A network model of oil/water flow

  • Barker, Vincent A. (Project Manager)

    Project Details


    One of the techniques of oil recovery involves the displacement of oil from
    the reservoir by the injection of water.
    The flow of oil and water in this process
    can be simulated by a network model consisting of a regular lattice of
    pores connected by throats. The model is
    nonlinear due to capillary forces that
    block the flow between neighboring pores of different phases under certain
    conditions. This project is concerned
    with the mathematical properties of the
    model and its numerical solution.
    Effective start/end date15/09/199531/12/1996


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