Analytical and visual assessment of fluid flow in fractured medium


Canbolat S., PARLAKTUNA M.

JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, vol.173, pp.77-94, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 173
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.petrol.2018.10.004
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-94
  • Keywords: Fluid flow, Natural fracture, Equivalent fracture aperture (EFA), Improved cubic law (ICL), LOCAL CUBIC LAW, ROCK, CONDUCTIVITY, EQUATION

Abstract

Most reservoirs consist of natural and artificial fractures, including isolated microscopic fissures. These fractures form complicated paths for reservoir characterization and fluid movement that ultimately impacts production performance and ultimate recovery. That's why recovery estimations of fractured reservoirs are considered to be extremely challenging due to complexity and heterogeneity of the geological patterns.