Multiphase flow simulation in groundwater hydrology and petroleum engineering

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Abstract

An introductory comparative analysis of the unsaturated flow and oil recovery problems has been undertaken. This paper describes some of this effort, focusing on the importance of nonlinear physics and the implication for design of numerical simulators. In particular, the problem of infiltration of water into an unsaturated soil was examined, using analysis techniques rooted in petroleum engineering. This analysis led to characteristic methods as a potentially powerful solution method, which leads naturally to an ELLAM formulation. The advantages, as well as anticipated difficulties, of the ELLAM method were discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Methods in Subsurface Hydrology
EditorsG. Gambolati, A. Rinaldo, C.A. Brebbia, W.G. Gray, G.F. Pinder
PublisherPubl by Springer-Verlag Berlin
Pages195-204
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)038752701X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources - Venice, Italy
Duration: Jun 11 1990Jun 15 1990

Publication series

NameComputational Methods in Subsurface Hydrology

Other

OtherProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources
CityVenice, Italy
Period6/11/906/15/90

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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