"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.
Arnold, Marion D., 1932-2010
Winrich, Lonny B.
Govier, John P., 1913-1998
Carlile, Robert E.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Petroleum Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vi, 70 pages
© 1970 Krishna Kumar Singh, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Fluid dynamics -- Mathematical models
Two-phase flow -- Mathematical models
Oil reservoir engineering -- Case studies
Capillarity -- Testing
Petroleum reserves -- Mathematical models
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Singh, Krishna Kumar, "Comparison of the Buckley-Leverett technique with a numerical simulation model containing heterogeneity and capillary pressure" (1970). Masters Theses. 7162.