Simulation des écoulements d'huile en configuration cavernes/fractures

 

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Team members

Nicolas SOBECKI: 3rd year student at ENSEEIHT INP Toulouse, fluid mechanics dept

Tingting HAN: 2nd year International master at ENSEEIHT INP Toulouse, fluid mechanics dept

Seif ZOUGGAGH: 2nd year International master at ENSEEIHT INP Toulouse, fluid mechanics dept

 

Supervisers

Eric CLIMENT: IMFT/ENSEEIHT INP Toulouse

Annaig PEDRONOIMFT/ENSEEIHT INP Toulouse

Bernard MONTARON: Schlumberger China Petroleum Institute
 


 

Karst reservoirs of The Tarim basin in the North West of China have been verified as an area of large quantities of oil and gas. Very few oil reservoirs in the world are constituted of a network of caves, instead of porous medium. Existing industrial simulators based on the Darcy's law are not practicable. Navier Stokes model is adapted but is impracticable as well due to the complexity of the caves geometry for the boundary conditions and massive calculation and data burden. The simulator currently developed by Schlumberger is based on no physics laws and need to be verified and accurate. The aim of this project is then to give different small scale cases of the oil and water flow and analyze the outlet oil flow rate and the ratio of oil recovery using commercial and research CFD software which are Fluent and Jadim.