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Simulations of fluid flow through porous media based on cellular automata and non-linear dynamics

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Abstract

A study is being carried out to apply cellular automata and non-linear dynamics in the construction of efficient and accurate computer simulations of multiphase fluid flow through porous media, with the objective of application to reservoir modelling for hydrocarbon recovery. An algorithm based on Boolean operations has been developed which transforms a PC clone into a highly efficient vector processor capable of cellular automata simulation of single fluid flow through two-dimensional rock matrix models of varying porosities. Macroscopic flow patterns have been established through spatial and temporal averaging with no floating point operations. Permeabilities of the different models have been calculated. Hardware allows the algorithm to function on dual processors on a PC platform using a video recording and editing facility. Very encouraging results have been obtained. 4 figs.
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Publication Date:
May 15, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SU/P-CE04541; CE-04541
Reference Number:
CANM-93-0E6356; EDB-93-102258
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; FLUID FLOW; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; POROUS MATERIALS; DYNAMICS; PERSONAL COMPUTERS; COMPUTERS; DIGITAL COMPUTERS; MATERIALS; MECHANICS; MICROCOMPUTERS; SIMULATION; 020200* - Petroleum- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 990200 - Mathematics & Computers
OSTI ID:
6376362
Research Organizations:
Saskatchewan Univ., Saskatoon, SK (Canada). Dept. of Physics
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, CAN S7N 0W0
Submitting Site:
CANM
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Pages: (13 p)
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Paulson, K V. Simulations of fluid flow through porous media based on cellular automata and non-linear dynamics. Canada: N. p., 1992. Web.
Paulson, K V. Simulations of fluid flow through porous media based on cellular automata and non-linear dynamics. Canada.
Paulson, K V. 1992. "Simulations of fluid flow through porous media based on cellular automata and non-linear dynamics." Canada.
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title = {Simulations of fluid flow through porous media based on cellular automata and non-linear dynamics}
author = {Paulson, K V}
abstractNote = {A study is being carried out to apply cellular automata and non-linear dynamics in the construction of efficient and accurate computer simulations of multiphase fluid flow through porous media, with the objective of application to reservoir modelling for hydrocarbon recovery. An algorithm based on Boolean operations has been developed which transforms a PC clone into a highly efficient vector processor capable of cellular automata simulation of single fluid flow through two-dimensional rock matrix models of varying porosities. Macroscopic flow patterns have been established through spatial and temporal averaging with no floating point operations. Permeabilities of the different models have been calculated. Hardware allows the algorithm to function on dual processors on a PC platform using a video recording and editing facility. Very encouraging results have been obtained. 4 figs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1992}
month = {May}
}