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"The prediction of coning behavior at a producing oil well is one of the most difficult numerical simulation problems. Because of the convergent flow patterns and small sizes of the inner grid blocks, the radial coordinate models used to study the problem have a tendency to become unstable. Since several hundred pore volumes may flow through the inner grid blocks during a rather small time interval, instabilities are likely to occur in the saturation calculations for these grid blocks. The dynamic approach to saturation calculations is a method which first computes the correct material balance and then calculates the saturation necessary to maintain this balance under the current flowing conditions. This work presents the results obtained from a coning model which used this technique. These results indicate that the model exhibits stable saturation calculations both during cone formation and after breakthrough"--Abstract, page ii.


Arnold, Marion D., 1932-2010

Committee Member(s)

Govier, John P., 1913-1998
Harvey, A. Herbert
Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988
Wilson, Tommie C., 1939-


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Petroleum Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

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vi, 100 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-42).


© 1974 Visheshwar Nath Simlote, All rights reserved.

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Dissertation - Restricted Access

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Oil reservoir engineering -- Mathematical models
Fluid mechanics -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 3015

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