Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:16 am

This paper summarizes an ongoing numerical modeling effort aimed at describing some of the thermodynamic conditions observed in vapor-dominated reservoirs, including the formation of a high temperature reservoir (HTR) beneath the "typical" reservoir. The primary results obtained in this study are as follows:
1) The liquid cutoffs are the most important characteristics of the relative permeability curves
2) The relative permeability parameters can be determined from field data in terms of the flowing enthalpy, and compared to theoretical curves (e.g., Corey and "X" curves)
3) The rise in flowing enthalpy can give information regarding the relative permeability curves providing parameters such as kH and Q are known (e.g., from injection and interference tests).

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11:12 am

In two-phase flow through a porous material, the movement of each individual phase is retarded by the presence of the other; the degree of interference depending, among other things, on the volumetric proportion of the two phases. This phenomenon is expre

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