This book solves the open problems in fluid flow modeling through the fractured vuggy carbonate reservoirs. Fractured vuggy carbonate reservoirs usually have complex pore structures, which contain not only matrix and fractures but also the vugs and cavities. Since the vugs and cavities are irregular in shape and vary in diameter from millimeters to meters, modeling fluid flow through fractured vuggy porous media is still a challenge. The existing modeling theory and methods are not suitable for such reservoir. It starts from the concept of discrete fracture and fracture-vug networks model, and then develops the corresponding mathematical models and numerical methods, including discrete fracture model, discrete fracture-vug model, hybrid model and multiscale models. Based on these discrete porous media models, some equivalent medium models and methods are also discussed. All the modeling and methods shared in this book offer the key recent solutions into this area.
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Dr. Jun Yao, professor in School of Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (UPC), the Director of Center of Multiphase Flow in Porous Media (CMFPM). He was the Dean of School of Petroleum Engineering (2003-2013) and the Director of Science and Technology Department (2013 to present). His scientific research mainly focuses on multiphase flow in porous media, well testing and smart oilfield. He has published 8 monographs and more than 300 academic papers, over 170 of which are indexed by SCI and EI. In addition, he owns the proprietary of intellectual property rights of five softwares. He is a committee member of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and specializes in subject assessment. Moreover, he is an evaluation expert in Engineering and Material Department of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), president of Chinese Society for Fluid Flow in Porous Media, vice president of Professor Committee of UPC, counselor of International Center for Carbonate Reservoir (ICCR), director of State Key Disciplines of Oil and Gas Field Development in UPC and a member of editorial boards of many journals. Yao is the director of Innovation and Intelligence Development Program for World Class Disciplines of Universities (111 Program) in Oil and Gas Development Discipline of National Ministry of Education. His team is awarded as "Cheung Kong Scholars" Innovative Research Team by National Ministry of Education and Excellent Innovation Team of Oil and Gas Development in Shandong Province. As the team leader, he has been invited to give the keynote speech in a large number of international meetings. His team also organized a great many of national and international conferences. He was elected fellow of State-level New Century of Talents Project of China and Taishan Scholars of Shandong Province. He is also the recipient of Special Government Allowances of the State Council and the Second Class Award of National Science and Technology Progress, eight provincial awards of Science and Technology Achievement Award and the Second Class Award of State -level Teaching.Dr. Huang, Zhao-Qin graduated from China University of Petroleum (East China) in 2004, with the Bachelor of Civil Engineering and he obtained his PhD of Petroleum Engineering from China University of Petroleum (East China), in 2012. He has been a visiting post-doctor in Colorado School of Mines in United States from 2013 to now. He is the winner of the Distinguished Doctoral Thesis of the Shandong Province. His research fields cover multi-phase flow in fractured vuggy reservoirs, multi-scale and multi-physics modelling of the transport phenomena in porous media, coupled multi-phase flow and geomechanics in reservoir simulation. He has published more than 30 papers in many peer-reviewed journals as the main author or co-author, covering computational physics, as well as petroleum engineering. He has also authored a number of books and book chapters. He has won three five National or Provincial Science and Technology Award.
Introduction.- Numerical simulation of discrete fracture model.- Numerical simulation of discrete fracture-vug network model.- Numerical simulation of equivalent media model.- Numerical simulation based on mixed model.- Numerical simulation based on multi-scale finite element methods.
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