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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: July 2019

2 - Modeling Reservoir Rocks

from Part I - Geological Models and Grids
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      • Modeling Reservoir Rocks
      • Knut-Andreas Lie
      • Book: An Introduction to Reservoir Simulation Using MATLAB/GNU Octave
      • Online publication: 22 July 2019
      • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108591416.004
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      • Knut-Andreas Lie
      • Book: An Introduction to Reservoir Simulation Using MATLAB/GNU Octave
      • Online publication: 22 July 2019
      • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108591416.004
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      • Modeling Reservoir Rocks
      • Knut-Andreas Lie
      • Book: An Introduction to Reservoir Simulation Using MATLAB/GNU Octave
      • Online publication: 22 July 2019
      • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108591416.004
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Summary

The chapter starts by explaining how petroleum reservoirs are formed and gives a brief introduction to various concepts from geology to non-geologists. Next, we discuss the continuum hypothesis and how flow through subsurface porous media is modeled on different spatial scales. An essential part is to develop a description of petrophysical properties like porosity and permeability. We explain how this is achieved in MRST, and outline a few examples of models that give realistic representations of reservoir rocks. This includes the popular SPE10 benchmark and a model of a shallow-marine formation.