In this example we consider a synthetic sloping aquifer, created in this tutorial. The topography of the top surface and the geological layers in the model is generated by combining the membrane function (MATLAB logo) and a sinusoidal surface with random perturbations.

Here, CO_{2} is injected in the aquifer for a period of 30 years. Thereafter we simulate the migration of the CO_{2} in a post-injection period of 720 years.

The simulation is done using the vertical average/equilibrium framework.

Description of how the model is created is provided in a separate tutorial.

T = 750*year(); stopInject = 30*year(); dT = 1*year(); dTplot = 5*dT; % Make fluid structures, using data that are resonable at p = 300 bar fluidVE = initVEFluid(Gt, 'mu' , [0.056641 0.30860] .* centi*poise, ... 'rho', [686.54 975.86] .* kilogram/meter^3, ... 'sr', 0.2, 'sw', 0.1, 'kwm', [0.2142 0.85]); gravity on

We use one well placed down the flank of the model, perforated in the bottom layer. Injection rate is 1.4e3 m^3/day of supercritical CO_{2}. Hydrostatic boundary conditions are specified on all outer boundaries.

% Set well in 3D model wellIx = [G.cartDims(1:2)/5, G.cartDims([3 3])]; rate = 2.8e3*meter^3/day; W = verticalWell([], G, rock, wellIx(1), wellIx(2), ... wellIx(3):wellIx(4), 'Type', 'rate', 'Val', rate, ... 'Radius', 0.1, 'comp_i', [1,0], 'name', 'I'); % Well and BC in 2D model wellIxVE = find(Gt.columns.cells == W(1).cells(1)); wellIxVE = find(wellIxVE - Gt.cells.columnPos >= 0, 1, 'last' ); WVE = addWell([], Gt, rock2D, wellIxVE, ... 'Type', 'rate','Val',rate,'Radius',0.1); bcVE = addBC([], bcIxVE, 'pressure', ... Gt.faces.z(bcIxVE)*fluidVE.rho(2)*norm(gravity)); bcVE = rmfield(bcVE,'sat'); bcVE.h = zeros(size(bcVE.face)); % for 2D/vertical average, we need to change defintion of the wells for i=1:numel(WVE) WVE(i).compi = NaN; WVE(i).h = Gt.cells.H(WVE(i).cells); end

Compute inner products and instantiate solution structure

SVE = computeMimeticIPVE(Gt, rock2D, 'Innerproduct','ip_simple'); preComp = initTransportVE(Gt, rock2D); sol = initResSol(Gt, 0); sol.wellSol = initWellSol(W, 300*barsa()); sol.h = zeros(Gt.cells.num, 1); sol.max_h = sol.h;

We will make a composite plot that consists of several parts:

runSlopingAquifer.m

Run the simulation using a sequential splitting with pressure and transport computed in separate steps. The transport solver is formulated with the height of the CO_{2} plume as the primary unknown and the relative height (or saturation) must therefore be reconstructed.

t = 0; while t% Advance solution: compute pressure and then transport sol = solveIncompFlowVE( sol, Gt, SVE, rock, fluidVE, ... 'bc', bcVE, 'wells', WVE); sol = explicitTransportVE(sol, Gt, dT, rock, fluidVE, ... 'bc', bcVE, 'wells', WVE, 'preComp', preComp); % Reconstruct 'saturation' defined as s=h/H, where h is the height of % the CO_{2} plume and H is the total height of the formation sol.s = height2Sat(sol, Gt, fluidVE); assert( max(sol.s(:,1))<1+eps && min(sol.s(:,1))>-eps ); t = t + dT; % Check if we are to stop injecting if t>= stopInject WVE = []; bcVE = []; end % Compute trapped and free volumes of CO_{2} freeVol = ... sum(sol.h.*rock2D.poro.*Gt.cells.volumes)*(1-fluidVE.sw); trappedVol = ... sum((sol.max_h-sol.h).*rock2D.poro.*Gt.cells.volumes)*fluidVE.sr; totVol = trappedVol + freeVol; % Plotting (...) details are provided in the full tutorial runSlopingAquifer.m accompanying the VE module. end

Published with MATLAB® 7.10

Published April 20, 2009

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