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Numerical Simulation of Two-Phase Flow in Glutenite Reservoirs for Optimized Deployment in Horizontal Wells

Yuhui Zhou1,2,3,*, Shichang Ju4, Qijun Lyu4, Hongfei Chen4, Xuebiao Du4, Aiping Zheng4, Wenshun Chen4, Ning Li4

1 School of Petroleum Engineering, Yangtze University, Wuhan, 430100, China
2 Key Laboratory of Drilling and Production Engineering for Oil and Gas, Wuhan, 430100, China
3 Western Research Institute, Yangtze University, Karamay, 834000, China
4 Heavy Oil Company, Xinjiang Oilfield Company of CNPC, Karamay, 834000, China

* Corresponding Author: Yuhui Zhou. Email:

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Meshless, Mesh-Based and Mesh-Reduction Methods Based Analysis of Fluid Flow in Porous Media)

Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing 2023, 19(1), 245-259.


It is known that the pore media characteristics of glutenite reservoirs are different from those of conventional sandstone reservoirs. Low reservoir permeability and naturally developed microfractures make water injection in this kind of reservoir very difficult. In this study, new exploitation methods are explored. Using a real glutenite reservoir as a basis, a three-dimensional fine geological model is elaborated. Then, combining the model with reservoir performance information, and through a historical fitting analysis, the saturation abundance distribution of remaining oil in the reservoir is determined. It is shown that, using this information, predictions can be made about whether the considered reservoir is suitable for horizontal well fracturing or not. The direction, well length, well spacing and productivity of horizontal well are also obtained.


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Zhou, Y., Ju, S., Lyu, Q., Chen, H., Du, X. et al. (2023). Numerical Simulation of Two-Phase Flow in Glutenite Reservoirs for Optimized Deployment in Horizontal Wells. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 19(1), 245–259.

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