Upscaling of miscible and immiscible displacement processes in porous media

H. R. Zhang, K. S. Sorbie

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    Abstract

    An upscaling technique is presented for both miscible and immiscible displacements as well as arbitrary geometries and all mobility ratios. In the new method, the dynamic pseudofunctions are produced from a fine grid simulation using a weighted fractional flow formulation with unit-mobility-ratio flow information. The calculation of potential differences is avoided and there is no limitation to flow rates. The flow rates calculated from the coarse grid block boundaries have to be calculated only once to produce the pseudo-relative permeabilities for miscible flow.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering
    Pages427-440
    Number of pages14
    Volume1
    Publication statusPublished - 1995
    EventProceedings of the International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering. Part 1 (of 2) - Beijing, China
    Duration: 14 Nov 199517 Nov 1995

    Conference

    ConferenceProceedings of the International Meeting on Petroleum Engineering. Part 1 (of 2)
    CityBeijing, China
    Period14/11/9517/11/95

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