Al-Towailib, Hassan Saeed (1993) Comparative study of computational methods for the solution of the two-dimensional reservoir flow equations. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.
Several methods have been developed for solving the system of linear equations that arise in approximating the solution of two-dimensional reservoir flow equations. Those methods solve the system of linear equations either directly or iteratively. In this thesis a comparative study of the most commonly used methods is made. The study includes a full analysis of each method plus a comparison of the computing efficiencies in terms of both the computation times and the memory space requirements. It also includes a discussion of grid ordering techniques that have appeared in the literature. The test problem used in the comparison is a homogeneous, two-phase (oil-water), two-dimensional five-spot water flooding. A simple two-phase three dimensional reservoir simulator was used. The results showed D4-Gaussian Elimination method to be the most efficient of the direct methods while the Point Successive Over-relaxation method was the most efficient among the iterative techniques. Nested Factorization method had the fastest convergence of all the iterative techniques.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Divisions:||College Of Engineering Sciences > Petroleum Engineering Dept|
|Creators:||Al-Towailib, Hassan Saeed|
|Committee Advisor:||Al-Marhoun, Muhammad A.|
|Committee Members:||Al-Yousef, Hasan Yousef and Al-Rabeh, Ala H.|
|Deposited By:||KFUPM ePrints Admin|
|Deposited On:||22 Jun 2008 17:04|
|Last Modified:||30 Apr 2011 15:34|
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