Upscaling fluid-flow and geomechanical properties in coupled matrix+fractures+fluids systems

Gary Douglas Couples, Margaret Helen Lewis, Mark Andrew Reynolds, Gillian Elizabeth Pickup, Jingsheng Ma, Mohamed Rouainia, Nenad Bicanic, Christopher Pearce

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    Abstract

    We have developed a coupled simulation approach, HYDRO-DDA, which calculates the fluid flow through, and geomechanical interactions within, a system of matrix blocks plus their bounding fractures. The flow and deformation behaviours of these simple, but realistic, systems do not agree with common “rules-of-thumb”. The upscaled properties of these systems can potentially be used within large-cell reservoir simulations, but some of our models show severe non-linearities and bifurcations, suggesting that coupled hydrogeomechanical upscaling requires due consideration of the context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003
    EventSPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium 2003 - Houston, Texas, United States
    Duration: 3 Feb 20035 Feb 2003

    Conference

    ConferenceSPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium 2003
    CountryUnited States
    CityHouston, Texas
    Period3/02/035/02/03

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    Couples, G. D., Lewis, M. H., Reynolds, M. A., Pickup, G. E., Ma, J., Rouainia, M., Bicanic, N., & Pearce, C. (2003). Upscaling fluid-flow and geomechanical properties in coupled matrix+fractures+fluids systems. 1-8. Paper presented at SPE Reservoir Simulation Symposium 2003, Houston, Texas, United States. https://doi.org/10.2118/79696-MS