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Numerical Modelling of Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow in Fractures and Porous Media

Numerical Modelling of Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow in Fractures and Porous Media

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We consider two types of non-Newtonian rheology: truncated power-law fluid and Bingham fluid. For the two types of non-Newtonian rheology, we construct relations between the superficial fluid velocity and the pressure gradient in fractures and porous media. The above formulations are implemented within the open-source MATLAB Reservoir Simulation Toolbox (MRST). Discrete fracture model (DFM) is employed to incorporate the flow in fractures and porous media. We report simulations of flow in rough-walled fractures for different rheologies and study the effect of fluid parameters on the flow channelization in rough-walled fractures. This effect is known from experiments and from previous numerical studies.
Oppdragsgiver
  • Norges forskningsråd / 244506
Språk
Engelsk
Institusjon(er)
  • SINTEF Digital / Mathematics and Cybernetics
  • SINTEF Industri / Petroleum
Presentert på
15th European Conference on the Mathematics of Oil Recovery (ECMOR XV)
Sted
Amsterdam
Dato
28.08.2016 - 31.08.2016
Arrangør
The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
År
2016