Control-Volume Model for Simulation of Water Injection in Fractured Media : Incorporating Matrix Heterogeneity and Reservoir Wettability Effects

@inproceedings{Monteagudo2007ControlVolumeMF,
title={Control-Volume Model for Simulation of Water Injection in Fractured Media : Incorporating Matrix Heterogeneity and Reservoir Wettability Effects},
author={J. E. P. Monteagudo and Abbas Firoozabadi},
year={2007}
}

The control-volume discrete-fracture (CVDF) model is extended to incorporate heterogeneity in rock and in rock-fluid properties. A novel algorithm is proposed to model strong water-wetting with zero capillary pressure in the fractures. The extended method is used to simulate: (1) oil production in a layered faulted reservoir, (2) laboratory displacement tests in a stack of matrix blocks with a large contrast in fracture and matrix capillary pressure functions, and (3) water injection in 2D and… CONTINUE READING