Reservoir Simulation

Mathematical Techniques in Oil Recovery

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Author: Zhangxin Chen

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898717078

Category: Oil reservoir engineering

Page: 219

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Mathematical and Computational Approaches in Advancing Modern Science and Engineering

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Author: Jacques Bélair,Ian A. Frigaard,Herb Kunze,Roman Makarov,Roderick Melnik,Raymond J. Spiteri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319303791

Category: Computers

Page: 806

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Focusing on five main groups of interdisciplinary problems, this book covers a wide range of topics in mathematical modeling, computational science and applied mathematics. It presents a wealth of new results in the development of modeling theories and methods, advancing diverse areas of applications and promoting interdisciplinary interactions between mathematicians, scientists, engineers and representatives from other disciplines. The book offers a valuable source of methods, ideas, and tools developed for a variety of disciplines, including the natural and social sciences, medicine, engineering, and technology. Original results are presented on both the fundamental and applied level, accompanied by an ample number of real-world problems and examples emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature and universality of mathematical modeling, and providing an excellent outline of today’s challenges. Mathematical modeling, with applied and computational methods and tools, plays a fundamental role in modern science and engineering. It provides a primary and ubiquitous tool in the context making new discoveries, as well as in the development of new theories and techniques for solving key problems arising in scientific and engineering applications. The contributions, which are the product of two highly successful meetings held jointly in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada on the main campus of Wilfrid Laurier University in June 2015, i.e. the International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science, and the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics (CAIMS), make the book a valuable resource for any reader interested in a broader overview of the methods, ideas and tools involved in mathematical and computational approaches developed for other disciplines, including the natural and social sciences, engineering and technology.

Multiphase Fluid Flow in Porous and Fractured Reservoirs

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Author: Yu-Shu Wu

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0128039116

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 418

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Multiphase Fluid Flow in Porous and Fractured Reservoirs discusses the process of modeling fluid flow in petroleum and natural gas reservoirs, a practice that has become increasingly complex thanks to multiple fractures in horizontal drilling and the discovery of more unconventional reservoirs and resources. The book updates the reservoir engineer of today with the latest developments in reservoir simulation by combining a powerhouse of theory, analytical, and numerical methods to create stronger verification and validation modeling methods, ultimately improving recovery in stagnant and complex reservoirs. Going beyond the standard topics in past literature, coverage includes well treatment, Non-Newtonian fluids and rheological models, multiphase fluid coupled with geomechanics in reservoirs, and modeling applications for unconventional petroleum resources. The book equips today’s reservoir engineer and modeler with the most relevant tools and knowledge to establish and solidify stronger oil and gas recovery. Delivers updates on recent developments in reservoir simulation such as modeling approaches for multiphase flow simulation of fractured media and unconventional reservoirs Explains analytical solutions and approaches as well as applications to modeling verification for today’s reservoir problems, such as evaluating saturation and pressure profiles and recovery factors or displacement efficiency Utilize practical codes and programs featured from online companion website

Model Calibration and Parameter Estimation

For Environmental and Water Resource Systems

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Author: Ne-Zheng Sun,Alexander Sun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493923234

Category: Mathematics

Page: 621

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This three-part book provides a comprehensive and systematic introduction to these challenging topics such as model calibration, parameter estimation, reliability assessment, and data collection design. Part 1 covers the classical inverse problem for parameter estimation in both deterministic and statistical frameworks, Part 2 is dedicated to system identification, hyperparameter estimation, and model dimension reduction, and Part 3 considers how to collect data and construct reliable models for prediction and decision-making. For the first time, topics such as multiscale inversion, stochastic field parameterization, level set method, machine learning, global sensitivity analysis, data assimilation, model uncertainty quantification, robust design, and goal-oriented modeling, are systematically described and summarized in a single book from the perspective of model inversion, and elucidated with numerical examples from environmental and water resources modeling. Readers of this book will not only learn basic concepts and methods for simple parameter estimation, but also get familiar with advanced methods for modeling complex systems. Algorithms for mathematical tools used in this book, such as numerical optimization, automatic differentiation, adaptive parameterization, hierarchical Bayesian, metamodeling, Markov chain Monte Carlo, are covered in details. This book can be used as a reference for graduate and upper level undergraduate students majoring in environmental engineering, hydrology, and geosciences. It also serves as an essential reference book for professionals such as petroleum engineers, mining engineers, chemists, mechanical engineers, biologists, biology and medical engineering, applied mathematicians, and others who perform mathematical modeling.

Reservoir Modelling

A Practical Guide

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Author: Steve Cannon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119313449

Category: Science

Page: 328

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The essential resource to an integrated approach to reservoir modelling by highlighting both the input of data and the modelling results Reservoir Modelling offers a comprehensive guide to the procedures and workflow for building a 3-D model. Designed to be practical, the principles outlined can be applied to any modelling project regardless of the software used. The author — a noted practitioner in the field — captures the heterogeneity due to structure, stratigraphy and sedimentology that has an impact on flow in the reservoir. This essential guide follows a general workflow from data QC and project management, structural modelling, facies and property modelling to upscaling and the requirements for dynamic modelling. The author discusses structural elements of a model and reviews both seismic interpretation and depth conversion, which are known to contribute most to volumetric uncertainty and shows how large-scale stratigraphic relationships are integrated into the reservoir framework. The text puts the focus on geostatistical modelling of facies and heterogeneities that constrain the distribution of reservoir properties including porosity, permeability and water saturation. In addition, the author discusses the role of uncertainty analysis in the static model and its impact on volumetric estimation. The text also addresses some typical approaches to modelling specific reservoirs through a mix of case studies and illustrative examples and: Offers a practical guide to the use of data to build a successful reservoir model Draws on the latest advances in 3-D modelling software Reviews facies modelling, the different methods and the need for understanding the geological interpretation of cores and logs Presents information on upscaling both the structure and the properties of a fine-scale geological model for dynamic simulation Stresses the importance of an interdisciplinary team-based approach Written for geophysicists, reservoir geologists and petroleum engineers, Reservoir Modelling offers the essential information needed to understand a reservoir for modelling and contains the multidisciplinary nature of a reservoir modelling project.

The Mathematics of Reservoir Simulation

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Author: Richard E. Ewing

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898716624

Category: Science

Page: 186

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This book describes the state of the art of the mathematical theory and numerical analysis of imaging. Some of the applications covered in the book include computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, emission tomography, electron microscopy, ultrasound transmission tomography, industrial tomography, seismic tomography, impedance tomography, and NIR imaging.

Numerical Treatment of Multiphase Flows in Porous Media

Proceedings of the International Workshop Held at Beijing, China, 2–6 August 1999

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Author: Zhangxin Chen,Richard E. Ewing,Zhong-Ci Shi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540454675

Category: Science

Page: 446

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The need to predict, understand, and optimize complex physical and c- mical processes occurring in and around the earth, such as groundwater c- tamination, oil reservoir production, discovering new oil reserves, and ocean hydrodynamics, has been increasingly recognized. Despite their seemingly disparate natures, these geoscience problems have many common mathe- tical and computational characteristics. The techniques used to describe and study them are applicable across a broad range of areas. The study of the above problems through physical experiments, mat- matical theory, and computational techniques requires interdisciplinary col- boration between engineers, mathematicians, computational scientists, and other researchers working in industry, government laboratories, and univ- sities. By bringing together such researchers, meaningful progress can be made in predicting, understanding, and optimizing physical and chemical processes. The International Workshop on Fluid Flow and Transport in Porous - dia was successfully held in Beijing, China, August 2{6, 1999. The aim of this workshop was to bring together applied mathematicians, computational scientists, and engineers working actively in the mathematical and nume- cal treatment of ?uid ?ow and transport in porous media. A broad range of researchers presented papers and discussed both problems and current, state-of-the-art techniques.

Computational Methods for Multiphase Flows in Porous Media

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Author: Zhangxin Chen,Guanren Huan,Yuanle Ma

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898716063

Category: Computers

Page: 531

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This book offers a fundamental and practical introduction to the use of computational methods. A thorough discussion of practical aspects of the subject is presented in a consistent manner, and the level of treatment is rigorous without being unnecessarily abstract. Each chapter ends with bibliographic information and exercises.

Binu and the Great Wall

The Myth of Meng

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Author: Su Tong

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 0307367355

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Knopf Canada welcomes one of China’s most acclaimed and bestselling writers–author of Raise the Red Lantern–to the list with a fascinating retelling of a magical story–already an international bestseller in China and Europe. Through Binu’s extraordinary story, Su Tong illuminates one of China’s most magical myths. In Peach village, crying is forbidden. But as a child, Binu never learnt to hide her tears. Shunned by the villagers, she faces a bleak future until she meets the man she will marry, Qiliang. A few years after their marriage, Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported hundreds of miles and forced to labour on a project of terrifying ambition and scale–the building of the Great Wall. Inspired by her love for her husband, Binu sets out on an extraordinary journey across Great Swallow Mountain, with only a blind frog for company. What follows is an unforgettable story of passion, hardship and magical adventure. From the Hardcover edition.

Petroleum Reservoir Simulations

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Author: J.H. Abou-Kassem,S.M. Farouq-Ali,M.R. Islam

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0127999744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 445

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In this highly anticipated volume, the world-renowned authors take a basic approach to present the principles of petroleum reservoir simulation in an easy-to-use and accessible format. Applicable to any oil and gas recovery method, this book uses a block-centered grid and a point-distributed grid. It treats various boundary conditions as fictitious wells, gives algebraic equations for their flowrates and presents an elaborate treatment of radial grid for single-well simulation to analyze well test results and to create well pseudo-functions necessary in conducting a practical reservoir simulation study.

Advances in Near-surface Seismology and Ground-penetrating Radar

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Author: John H. Bradford,Rebecca B. Latimer

Publisher: SEG Books

ISBN: 1560802243

Category: Science

Page: 487

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Development Series, Volume 15. Advances in Near-surface Seismology and Ground-penetrating Radar (SEG Geophysical Developments Series No. 15) is a collection of original papers by renowned and respected authors from around the world. Technologies used in the application of near-surface seismology and ground-penetrating radar have seen significant advances in the last several years. Both methods have benefited from new processing tools, increased computer speeds, and an expanded variety of applications.

Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment

Challenges, Processes and Strategies

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Author: N. Janardhana Raju

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319186639

Category: Science

Page: 969

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These proceedings of the IAMG 2014 conference in New Delhi explore the current state of the art and inform readers about the latest geostatistical and space-based technologies for assessment and management in the contexts of natural resource exploration, environmental pollution, hazards and natural disaster research. The proceedings cover 3D visualization, time-series analysis, environmental geochemistry, numerical solutions in hydrology and hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, multivariate geostatistics, disaster management, fractal modeling, petroleum exploration, geoinformatics, sedimentary basin analysis, spatiotemporal modeling, digital rock geophysics, advanced mining assessment and glacial studies, and range from the laboratory to integrated field studies. Mathematics plays a key part in the crust, mantle, oceans and atmosphere, creating climates that cause natural disasters, and influencing fundamental aspects of life-supporting systems and many other geological processes affecting Planet Earth. As such, it is essential to understand the synergy between the classical geosciences and mathematics, which can provide the methodological tools needed to tackle complex problems in modern geosciences. The development of science and technology, transforming from a descriptive stage to a more quantitative stage, involves qualitative interpretations such as conceptual models that are complemented by quantification, e.g. numerical models, fast dynamic geologic models, deterministic and stochastic models. Due to the increasing complexity of the problems faced by today’s geoscientists, joint efforts to establish new conceptual and numerical models and develop new paradigms are called for.

The Future of Product Development

Proceedings of the 17th CIRP Design Conference

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Author: Frank-Lothar Krause

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540698205

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 714

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These proceedings represent trends in Product Development concerning industrial vendors and scientific research aspects. Coverage includes the following topics are covered: Design Theory, Product Design, Requirements, Collaborative Engineering, Complex Design, Mechatronics, Reverse Engineering, Virtual Prototyping, CAE, KBE and PLM. The papers presented in this book show that answers can only be composed out of a variety of solutions where psychological, economical and technical research results are taken into account.

Finite Element Methods and Their Applications

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Author: Zhangxin Chen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540280782

Category: Science

Page: 410

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Introduce every concept in the simplest setting and to maintain a level of treatment that is as rigorous as possible without being unnecessarily abstract. Contains unique recent developments of various finite elements such as nonconforming, mixed, discontinuous, characteristic, and adaptive finite elements, along with their applications. Describes unique recent applications of finite element methods to important fields such as multiphase flows in porous media and semiconductor modelling. Treats the three major types of partial differential equations, i.e., elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic equations.

Mathematical Biofluiddynamics

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Author: James Lighthill

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 1611970512

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 281

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Addresses external biofluiddynamics concerning animal locomotion and internal biofluiddynamics concerning heat and mass transport.

Your Pregnancy for the Father-to-Be

Everything Dads Need to Know about Pregnancy, Childbirth and Getting Ready for a New Baby

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Author: Glade B. Curtis,Judith Schuler,B Curtis

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786727349

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 360

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Pregnancy can be a thrilling adventure for a couple. Although most attention is directed toward the mom-to-be, the nine months of pregnancy are an exciting, moving— and, yes, occasionally stressful!—time for the expectant father as well. Written with the needs and concerns of the dad-to-be in mind, this book includes a comprehensive glossary of terms, a resource section, up-to-date medical information, and tips for supporting your partner during pregnancy and the birth of your new baby. It will also help you be the best father you can be by covering such topics as: • The tests and procedures your partner may undergo • The impact of pregnancy on your relationship and how to handle it • Ways to evaluate the expenses of having a baby • How to be a great labor coach

Weak Dependence: With Examples and Applications

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Author: Jérome Dedecker,Paul Doukhan,Gabriel Lang,José Rafael Leon,Sana Louhichi,Clémentine Prieur

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038769952X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 322

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This book develops Doukhan/Louhichi's 1999 idea to measure asymptotic independence of a random process. The authors, who helped develop this theory, propose examples of models fitting such conditions: stable Markov chains, dynamical systems or more complicated models, nonlinear, non-Markovian, and heteroskedastic models with infinite memory. Applications are still needed to develop a method of analysis for nonlinear times series, and this book provides a strong basis for additional studies.

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Automatic Control

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Author: Bo Huang,Yufeng Yao

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662487683

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1268

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On the basis of instrument electrical and automatic control system, the 5th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Automatic Control (CEEAC) was established at the crossroads of information technology and control technology, and seeks to effectively apply information technology to a sweeping trend that views control as the core of intelligent manufacturing and life. This book takes a look forward into advanced manufacturing development, an area shaped by intelligent manufacturing. It highlights the application and promotion of process control represented by traditional industries, such as the steel industry and petrochemical industry; the technical equipment and system cooperative control represented by robot technology and multi-axis CNC; and the control and support of emerging process technologies represented by laser melting and stacking, as well as the emerging industry represented by sustainable and intelligent life. The book places particular emphasis on the micro-segments field, such as intelligent micro-grids, new energy vehicles, and the Internet of Things.

Analysis of Hydrodynamic Models

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Author: Peter Constantin

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 1611974798

Category: Mathematics

Page: 62

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Analysis of Hydrodynamic Models presents a concise treatment of a number of partial differential equations of hydrodynamic origin, including the incompressible Euler equations, SQG, Boussinesq, incompressible porous medium, and Oldroyd-B. The author?s approach is based on properties of the particle trajectory maps and on analysis of the back-and-forth passage between the Lagrangian and the Eulerian descriptions. This concise, unified approach brings readers up to date on current open problems. This book is intended for graduate students and junior researchers in mathematics.