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Fernandes, B. R. B.; Varavei, A.; Marcondes, F.; Sepehrnoori, K.;

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In this paper, a comparison of two compositional reservoir simulation formulations is presented. The first formulation is based on an implicit pressure and explicit concentration (IMPEC) procedure and the second formulation uses an implicit pressure and implicit saturation (IMPSAT) for the solution of the governing partial differential equations. Our main goal was to compare the formulations in terms of computational times for solving 2D and 3D compositional reservoir simulation case studies. Both single point upstream weighting and third-order schemes for discretization of the partial differential equations were implemented for the formulations. The computational results for the abovementioned formulations for several case studies involving homogeneous and heterogeneous reservoirs are presented in this paper.

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Palavras-chave: Segregated Formulation, IMPEC, Compositional Reservoir Simulation.,


DOI: 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-18202

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Fernandes, B. R. B.; Varavei, A.; Marcondes, F.; Sepehrnoori, K.; "COMPARISON OF TWO TIME-STEPPING METHODS FOR COMPOSITIONAL RESERVOIR SIMULATION", p. 932-951 . In: In Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics [= Blucher Mechanical Engineering Proceedings, v. 1, n. 1]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2358-0828, DOI 10.5151/meceng-wccm2012-18202

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