Introduction

The Heavy Oil Recovery Simulation Project was made by Monsieur Mansour KHELIFA an ENSEEIHT student  from Fluid Mechanics department.  During the project, the student was supervised by Monsieur Pierre Horgue a researcher from the IMFT (Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse).

 

The aim of this project is the development of a multiphase model in order to simulate the oil recovery process. The oil present in the underground comes from a leakage on an industrial site. The presented model is developed using the OpenFOAM platform.

 

From scientific point of view, this kind of problem is complex, mainly due to the presence of multiphase flow in the domain.

 

First of all we will study the problem in simple cases (one phase flow). After the completion of this work, we will deal with more complex situations (such as two-phase flow...).

 

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During all the project, the geometry considered will be like the geometry presented above : a square in which is introduced a tube corresponding to the producer well.