In this BIP project, our group i developing a prototype multiscale mixed finite-element pressure solver in ECLIPSE FrontSim streamline reservoir simulation software. FrontSim is a three-phase, 3D simulator that models multiphase flow of fluids along streamlines.
Multiscale-Streamline Simulation of Highly Heterogeneous and Fractured Reservoirs
In the near future, Schlumberger Information Solutions will enhance the Petrel Workflow Tool to include fracture modeling. This will create higher demands for improved fluid flow simulation. The major goal of the current project is to develop a prototype reservoir simulator that can simulate the fluid flow with industry acceptable accuracy directly on a detailed and complex geological model including detailed fracture modeling. The simulator will be able to perform these simulations with much higher computational efficiency than what is possible with today’s commercial reservoir simulators. This will make it possible to simulate directly on geological models that has up to 100 million grid cells in less than 15 hours using a single state-of-the-art (at the end of the project) Windows-based PC.
This will be achieved by:
About the project:
Frode Bratvedt (project manager)