Masters Theses

Abstract

"A numerical model for a linear, two-phase fluid flow system has been developed with the capabilities of accounting for heterogeneity and capillarity. The model developed is general enough to analyze either water-oil or gas-oil systems. A hypothetical petroleum reservoir (containing only water and oil) under water flood was studied. The results for the homogeneous, no capillary pressure case were found to be similar to those obtained by the Buckley-Leverett technique. The study shows that the Buckley-Leverett is accurate even for a certain degree of heterogeneity. Also, capillarity does not substantially alter the results for the system studied. The results obtained using the mathematical model are considered more realistic where variations in a number of parameters or systems of variable geometry are involved"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Arnold, Marion D., 1932-2010

Committee Member(s)

Winrich, Lonny B.
Govier, John P., 1913-1998
Carlile, Robert E.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Petroleum Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vi, 70 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-66).

Rights

© 1970 Krishna Kumar Singh, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Fluid dynamics -- Mathematical models
Two-phase flow -- Mathematical models
Oil reservoir engineering -- Case studies
Capillarity -- Testing
Petroleum reserves -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 2453

Print OCLC #

19319177

Electronic OCLC #

864829057

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