Modeling of oil reservoirs with focus on microbial induced effects
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As an abstract to this thesis, we review some literatures in EOR and discussed the processes, strength and weakness of Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques. A two phase flow model comprising water and oil via the concept of mean pressure has been formulated using mass conservation equations, Darcy's law and constitutive relations. This resulted in a set of coupled nonlinear parabolic partial differential equation with primary variables being the mean pressure and water saturation. We discretized these equations in one dimension using a control volume discretization scheme in space and implicit Euler in time. We employed the IMPES approach which decoupled the primary variables. A model validation test was made by comparison with an analytical solution and with the Couplex-Gas benchmark. The model was used to investigate two major mechanisms by which the activities of bacterial helps in enhancing the recovery of the residual oil.
PublisherThe University of Bergen
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