical modeling of a well performance in view of nonequilibrium relative phase permeability


For citation: Ivanov A. V., Stepanov S .V. 2020. “Mathematical modeling of a well performance in view of nonequilibrium relative phase permeability”. Tyumen State University Herald. Physical and Mathematical Modeling. Oil, Gas, Energy, vol. 6, no. 1 (21), pp. 208-217. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7978-2020-6-1-208-217

About the authors:

Alexander V. Ivanov, Postgraduate Student, Department of Applied and Technical Physics, University of Tyumen; Chief Specialist, Tyumen Oil Research Center; avivanov8@tnnc.rosneft.ru

Sergey V. Stepanov, Dr. Sci. (Tech.), Professor, Department of Applied and Technical Physics, University of Tyumen; Senior Expert, Tyumen Petroleum Research Center; SVStepanov@tnnc.rosneft.ru

Abstract:

As it is well known, mesh refinement of hydrodynamic models to improve accuracy of well performance modeling results in a significant increase of the calculation time. That explains the relevance of developing mathematical methods that can increase the modeling adequacy without a detailed computation mesh. This article discusses using a well correcting function (CF) that presents the coordinated performance of a watercut in a calculated cell and a well.

The distinctive feature of the introduced CF lies in it being defined by the saturation structure of the calculated cell which accounts for the disequilibrium of the relative phase permeability (RFP) function. At the same time, the RFP disequilibrium follows Barenblat’s model. This method is presented as a computer program, which has helped to determine that the watercut in a cell gravitates towards the well watercut when the redistribution time rises. This behavior agrees with the saturation contour, which accounts for the relationship of the width of stabilized zone with the driving velocity. The selection of CF was tested on four wells working in horizons AV1(3) of the Samotlor Oil Field. The retrospective analysis shows, that this method can be used for increasing the accuracy of well modeling.

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