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    Numerical simulation of three-dimensional interfacial flows

    , Article International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow ; Volume 17, Issue 4 , 2007 , Pages 384-404 ; 09615539 (ISSN) Jahanbakhsh, E ; Panahi, R ; Seif, M. S ; Sharif University of Technology
    2007
    Abstract
    Purpose - This study aims to present compatible computational fluid dynamics procedure for calculation of incompressible three-dimensional time-dependent flow with complicated free surface deformation. A computer software is developed and validated using a variety of academic test cases. Design/methodology/approach - Two fluids are modeled as a single continuum with a fluid property jump at the interface by solving a scalar transport equation for volume fraction. In conjunction, the conservation equations for mass and momentum are solved using fractional step method. Here, a finite volume discretisation and colocated arrangement are used. Findings - The developed code results in accurate... 

    An improvement on modeling of forced gravity drainage in dual porosity simulations using a new matrix-fracture transfer function

    , Article Transport in Porous Media ; Volume 94, Issue 1 , 2012 , Pages 207-223 ; 01693913 (ISSN) Samimi, S. E ; Masihi, M ; Gerami, S ; Ghazvini, M. G ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    In fractured oil reservoirs, the gravity drainage mechanism has great potentials to higher oil recovery in comparison with other mechanisms. Recently, the forced gravity drainage assisted by gas injection has also been considered; however, there are few comprehensive studies in the literature. Dual porosity model, the most common approach for simulation of fractured reservoirs, uses transfer function concept to represent the fluid exchange between matrix and its neighborhood fractures. This study compares the results of different available transfer functions with those of fine grid simulations when forced gravity drainage contributes to oil production from a single matrix block. These... 

    A new semi-analytical modeling of steam-assisted gravity drainage in heavy oil reservoirs

    , Article Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering ; Volume 69, Issue 3-4 , 2009 , Pages 261-270 ; 09204105 (ISSN) Alali, N ; Pishvaie, M. R ; Jabbari, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    Thermal recovery by steam injection has proven to be an effective means of recovering heavy oil. Forecasts of reservoir response to the application of steam are necessary before starting a steam drive project. Thermal numerical models are available to provide forecasts. However, these models are expensive and consume a great deal of computer time. An alternative to numerical modeling is to use a semi-analytical model. The objective of the current study was to investigate thermal applications of horizontal wells for displacement and gravity drainage processes using analytical modeling as well as reservoir simulation. The main novelties presented in the paper are: a) the transient temperature...