Reference : 3D fully coupled multiphase modelling of Ekofisk reservoir
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/466
3D fully coupled multiphase modelling of Ekofisk reservoir
English
Ringlet, Clémence [Université de Liège - ULg > > > >]
Charlier, Robert mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GEO3 > Géomécanique et géologie de l'ingénieur >]
Schroeder, Christian mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GEO3 > Géomécanique et géologie de l'ingénieur >]
Collin, Frédéric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur GEO3 > Géomécanique et géologie de l'ingénieur >]
2008
Thermo-hydromechanical and chemical Coupling in Geomaterials and Applications
Shao, Jian-Fu
Burlion, Nicolas
Wiley
447-456
Yes
No
International
978-1-84821-043-1
Hoboken
USA
3rd International Symposium GEOPROC'2008
du 2 juin 2008 au 6 juin 2008
JF Shao et N. Burlion
Lille
France
[en] Chalk ; Multiphase modelling ; Compaction
[en] During reservoir production, the depletion usually induces a compaction of the reservoir layers. To enhance oil recovery, waterflooding operations are generally performed but, in the North Sea chalk reservoir, they have also induced an additional compaction. This latter phenomenon has a positive impact (improve the ‘Compaction drive’ oil recovery) but endangers the offshore platforms and causes huge extra costs. The coupling effects between mechanical behaviour and fluids flow are thus a key issue in petroleum engineering. Pasachalk program I & II have proposed a constitutive model (referred as Pasachalk model), where the suction is the key parameter to explain the water weakening effect. This model has been used for the modelling of waterflooding experiment on chalk plug and bi-dimensional reservoir. However, as the reservoir modelling is actually a 3D model, the purpose of this paper is to present 3D fully coupled modelling of a simplified Ekofisk reservoir during production and waterflooding phases. In order to exhibit the influence of the constitutive mechanical model, different studies are performed: increasing the complexity of the mechanical model (from an elastic model up to the Pasachalk one with suction effect). The numerical results show the influence of the mechanical law on the oil production and exhibit that only an elasto-plastic law with suction effects succeeds to reproduce compactions during both production and waterflooding.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/466

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