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 Sept 199428 Sept 1994


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


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