A method is described for simulating coning into a wellbore using a numerical simulation model. The method allows the wellbore cells to be considerably larger than the actual wellbore. This makes coning studies feasible using an implicit pressure-explicit saturation type model with a reasonable time step. This capability is achieved by scaling the horizontal-vertical permeability ratios to give the proper vertical potential drop.
V. K. Dutta and M. D. Arnold, "Permeability Scaling In A Numerical Coning Model," Society of Petroleum Engineers - Fall Meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, FM 1971, Society of Petroleum Engineers, Jan 1971.
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01 Jan 1971