Asymptotic analyse of Riemann problem for multiphase compositional flow in porous media with application to subterranean reservoirs

Abstract : In the first part of thesis we deal with two-phase multicomponent, partially miscible, compressible flow in porous media. Displacement of one phase by another is analyzed. We examine non ideal solutions, pressure is variable, and phase compositions, densities and viscosities are variable functions of pressure.The process is described by Riemann problem which admits discontinuous solutions.We developed a numerical-analytical method of solution to explicitly determine all shock parameters before solving the flow equations. This method is based on splitting thermodynamics and hydrodynamics, suggested in [Oladyshkin, Panfilov 2006]. Earlier this method was inapplicable to Riemann problem, due to the lack of Hugoniot conditions. In this thesis we have constructed additional Hugoniot conditions.In the second part we examine two-phase flow when the single-phase zones appear, in this zone the fluid is over/under-saturated and two-phase flow equations degenerate and they cannot be used. We proposed to describe two-phase and over/under-saturated single-phase zones by uniform system of classic two-phase equations while extending the concept of phase saturation to be negative and higher than one. Physically it means that the oversaturated single-phase states are considered as pseudo two-phase states consisting an imaginary phase with negative saturation. Such an extension of saturation requires developing some consistence conditions which have developed in this thesis.The last part then is devoted to extend the HT-split model to the case of three-phase compositional flow. We have obtained the general asymptotic model, in which the thermodynamics and hydrodynamics are split
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Anahita Abadpour. Asymptotic analyse of Riemann problem for multiphase compositional flow in porous media with application to subterranean reservoirs. Other. Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, 2008. English. ⟨NNT : 2008INPL098N⟩. ⟨tel-01748909⟩

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