Chapter 7

Overview of Reservoir Simulation of Unconventional Reservoirs

Abstract

Reservoir simulation is the most powerful tool for estimating reserve as well as predicting reservoir performance. However, serious limitations exist in fundamentals of reservoir simulation when it comes to conventional reservoirs. Difficulties exist from data acquisition to applicability of Darcy's law and solution techniques that are applicable only to conventional reservoirs. In this chapter, techniques are shown as to how to gather relevant data for reservoir simulation. Mathematical developments of new governing equations based on in-depth understanding of the factors that influence fluid flow in porous media under different flow conditions are introduced. Behavior ...

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