King, Peter, López, Eduardo, Buldyrev, Sergey, Dokholyan, Nikolas, Havlin, Shlomo, Paul, Gerald and Stanley, Eugene (2002) Using percolation theory to predict oil field performance. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 314 (1-4). pp. 103-108.
In this paper, we apply scaling laws from percolation theory to the problem of estimating the time for a fluid injected into an oil field 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 more quickly. As a result they may be used in practical engineering circumstances and aid decision making for real field problems.
|Keywords:||Percolation; Scaling; Oil recovery; Flow in porous media|
|Centre:||CABDyN Complexity Centre|
|Date Deposited:||25 Feb 2012 21:23|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2015 14:06|
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