Geology, geometry, and effective flow

G. E. Pickup, P. S. Ringrose, P. W M Corbett, J. L. Jensen, K. S. Sorbie

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Hydrocarbon recovery is affected by several factors such as crossflow. The effect of small-scale geological structure on single phase flow to determine which factors have the greatest effect on crossflow is investigated using a model of a crossbedded unit. Several bedding types and models with stochastic variation are considered. The geometry of the sedimentary structure affects the flow process. The crossflow is greater in these aspects; when the angle of the laminae is large relative to the pressure gradient, when the permeability contrast between laminae is large, or when the structure is asymmetric.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Event1994 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 25 Sep 199428 Sep 1994


Conference1994 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


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