Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"A generalized digital analysis for calculating three phase, three dimensional flow in reservoirs is developed. The computerized mathematical model is applicable to depletion drive, gas injection, water injection, and/or aquifer drive systems with modifications specific to the simulation criterion of that type of drive and includes fluid compressibility effects, gravity drainage and capillary pressure. The simulation allows arbitrary consideration of reservoir heterogeneity, geometry, well locations and rates of production. An innovation to the alternating direction technique for linear differential equations discussed by Brian is developed and employed in order to render the method of solution applicable to non-linear differential equations. The analysis was applied to field-size simulations and was found to be stable for varied drive reservoirs within reasonable time increments"--Abstract, Page ii.

Advisor(s)

Carlile, Robert E.

Committee Member(s)

Govier, John P., 1913-1998
Arnold, Marion D., 1932-2010
Gillett, Billy E.
Rockaway, John D.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Petroleum Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vi, 41 Pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (Pages 39-40).

Rights

© 1970 Leonard Frederick Koederitz, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Petroleum reserves -- Mathematical models
Oil reservoir engineering
Computer simulation
Three-dimensional display systems

Thesis Number

T 2402

Print OCLC #

6023079

Electronic OCLC #

846848506

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