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Transport in Porous Media

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 143–159 | Cite as

Modelling fluid flow in cross-bedded sections

  • Øystein Roti
  • Richard A. Dawe
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Abstract

Beadpack experiments and numerical simulations have been carried out to study flow displacements, effluent profiles and streamline patterns for layered systems with flow not parallel to the layers. The effects of layer thickness, permeability contrast, angle of layer to flow direction, mobility ratio and flood rate have been examined. Each of these parameters influence the displacement profiles, and disperse the flood front. Such real effects must be considered when subsuming reservoir heterogeneities in average reservoir parameters in simulation studies, or interpreting core tests.

Key words

Heterogeneity layers displacement numerical simulation flow in porous media dispersion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Øystein Roti
    • 1
  • Richard A. Dawe
    • 1
  1. 1.Mineral Resources Engineering DepartmentImperial CollegeLondonUK

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