King, Peter, Buldyrev, Sergey, Dokholyan, Nikolas, Havlin, Shlomo, López, Eduardo, Paul, Gerald and Stanley, Eugene (2002) Uncertainty in oil production predicted by percolation theory. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 306 (1). pp. 376-380.
In this paper, we apply scaling laws from percolation theory to the problem of estimating the time for a fluid injected into an oilfield to breakthrough into a production well. The main contribution is to show that when these previously published results are used on realistic data they are in good agreement with results calculated in a more conventional way, but they can be obtained significantly and more quickly. As a result, they may be used in practical engineering circumstances and aid decision-making for real field problems.
|Keywords:||Percolation; Transport in porous media; Breakthrough time; Oil recovery|
|Centre:||CABDyN Complexity Centre|
|Date Deposited:||25 Feb 2012 21:18|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2015 14:06|
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