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    Investigation of underground gas storage in a partially depleted naturally fractured gas reservoir

    , Article Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering ; Volume 29, Issue 1 , 2010 , Pages 103-110 ; 10219986 (ISSN) Jodeyri Entezari, A ; Azin, R ; Nasiri, A ; Bahrami, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this work, studies of underground gas storage (UGS) were performed on a partially depleted, naturally fractured gas reservoir through compositional simulation. Reservoir dynamic model was calibrated by history matching of about 20 years of researvoir production. Effects of fracture parameters, i.e. fracture shape factor, fracture permeability and porosity were studied. Results showed that distribution of fracture density affects flow and production of water, but not that of gas, through porous medium. However, due to high mobility of gas, the gas production and reservoir average pressure are insensitive to fracture shape factor. Also, it was found that uniform fracture permeability... 

    Estimating the properties of naturally fractured reservoirs using rate transient decline curve analysis

    , Article Journal of Earth Science ; Volume 28, Issue 5 , 2017 , Pages 848-856 ; 1674487X (ISSN) Daryasafar, A ; Joukar, M ; Fathinasab, M ; Da Prat, G ; Kharrat, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Transient rate decline curve analysis for constant pressure production is presented in this paper for a naturally fractured reservoir. This approach is based on exponential and constant bottom-hole pressure solution. Based on this method, when ln (flow rate) is plotted versus time, two straight lines are obtained which can be used for estimating different parameters of a naturally fractured reservoir. Parameters such as storage capacity ratio (ω), reservoir drainage area (A), reservoir shape factor (CA), fracture permeability (kf), interporosity flow parameter (λ) and the other parameters can be determined by this approach. The equations are based on a model originally presented by Warren... 

    Comparison of dual Porosity-Dual Permeability Models in 2D Two-Phase Immiscible Flows under Gravitational Effect

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Kohanpur, Amir Hossein (Author) ; Taghizadeh Manzari, Mehrdad (Supervisor) ; Kazemzadeh Hannani, Siamak (Co-Advisor)
    Physics of the present work is 2D two-phase immiscible flow under gravitational effect through fractured porous media and the most practical formulas for transfer function in dual porosity-dual permeability models have been implemented for numerical simulation of naturally fractured reservoir. The models are: Kazemi et al. (1976), Gilman (1986), Sonier et al. (1988), Quandalle and Sabathier (1989), Lim and Aziz (1995), and Rangel-German and Kovscek (2006), which are compared using a benchmark problem and the effects of gravity, capillary, number of matrix block subdomains and dual continuum media model are studied. The benchmark problem was adopted from Gilman (1986) and involves water... 

    Horizontal Well Modeling in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using Dual Porosity-Dual Permeability Model

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Hajimirza, Sahand (Author) ; Taghizadeh Manzari, Mehrdad (Supervisor)
    In this article, we investigate the transient pressure response and production rate of horizontal wells in a dual porosity-dual permeability naturally fractured reservoir.First, the point source solution is derived in Laplace transform space and then pressure distribution and horizontal well response is obtained using the principle of superposition. In our model, despite of dual porosity model, matrix system is directly connected to horizontal wellbore as well as fracture system and has an influence on type curves characteristics. We also showed that type curves characteristics are affected by horizontal well length, well eccentricity, external boundary conditions, permeability and storavity... 

    Modeling of Two Phase Flow in Horizontal Well Coupling Natural Fracture Reservoir

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Zohrabi Allah Koohi, Ahmad (Author) ; Shad, Saeed (Supervisor)
    Today due to increasing demand of using energy and petroleum products, finding optimum ways to produce more oil and gas in a way which petroleum reservoirs faces less pressure drop is very necessary. Therefore, petroleum engineers face multiphase flow proportionally more than other issues. So, they have to comprehend this issue in a complete manner in order to discover the best practical ways for maximum utilization. Researchers in different ways tried to model multiphase flow, but many of provided models are so complicated and sometimes have low accuracy. In this project we tried to present a model that in simplicity has high accuracy and works in a way that apperceiving it, is very... 

    The Effect of Different Stresses in the Three Principal Directions on Horizontal Fractured Formation

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Talaei Mosbat, Masoud (Author) ; Goodarznia, Iraj (Supervisor)
    Nowadays, we know that many hydrocarbon reservoirs are fractured regarding this, the investigation of the properties of these reservoirs is necessary to predict the storage, production and the drilling methods. To identify fractured reservoirs, the fracture properties and their geometries under different conditions should be investigated. Besides, the evaluation of the behavior of induced fractures in distinct under ground conditions is very important. The Mechanical properties of the drilling bed like crack propagation, layer and mass rock is impactful in planning of drilling process and hydraulic fracturing operation. In this research, at first we introduce natural and induced fractures... 

    Multirate Transfer Functions in Dual Porosity-Dual Permeability Models in Simulation of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs in 2D Two Phase Water-Oil System

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Rezaei, Sajjad (Author) ; Taghi Zade Manzari, Meherdad (Supervisor) ; Afshin, Hossein (Co-Advisor) ; Kazemzadeh Hannani, Siamak (Co-Advisor)
    Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (NFRs) play an important role in petroleum industry and the global economy.. The reservoirs of the most complex geological structures in petroleum engineering science, on the other hand the largest sources of hydrocarbons are considered throughout the world and especially in our country. Therefore, characterization and modeling them frst step to develop best practices for hydraulic fracturing gap, optimal design of production Method and evaluate potential reservoirs. Physics of the present work is 2D two-phase immiscible flow under gravittational effect through fractured porous media and the most practical formulas for transfer function in dual porosity-dual... 

    Modification of vogel's inflow performance relationship (IPR) for dual porosity model

    , Article Petroleum Science and Technology ; Volume 31, Issue 16 , 2013 , Pages 1633-1646 ; 10916466 (ISSN) Eghbali, S ; Gerami, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    The performance of a solution gas-drive reservoir can be predicted using Vogel inflow performance relation (or IPR), which simply relates the deliverability of a well to bottom-hole pressure and average reservoir pressure. While many studies have shown the success of Vogel-type IPR for single porosity reservoirs, the applicability of this method for naturally fractured reservoirs (NFRs), is under question mainly because of the complex flow behavior in matrix and fracture systems. The present study is undertaken to determine if the relation between NFR flowing wellbore pressure and oil production rate could be described by Vogel's IPR. For this purpose, a synthetic dual porosity fractured... 

    Application of the recovery curve method for evaluation of matrix-fracture interactions

    , Article Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering ; Volume 22 , January , 2015 , Pages 447-458 ; 18755100 (ISSN) Ghaedi, M ; Masihi, M ; Heinemann, Z. E ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier  2015
    The Discrete Fracture Network and Dual Continuum concept are two common methods to model naturally fractured reservoirs. Each has specific limitations. The newly introduced recovery curve method is believed to be a compromise between these two current methods. In the recovery curve method, two recovery curves for water and gas displacements are used to more realistically calculate matrix-fracture mass exchanges. This paper presents a new approach to determine appropriate recovery curves by using the recovery curve method and production data. In particular, two recovery curves were determined for a column model by matching phase contact positions throughout the production data. Hybrid genetic... 

    Simulation analysis of the effects of fractures' geometrical properties on the performance of vapour extraction process

    , Article Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology ; Volume 49, Issue 7 , 2010 , Pages 47-59 ; 00219487 (ISSN) Fatemi, S. M ; Bahonar, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Vapour extraction (VAPEX), a newly developed heavy oil recoveiy (HOR) method, has been extensively studied, both theoretically and experimentally, in conventional sandstone models. However, the applicability of this process to naturally fractured reservoirs has not yet been addressed. The objective of this work is to evaluate the effects of fractures' geometrical properties, such as orientation, length of extension, discontinuity in both the upper well region (UWR) and the far well region (FWR) and vertical fracture location on VAPEX performance. Additionally, the effects of horizontal and vertical fracture dispersion in various density, dispersion scheme and networking on the performance of... 

    Factors affecting the gravity drainage mechanism from a single matrix block in naturally fractured reservoirs

    , Article Special Topics and Reviews in Porous Media ; Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2011 , Pages 115-124 ; 21514798 (ISSN) Dejam, M ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Mashayekhizadeh, V ; Kamyab, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Despite numerous experimental and numerical studies, fundamental understanding of how the matrix block height, the density difference between petroleum and gas, and matrix capillary pressure could affect the oil recovery from a single matrix block in naturally fractured reservoirs remains a topic of debate in the literature. In this work a one-dimensional gravity drainage model developed by Firoozabadi and Ishimoto (1994) is considered and numerically solved. The Fourier series method is applied for a numerical Laplace inversion of the dimensionless mathematical model; this type of inversion method has rarely been used in petroleum applications. The obtained results revealed that by... 

    History matching of naturally fractured reservoirs based on the recovery curve method

    , Article Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering ; Volume 126 , 2015 , Pages 211-221 ; 09204105 (ISSN) Ghaedi, M ; Masihi, M ; Heinemann, Z. E ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    The discrete fracture network (DFN) and Multiple-Continua concept are among the most widely used methods to model naturally fractured reservoirs. Each faces specific limitations. The recently introduced recovery curve method (RCM) is believed to be a compromise between these two current methods. In this method the recovery curves are used to determine the amount of mass exchanges between the matrix and fracture mediums. Two recovery curves are assigned for each simulation cell, one curve for gas displacement in the presence of the gravity drainage mechanism, and another for water displacement in the case of the occurrence of the imbibition mechanism. These curves describe matrix-fracture... 

    Microfluidics experimental investigation of the mechanisms of enhanced oil recovery by low salinity water flooding in fractured porous media

    , Article Fuel ; Volume 314 , 2022 ; 00162361 (ISSN) Mahmoudzadeh, A ; Fatemi, M ; Masihi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2022
    Spontaneous imbibition of water from fracture into the matrix is considered as one of the most important recovery mechanisms in the fractured porous media. However, water cannot spontaneously imbibe into the oil-wet rocks and as a result oil won't be produced, unless the capillary pressure barrier between fracture conduits and matrix is overcome. Wettability alteration is known as the main affecting mechanism for low salinity water flooding (LSWF), however, its effectiveness in fractured porous media has been less investigated, especially in the case of possible pore scale displacement mechanisms. In this study, the effectiveness of LSWF (diluted seawater) on oil recovery is compared to the... 

    Comparison of Transfer Functions in Dual Porosity-Dual Permeability Model in Simulation of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs in Two Phase Water-Oil Systems

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Asadbegi, Mohsen (Author) ; Taghizadeh Manzari, Mehrdad (Supervisor)
    In this study, simulation of two-phase water-oil compressible flow in naturally fractured reservoirs is studied. The studied reservoir has a 1D and horizontal ge-ometry that its properties such as porosity and permeability are homogeneous.Dual Porosity and Dual Porosity-Dual Permeability models are employed for simulation of reservoir. Reservoir descriptive equations are conservation of mass and momentum. Conservation of momentum equation is simplified by Darcy law and two-phase fluid flow is simulated with Black-oil model. Discretization of equations is done by finite volume method. In order to solve the equations of two-phase compressible fluid flow, the so-called IMPES (Implicit Pressure... 

    Dual Porosity Modeling of Oil-Gas Systems under the Effects of Gravity and Capillary Forces

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Taraki, Fateme (Author) ; Taghizadeh Manzari, Mehrdad (Supervisor) ; Shamloo, Amir (Supervisor)
    In this thesis, two types of two-phase flow are studied in one dimension. The first type is oil-gas two-phase flow which is miscible and compressible. The second one is oil-water two-phase flow which is immiscible and incompressible. Oil wet and water wet conditions are studied in the second type of flow. Two approaches, i.e. double porosity and double porosity-double permeability, are used to study naturally fractured reservoirs. In these approaches, the matrix and fracture are modeled as two separate media that exchange mass via a transfer function. Black oil model is applied to simulate the fluid system. The governing equations consist of the conservation of mass equations for each... 

    Wel Test Analysis Using Deconvolution Method in Naturally Fractured

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Soleimani, Payam (Author) ; Taghikhani, Vahid (Supervisor) ; Shadizadeh, Seyed Reza (Supervisor) ; Jamshidi, Saeid (Co-Advisor)
    Wellbore storage effect is one of the biggest problems of petroleum engineers in analyzing the reservoir properties. In this phenomenon, at the beginning time of production from a reservoir, the fluid is initially produced from the well and not from the reservoir. Due to this effect, the pressures are distorted and could not be used in reservoir analysis. In this thesis the wellbore storage effect would be removed in naturally fractured reservoirs using deconvolution method. Using this method the range of data used could be increased. In this method special techniques are used in order to determine reservoir behaviour.
    Using the method presented in this thesis, petroleum engineers could... 

    Evaluation of Transfer Functions of Dual Porosity-dual Permeability Model Using Discrete Fracture Model

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Baj, Arash (Author) ; Taghizadeh Manzari, Mehrdad (Supervisor) ; kazemzadeh Hannani, Siamak (Co-Advisor)
    Physics of present work is 2D and two phase immiscible flow under gravity and capillary effect through fractured porous media. Rock properties such as porosity and permeability are homogenous. Discrete fracture model and dual porosity-dual permeability model are used to simulate this problem. Governing equations for such reservoirs are conservation of mass and conservation of momentum. Evaluations are performed in two seperate parts. in the first part, geometry, boundary conditions and initial conditions which important models of transfer functions were calculated are provided by using discrete fracture model and results are compared with results of corresponding reference. Following... 

    Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation in Iranian Carbonate Reservoir

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Amoorizi Varnamkhasti, Kianoosh (Author) ; Jamshidi, Saeed (Supervisor) ; Pak, Ali (Supervisor)
    This paper presents finite-element simulation results for hydraulic fracture’s initiation, propagation at reservoirs with damaged zone and naturally fractured reservoirs that likely finds in Iranian oil fields. To address this objective, a two-dimensional poro-elastic model was solved and cohesive zone modeling was used as the methodology for simulation fractures. This enables us to assign individual criteria for fracture initiation and propagation in each model. Our results demonstrate that hydraulic fracturing is not useful in reservoir with strongly damaged zone around the wellbore, because pore pressure increases at that zone and plastic flow of fracture wall happens, so it is better to... 

    Investigation of Hydraulic Fracturing Effect on Production of Natural Reservoir Fractures

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Fatehirad, Mansour (Author) ; Jamshidi, Saeeid (Supervisor) ; Pak, Ali (Co-Advisor)
    Hydraulic fracturing process as one of the most important ways to inhanse of production requires careful study and investigation and due to its importance has been studied for decades. The effect of this process on the production at oil and gas industry has many complexities and these complexities with the complex structure of natural gaps, would be multiplied. In this thesis effect of hydraulic fracturing operation on the production of natural fractures at naturaly fractured reservoirs from two aspects of hydraulic and geomechanics will be investigated. First we provide models for fractures network by using UDEC software after that investigate the effect of hydraulic farcture on the natural... 

    Comparison of Transfer Functions in Dual Porosity-Dual Permeability Models in Simulation of 3D Black-Oil Naturally Fractured Reservoirs Using Structured Grids

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Mohammadnejad, Hamed (Author) ; Taghizadeh Manzari, Mehrdad (Supervisor)
    In this work, simulation of 3D three-phase naturally fractured reservoirs is studied. Both Dual Porosity and Dual Porosity-Dual Permeability models which are commonly used in commercial softwares such as ECLIPSE and CMG, are utilized. The governing equations include the mass (in Black-oil model) and linear momentum (in Darcy law form) equations, which are converted into pressure equations and a set of transport equations for the saturations and mole fractions of phases. These equations are solved once for the matrix domain and subsequently for the fracture domain. These two set of equations are coupled through transfer functions. The accuracy of computations significantly depends on how...