Fractured Vuggy Carbonate Reservoir Simulation

  • Jun Yao
  • Zhao-Qin Huang

Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jun Yao, Zhao-Qin Huang
    Pages 1-8
  3. Jun Yao, Zhao-Qin Huang
    Pages 9-73
  4. Jun Yao, Zhao-Qin Huang
    Pages 75-141
  5. Jun Yao, Zhao-Qin Huang
    Pages 143-188
  6. Jun Yao, Zhao-Qin Huang
    Pages 189-207
  7. Jun Yao, Zhao-Qin Huang
    Pages 209-245

About this book


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.


Discrete Facture Vug Model Discrete Fracture Models Equivalent Porous Meida Fracture Vuggy Carbonate Reservoir Multiscale Method Numerical Simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jun Yao
    • 1
  • Zhao-Qin Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Petroleum EngineeringChina University of PetroleumQingdaoChina
  2. 2.China University of PetroleumQingdaoChina

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